(Closed) How did you determine your ring size??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would strongly advise you not to go smaller than your calculated ring size; often people need to go a quarter to a half size up from their regular ring size when they add a second ring. Yours will be thin enough that you can probably get away with ordering your actual ring size, but I really wouldn’t go any smaller.

Alone, my e-ring (size 6.25 and 2.5mm wide) is about a quarter size too big. Ditto for my wedding band (also size 6.25 & 2.5mm). But when I’m wearing them together, they’re a perfect fit.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SecretBee23: If you are worried about spinning, then look into getting sizing balls soldered into your ring.

They are two little balls that go at the bottom of the ring to keep it from spinning.

Like this:

The best thing to do is to wear the ring for a while first (in both hot and cold weather) to see how it fits before sizing it down. If you measure a 6, then get a 6. If after being in both hot and cold weather the 6 still feels too big then you can get it sized down.

Post # 7
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I originally thought I wore like a 7.5. Then when Fiance proposed, my ring was ginormous. Turns out I’m a 6.5 “loose”, or that’s what the jeweler told me when I went to have it sized. The difference in size is pretty miniscule, honestly. I also would advise you not to go smaller than your measured size–in the cold weather my ring spins,  but this summer when it was hot and humid I couldn’t even get it off. My wedding band is supposedly the same size as my e-ring, but it’s definitely bigger. I’m going to have to have it sized down, but since i wear it inside my e-ring, it wont slip off

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SecretBee23: What is your band like?  Are there a lot of side stones?  If there are – either keep your size or go with a slightly larger size.  There are more options when you size up then when you size down.  Also, finger muffin top is soooooo unattractive.  😉

I am a size 3, but I ordered my ring in a 3.75.  That was dumb.. and I would not recommend going that much larger.  Lucky for me, my local jeweler is amazing worked with me to figure out a solution.

I tried sizing beads, but they hurt me.  I then tried sizing bars (just like sizing beads, but flatter), but my ring was still way too big.  So, I ended up with a horseshoe spring (aka butterfly spring).  The horseshoe spring is a piece of white gold that is soldered to the inside of my ring.  When I’m wearing it you cannot see it at all, but it keeps my ring snug.  If my ring size ever grows (or I add my wedding band) then I can easily have the jeweler remove it.  My ring still spins in the winter or when I’m cold, but it is comfortable during the spring.

With regard to your e-ring and wedding band being different sizes – I don’t see any problem with that.. although I would get the wedding band in a smaller size since it will sit on the “skinnier” part of your finger.

You can kind of see the butterfly spring on the bottom-inside of my ring.

Post # 11
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@yellowshoe: Thank you!  🙂

@SecretBee23: Thank you!  That ring is very pretty!!  It’s simple, classic, and sparkly!  

Yes, a horse shoe spring would be possible.  My e-ring’s band is 1.5mm wide.  The “spring” is just a small piece of metal that is soldered to the bottom third of my ring.  It makes my ring 1/2 to 3/4 of a size smaller.

Here’s a picture of it from to top so you can see how thin the band is.

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