Since we got engaged I am excited and terrified at the same time about wearing the ring. Excited because it is so pretty and exactly like I wanted the ring to be – simple and sparkly. But terrified, I will lose the ring!
I haven’t worn a ring for years! So the question is:
How do you know if the ring fits perfectly?
When I got my ring, it was cold (December) and my fingers are cold all day, so the fit was very loose. I knew I had to re-size it. I went to the jewelery store and they gave me a metal ring tester. I went down by one size (from 6.5 to 5.5) and then was worried if I try a size smaller, I won’t get the metal test kit off my finger! So I decided on a 5.5. The downside, it will take 2 weeks to re-size the ring.
I never wear rings but giving away my ring right after I got it was tough! We started telling friends we are engaged and everybody wanted to see the ring. But it was at the jeweler, needless to say I couldn’t wait for the ring to come back!
Luckily they were fast and I got my ring withing 10 days back. Yeah! When I picked up the ring, it was in the evening and my hands were very cold again. It fits and it doesn’t fall off even when I shake my hands like crazy. But it still feels kind of loose.
As in all important situation, I googled it! Here are a few “facts” I found:
- watch out for summer since finger tends to swell
- different times of the day might make a difference
- wear it for a little while and see how you feel
- have another person try to take the ring off
I really like the last one and asked my fiance to take the ring off. And he couldn’t! I was so surprised, since it takes me 3 seconds to get the ring off. But I guess if you do it yourself you wiggle it off. So I felt a little better after that test.
But still the first 48 hours I stayed away from any openings, sinks, etc, even closed the sink while I showered!
In the meantime I started to calm down a little and feel more comfortable with wearing the ring. I also noticed it fits really well at night and in the morning, it only feels lose outside in the cold and in the evenings. But as I said, I get used to it.
Also, I went to a jewelry store to get it appraised, so my insurance would cover it in case I lose it. I would still freak out if anything happens to the ring, but at least we are covered.
Please tell me, how do I know if a ring is too loose?
How long did it take you to get used to wearing a ring? Have you ever lost a ring?
Do you wear your ring while working out?