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Essential things to know for How to Size Your Ring

Essential things to know for How to Size Your Ring

Getting a ring sized isn’t really a big deal, but many people (particularly women) get their rings sized just a bit too big or two small. To avoid having to get a ring re sized (like I did with my engagement ring), here are tips to get the perfect size for your ring the first time.

Go to a jeweler and try on the ring sizer. You may think you are a size 6, because all your rings are a 6, but every finger is different. The ring finger on your left hand could be a different size than the one on your right. For the finger that you anticipate wearing your ring on the most, get to a jeweler and have them break out the ring sizer so you know exactly what your size is without guessing.

When I got my engagement ring, it was summer, and fingers tend to carry more heft in the summer due to water retention. I got my engagement ring sized to a 4.5, which was not difficult to slide on or off, and I assumed it was OK since my ring wasn’t slipping. Come Christmas, my ring was getting more and more loose, and my ring had to be taken in again to get re-sized. It was then the jeweler explained to me that I should have chosen a size that BARELY fit (in other words, slips on, but does not slip off without force or soap) when I first got it in the summer. That, she explained, is when a person’s fingers are their widest, and getting a tight fit then ensures that come the colder months when fingers slim down, the ring will still be snug but not loose. I got my ring sized down to a 4, which is slightly difficult to slide off now, and will fit snugly when summer hits again.

It’s important to anticipate bloating (in women) and water retention in general when you get a ring sized. This is why you get a ring sized to the point it is difficult to slide off on its own, but isn’t so tight your finger bulges around it. You don’t want your ring to leave a mark when it is removed. At most, you want the ring to be able to slip off with a bit of wiggling and force. If you can easily slide it up and down, it’s too big. But you want that tiny bit of wiggle room for when you get bloated or retain water in the warmer months.

When I get my ring back, it will be just loose enough to compensate for summer heft, and fit just well enough now that it won’t slip around and just fall off my finger. I’m excited to have my ring sized the way it should be, and had I followed my fiance’s advice (and the jeweler’s) to begin with and gotten my ring just a tiny bit smaller in the first place, I wouldn’t be waiting 2 weeks to get my ring back now. The rings for men and women can be purchased from rear tone. The stores are providing a wide variety of skull and biker rings to the people.

Mark Campus

Mark Campus

Mark Campus is a content marketer who owns Keenan’s room. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is loath to discuss himself in third person.