When you’re choosing a ring, besides the design, the colour of the gold and the stones, you also have to make a decision about one more thing and that is the size of the ring. However, the size is something that we often don’t know so for this reason we’ve outlined some basic information on ring sizes and tips on what to look out for when you are measuring a ring size so that your new ring is not only beautiful but also a great fit.
How are ring sizes stated?
In the UK, ring sizes run from E to U, with women most often wearing a size M and men a size T. In the EU, in the most widely used sizing, ring size is quoted in millimetres as the size of the ring’s inner circumference or the circumference of the measured finger.
From our experience, we know that the most common sizes for wedding rings designed for the ring finger of the left hand are 52 and 53 for women, while for men’s rings it is 59 to 61 mm. Other countries may have other types of sizing which you may come across. For instance, in the US a numerical scale based on finger thickness is used, with women most often wearing a size 6 and men a size 9.
What not to forget when choosing a size
The best option is to get measured directly at the jeweller where you will buy the ring or have it made. However, this is not always possible, for example, if you’re choosing an engagement ring for your partner or want to do the whole purchase online.
With the tips which we have put together here, you’ll certainly be able to do it yourself. We recommend measuring the circumference of your finger at normal room temperature during the day.
Also bear in mind that fingers tend to be wider in the evening, as well as at higher temperatures. It is also worth measuring the knuckle of the finger. The ring will fit well if it stays firmly in place, it doesn’t turn on its own but is also able to easily slide over the knuckle.
Should I buy a larger or a smaller ring?
Although many customers tend to choose a larger size out of caution, we recommend choosing a smaller size for classic rings that have a narrow band. This is because it is not such a problem for a jeweller to enlarge a ring by one or two sizes, but it is relatively complicated to make it smaller. If it is a wider ring, we advise choosing a larger size, as such rings usually have a tighter fit on the finger.
We hope that you’ll be able to make the right choice but if not, don’t despair, with rings which have been purchased from the jewellery studio KLENOTA, you get your first sizing exchange for free.