Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ring size - Tips for Engagement rings and Wedding Bands

A professional jeweler can determine proper ring size using a set of steel gauge-rings. These "ring sizers" come in narrow and wide widths.

Other methods, such as measuring the finger with a strip of paper, or slipping the finger through pre-cut "measuring holes", are inaccurate.

A wider band can be worn more loosely. Large knuckles/hands should wear a slightly loose ring, while slimmer knuckles/smaller hands will require a tighter ring.

A good way for a "rough-and-ready" measurement is to find a ring that is just smaller than the second knuckle of the finger. This way the fit is comfortable but will not slide off the finger. The method of trying on a ring and shaking the hand violently, to see if the ring comes off.

(1) Fingers change over the course of the day. It has been recommended that fingers be measured at the end of the day, when they are at their largest diameters. Heat makes fingers thicker. Cold makes fingers thinner.

(2) Midday is the most frequent temperature and moisture of your region.

(3) Existing fitted rings can also be measured for increased accuracy. Other factors that can affect ring size include: the menstrual cycle, temperature, humidity, water-retention and exercise.

(4)Check if your rings can be resized.

(5) *Be sure! The difference in diameter between one size and another is less than 0.32 mm.!The wrong measurement can cause easily the loss of your precious ring or, when the ring is to small, it hurt or you cannot put the ring on your finger!


Solitairebride understands from friends that they can no longer fit their finger after pregnancy ( i suppose this is an extreme case).

Her engagement ring flew off when she shake it violently (big indication that her ring is way off target). And realise that a ring clip is seriously useless.

She's currently trying out her mum's ring that fits but realise that her fingers do expand and contract through the day. When its tighter (such that it will leave a mark on her) or looser (when its looser it will slide off but still remains on her finger).

So she forsees that this is simply a matter of personal preference or she's just have plain weird fingers

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