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[–] kthxfcku 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It's been at least ten years since I worked behind a jewelry counter, but size 7 (for ladies, 11 for men) was standard then too. I can remember fat women complaining that bracelets and necklaces weren't long enough and me just awkwardly shrugging like "the fuck do you expect my minimum wage ass to do about it?" The best I could offer was always some thick 24" men's chain I knew they wouldn't want.

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[–] DopeandDiamonds [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh I know it is the standard but everytime I have looked at something at my smaller local jeweler, they have had at least a six or maybe a little smaller I could try on. I should not be surpirsed mass retailers have catered to fats but in the past, they usually had a few smaller sizes in stock. The bracelet thing has got me by surprised though.

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[–] Sellyoulight 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You need to see if you have an independent “manufacturing jeweler” near you. I have one near me and he’s made me a number of custom rings and other things over the years. It’s a third generation family business (i.e: not a slave labor sweatshop) and they don’t work cheap, but I get exactly what I want for a fair price. They beat the shit out of the mall jewelers and department store jewelry departments every time---unless you want cheap shit made by virtual slaves in some third world hellhole.

Now, back to FPHland... You’re right. Fats have caused jewelry sizing to get bloated, just like “vanity sizing” and the asses on the fats.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Word! Indy jewelers are awesome. I have a few beautiful pieces from our local guys and gals that were expertly made and fairly priced. And they carried smaller sizes.

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[–] DopeandDiamonds [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think this is why I was so shocked. I normally go to a local shop but was in a different area today for a meeting so I figured I would hit the mall. This shop has my size in stock or can get ot quickly.

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[–] thereallg 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wear a size 7 ring and I weigh 100lbs.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have tiny wrists but I am 5'10". My wrist is exactly 6.5 inches around. :/ I wear a size 6 ring if anyone wants to buy me jewelry. :P

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[–] DopeandDiamonds [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I messed up the length of the bracelet. My wrist is 6.25 around and the bracelets started at 7.5". They had cheaper stretch band bracelets that were 7" but they were cheap looking. I want a silver braclet with a clasp but they didn't have human sizes. The clerk said it is harderno find them outside of the overpriced Kay and Belden jewelers and this is just a set I want for a wedding to only wear a couple times so it not worth the money to get something from them. I am going to shop online and see what I can find on overstock.

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[–] Fattiescantcount 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You should look on etsy! Tons of reasonable jewelery and it's often custom made.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ahhh. You can get a set of stretchy ones or solid from thrift stores or resale shops in the smaller sizes. Then it is a fun unique item. I get many of my bracelets from swap meets.

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[–] Candid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was about to mention there is no way that 5.5" bracelets were standard because that is my wrist size and bracelets have fallen off of me all of my life unless they were purchased from the child jewelry section.

Have you considered visiting some pawn shops and seeing what they have available?

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[–] deathhawkbitch 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I want to say that seven has pretty much always been standard too... but the 4 7's I wear comfortably on 3 different fingers says otherwise.

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[–] DopeandDiamonds [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am wondering if the sizes have changed. I have a size 7 thumb ring a friend gave me. It clearly is stamped with a7 on the inside of the band but but according to the ring chart, it is now a size six. Maybe it is different because the band is thick and chunky.

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[–] deathhawkbitch 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't think it's well regulated, either. Any "industry standard" isn't closely followed by mass production. My 'nice' rings definitely run smaller than my cheap rings, but it's hard to accurately figure out by how much because only one is a plain band. The rest all have parts that keep them from sitting flat on the sizing rod.

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[–] morbidly_teehees 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have a size 5 ring, I don't wear anything but my wedding band as I can't afford precious stones/metals, and stores almost never have mt size in stock

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[–] LetsBeNakedOutside 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hey so I'm glad to hear about your hand healing well and all, but I have an idea of where you could find some jewelry: estate sales and pawn shops. You can call around to pawn shops and just ask if there is anything in your size before heading over there. There will be a lot of older jewelry in there, but I think your size would be more common there too? You could get a really nice antique conversation piece(you mentioned it wanting to be the first thing that have people's eyes) for the same price as something in a mall, if not cheaper.

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[–] DopeandDiamonds [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is the perfect idea! There are not any pawn shops near me butI know there are antique shops that sell for estates. I will go check them out tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!!

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[–] Lurkerontheroof 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sigh...I learn something new every day here now. And thanks, don't feel as paranoid now - just about 2 weeks ago I went shopping for sets of fashion rings so I won't have to sweat up or risk misplacing my wedding band when running etc, and found only one set of rings size 6.5, my ring size is 6. Everything else was 7-plus, and the vast majority 8-10. Fuck fatties...

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