Please make sure of your ring size before ordering as not all rings can be sized after they were made. It is always better to get the ring in the correct size the first time around. This is best done either by a jewelry store with calibrated metal ring sizers of the same width as the ring you are ordering. You can also order one of my plastic ring sizers if you can't make it to a store but those are not as accurate as metal sizers.They can be off by 1/4 to 1/2 US sizes and are quite inadequate if you are ordering a wide ring.
Printing out something from a website or measuring the circumference with a string or paper strip tends to not be correct.
If in doubt it is better to err on the side of slightly too small than too large. It's far easier to stretch a ring up a bit than sizing it down. If for any reason a ring you ordered does not fit, please contact me and we will work something out. Some rings I am selling can not easily be sized by me especially if it has a multiple stones set or there is a repeating pattern on the ring. Often I have to make a new ring in the new size. There will be cost for this.
If the wrong size was ordered and if it can be resized, it will be done free of charge once (within the first 4 month after purchase). Not all rings can be resized easily without damaging the integrity or put stress on the stone. If a new ring needs to be made in those cases or for up-sizing a ring more than 2 sizes, there is a $20 - $300 charge depending on material, style, etc. The buyer will pay shipping for both the return and the resending of the package. Please see further down for ring sizing recommendations.
If you know your size in a different international measuring system, refer to this handy online ring size converter. I base my sizes on these dimensions. Please note that these measurements are somewhat exact for the American system and approximate for the other sizing scales, since the intervals in each system do not correspond exactly.
Ring sizing gauges and finger gauges as well as published charts do not always agree. Add to this that there are different methods of reading ring gauges. So it is quite common for ring sizes to vary slightly from one workshop or jeweler to another. Usually for very narrow rings up to 3mm that discrepancy is negligible. But the wider the ring is, the more those measurements can differ. I usually work from true measurements, meaning I measure the inside diameter of a ring in fractions of a mm and compare it to the sizing chart I use. I always also double check this with a sizing mandrel I find is most accurate.
I don't have the luxury to measure your finger in person and don't even know how you got to the ring size you ordered. I don't know if I need to make your wide ring larger or not. I don't just assume things. Unfortunately there is no perfect system when it comes to ordering rings online. That's why I offer free ring sizing to adjust it if needed.
- Please note that ring comfort depends also on the shape and width of the ring. Wider bands tend to feel tighter than narrower ones of the same size. If you size a finger with narrow sizers, then a wide band made for that finger will need to be a little larger in size in order to fit the same. How much larger depends on the person, but an 1/8 to a 1/2 size is common. I always recommend to get sized with calibrated metal sizers of the same or at least similar width as the ring you are ordering.
- The right ring size depends also on personal preference. Some people prefer a tight fit, others like it loose just shy of being able to fling the ring off. Heavy rings often feel tighter than lighter rings. Top heavy rings with large gemstone settings high up on a narrow band often should fit tighter to avoid the setting from sliding from side to side. It's a hard thing to get right especially if the knuckles of a finger are actually the widest part.
- Men please note: If shopping for a men's wedding ring keep in mind that if you are not used to wearing a ring, the proper size will probably feel tight a first. Please try it for a few days or weeks before requesting a resizing. Many men loose their wedding rings because they choose sizes that are too loose. The best size for most people is usually the ring that fits snugly and gives a little resistance when you take it off. If you can't get if off it's too tight.
- Brides please note: Keep in mind that stacking rings on the same finger may make them feel similar to wide rings and they may need to be ordered a bit larger than if you only wear a single ring. This is something brides need to keep in mind when planning to wear a stacked wedding band next to their engagement ring.
Here are a few steps to make your measurement more accurate:
- When measuring, keep in mind that each finger could have a different size, so don't presume that a ring that fits your left ring finger will also fit your right ring finger. The finger on adominant hand is usually 1/2 size larger.
- Measure when your hands are warm, not cold. Finger sizes are prone to change with temperature, humidity, exercise, what you have been eating, time of day, time of the month, pregnancy and other factors.
- Make sure the measurement you choose easily fits over your knuckle.
More info on sizing on my blog.