Ring Sizing Tips: How to Find your Ring Size at Home

Ring Sizing Tips: How to Find your Ring Size at Home

Ring sizing can be tricky as there are a number of factors which affect your size and how well a ring fits.

A broad ring style will require a bigger size than a narrow ring, even for the same finger, and it is not uncommon to need a size or two bigger when wearing a very wide or chunky ring. 

Your hands will change shape and size throughout the day and throughout the year in response to temperature and your own body chemistry, and a ring that fits well one day may feel too restricted in the heat of an August afternoon, or too loose on a freezing winter morning. I would recommend that you take a measurement at least three times throughout the course of a day in order to find an average size.

Your ring needs to be loose enough to pass comfortably over the finger joints while still fitting snugly when in place. If your finger joints are rather larger than the rest of your fingers it can mean that once your ring has passed over the knuckle area it ends up feeling loose when sitting in place on the finger. Stacking multiple rings together can help keep them comfortably in place on the finger.

The best way to accurately find your ring size is to visit a local jeweller for an in-person fitting, if you have access to one that offers a sizing service. Some jewellers take their measurements slightly differently - I always take the ring size from the leading edge, so please ask for a leading edge measurement for your size.

Alternatively, this guide will help you to order the correct size when buying any of my rings.

1. Use a simple ring sizer

This is a super simple tool, a little like a tiny belt, and widely available to buy.

Simply form a loop, place on the finger you wish to measure, and adjust until you get a good fit. You want the loop to move easily over the knuckle without having to force it, but not so loose that it moves too easily. Take it on and off a few times, adjusting a size smaller or a size bigger, so you can be sure you have the perfect size for your finger. The small arrow on the outside of the sizer will be pointing to a letter - this is your ring size.

When you’ve finished you can unloop the belt, and keep it flat and safe ready for use another time.

    2. Measure a ring that you already have

    Take a ring that fits well on the appropriate finger and measure directly across the centre of the ring, from one inside edge to the inside edge directly opposite. Fractions of millimetres are very important in jewellery and the more precise the measurement, the better. If you have access to a vernier gauge (a tool for precisely measuring outer and inner dimensions) this is ideal, but a very careful measurement with a ruler will work too. It's a good idea to also measure the width of the ring too, in case any adjustments need to be made to account for a wide-fitting band. I will then be able to convert this measurement into the correct UK ring size for you.

    3. Send a ring that already fits comfortably

    If you're not able to visit a local jeweller for a fitting, you can send me a ring which fits comfortably (make sure it's for the same finger) and I can measure it before creating your new ring. I will of course return your sizing ring along with your new ring when it is ready.



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