(Closed) Weight loss changing ring size?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
10 posts

I lost around 30lbs after getting engaged and I have noticed my ring is slightly looser but not to the point that it slides up my finger or makes me feel like it’ll fall off. I plan to lose a little more weight before my wedding and I was worried at first but now i’m thinking I should be fine and might just get a smaller ring to put on top. I dont think your ring size will change drastically.  

Post # 3
1225 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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nalastardust :  There are some old threads on this topic on the bee.  It depends on how your weight is distributed but approximately a 20 pound loss will result in a 1/4 ring size reduction.  

Post # 4
78 posts
Worker bee

I can tell you that I have thin fingers and I fluctuate between 130 and 160 pounds: I got my ring at close to 160, and when I’m around 130 it’s almost loose enough to want to go down a size but not quite.

Post # 5
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would size for what comfortably fits now.  And if you need to you can size, or use sizing beads.  I tend to use sizing beads since I have had kids and my finger size goes up and down a lot.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee

Over the past 30 years my weight has been somewhere between 140-180 lbs. I’ve always worn a size 7 but recently lost 14 lbs and I’m now slightly under a size 7. Your fingers might get thinner when getting older

Post # 8
1047 posts
Bumble bee

My ring size went from a 4.75 to a 5.25 when I gained weight after having kids. It’s stayed at a 5.25. That said, I had a ring I used to wear that was a 5.25 and it fit just fine when I was 40 pounds lighter than I am now, and still fits…I do prefer my wedding rings a bit tight so they don’t fall off, which is why the wedding ring size changed, but I used to be able to wear tht 5.25 back in high school 40 pounds ago and I still could wear it now. I doubt your size will change TOO much more. 

Post # 9
1538 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

At my heaviest (outside of pregnancy) my ring size was 5.5. I lost 28lbs several years ago; it went to a 5 and stayed there, even after I gained some of that lost weight back. I’d get what you can comfortably wear now. 

Post # 10
2329 posts
Buzzing bee

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nalastardust :  Also, just be aware of what the inside of the planned ring’s shank will be like. Will it be flat with an edge on each side, or will it curve away from your finger on each side? If it’s the curved variety, you may even want to go down to 5.25. MOST people will need to go down 1/4 size if the inside of the ring is curved (and the shank is ~2mm, which is becoming pretty standard these days.) 

I have a pave band on my ering and had sized myself off a flat-edged ring at 4.25. Then I got the ering and it was so big it was flopping all over constantly and felt like it could slide off when wet! Unfortunately, you can really only resize pave shanks about 1/4 size, so now it’s a size 4, when really I’d like it to be a little tighter. 

I’d just hate for you to get a 5.75 or 5.5 only to find out you’re actually a 5 but can only resize the ring 1/4 size. 

Also, keep in mind the sizers at jewelry stores and the ones you get in the mail are all usually 3mm or wider. If your ring is going to be thinner than that, you’ll need to size down a little from what the sizers tell you.

For instance, if you size yourself on a 4mm-wide, flat-edged sizer as being a 5.5, in a curved-edge 2mm wide ring, you’d be closer to a 5. 

Post # 11
6492 posts
Bee Keeper

My weight fluctuates between 120-144lbs and ai haven’t needed to get mine resized as yet; the difference is similar to the difference between hot/cold weather, maybe 1/4 size? It does affect people differently though so if you do plan to lose quite a bit more maybe wait until you’ve lost say another 5-10lbs, or order a slightly smaller size?

Post # 12
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I got engaged (broken engagement) back in 2011 and I weighed about 115 lbs at the time, I wore a 3.75 ring.

I got engaged this time around in January 2017 and weighed about 142 lbs, and still wore a 3.75

I have since lost about 18 lbs and am down to 126, and I still wear a 3.75


Post # 13
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I went on a pre wedding weight loss kick, and while I don’t weight myself, I estimate I went down about 20-30 pounds.  I lost 30 inches on my overall body measurements.  Pre weight loss, I got sized for an engagement ring, and I was a size 7.  After the weight loss, I got measured at a size 6, and had my ring resized.  I have a platinum pave engagement ring, and was able to have it resized no problem.

Post # 15
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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nalastardust :  over the last 6 years having my ring I have never sized it. I was 145 pounds when I got engaged and 210 when I gave birth. I’m now 155 (damn those last 10 pounds) and I’ve kept my ring at a 6.25 since I got it. I will say that I prefer my rings a tad bit loose since I swell occasionally. I wore my rings my entire pregnancy with no issue. 

On the other hand… my friend got engaged about 6 months ago. She was a size 8. She recently dropped 15 pounds and 1.5 ring sizes. So it’s different for everyone  

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