Finding the perfect ring size is just as important as the number of carats and the overall style of the ring. A loose ring will slip off your finger and attack objects. A tight ring, on the other hand, is just uncomfortable and sometimes even impossible to put on.
In this article, we will explain everything you need to know to find the right ring size, including tips on how and when to get your ring size. We will also advise you on whether to increase or decrease the size.
Important NOTE: If you are reading this article because your ring is sticking to your finger, click the linked article to learn how to safely remove it.
How tight should a perfect ring fit?
A perfect ring should slide easily over your knuckle and sit tight enough on your finger that you can feel the metal of the ring touch every part of your skin.
In addition, removing the ring shouldn’t require a lot of effort. It should be able to come off without unduly pulling on it. If you have to twist the ring a few times to remove it, it is usually not such a problem. However, if you have to use soap or if the ring is leaving marks on your skin, it is too tight.
A loose ring is moving and spinning too much. If it falls off your fingers without you even realizing it, you have a ring that desperately needs sizing.
To properly measure your finger, check out our guide on how to find your ring size. You can purchase a ring sizer from Etsy.
What influences the ring fit?
Another important point is the shape of your fingers and the width of the ring. When measuring your finger with tape, be aware that the correct size tape may be a little smaller or larger than you think.
People with small ankles need tighter rings than people with wide ankles. Many with wide ankles think that their ring is small at first as it is more difficult to put on. In this case, it is normal to turn the tape over and pull on it as long as it takes no more than a few seconds. However, do not push the ring too hard. And if your ring moves slightly at the base of your finger, don’t worry – it won’t fall off. The ring can also rotate due to a heavy stone resulting in an uneven weight distribution.
In general, the fingers are thicker on the right hand than on the left hand. If you’re not a leftist, your right fingers will be slimmer.
For wide ring bands, it is recommended that you change the size as the ring has less room to move. If you chose a very narrow ring, you may need to shrink it.
When in doubt, should you increase or decrease the size?
Of course, your finger size also depends on many factors, the time of year, weight and pregnancy, etc., but every woman wants her engagement ring to fit at all times. In view of this, is it better to increase or decrease the size?
First, it is easier to keep a ring from slipping off your finger than it is to suffer from the constant pressure and nicks that a stuck ring can create.
Second, in case you want to change the size of your band at the jeweler, it is generally easier to downsize. To make a ring smaller, a jeweler has to cut out a piece of metal and weld the ring back together. To make it bigger they need to find metal of the same tone, expand the ring and insert the new section. Sizing may be nearly impossible if your ring is engraved or the entire band is baffled. When in doubt, consider increasing the size.
You can always have recordings inserted in the back of the tape instead of an actual size.
Tips for the size of your ring
First, visit a professional jeweler. Tapes can stretch or pinch your finger too tightly, making measurements inaccurate. A professional has a mandrel and size charts that will give the best results. However, if you can’t visit a jewelry store, you can order a plastic size for home use.
Second, measure your height a few times and not once as many circumstances can affect the size of your finger.
Third, sometime in the late afternoon after lunch. This is the time when the fingers are exposed to gas.
Finally, ask a jeweler in advance whether the ring can be resized. If you have wide ankles, your ring is likely loose enough to withstand weight fluctuations. However, if you have small ankles, you may need a resize one day.
Some materials, such as B. Ceramic steel or two-tone gold rings, generally cannot be changed in size. The same applies to ribbons with stone paving and engraving. Some jewelers will be able to do this, but finding such a professional will not be easy.
The importance of a correct fit
Now that you know what the right fit is and what factors affect it, buying an engagement ring should become less of a stressful process. Hopefully you can find a ring that is comfortable to the touch and that will make you smile.