Ring Sizes

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10 things you need to know for ring sizing

There are several ways to get your ring size or the ring size of a loved one for your engagement rings, wedding rings or anniversary rings.

Below we have 10 top tips to get an accurate ring size for yourself or loved one.

  1. Measure your finger 3-4 times to make sure you're comfortable with the reading.
  2. Be careful of this common mistake: Our hands aren’t always identical and often vary in sizes from left to right. If possible, it’s best to measure the finger the ring will be worn on.
  3. Engagement rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand (next to the little finger)
  4. You can always size a ring that is worn on another finger - just take note of which finger it is worn on and we'll adjust it to fit the ring finger.
  5. We recommend using our ring sizer to get an accurate size but if you are doing this secretly, follow these steps:
    1. Use non-stretchy string or paper.
    2. Wrap it around the base of the correct finger. Make sure it’s snug, but not too tight.
    3. Mark the point on the string where it overlaps forming a circle.
    4. Compare the length of the string to the ruler on the 1791 downloadable chart to find your ring size.
  6. Temperature is important! Measuring your size on a hot or cold day can make a big difference in ring size! Make sure the finger is measured when at an average temperature. Fingers can shrink or expand when cold or hot. To find the size that will suit best, do your fitting when relaxed and body temperature is normal.
  7. Knuckles. If the knuckle is much larger than the finger’s base, take two separate measurements and choose a size in between. You want the ring, or the ring sizer to fit tightly over the knuckle and comfortable around the base of the finger.
  8. When using the ring sizer, place the finger, or ring over the closest matching sized circle, make sure the inside edge of the ring fits around the outside of the circle. If you are between sizes, we can do a half size, e.g. M.5.
  9. Design may affect fit. If the ring design has a wide band, we advise going up half a size (i.e from size L to L ½). Just ask our advice here.
  10. Rings can always be resized. Even if the ring doesn’t fit, you can always opt to resize the ring.

Ring Sizer Instructions

Please follow the 3 steps below to use our 1791 ring sizer to size for your engagement ring, wedding rings or anniversary ring.

  1. Find a ring that your partner wears- taking note of the finger they wear it on. Preferably not too wide a ring (ideally 2-5mm wide) and one that fits well.
  2. Place the ring over the holes on the 1791 plastic ring sizer. The inside edge of the ring needs to fit exactly to the circle on the sizer.
  3. Take note of the letter of the circle that the ring fits over best. If you are in between two circles / letters, then we can do a half ring size- just let us know which two letters!
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