Sizing some jewelry can be less precise than others, like rings. Necklaces are more of a one-size fits all (WSFA) and are very forgiving. I like to make many of my necklaces with extenders so that the length 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
Rings are 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 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.
Introducing the Ring Multisizer I sell in my shop for $1. At this price, I can’t offer free shipping (which we both know is not really free, it’s simply built into the price). So I decided not to build it into the price and sell it to you at cost. The Multisizer is accurate if used as instructed and it is also reusable so you can measure all of your fingers and toes. too!
Almost all of my rings are custom made to size when ordered. When I first opened my shop in 2016, I assumed that people know their ring size before purchasing online and 90% do. Picture this: I spent my resources making a Moonstone 3-ring set in a size 11 and, upon receipt, the customer emails that it’s too big and can I send another one? Customer service is very important to me, so I oblige her without any whining or resentment and made another ring set – free of charge. She loved it! Yay! This did teach me a lesson though…
I started selling Ring Mulitsizers and changed my Returns and Refunds criteria.