Tips and Tricks to ring sizing
Did you know that the fingers on your dominant hand are usually bigger than the fingers on your less dominant hand? Did you also know that your fingers tend to swell as the day goes on? If you didn’t, here are some things to consider before you get your fingers sized.
First, you should decide what hand you’ll be wearing your rings on. If you’re planning on using rings on your dominant hand, you should be prepared to wear between a half-size or a full size bigger than your non-dominant hand. And if possible, you should measure your finger at the end of the day when your finger is at its largest.
What you use to measure your ring size can be just as important.
With the boom of online retail jewelry, some stores now offer printable measuring tapes that you can print out at home to measure your finger size. If this is the case, be sure to you have plenty of ink so that the numbers print out legibly onto the paper. Usually these at-home measuring tapes are marked in whole and half-sizes. Try not to pull too tightly on the measuring tape as this can give you an inaccurate reading.
If you’re able to, we suggest getting a ring-sizing gauge. You may have seen this at jewelry stores before. It consists of a large metal ring with several smaller rings attached to it. The smaller rings usually range from sizes 3 to 13 and can be used to measure the ring sizes of both men and women.
Interestingly enough, the most common ring size that we see in women is a size 6 and the average ring size for a man is size 8 ½.
Buying a ring that is the correct size is important, especially if it’s custom made or is decorated with multiple types of metals and gemstones. While most rings can be resized, custom made rings with elaborate designs usually can’t be. So if you’re going to create something one-of-kind, be sure to get the correct ring size well in advance.
Here at BoBen Designs we take extra care in ensuring that your ring size is accurate. We use a ring-sizing gauge and will make time to measure your sizing in the late afternoon when it is ideal.
Even if you’re not in the market for a ring, it’s always good to know your ring size. So stop by and say hello, we’ll be happy to size your finger for future purchases.