Post # 1
During April to September I stop going to the gym and spend my excess energy playing outdoor sports. As a result, I find myself loosing quite a lot of weight (dropping from 165lbs to 140lbs last season). I’m about to get married and am wedding band shopping and I realized my ring size increased from a size 7 to size 8 over the year.
Any suggestions as how to deal with buying a ring when your ring size changes?
My current ideas are
– Buy multiple cheaper bands of various sizes
– Wear ring around necklace but I need to figure out the ideal ring size as I need to wear the ring in more formal occasions
Post # 2
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
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
Wear one of those sizing bands inside a larger ring, or as above, pop in some beads.
Post # 5
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
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
- 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
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
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
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.