Post # 1
I don’t know if I’ve got the stupids or what.
I ordered my wedding band and it came in recently. At the time of ordering, I told the sales lady that my engagement ring is was a size 4.5. She insisted on sizing me again and I was able to put a size 4 on pretty comfortably. Ergo, a size 4 was ordered.
The ring came in this past weekend and at the time I was able to put it on. It is definitely a tight fit over the knuckle but I could do it. In fact, I did several times that day but had to stop because the style of the band (hollowed out under the top rather than a flat, smooth band inside) was killing my knuckle.
This morning I wanted to try it on again and I swear if metal could shrink, that’s what it did. Couldn’t even come CLOSE to putting it on. Now I know my hands could be swollen from sleep or I might be retaining water but… this is a problem, isn’t it? What if I’m having a fat day – I don’t put on my ring??
My question is this – am I better off to keep it at a 4 or get it sized up at a 4.5? When my hands are cold, my e-ring can spin laps around my finger, but it’s never been at risk of just flying off (although I’ve never gone swimming with it for fear it might). But I’m worried a 4 will cut off circulation if I get preggo or something, but a 4.5 will cause my wedding band to spin too (it has diamonds on the top but not on the bottom) or potentially slide off on my honeymoon.
Sorry if this is a stupid question – I think I need a second coffee. Your help, as always is appreciated.
Post # 4
You could always do 4.25 that may fix the issue.
Post # 5
ya get a 4.25, mine is a 5.25, 5 too small 5.5 way too big
Post # 6
@Glasgowbound: @alleycat1984: That is so obvious. I fail at life. Can I get a Tuesday mulligan?
FYI – I also put on a dress with marks all over it this morning and had to run out on my break to buy a new one. What is wrong with me today! Is this the less-that-40-days-to-go-bridal-brain?
Post # 7
@sanjessica: Is it a thin band or a thicker band? Most jewelry stores have different ring sizers to match the thickness of the band of the ring you will be ordering. Sometimes a thin band will require a tad bit smaller size than a thicker band.
I would do what the other PPs suggested and go maybe a 1/4 size up. Also, take note if it was just night time swelling (very common) and try again maybe around 1-2 hours after you wake up and move around a bit just to make sure it wasn’t that before you get it sized.
Post # 8
@chocolatejazz: my e-ring is a very thin band (maybe 1-2 mm), and the wedding band is maybe 1.5x the size. I’m going to try the 1/4 or even the 1/2 size up when I go back to the store. I think the issue is the inside of the wedding band – the hollowed out bit isn’t really smooth around the edges and tends to catch on the skin of my knuckles, making it painful to wiggle on and off.
Thanks for your help. I have been so off lately… 🙁
Post # 9
I would go for the 4.25. My ring is 4.5 and is getting loose (I lost weight) so I am having it resized to 4.25. It’s still a tad loose but 4 won’t make it over my knuckle without struggling.