How to Find Your Jewelry Sizes
If you order custom made jewelry online, you need to use the correct size or it may cost you money. It’s easy — Here’s how.
The Ring is King!
An accurate ring size is a must when shopping online — it has to be perfect! Here are several ways you can do that. Read on!
Best ways to size your ring.
Methods you should NOT use!
- Measure your fingers with string or paper strips (popular online). Doesn’t work.
- Use a ring that fits and draw a circle inside and then measure that. Seriously?
- Take a guess and send it back if it doesn’t fit. A REALLY bad idea.
Methods you should use!
- Go to a jeweler and ask to be fitted. It’s good customer and they will be happy to do that for you.
- The Ring Multisizer is accurate, inexpensive and easy to use. I sell them for $1 (sorry, can’t do free shipping for obvious reason). Your can find it HERE or many places online.
There are also removable ring sizer devices that fit along the inside lower part of the ring that can help with a better fit for rings that are too large. You can find them in all kinds of material from sterling silver to soft, clear plastic. Search terms are “ring size adjuster” or just click HERE.
The best scenario is to make sure that you order the correct size to begin with especially if you are buying from an online shop like mine where rings are custom made to size. If your ring doesn’t fit, it costs money (mine) to make another ring. Most common sizes are from 6 —8 for women. If your size is north or south of those sizes, I will have trouble reselling the ring you returned. I still have a lady’s 3-ring set she returned three years ago. It was an 11 and she needed a 10.
The last resort is simply getting your ring resized! But WAIT! Not all rings can be resized! Rings that are less than a full size too small can easily be stretched to fit, but making a ring smaller brings a set of problems. Sizing down means cutting the ring shank, removing a bit and then use a torch to solder it back together. If the shank has a pattern, you will see a seam where the pattern is disturbed. If you have a stone, the heat from the torch will likely destroy it.
Another common fitting problem — thin fingers, large knuckles! How do you fix that? There is a technique in which 2 small balls of silver are soldered inside the ring shank at approximately 4 and 8 o’clock which allows the ring to pass over the knuckle and then fits once in place. These are called ring sizing beads. of course, you need to find a jeweler to do that. If you don’t have one locally, I’m sure your can find on online.
Bangle Bracelet Sizing
Many jewelers don’t offer sizes since a “medium” works for most people. But I do custom work, so why not? If you are Petite and Pretty or Big and Beautiful, you should have a bangle that fits comfortably. The infographic featured gives exact instructions as to how to do the measure.
If you have sizing questions not covered here please feel free to contact me.