(Closed) Would weight loss affect your ring size?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I only lost about two kilos to go down a ring size (couldn’t the weight have gone off my arse instead of my already small fingers??). I ended up having to get it resized simply because I couldn’t wear the e-ring anymore as it kept slipping off.

Depending on how safe it still is on your finger, you should be okay to wait a little longer, but if it’s so loose you’re in danger of losing it, then you should just keep resizing it as you need to (annoying as it is).

Post # 4
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah mine has gone down a little with weight loss.  Not enough to need resizing because it was snug to begin with, but def possible

Post # 5
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it is very possible to lose weight on your fingers.  it actually goes the other way too when you gain weight.

i would wait until a month or so before your wedding to get your rings resized.  you wouldn’t want to resize them too many times. 

congrats on your weight loss.

Post # 6
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsMermaid:  Yes, it definitely does.  One of the first places I tend to drop weight is in my fingers, believe it or not.  I sure wish I lost it around my tummy first. lol When I lose weight, my rings don’t fit properly anymore (as they’re a bit loose) but I don’t take them to get resized because then I might not be able to wear them anymore if I put any of the weight back on.

Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It most definitely do, i gained 20 lbs and i had to remove my e-ring because it was giving me a huge cut in my finger, and i refused to have it resized because i have heard it changes de actual shape of the ring, so i lost those 20 lbs and my ring fits perfectly. So I would say to resize it once you found your ideal weight and want to stay that way, so you dont go back and forward resizing it.

Post # 8
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Sure does. I have lost 30 lbs and 1.5 ring sizes. If you are at risk of losing yourtrying get it sized! If it is loose, but not falling off and you intend to lose more I would wait.

Post # 9
2750 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yea, for Darling Husband, when we got his ring he was a Size 10.  But now it’s flying off his hand even when he sleeps. =(

It’s also tungsten so he can’t resize it.  We may have to buy him a new one. 

Post # 10
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can consider getting a ring guard:


Pretty much any jeweler will put one on for you, I got mine done when I was walking past a jewelry store and my e-ring had started to get loose enough that it was about to fall off because I’d lost 5lbs.  5!

I actually like this situation, I can adjust the metal as my finger changes sizes throughout the day so my ring never feels too tight, and I’m worried I’ll gain the weight back and don’t want to resize so many times that the ring breaks.  This way I don’t need to!

ETA: I paid less than $10 for the jeweler to put mine on, and probably could’ve gotten a better price if I’d gone to a different store. 

Post # 12
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

you’re also losing water

when im all bloated and hot my rings dig into my fingers, when im fine and especially in winter they fall off

Post # 13
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s good to wait and see.  It’s funny how and where weight effects us.  Your finger may continue to shrink or stabilize.  It’s the sort of thing where you’re best waiting, but if your ring is at risk of flying off, then resizing, or at the very least sizing beads/ring snuggies are a good idea.  If you do get your rings resized, keep in mind that your fingers will be slightly larger in summer.

Post # 14
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I would wait until you reach your “goal weight” before taking any action with your ring. I lost a great deal of weight and my ring size went from a 8.5 to a 6…quite a drastic different.

Post # 15
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Yes, even at 14 lbs down you can sometimes notice a difference, but I wouldn’t worry about getting the ring resized just yet– unless it’s literally falling off your hand, wait until you’re done losing weight, and you’ve been through at least 1 winter and 1 summer to know exactly how your ring is going to fit.  

Post # 16
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsMermaid:  It didn’t scratch my ring, which is 14k white gold, and the jeweler can remove it again.

I didn’t really care about it scratching where the guard is put on because no one will see it so I didn’t even think about that…if you’re worried about it, I think Claire’s sells “ring snuggies.”  They’re plastic so they shouldn’t scratch.https://ringadjuster.com/Home_Page.html

That’s the same concept I think.  Especially with those, you can just pop them on if you plan on getting your ring sized when you reach your goal weight.

Does anyone else thing it’s a little weird that the one type of jewelry that is the most sensitive to us changing weight is the one that we’re supposed to wear forever?  Especially since a lot of us expect to get pregnant at least once while wearing them.  

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