(Closed) When and how to size for ring??

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What size should I get?
    7.5 - you want it a little tight : (3 votes)
    21 %
    7.75 - leave a little more room : (10 votes)
    71 %
    8 - it will be too tight when you get the wedding band : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    Yes, you can get your ring sized in quarters…mine is 5.75, I believe.  They say the best time to size your finger is at the end of the day.  You could also go to a jewelry store and have them size you real quick.  

    Post # 4
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would say get a 7.75 and it will almost for sure fit, and if its a little big or small you can get it resized accordingly after wearing it a while! So excited for you!

    Post # 5
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would go to a jewelry store and try on a few in different sizes and get their advice. The sizes are a rough estimate and it’s very hard to tell how comfortable you’ll be with a ring thats a bit more loose or tight. It might also depend on how heavy it is. You might want a different size for a slim gold band than for a heavy stone ring.

    Post # 6
    2778 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kala_way:  Agreed,  go to a jewelry store or even Walmart, anywhere they sell rings.  Have them size you at 4mm and try some on.  They sized me to a 4.5 but it was really uncomfortable on my finger so I went with a 5.  I didnt know until later I could go to a 4.75 but its been fine and its worked out.

    When Fiance was looking at rings we did the at home sizer too but couldn’t get a handle on it so we went to two different jewelery stores and he still ended up getting the wrong size and I’m guessing thats because he didn’t try any on.  He got a 10 because a 9.5 he thought was too tight but when his ring came in it was loose and had to be sized.  So yes the best suggestion is to get sized and try some on.

    Post # 7
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The width of the ring plays a HUGE factor in the size, so you should definitely go to a jeweler and see if you can try on sizers that would be the same width as the band. My husband wore like 2 sizes larger than our little Blue Nile sizers measured, just because of the width!

    Post # 8
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You should go to a jeweler to be the most accurate. They have metal sizers that are the typical width of a standard ring (2mm). The wider the width of your band, the bigger your size will be.  

    In my experience, I would have chosen a size 4 ring based on what a plastic sizer told me, however, an actual size 4 ring slid right off. I am a 3.5 according to the jeweler, and there is still wiggle room with that (not enough to fall off, though). The jeweler said your ring should slide on effortlessly and require a tug to come off. 

    I would only trust the sizing of a jeweler, IMO. You never know how a band will truly fit until you try on an actual band/metal sizer.

    Post # 10
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    While one perfectly accurate and stable ring measurement is ideal, just know that if you’re still not 100% sure which size you need after your visit you should overstimate and go up instead of down. They can almost always size down and sizing down is cheaper than sizing up since sizing up requires them to add metal. I started with a 5 for my wedding band and probably wore it for 5 months before I decided to have it sized down to a 4.75 just to be sure. Then again, my hands fluctuate a lot during the day and I’m not sure how your hands are. 🙂

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