Okie dokie. Today’s post may be a bit niche but I’m hoping it’ll find its way to the proper corner of the internet to help some people.
In the past three or four months since getting engaged, I’ve mostly dealt with one thing: my engagement ring. No, no. Nothing about the design of it (it’s exactly what I wanted) or even the ring itself, really (although I tried). It’s more an issue of my finger.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
Here is my freaking perfect ring:
Honestly not sure how the ring managed to be straight in that photo because it was hu-u–u-u-u-ge on me. HOWEVER! There was nothing actually wrong with my ring. It properly fit over my knuckle but once it cleared that, it was massive on the meat of my finger. I realized this QUICKLY upon getting on my computer and more specifically, my keyboard. That thing was spinning all around my finger and it was wildly distracting. Does this look familiar?
The two-plus months following our engagement were spent back and forth between our jewelers’ shop doing the following:
- Sizing the ring down from a 5.75 to a 5.5 (it was still too ‘big’)
- Sizing the ring down from a 5.5 to a 5.25 (it was still twirling around the meat of my finger– too ‘big’)
- Adding sizing beads to keep the ring from twirling (now it was too tight and couldn’t get past my knuckle)
- Sizing the ring back to a 5.5 and keeping the sizing beads (still too tight to get around my knuckle)
- Removing the sizing beads and keeping the ring at a 5.5 (just barely fits over my knuckle but still twirls on the meat of my finger)