Weight Loss Support - Ring Size Changes
10-14-2009, 12:20 PM
How have you dealt with wearing rings or other jewelry that just doesn't fit the same anymore?
My wedding ring and another ring I wear all the time turn constantaly lol It drives me crazy but I don't want to not wear then and it's too early to have them resized. :)
10-14-2009, 12:25 PM
You can wrap a little bitty piece of tape around the palm-side of the ring to help it fit more snugly. :) I'm just happy that I can WEAR my engagement ring again. I had to take it off for about 8 months because my fingers were to fat for it.
10-14-2009, 12:29 PM
I have a habit of turning my wedding ring around on my finger so I like it a little lose. I can now fit it around my second finger (my fattest other than my thumb), so I can imagine how good you feel that your jewelry is loose now!
Go you!! :carrot:
10-14-2009, 12:44 PM
My wedding ring has gotten very loose. It can fit on every single one of my fingers now (my thumb included!). I'm going to get some of those little things you put on the backs of them to hold them on snugly. I read you can get them at wal-mart cheap and they are suppose to be more comfortable then tape.
But I LOVE it! I sit around slipping in on and off and twisting it all the time now, it's like a little reminder of how much I've lost seeing as it barely fit (to tight) for awhile there.
10-14-2009, 12:45 PM
I can't wear my wedding set anymore. I'm down 2 ring sizes (which is a bit annoying, since I'm only down 1 clothing size). I get skin infections if I use tape or string to resize a ring, and the ring sizers I bought from Walmart (plastic rubber) were driving me nuts (though they ARE super cheap, and are more comfortable than tape or string - something like $2.00 for several sizes in a single package. Maybe 5 sizers or so. Ask in the jewelry department, if you can't find them).
I didn't like going ringless, (I guess enjoy - as my husband calls it - "being tagged"), and I was afraid of losing it, so, I bought an inexpensive plain band. Now IT'S starting to get loose, and I've lost it around the house a couple times.
I've decided I want something a little more elaborate for my next "intermediary" wedding ring, and have found some really nice simple bands and even cubic zirconia wedding sets for under $30. Gold-plating is find since I should have the weight off before the plating wears off - and then will be able to get my original wedding set resized.
10-14-2009, 12:48 PM
My wedding ring had gotten loose and I had gotten into the habit of taking it off once in a while since it was slightly annoying. But I hadn't gotten to the point of completely putting it aside yet. Yesterday, I discovered I wasn't wearing it, without remembering when I last took it off, and I haven't found it yet. :( I hope it turns up!
So, I suggest that you just put it aside until you are ready to get it resized. And congrats on the weight loss!
Thighs Be Gone
10-14-2009, 12:49 PM
If you can get some of the green, floral tape, it works well and isn't sticky or bulky like regular tape.
10-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Buy a smaller ring and then put your wedding ring on then this new smaller one- it might keep your other ring from moving.
I notice now my wedding ring has gone from too tight to now it fits perfectly- I don't have to struggle to take it off/put it on- it's amazing!
10-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Depending on the cost of your wedding ring, it might be a wise idea to tuck it away in a jewelry box. Or, if you purchased the ring at a professional jeweler, see if they had a lifetime warranty. It might cover ring resizing.
10-14-2009, 02:49 PM
I've had mine resized twice from 9.25 to 8 to 7. We bought some kind of lifetime coverage and resizing is included for free. The jeweler said you can resize it a bunch of times it's not going to cause any harm. My husband had his resized, had to pay for his but I'm sure it was under $30.
Shannon in ATL
10-14-2009, 03:27 PM
I just had mine resized yesterday, actually. I might need to go down another .25 size, I had it sized to a 4 but it is still kind of loose. They didn't have a sizer for 3.75 so I was afraid to go that route right off the bat. I'm supposed to wear it for a few days and see, if it is too big they'll take it down the rest of the way. We bought both rings at D. Gellar & Sons and they have lifetime resizing. My band has a pattern on it, but can still be made a little smaller. Can't go bigger though, without putting in plain metal inside the finger. One more reason to maintain! :)
Thighs Be Gone
10-14-2009, 03:30 PM
I am worried about my diamonds being switched which is why I haven't done mine.
