Figuring out your ring size

How do I determine my ring size?

One of the most difficult tasks of shopping for a ring on the internet is discerning the correct size for the ring. Finger size is not the same as ring size. In order to craft a ring that fits, we need to know your correct ring size.

The best way to get a proper fit is to go to your local jeweler for a professional sizing. Jewelers use steel gauge rings to determine your size. There are two sets of rings. One set is narrow for rings crafted in 6 mm or thinner. The other set is wide for rings that are 7mm or wider. Wide rings generally need to be a larger size to accommodate the knuckle on the finger.  A ring fits properly when it is snug going over the knuckle, but loose when it is on.

Over the course of the day, our fingers will swell due to the weather, our diet, exercise, and work. It’s best to measure our fingers at the end of the day when our fingers are their largest diameter.

Measuring the finger with strips of paper, a measuring, tape or cut-out holes will not give you an accurate measurement, because they are measuring the finger, rather than the ring. Different methods will be suggested on the internet, but none of them have proven to be accurate.

 

Occasionally, jewelers will use a mandrel (tapered measuring rod) to determine your ring size, by measuring an existing ring. There is no international measurement for a mandrel, so they can all vary slightly. In addition, some jewelers measure by the bottom line on the mandrel (the leading edge), where other jewelers measure by the centerline. Every jeweler thinks their method of measurement is best!

We can convert measurements from other countries to U.S. sizing. However, it is important to remember that every ring size chart will vary slightly in its standards. On one chart a size 6 is 51.5mm and on another chart size, 6 is 52.4. Both are considered correct since there is no standard measurement.

It’s important to keep these disparities in mind when shopping so that you do not get discouraged. The good news is…all of our rings can be re-sized, since they are crafted from malleable metals. Some rings are easier to size than others due to the style and the way the ring is crafted. Rims rings tend to be more challenging, so it is important to come as close as possible to the correct size! We do not alter the fingerprints when re-sizing rings.

 One of the most difficult tasks of shopping for a ring on the internet is discerning the correct size for the ring. Finger size is not the same as ring size. In order to craft a ring that fits, we need to know your correct ring size. There is no average size, as everyone’s size varies.

 

Figuring out your ring size

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