Pregnancy is no joke. And, along with the whole growing a baby thing, your body goes through tremendous changes before, during, and after giving birth. One of the most common changes is swelling. According to the American Pregnancy Association, “Normal swelling, which is also called edema, is experienced in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet.” This often begins in the 5th month of pregnancy and becomes very apparent into the 3rd trimester.
Because of this swelling, many women are often unable to wear their jewelry — particularly their wedding and engagement rings. As a result, more and more women are buying a ring that’s a half or full size up to wear during the last few months of their pregnancy. The best part? Once you’re done having kids, you can bring the ring to a jeweler to have resized and you can stack it onto your wedding and engagement rings as a constant reminder of this special time in your life.
Here are a few great options for pregnancy rings:
The Simple Band
If you’re hoping to keep a ring on your left hand, but you’re not wanting to spend too much money, a simple band like our Tulip Solitaire Matching Band is a perfect choice. This band is simply a ring of solid gold (white, yellow, or rose) or platinum and would make a great stacking ring in the future!
The Glammed Band
Another simple option with a bit more sparkle is a pave wedding or eternity band. This type of ring is either partially or fully covered in small accent diamonds. If you’re wanting to resize the ring after pregnancy, opt for a colored band that would really stand out against your other rings! Rose gold is a new trend in jewelry that people are loving for its stunning simplicity and versatility. Our Charmant Matching Band and Luxe Prong Set Eternity Band are both great pave band options. It’s important to note that any band that’s completely covered in diamonds (such as the Luxe Prong), will not be able to be resized.
The Ultimate Replacement
If you’re hoping to replicate your engagement ring completely, we have four main collections to choose from — halo, classic, solitaire, and vintage. Taking a look at our best-sellers is a great place to start if you’re not sure what you want. This ring would be the perfect piece of jewelry to pass down later in life, particularly to the son or daughter you had after wearing it! You’ll have peace of mind knowing the ring is 100% ethically sourced, not to mention the 20-40% you’ll be saving by buying a lab-created diamond over a mined one.
Extra: Push Presents
Push presents, or gifts given to a woman who has given birth, have grown in popularity over the past decade. These gifts can range from jewelry and handbags to something as large as a cruise! If you don’t mind having to remove your rings during the last trimester of pregnancy, but you still like the idea of a new piece of jewelry, any of the above rings would make the perfect push present! Here are a few more options:
Diamond stud earrings
The perfect addition to any jewelry box, our ready-to-ship studs are a great idea for any last-minute push present shoppers.
Whether it’s baby #1 or #5, she’s earned this man-made diamond tennis bracelet! Available in white, yellow, and rose gold.