(Closed) What if the ring doesn't fit when he proposes? + rings in general

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a gem stone or a diamond ring?



  • Post # 2
    390 posts
    Helper bee

    What I think would be easier would be to provide your (hopefully) soon to be fiance with the correct ring size.  Just go to your local jeweler and have them size your finger.

    Otherwise, if the ring can be resized, you would have the ring resized.  Depending on how much the ring needs to be resized and the design of the ring means that some rings cannot be resized.  Then, you’d have to return the ring and have one made in the correct size.

    Having a ring made smaller is cheaper becuase they just remove metal.  It cost about $20-$40 depending on where you go and the type of metal your ring is made out of.  Having a ring made bigger is more expensive because they have to add metal.  Costs depend on how much metal they have to add and work done to make the ring appear seamless.  This is usually $100-$1000.

    My engagement ring was purchased too large (it was the only one the store had) and had to be sized down.  It was $20.

    Post # 3
    10349 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I took mine to the little jeweler down the road who makes all my dads jewelry, he sized it in 45mins and it cost $20.

    Post # 4
    7652 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was sized at the store my SO purchased from and I still had to have it sized down. If at all possible, I would try to have your SO get it in your size because it was sad having to give it back to the store for a week so soon after getting it!

    My store included a life time warranty with all repair work, sizing, rhodium plating, and appraisals free of charge.

    Post # 5
    10309 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I think the easiest thing to do is to just let your SO know your ring size first. Even if you don’t go ring shopping together, if you know he’s looking its pretty easy to just say “btw, my ring size is X.” And if you dont know anywhere that sells rings (even a WalMart or khols) can size it for you for free and in like 2 seconds.

    Post # 6
    1350 posts
    Bumble bee

     Since you asked to see garnet, I have a Tacori with a 3.5 carat mined garnet in the center. I’ve always loved the color red! As per your survey, I have a diamond ring as well. This is an extra ring hubby bought me last year! 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  beetruz13.
    Post # 7
    90 posts
    Worker bee

    My Fiance didn’t know my ring size and he didn’t want to ask me because he feared that I would know his plan so he just got the normal standard size which was way too big and it’s almost been a month without my ring, I should get it back tomorrow or Tuesday but I think you should tell your soon to be Fiance your ring size ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    When my Fiance proposed it was the night before we go on vacation to another country and our flight was the next day at noon. So i was pretty much stuck with a ring that was one size too small for ONE WHOLE MONTH (My ring size is 8 n he got me a 7) But luckily I was able to wear it on my ring finger, but it literally would take me 30 seconds to put it on and take it off every time because it was tight. 

    and when he proposed, he tried to put the ring on my finger and it didn’t fit so the first thing I said to him was “the ring doesn’t fit” while crying my eyes out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    so when we came back we went to the jeweler as soon as we can and got it resized. Luckily it only took them a day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    I had no idea Fiance was going to propose (ever) so it never occurred to me to tell him my size. I didnt even know it.  So the ring was huge and no jeweler would resize it to my ring finger as it would have needed to go down 6 sizes. It was a stand in ring though (he wanted me to choose my own), so I just got it resized 2 sizes and wear it as a RHR.

    Post # 12
    1350 posts
    Bumble bee

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    anonp:  Thank you very much! Diamond or gemstone, can’t go wrong either way!!! 

    Post # 13
    2989 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Mine was a little too big, so DH had it resized. It was a simple solitaire, so it was an easy adjustment that only took about a week. I think the cost of resizing depends on the jeweler. He says he wasn’t charged anything from ours. 

    Post # 15
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    My ring was too big. I just wear it on my middle finger until we get around to resizing it.

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