Sizing some jewelry can be less precise than others, like rings. Many necklaces are more of a one-size fits all (WSFA) and are very forgiving. I like to make many of my necklaces — especially 16 to 18 inch — with extenders so that it can be changed according to the type of neckline being worn.
Bracelets are similar. Bangles just need to slide over the widest part of your hand and you are good to go! Just pile them on and enjoy the jingle. Always trending and they make great gifts since the sizing is pretty loosey goosey.
Earring size is completely irrelevant in terms of fit which might make them the best jewelry items to buy for gifts… Well, wait a minute! Sizes and styles are are so varied and numerous that earrings may be trickier to select than other jewelry options at first thought. When in doubt go classic — HOOPS or STUDS. Maybe size matters after all.
Rings, rings, rings! My favorite jewelry to design, create, and wear. My site is loaded with them. I sell a lot of them, so I know how popular they are!
When shopping online for a ring, correct size is important, especially if the ring is custom made or “made to order”. A ring that is too small, can be stretched up to a full size depending on the style or stones. One that is too large will have to be completely re-made, which is particularly difficult if it has a stone setting. Resizing a ring smaller means cutting the metal, removing a piece and re-soldering. If the band was patterned, it now has a scar and the heat from the torch has probably ruined the stone.
Make sure you know your correct size when you order and check refund/return policies. Ring sizes over size 10 or under size 6 are less in demand and less likely to resell. Therefore, may not be accepted for return or refund… I accepted a size 11 ring set return for a customer and made her a size 10 replacement. So – I made 2 ring sets for the same person and only had payment for one. To make it worse – 2 years later, I still have that size 11 set!
How to find your correct ring size
While there is a lot of advice on the internet about this subject using string or paper, I don’t recommend them since they are rarely accurate. There are 2 options that are much better: #1. Visit your local jeweler and ask them to size you for a ring. They will be happy to help you out even if you’re not buying right now. If this isn’t convenient, skip to #2