10-14-2009, 03:36 PM
I had my jeweler put in the little metal balls, it resized my ring from an 8 3/4 to a 7 1/4, so that helped a whole lot. I was terrified of it falling off, so now it's snug again.
Mine can't be resized-diamonds all the way around-but my engagement ring can and that'll keep it on. Luckily my ring size only changed about .25-.5 of size even with about 40 lbs gained
10-14-2009, 03:43 PM
I found mine! :) I've moved it to another finger that it fits on and I am wearing a different ring on my ring finger for now.
10-14-2009, 03:55 PM
My rings have gone from a size 8 to a 5.25 with NO signs of stopping. So my husband bought me a gorgeous band when I got to about a size 6 ring... and now it's way to big. So we're off to buy another one! I am TINY framed and have teeny teeny fingers.
10-14-2009, 04:06 PM
You could always get a nice chain and wear it around your neck until you reach your goal and then have it resized. Buying a cheap, plain band would help with the "naked" feeling too.
10-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Just an FYI if you have a band that just can't be resized there is this thing a jeweler can put on the inner area of the band that resizes the ring without actually cutting or melting your ring down. I believe it's called a butterfly?, it's a u shaped insert that is connected at the bottom of the U- my friend had to get one when her fiance bought her a ring like 2 sizes too small! It could not be resized.
Oh and usually going to a reputable jeweler makes it safer to get your rings resized. I paid like $20 to get my rings resized.
10-14-2009, 05:47 PM
We got married a year before I gained all the weight. Eventually I couldn't wear my set anymore, I ended up buying a wedding band for 7 yrs.
Well then 15 lbs ago, I sort of forced my set on my finger with lotion. I told my husband that I wanted to wear my rings again. So my only choice was to keep losing weight if I ever wanted these rings to come off.
Now I can turn them and they freely come off. Yay!!
10-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Congrats to everyone!! When I first sized my rings they were good then I gained 40 lbs lol and not so good. I hadn't been able to take them off since putting them on. So it's good to be able to take them off lol They aren't in danger of falling off but just turing turning turning lol
10-15-2009, 01:06 PM
I'm having this problem, too. Sometimes it seems like all the weight I've lost recently has come from my fingers and boobs, lol.
My wedding ring is tough (if not impossible) to resize because it has channel-set square-shaped stones, and the stones are all just pushed together, no metal pieces in between that the jeweler could just squish flatter to take up the space.
For now I've wrapped things around the back of the band (tape, Parafilm, etc) but I like the idea of getting a cheap little band that fits perfectly and wearing it "above" the ring on my finger to hold it on. It might have to be adjustable, or a childrens size, lol... my finger was a size 4.75 when I bought the ring, I can only imagine what it is now! :dizzy:
10-15-2009, 01:08 PM
I am now wearing my original wedding band that I have not been able to wear for many years. It could not be resized because of the pattern for it, so when it got too tight, I replaced it and had my engagement ring resized. For now I am wearing my rings in the wrong order but I am using my old band as a ring guard for the new one.
When my current ring gets too large, I hope to wear my grandmother's wedding ring. I have no idea what size it is but it looks tiny.
10-15-2009, 01:22 PM
I am wearing my wedding ring on my middle finger. It's titanium so I need to wait until I'm ready to resize and it will probably mess up my engraving :( small price to pay I guess.
Shannon in ATL
10-15-2009, 01:49 PM
Velveteen - can they even resize the titanium ring? We got a card with DH's that says it can never be resizes, but he can order a replacement with exchange for $30 or so.
10-15-2009, 03:44 PM
As I've lost weight, I've bought temporary rings. Right now, I'm wearing a individually handcrafted sterling silver ring with a green opal. Prior to this, I've worn various rings including one my mom gave me that didn't fit her (too small) but fit me.
10-15-2009, 03:51 PM
My wedding band is so big that I can place it on my finger and my 4 year old daughter can slip her singer inside it along with mine! I am superstitious and do not want to get it resized because its what I got married with so until I either get over that or buy a new ring I just don't wear it :(
I still have some weight to lose so resizing doesn't make a lot of sense right now anyeays so at least I have that ;)