If The Ring Fits | Your Go-To Sizing Guide
When it comes to engagement rings, there are many options available when it comes to the gemstone, color of metal, size and design. Perhaps, you are single and dreaming of a future engagement, have been seriously dating a significant other, recently been proposed to, or looking to update your rings in a vow renewal. Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, an engagement or wedding ring is one of the most special pieces of jewelry you will ever wear.
Because an engagement ring is so symbolic and important, it is important not only to select the right ring, but select a ring that fits. It is important to note that most often, the ring doesn’t fit right away. Even if you pick out the ring and size yourself or a significant other surprises you with your ring, many couples find themselves back at a jewelry to make sure the fit of the ring is absolutely perfect. Because the ring itself is precious, it is important to be educated and know what to look for when it comes to figuring out the right fit of your ring.
First, it is important to note that the fit of your ring will not be exact from day to day. For example, your fingers often get smaller in the cold and expand in the summer or in heat. Some days it will feel as if the ring is a little too small, or vice versa- a little too loose. While the fit won’t be exact, the size you should aim towards is for the ring to go on your finger without forcing it, but provide a level of resistance when taking it off. If you are getting your engagement ring sized in the winter, it is important to remember to not make the ring too tight, as your fingers will most likely expand in the summer months.
Jewelers use standardized sizing rings to determine the proper fit of your ring. Rings are typically sized in ¼ sizes, used to determine the best fit for the ring. Many people run into trouble when their knuckles are larger than the rest of their finger. If this is the case, jewelers can add sizing beads to the inside of the ring. This allows the ring to fit over the top of the knuckle and rest on the base of the finger without twisting around as much (since rings are most often top heavy).
Another consideration is simply personal taste and comfort. Some individuals like their rings looser than others. It is important to find a trusted and experienced jeweler who can resize and make changes to your ring to get it exactly the way you like it. Another consideration when it comes to size is what material the ring is made out of, such as metal or plastic. Each person will have their own taste and preferences when it comes to fit, so it is important to have a discussion with your jewelry and stop in and have the ring looked at.
At Master Jewelers, we have over 20 years of experience designing and selling custom, quality jewelry pieces for the greater Indianapolis area and beyond. Stop by our showroom today in Indianapolis or reach us online to start the process of resizing your ring. Our team of artisans believe that every love is unique, and so should every engagement ring. We will tailor your ring to you, so you are happy with the final result. Contact us today to get started finding the perfect engagement ring with the perfect fit.