(Closed) What is just right? Ring Size

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SparkleBee11:  My ring is a tad bit loose, but I have big knuckles so it wouldn’t fit over them otherwise. It doesn’t spin really, but it’s not a very high setting so I think that helps. It doesn’t leave an indent and it doesn’t really wiggle very much.

Post # 4
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Mine slides off easily if I’m cold, but if I’m normal temperature or hot, it takes some effort to go over my knuckle. It can easily be moved around if I play with it below my knuckle but would never just fall off, and it doesn’t leave an indent. 

Post # 5
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My ering is a 5.5 and I ordered my wedding band in a 5.75

Now – I got my ering in May so I haven’t had it during cold, winter months but 5.5 is a good fit.  It’s snug and hard to get off in high heat and in the mornings after im all puffy from a salty dinner the night before (CHARMING!) but when I’m cold it is not difficult to get off.  I”m not going to have it resized.

My wedding band I ordered 1/4 size up because I know I’ll be wearing that till the day I die so I wanted it to be big enough to account for future pregnancies, gaining weight with age, ect.

I think, as long as your ring isn’t constantly spinning around your finger and wouldn’t fly off if you waved your hand….you’re in good shape.

Post # 6
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it spins, but doesn’t fall off.

Post # 7
2668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@SparkleBee11:  My ring fits perfectly. When we first got it, it was too loose when my hands got cold (at work, and in the “winter” — which we don’t really have here). So we got it sized down to a 3.5 (at Zales… apparently my jeweler has a different sizing ring). It hardly spins at all (unless my hands are really cold), and it couldn’t come off unless I pulled it off. However, it doesn’t hurt when I try to pull it off, there’s just enough resistance that you’d really have to try to get it off. However, I know the exactly position and force it needs to come off. 

Post # 8
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@SparkleBee11:  Your current fit sounds about right. 

Mine fits snugly and there’s no way it could get shaken off my finger.  I have to tug it a little to get it over the knuckle.  It spins from one side to the other occasionally, but not much.  It leaves a slight indentation when I do take it off, but that’s partly because I hardly ever take it off so it’s pretty set in place.

SO much better to be a snug or even slightly TOO snug than to have babies pulling it off!

Post # 9
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SparkleBee11:  it should be snug, but not so snug that its uncomfortable. The last thing you’d ever want to do is lose your ring! When I was getting sized for my ring, the ladies who worked there were having a debate about what size I should get (within.25 of each other), but I ultimately I had the say. Mine takes a lot of effort to get off (makes me feel comfortable) but doesn’t look “muffin top-py” nor is it uncomfortable  




Hope that helps!


Post # 10
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My ering is the same size as a ring I had been wearing for about 7 years prior. That ring fit me perfectly while my ering spins like crazy, I can shake it off my hand on a cold day, and it slides up and down my finger. I can’t get mine resized though so I just have to live with it. It does allot room for finger swelling if I ever get pregnant or gain weight.
It’s just rather obnoxious always sliding around :/ I guess it depends on what your preference is for rings. If you like them to fit looser, then obviously go with a bigger size. I don’t think I would be able to stand it if my ring was too tight and made me have a muffin top so I guess it is good that it’s looser?

Post # 11
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Ring Finger is “supposedly” a perfect size 7.  Both my ERing and my WBand are size 7s. 

The ERing fits a tad snug… sort of how you described how your ring currently fits you.  It will not make its way over my knuckle on its own, I have to give it a wee tug to get it started.  It leaves a mark (although not a real indentation) where it sits, and it doesn’t flop / spin around.

My Sparkly WBand fits looser, although it is also a size 7 (different Jeweller tho… it came from Peoples / Zales… bought in Canada).  If I take off my ERing infront of it, the WBand will move up and down my finger easily.  It won’t come over my knuckle… BUT if my hands were in water, or cold, I am pretty sure it would do pretty easily.  It does spin around all the time, and drives me a bit crazy in that regard, but I won’t get the two soldered together, because I like being able to wear them seperately or stack them with my 3rd Ring…

My 3rd Ring, is my Plain WBand.  It is also a size 7 that matches my Sparkly WBand (it came from Zales / Peoples… bought in the USA).  The majority of the time, I wear it either on my RHRing Finger, or not at all.  On my RH it fits a tad snug… and therefore doesn’t spin around.  It does leave a bit of a mark, and needs to be given a wee tug to get it over my knuckle.

On my LHRing Finger when worn alone, or with my Sparkly WBand… it fits pretty much identical to it’s Sparkly Twin… moving and spinning.

Therefore to me it is pretty clear that my LH Ring Finger is indeed a wee bit smaller than my RH Ring Finger in circumference (normal, they say we when we have 2 of anything on our bodies, one is always larger / smaller than the other)

In reality, I don’t wear either of my WBands alone very often on my LH Ring Finger… so the chance of loss is pretty minimal.  And if I was doing something where loss would be higher (ie Water Sports like Snorkelling / Scuba) then on those occasions I’d be leaving my Sparkly Rings off and going with just my Plain WBand… so to lose it, although it would be a HUGE Sentimental loss (as it is the WBand that binds BOTH Mr TTR & I together, in so much as it was his too during the Ceremony), financially it wouldn’t be a HUGE hit for us, as it isn’t very expensive.

Hope this helps,


Post # 12
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@SparkleBee11:  Your description sounds exactly the way that mine fits. When it’s cold, it’s a bit looser, but right now it’s summer, so I expect it to be a bit snug.

Post # 13
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine can slide between my hand and knuckle easily and needs a small tug to get it on and off. No indent tho. It spins a bit when it’s cold but the euro shank helps keep it upright. 

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