Rings & Measure Sizes
How to measure your ring size:
It is best to have your finger professionally measured with a ring sizer. Please be measured by a jeweler if you do not know your ring size. If you have any further questions about ring sizing, please get in touch with me through my shop. The best way to get your ring size, other than having a jeweler measure your finger, is to measure the inside diameter of an existing, well-fitting ring. This needs to be done very specifically, to the fraction of the millimeter. Our rings sizes are US standard sizes.
- Most jewelers provide this service for free.
Please do not measure your own finger, this never ever works. Also, do not measure your own rings at home, different types of mandrels can give different readings, not all mandrels are the same and not all rings are built the same.
Wider banded rings will be built approximately 1/2 to a full size larger than your ring size- this will ensure for a more comfortable fit. Please DO NOT 'size up' on your own- I need your true, accurate ring size to work from.
Your left and right hand are different sizes. The hand you use more will be larger. With thicker bands, most people go up a quarter size too.
I want to make sure my jewels are perfect for you when they arrive and I want them to be worn for a lifetime! My rings cannot be re-sized so it is best to be correctly sized first as I do not offer resizing of rings.
Please Note: this chart should be used only as a guide and does not replace precise measuring at your local jeweler.!!!
How should your ring fit?
The best fitting ring is the one you don’t know is there unless you see it.
But depending on several factors there will be days or seasons when rings are too tight, and days or seasons when they’re a little loose. Your fingers fluctuate in size during the day due to temperature, humidity, diet, etc.
The time of year can also contribute to the ring not fitting comfortably. You may notice it feeling tighter in summer months and looser in winter months. In the winter, try and keep your hands warm while sizing to ensure it will fit in the summer. Even so it is better to have a ring that is loose in the winter rather than one you cannot remove in the summer.
The best fit is when a ring fits easily over your knuckle. You should be able to get it on without struggle and then have a slight pull at the knuckle when removing it. You may need to twist the ring 1-2 times to get it off. Proper sizing is a personal preference.
Some other tips on getting the best size ring for your finger:
Your finger shape can determine the size you want also. Some fingers are largest near your palm and gradually taper without a large knuckle.
In this case the ring should fit snugly at the base of the finger without causing bulges or a permanent indentation. You should be able to push the ring up from the underside of your finger, and see a small space between the ring and the top of the finger as this gives your finger some breathing room.
Determine the Ring Width You Want.
The ring size that is comfortable on your finger can vary depending on the width of the ring. It would be best to try on rings in the width of the ring you want to buy to get the most accurate measurement. A wider ring may need to be up to a half or full size larger than a very narrow ring to feel comfortable on your finger.
If your knuckles are large you need the size of the ring to fit comfortably over the knuckle without being too large for the base of the finger. If there is a large size difference between the knuckle and base of the finger, the ring tends to spin and turn on the hand, especially in single stone rings which are often top heavy. You need to decide how easy you want it to slip over your knuckle.
MAKE A MISTAKE WITH YOUR RING SIZE?
I will build your custom ring to the size you give me. Please note that I am required to up-size wider band rings.
Wider banded rings will be built approximately 1/4 to a full size larger than your ring size- this will ensure for a more comfortable fit. Please DO NOT 'size up' on your own- I need your true, accurate ring size to work from.
I need your accurate, true ring size from which to work. If you size up and do not tell me, your ring will be even larger than you expected.