Ring sizes – how to get it right

January 19, 2009 · Filed Under Art Deco Rings 
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We’ve all done it; bought a ring, given it as a gift, only to find that we haven’t done our homework with ring sizes and it doesn’t fit.

There is nothing worse than getting ring only to find out that it’s too big or too small.  Ring sizes are vastly important, but unforutnatly, when buying a ring as a gift, many people don’t even consider ring sizes.

And how disappointing is that when you are giving an engagement ring?
No one wants to accept a marriage proposal and then spend fifteen minutes trying to squash their finger into a ring, so how can we measure for ring sizes to ensure this doesn’t happen?

Unfortunately, there is no standard way for measuring ring sizes that everyone uses.  Wouldn’t it make life so much easier if there was?  But there isn’t, so there you go.
The best way, I find is quite simple however.  Take a strip of paper (standard print of photocopying paper is best) and wrap it around the finger you need the ring size for.

Make a mark where the strip of paper meets, and then unwrap the strip of paper and measure it.  Voila!  You have your ring sizes!  Easy as that.

All you need to do now,  is simply have a look at an on-line ring conversion table to get the correct ring sizes for you, or the person you hope to give the gift to.
If you are giving the ring as a surprise, then you need to get creative with ways to measure the finger.  I have a few ideas, but I’ll save that for another article.

The only thing to consider when measureing for ring sizes is when you take the measurement.  It’s best to do it at the end of the day because this is when your finger will be at it’s largest.

You don’t want to measure cold fingers as this could give you an inaccurate measurement.  Fingers are smallest when cold.

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