Ring size? How to work it out, in secret…
What ring size is she?
Hands are so often a part of the body that we just don’t take notice of, until we are planning a surprise! Or even when they are our own fingers, often we have no clue what ring size we are. Right? And it can be confusing to work out for a number of reasons (don’t worry, we clarify a few of these below!)
You want to gift a ring (or potentially propose) to your love but you aren’t sure about her ring size.
If you are planning on being discreet and keeping this declaration as a surprise, here are our suggestions on how to work out her ring size.
(If you are still confused, we do lend out samples for proposals. You can then have her left / right hand professionally sized to ensure it is made to the perfect fit. Just email our team).
Things to know first:
- Fingers are all different sizes (even when on the same hand) and typically, fingers are slightly different in size per hand. Normally when looking at the 3 x middle fingers – the ring finger is the smallest, followed by the middle finger, with the ‘pointer’ being the largest. Size can differentiate between .5 of a size per finger (which is substantial in a fine shank / ring band). Ie. My fingers are a 6, 6.5 and 7. If your lover is right handed, her right hand will be larger than her left and vice versa.
- Seasonal : Fingers swell in heat and shrink in cold. They will also change with pregnancy (do we even need to share this – you know, right?!)
- Design matters : a ring that is much chunkier in design will fit more snug, than one that is fine (like our Honour range). Do not measure a super thick band and expect a fine band to be the same size, as it won’t be.
- International sizing : different countries go by different numbers or letters. Familiarise yourself here : The Official International Ring Size Conversion Chart.
- Resizing : depending on the design, not all rings can be resized. If the band is attached to the setting of the stone, typically, you cannot resize this style without risking damaging the stone. This is why size is IMPORTANT.
Ways to measure a ring size:
- Measure the inside diameter of a ring (from inside edge straight across) that she wears on the engagement finger. Ensure it is a ring style with a finer band, as to match the bands that we offer. As we mentioned above, larger settings fit completely differently. Then match your measurement to the measurements in the diagram below.
(Diameter : across from one side to the other side / left to right)
Note : if this diagram is not to scale on your devise, use the mm dimensions to compare.
- Ask her friend / sister / mother (and then swear them to secrecy). They may know, or be able to subtly find out this information for you.
- If she’s a deep sleeper, you can use a piece of string or rope to measure her finger, mark the spot where the material comes together, and then calculate the ring size (you can use our sizing guide for additional help).
- If you are not concerned with subtlety, ask her directly. Or gently nudge that she should go and have her fingers all accurately and professionally sized. And then tell you each one. (Write it down immediately – sizing is confusing).
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