Getting the correct size is undoubtedly the most important part to buying a ring. There are many factors to consider when ordering a ring, follow the guide below to ensure the perfect fit.
The best way to determine the correct size is to visit at least two reputable jewellers and see if both agree on the same size. A rings width can affect the measurement of your finger, so whenever possible try on a sample ring that has a similar width to the ring that you would like to order.
If ordering from our ‘Luxury Store’, we offer a test ring service where a simple test band will be made to your ordered specifications. This allows you to be sure on your size over a period of time to ensure a suitable fit before your ring is crafted.
Free Ring Size Gauge
If you would like to order a free plastic multisizer ring gauge then please <click here> (remember to leave your name and address details)
The multisizer works like a belt, forming a ring placing over the finger, adjust to give a comfortable fit. Then simply read off the indicated size. The world famous multisizer is marked with British Ring Sizes A-Z.
The total width of the multiuser is 5mm. When using the ring size gauge we recommend that you try it at multiple times throughout the day and ideally in different temperatures. If you are planning to purchase a ring with a total width of 8mm, your ring size will probably need to increase by a half a size.
A perfectly sized ring is one that you forget that you’re wearing. For the most of us there is no such thing as the ‘prefect-fitting ring’. All fingers fluctuate in size depending on temperature, hormones, exercise, etc. There will be days when rings feel slightly loose and days when they feel a little tight. It’s normal that rings feel more restrictive over summer months and looser over the winter months.
Be aware that temperature can affect sizing. It’s best to get measured in a fairly neutral climate with a ring gauge that’s close to the width of the final design to ensure an accurate measurement.
A less talked about issue to consider when purchasing a ring is finger shape. Finger shape plays a big role in determining the correct size.
Fingers that taper away from the hand without a prominent knuckle should ensure a snug fit at the base of the finger without the skin bulging or permanently leaving an indent.
Fingers that have a wide knuckle should determine a balance; the trick is to get the tightest possible size that fits over the knuckle, this will require using slightly more force when taking the ring on and off.
If you are concerned about sizing, it is best to visit at least two professional jewellers to be measured. Alternatively we welcome our customers to our workshop in rural Kent, where we can measure you and you can see a range of our products and the array of woods we have to offer. Please let me know if you would like to visit us and we can arrange a suitable date. <click here>