Wedding Band With Changing Body Weight

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
401 posts
Helper bee

Commenting to follow as I’m in the same boat! 

When we got engaged/married I was a 6 or 6.25 and within a year after our wedding, I had packed on a bunch of weight after coming off of a medication in preparation for TTC. I ended up getting my two wedding bands resized to a 6.5, but now that I’m pregnant, my fingers are swollen and neither of them fit anymore! I’m somewhere between a 7 and 7.5 now. I asked the jeweler about resizing them again, but she recommended not doing that again because it weakens the integrity of the metal each time you do it.

As a placeholder, I went to Claire’s and got a couple of cheap “gold” bands in size 7 and 8, but they honestly suck. The gold paint has already worn off in places, so now it’s a weird mixture of silver, yellow gold, and rose gold and it looks terrible.

Anyway, would love to hear some suggestions from other bees on what they did! 

Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee

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icu222much :  get yourself measured when your hands are hot and swollen. Get that size. If it’s spinning, or slipping, ˋsizing beads’ are a great way to allow for swelling, without compromising your ability to safely keep it on your finger 

Post # 4
2663 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Wear one of those sizing bands inside a larger ring, or as above, pop in some beads. 

Post # 5
943 posts
Busy bee


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jcud4 :  check out Tungsten rings on amazon or etsy, I have a plain band that was like $20 or something? It’s very durable and affordable if you’re looking just for a stand-in wedding band

Post # 6
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Have the band made in a larger size that’s most comfortable to you, and have the jeweler add some sizing beads. Remember that you most likely can resize it down but sizing up is a real pain depending on the size margin. Most jewlers won’t size past 2 full sizes up or down depending on the materials involved.  Best of luck! 🙂 

Post # 7
2686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I lost 25lbs and my ring size stayed a size 8. I’d just get your current size and add sizing beads if you loose more weight and your ring finger changes sizes

Post # 8
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have sizing beads in my eternity ring and hate them. It’s probably wise to try sizing beads first but they’re not for everyone.  Personally, I’d get multiple bands. 

Post # 9
75 posts
Worker bee

Hi, i agree with the majority here. Get it sized bigger and then get sizing breads or a cheap size adjuster. I just ordered a ring size adjuster on amazon a few weeks ago. If you search for ‘ring size adjuster ‘ you’ll see three are several types. The one I ordered came with several thicknesses and looks like a little plastic spiral. With great! Super comfortable. 

Post # 10
9452 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i have the opposite problem.  between ivf meds and 2 pregnancies i have gained 30lbs. my wedding set is tight.

i have another ring and band i have been wearing until i can take off some weight and get my original set comfortably back on.


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