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4 Reasons Why Getting The Ring Resized Is The Worst

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UGA chapter.

Not to sound like a brat, but as a recently engaged woman, getting the ring resized is the worst. You just got engaged and you just got used to a bright, new, shiny thing on your finger, and then, you have to hand it back over to have it resized. Of course, you want it to fit correctly and perfectly, but can’t you just magically make this happen without all the trouble? Here are four reasons why getting the ring resized is actually the worst.

1. Without the risk of stating the obvious, you must give back the ring for a few days. You’re proud of this new, precious piece of jewelry, and you don’t want anyone taking it from you!

2. Not everyone has seen you in person yet since the engagement, so they are asking to see the ring, and now, you have nothing to show. Of course, they understand, but it is just not as fun as sticking your hand out proudly for them to ooh and ahh over.

3. You have minor panic attacks. Where did I put it when I went to work out? Oh, it’s getting resized. Where did I put it when I was washing dishes? Oh, it’s getting resized. Where is it at period?

4. What happens if the resize isn’t right? You know that this whole sizing game can be a guessing game especially if you’re trying to work around bigger knuckles and smaller fingers, so the thought of having to go through this process again is already stressing you out.

Don’t worry. The few days without your new diamond may be annoying, but it will be worth it when you have it back, and it fits like a glove. He worked long and hard to make sure you have the perfect ring on your hand, and you want to show it off proudly as a testament to him, too! So, a little patience won’t hurt, and the waiting will make you remember how much you admire the ring that at the end of the day is just a symbol of the love the two of you share!


Cover image by Sydney Lord.

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My name is Marlee Middlebrooks, and I am a May 2018 graduate of the University of Georgia. I was a dual degree student and earned my Bachelor of Arts in journalism as well as my Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. While in college, I was the Editor in Chief of UGAzine, a feature writer for Her Campus at UGA and a beat reporter for The Red and Black. I believe in the power of storytelling. I believe stories truly allow each of us to find a way to connect with one another. When I’m not telling stories, you can definitely find me in the Chick-fil-A drive thru or catching up on the current reality TV craze—my all time favorite show being Survivor.