Ring Sizing Tips
Getting the right size ring is not an exact science and, in truth, you will only really know that a ring will fit when you try it on. However, here are some tips to help you get it right(er).
When to Measure?
The first problem is that our fingers are not lumps of stone - they swell as we get warmer. It is definitely best to measure you fingers when you are reasonably warm. Also do it towards the end of the day - they swell with time, too.
The other thing to watch for is that if you keep trying on rings that are too small, that will make you finger swell even more. If in doubt, try on rings that are probably too big first.
Finger or Ring size?
Perhaps the most important thing to know about ring sizes is that the wider the ring band, the bigger the size you will need. So, you might think you know the size of your finger, but that is not necessarily the size of ring you will need.
Eg. let'ssay that you have a nice slender ring, say a 2mm wide ring band,
that fits your perfectly. Let's say that it is a size P. Now let's say that you want another ring for that same finger, but a much wider ring. Maybe around 9mm wide, like a wedding band.
You will need a ring at least 1 size larger, possibly 2. Ie a Q or an R. It will
depend on how knobbly your knuckles are.
Don't know your finger size? I'm sure that most jewellers would be happy to measure it for you. Maybe tell them that someone is going to buy you one as a present.
Or, find a ring that does fit and with a similar width band and measure the
internal diameter with a ruler. Use the conversion charts opposite to convert that to a ring size. You'll need to be quite accurate, though. As you can see, there is only a 0.4mm difference between most sizes.
Lastly, though I'm not sure about recommending this, you can take a strip of paper, wrap it round your finger and mark where the overlap is.
Easier if someone helps you. But do take care to get the tension right, and do
check that it will go over your knuckle.