Good afternoon shitlords and ladies.
I had surgery on my hand about two months ago. It is healing well but three fingers and my thumb are still a bit swollen so wearing my favorite ring is not an option right now.
I have a couple of weddings to attend soon so I wanted to get a new ring. I figure I will get a nice, not too expensive, ring that will fit and may have it resized when the swelling stops if I really love it. Due to where the scarring is though, my old ring may not fit again but I want to hold off on having it sized for now. I just wanted something pretty on my hand so the first thing people notice about it is a pretty ring, not swelling and scars.
I went to a large department store looking for a silver, kinda chunky ring or atleast one with a wide band. I like heavier and chunky rings over thin and dainty rings. I was helped by a pretty, thin woman who she shows me some beautiful options.
Here is the problem, at this store, most rings start at size 7. The ring that doesnt fit anymore is slightly over a size 5, 5.25 I think. I keep looking throughout the mall and did not find one ring that fit!!! The smallest I could find that was not over $200 was a size 6.5 and was not what I was looking for.
I looked at beautiful necklace/bracelet and earring sets as well. Every set I saw had a necklace that was 18". Not a big deal, that is kinda standard size and I could take out part of the chain. The bracelets were starting at 6.5". They were falling off my swollen cripple hand!!! I asked the sweet thin clerk after having shopped through two other stores and she said "most woman can't wear the old standard 5.5" bracelet anymore and even the 18" chain looks too short on the 'larger' women now."
Fats have made it impossible to find a casual ring or necklace/bracelet set. They are so big that my swollen finger cannot even keep the smallest, in stock ring one and the smaller bracelets even slip over my swollen hand.
Right now, after 9 weeks of healing, my right ring finger is still a whole size smaller than the current average starting ring size. The "standard" size 7 ring fits my none injured left thumb. Pathetic.