Post # 1
I used to wear a ring on my finger that was a 5 3/4 size. I thought it was perfect. When we went to the jewelers they insisted on a 5 1/2 for the ering. It fits ok, but sometimes it gets tight and leaves a mark.
We bought the wedding band on the weekend and its a size 6. I think it should be sized to 5 3/4. The jeweler will only do half sizes. Ideally I would like them both sized to 5 3/4 but that means taking it somewhere else. This jeweler also doesn’t do the engraving so he will have to take it elsewhere anyway.
Should I go 5 1/2 with the jeweller or 5 3/4 elsewhere. Should both rings be the same size?
Post # 3
I would make sure it fits just right… So you dont lose it and so it doesnt strangle your finger so if it means taking it to get it sized somewhere else then I would do it.
Post # 4
I read somewhere that when you’re only wearing your e-ring at first, it should be half a size smaller than when you have the band on, because the added width requires a bigger size. You’re supposed to get your e-ring resized to a half size bigger when you get married… Mine are just fine since my e-ring was a tad big though. If I were you, if the e-ring is a tad too small, I’d get it resized to a 5 3/4 or 6. But I also think that both rings should be the same size. Hope this helps.
Post # 5
Is your ring artcarved? I think I have the same one…
Post # 6
@anchors_away: Qi don’t know what art carved is?
Post # 7
It fits ok, but sometimes it gets tight and leaves a mark.
If it is tight enough to leave a mark, that is not healthy for your finger. I would go with whatever size will slide easily over your knuckle, without being too loose.
DH and I just had my E-ring/wedding band re-sized. I have a large knuckle on my ring finger due to an accident years ago, and my choices were to get a larger size that is big enough to go over my knuckle but then will be a bit loose on my finger; or to get a ring that fits snuggly on my finger, which means it would be very difficult to get over the knuckle.
I told the jeweler I wanted a ring that would fit tightly and not slide around. I told her I didn’t mind if it would be hard to get on and off, over the knuckle.
She explained to me that when you have to work and push to get a ring on and off repeatedly over time, you can actually end up irritating the finger and your knuckle will get even larger. (ack!)
She also said that she has had customers come in with rings that were too tight to begin with, and due to whatever reason (pregnancy, hot weather, water weight gain due to eating salty foods, all of the above) their fingers swelled up and turned black because they couldn’t get the rings off… and the rings had to be cut off.
I thanked her for informing me — none of the other jewelers I spoke with had mentioned that!! — and ended up going with a larger size that is easy to get on and off. The ring slides around a little bit on my finger, but I am going to wear it a few more weeks or months and see how it works out. The jeweler said I can have little beads added to the inside of the ring later on, and the bead will keep the ring from sliding around.
Hope this info helps you in your decision making process! Good luck! Oh…. and your rings are soooo pretty! Enjoy wearing them, and congratulations!
Post # 8
my rings are actually both not the same size. my wb is 5 1/4 and my ering is a 5. the base of your fingers can be a hair wider so my jeweler suggested we do that. i like it and can’t even tell theyre not the same
Post # 9
You don’t want it to be tight during fall and the really tight during summer.
Post # 10
@MrsTimmy: It’s a brand of ring- maybe not, but our look very similar, along with the wedding band!
Post # 11
I voted both rings 5 3/4 and I LOVE your set!!