One of the most common issues that I have run into over the years is customers not knowing their ring size. If you don't know yours, don't worry! You are definitely not alone! While knowing your ring size isn't going to be particularly helpful in day to day life, it is very important when ordering a ring online or having a custom ring made for you. It is never fun to anticipate your beautiful new bling only to discover that it doesn't fit!
While some ring styles can be slightly stretched or hammered to make them 1/2 to 1 size larger, this is not always the case. Most of the time, having a ring resized requires the ring to be totally deconstructed which is time intensive for the designer and expensive for the customer. The best plan is to take a few steps to confidently figure out your ring size before you order.
- Get your size for multiple fingers (yes, they are all different!)
- WRITE THE SIZE DOWN IN A NOTE ON YOUR PHONE! Trust me. You will forget.
- Take into consideration that most people's fingers are smaller in cold weather and swell during the summer heat so pay attention to your surroundings the day you take your size measurement.
With those tips in mind, there are a number of ways you can figure out your ring size, here are some of my top suggestions:
1) Visit me at a market or schedule a time to swing by my studio to have your ring size taken! This is definitely my top preference so we can be 100% sure we are on the same page! Find my upcoming market schedule here.
2) Not local? Mail me a ring that fits the same way you want your new ring to fit. Don't worry, I will return it :) If you have a ring that fits perfectly I can measure it on my ring mandrel to replicate the same size for you.
3) Go to a jeweler and get your ring size. This is a free service at most jewelers and they are going to be the most accurate.
4) Buy a ring sizer online. This one is a little hit or miss. Not all ring sizers are made equally unfortunately and some can be off by up to a full size! If this is the route you want to take, I do like this cheap little plastic sizer that you can buy for just $4 on Amazon Prime. It measured up accurately against my ring mandrel and won't break the bank. Be sure you buy the US version!
5. Print and follow the instructions on this sheet from firemountaingems.com This is a super helpful reference guide but it must be printed exactly to scale to work!