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Just like your little black dress, a ring should fit snugly, but not too tightly. If you have a ring that’s too loose or tight, wearing it can be uncomfortable. In the instance of the ring that’s too loose, you may even worry you will lose it with one slip off your finger. To keep a ring disaster from happening to you, a jeweler can resize your ring to achieve the perfect fit.
The Ring Slides Too Easily Off Your Knuckle
Most rings are designed to require a little extra tug to get them off your finger -- this is what keeps them secure. If your ring slides off your finger with little wiggling needed or just tends to fall off your finger without you even trying to remove it, hightail it to the jeweler for a resizing. You want your ring to feel secure on your finger. Otherwise, you may go through the day feeling self-conscious or afraid you will lose the ring.
Your Finger Bulges on the Sides of the Ring
When you have on a too-tight pair of jeans, the result is an unpleasant, uncomfortable roll of fat that comes out over your waistband. The same look on your finger can indicate your ring is too small and needs resizing. If the rings feels constrictive and you see excess skin coming from the edges of the ring, you may need to get it a size up. If your ring makes your finger tingle after wearing it, this is a sign your ring is too tight and is cutting off your circulation.
You’ve Worn It a Few Days and It Won’t Fit
Your fingers are subject to temperature and blood flow fluctuations throughout the day, which can change the size of your fingers. You may notice after a long walk that your fingers seem more swollen due to the added blood flow, while they seem to shrink when temperatures turn cold. This is why you may wish to wear your ring for a few days to ensure that it is truly too large or small given the changes your hands may go through during the day. If the ring still won’t fit, it’s time to get it resized.
The Perfect Fit
You may prefer to wear your rings at a different fit than your friends -- the right fit is an individual choice. As a general rule, your ring should be tight enough to where it doesn’t come off when you wash your hands, yet loose enough that you don’t have to strain to take it off. If your ring meets these specifications and it feels comfortable to you, it should not need resizing.