2nd Trimester

If you wear a 'dummy' wedding ring because of swelling

--how much did you have to go up in size over your 'real' wedding ring?

 

So far I have been OK with taking off my engagement ring and leaving just the wedding band if it gets hot and my fingers swell...but I will be pregnant all summer, it's just now starting to get warm in the Northwest, and I don't think that trick is going to work forever.   I've been thinking about getting a stand-in ring, but not sure how far up in size to go.

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Re: If you wear a 'dummy' wedding ring because of swelling

  • I went up 1 size. I haven't had to switch it out though yet.

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  • I got mine at Kohl's for like $12. I think I got a 7 and my real rings are 5.5. (This was with DD, haven't had to switch yet, yay!)
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  • I just recently got one at Kohl's for $10 or $15.   I went up two sizes.  It is still a little big, but I didn't know if my fingers would continue to swell throughout the summer!
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  • SGC29SGC29
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    .5-1 size. With DD it was .5 size but I may need to move up a full size this time. I'm going to get a dummy set this weekend because my sausage fingers are making their return.




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  • I didn't take my rings off soon enough with DD and one day I woke up and my band was stuck on my finger!  Nothing I did all day would make it budge.  I knew it was getting tight but I had a little bit of give and I wish I didn't wait.  I had to have the ring cut off my finger because by 9 that night my finger was losing circulation.  This time I got a ring a kohls when they had a big sale but I don't know how far up in size I went.  But don't wait, if you are having any swelling just take them off now. 

     

  • My wedding rings were a 4.5 and the dummy ring I have is a 7 its big now but with my fingers getting bigger and the weather getting hotter I just wanted to be safe since I spent a decent amount of money on an August birthstone ring to wear on that finger.
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  • CejimlCejiml
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    I'm wearing my MIL's old wedding band and have been since the beginning of April and It's one size up. But it's starting to get tight.  So I'm sure I'll have to go get another one to get me thru the summer. That will be like a 7 or 8 which would be 2 sizes up. 
  • You guys haven't had a problem with the rings from Kohls? Mine turned funky green in like 2 weeks.

    Anyway, I got mine from Target, it was $24 and I went up to an 8 this time. It's a little loose, but I haven't hit the "summer swell" yet. My rings are a 6.5 IRL.

  • image LILBIT1221:

    You guys haven't had a problem with the rings from Kohls? Mine turned funky green in like 2 weeks.

    Anyway, I got mine from Target, it was $24 and I went up to an 8 this time. It's a little loose, but I haven't hit the "summer swell" yet. My rings are a 6.5 IRL.

     

    I haven't had any trouble, but I've only had it for about a week....we'll see what happens the longer I wear it!

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  • i went up a whole size (rather than half) as i've worn a dummy ring since about 14-15 weeks.  i wanted it big for when it gets hot here in the next few weeks.
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    I went up one size and am using a sizer with it now until it fits. I didn't want to risk having my other rings cut off, since the sausage finger level varied by day.  :)
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  • image Mrs.Adam:

    I didn't take my rings off soon enough with DD and one day I woke up and my band was stuck on my finger!  Nothing I did all day would make it budge.  I knew it was getting tight but I had a little bit of give and I wish I didn't wait.  I had to have the ring cut off my finger because by 9 that night my finger was losing circulation.  This time I got a ring a kohls when they had a big sale but I don't know how far up in size I went.  But don't wait, if you are having any swelling just take them off now. 

     

    OMG that's awful!



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  • Normal size 6 went up to 7.5, wearing them now, some days its alittle lose, most it fits perfect.

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  • I went up a size - had my ring re-sized thought because I gained 60 pounds with my son and I almost got to the point where i needed it re-sized back smaller and now I'm pregnant again!

     I opted to up-size my ring because it was adding to my post-baby weight gain duldrums and so I wanted to wear my real ring again! It was the best $100 bucks I ever spent :)

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  • I haven't been there (yet) but what if you got one of those stretchy rings? Are any of those pretty enough to look like wedding rings?
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    I didn't take my rings off soon enough with DD and one day I woke up and my band was stuck on my finger!  Nothing I did all day would make it budge.  I knew it was getting tight but I had a little bit of give and I wish I didn't wait.  I had to have the ring cut off my finger because by 9 that night my finger was losing circulation.  This time I got a ring a kohls when they had a big sale but I don't know how far up in size I went.  But don't wait, if you are having any swelling just take them off now. 

     

    OMG that's awful!

     It was!  I had to go to the fire department because the ambulance has a ring cutter.  I felt like a big loser!  And it broke my heart to see my wedding band that way...it honestly made me tear up.  The hubs wasn't too happy either.  In the end I had my wedding band and engagement ring joined together when I had the repair done which is something I wanted all along.  So the story ends well!

  • I went up from a 5 to a 7, only b/c I couldn't find a decent looking 6 anywhere.  It is too big right now and constantly swirls the wrong direction but I figured alittle too big is better than too small.
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  • Thanks, all!  I definitely don't want to have to have my ring cut off, so I will be looking for something soon.  I am normally a 6.5 and I had been wondering if a 7 would be big enough...sounds like I would be better off getting an 8 and using a ring guard.  (If only you could buy cheap stock rings in half sizes and I could get a 7.5...)

     Thanks for the advice! 

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    I'm 24 weeks and I have noticed that my rings are starting to get a bit tight, esp with the hot weather we have been having. last week they were totally fine. If you have dummy rings, are you just getting a dummy band? or an enagement ring too? I would think the engagement ring would be pretty obviously fake right? I think I might just go with a band for now. will try to rustle up something in silver maybe so it doesn't turn green.
  • I got a full size bigger for my sister when her hands swelled. Just paint the inside of the cheapie ring with clear nail polish to prevent the green finger.
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  • image LILBIT1221:

    You guys haven't had a problem with the rings from Kohls? Mine turned funky green in like 2 weeks.

    Anyway, I got mine from Target, it was $24 and I went up to an 8 this time. It's a little loose, but I haven't hit the "summer swell" yet. My rings are a 6.5 IRL.

    Hmmm, no I actually haven't. Did you get gold or silver? I got silver... 

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