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Old 02-03-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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I just bought this expensive ring for my 3rd finger. I went to the place to have it sized and we guessed a 6.5 . however the ring now that it was made and shipped to me is too small. it looks to tight

would 7 or 7.5 be better? is there much difference between the two , will 7.5 be too much

I have another ring for my 1st finger, same problem I bought it at a 7.0 it appears that 8.5 was the proper size for that finger


any suggestions? Im In Florida, the jeweler is in California. so I cant go in

local jewelers made the mistake when I got sized for the 1st finger and I thought it was a 7. So that doesnt work
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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In the warmer weather (or even if you overdo eating salt), your fingers may swell so you might be better going up a size (or half a size), hard to tell though from a distance though
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Sounds like you should deal with a local jeweler and get sized BEFORE you buy....

I would never guess ring size.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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Sounds like you should deal with a local jeweler and get sized BEFORE you buy....

I would never guess ring size.


I said that, and it didnt work
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Then keep on guessing.....
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:42 AM
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Location: Florida
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If it's a thick band, it will alter the size versus a thin band. Most measuring rings are "thin" bands (shanks), and I'm assuming that the ring you ordered is a thick shank. I ordered a ring from another country, and my ring fingers measure at a 5 with thin shanks. The ring I ordered is thick, and as a result, a bit snug (if I've eaten a salty meal, forget about it - I skip wearing it that day, for comfort).

You can contact the jeweler and see if they'll do an exchange. If it's a standard piece, they likely will (if it's within their warranty time-limit). If it's a custom, you'll likely have to pay a fee. You could also try getting it stretched by a local jeweler so it's a bit more fitting/less uncomfortable. I've heard it's not cheap (cost will also depend on the metal, any settings, etc), but if the ring is worth it to you, I'd go for it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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How didn't it work? They slip a "sized" ring on and you keep trying until you find the one that works best. A wide band is harder to get on and off, so I'd go up 1/2 size. Weather can affect your fingers, too...if it's hot and humid, you may swell. On cold days, my rings spin around my fingers! In the summer, they don't budge!
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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I just bought this expensive ring for my 3rd finger. I went to the place to have it sized and we guessed a 6.5 . however the ring now that it was made and shipped to me is too small. it looks to tight

would 7 or 7.5 be better? is there much difference between the two , will 7.5 be too much

I have another ring for my 1st finger, same problem I bought it at a 7.0 it appears that 8.5 was the proper size for that finger


any suggestions? Im In Florida, the jeweler is in California. so I cant go in

local jewelers made the mistake when I got sized for the 1st finger and I thought it was a 7. So that doesnt work

Take it to a local jeweler and they will RESIZE it for you. To make it bigger they will cut it an add gold/platinum spacer. It did that with my platinum wedding band that I ordered online.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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I just bought this expensive ring for my 3rd finger. I went to the place to have it sized and we guessed a 6.5 . however the ring now that it was made and shipped to me is too small. it looks to tight

would 7 or 7.5 be better? is there much difference between the two , will 7.5 be too much

I have another ring for my 1st finger, same problem I bought it at a 7.0 it appears that 8.5 was the proper size for that finger


any suggestions? Im In Florida, the jeweler is in California. so I cant go in

local jewelers made the mistake when I got sized for the 1st finger and I thought it was a 7. So that doesnt work
I don't understand. How does anyone make a mistake sizing your finger? A jeweler has tools to properly size a finger. There is no guessing involved.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Error in paperwork? Weight gain or loss? Water retention/expulsion? All of these things could result in an erroneous ring size being recorded.
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