Jenna Clifford Rings - How To Choose The Right Size Jenna Clifford Ring for Any Occasion in Less Than 10 Steps
Ring sizing has its own chapter in the book of advice on buying an engagement ring (the mythical book yet to be fully completed!) As part of your ring-buying crash course, we explain how ring sizing works, how to determine your perfect fit and why it’s so important to get a well-fitting wedding or engagement ring.
- Engagement rings and wedding bands are generally worn on the left ring finger, which is usually smaller than the right ring finger, as most people are right-handed. If he or she is left-handed, that finger may be a slightly larger than the right hand’s ring finger.
- Consider the width (and depth) of the ring. The wider the ring (or rings), the tighter it will fit on a finger. If you have fallen in love with a ring that is on the wider side (5mm +) consider going up about a ½ size for every millimetre past 4mm. Keep in mind that adding a wedding band to stack next to an engagement ring will increase the width.
- Stay away from string and paper ring-sizers. Unlike the metal found in a ring, string or paper-sizers can stretch or twist quite a bit, yielding an inaccurate measurement. If you are not using a professional ring-sizer, make sure the measurement tool you are using sits flush on the finger and doesn’t stretch, tear or twist while you are using it.
- Make sure to measure the finger that the ring is intended for! Referring back to point #1 – the same finger on different hands is almost always different. Measuring the finger the ring is destined for will not only avoid mishaps, but will ensure a happy bride or husband to be!
- Don’t sweat it. Our hands swell slightly in heat. If it is a hot day or you have just exercised, your hand may be a little bit bigger than it usually is and that can affect size. Opt to have your ring fitting early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, as our extremities do tend to swell throughout the day – even if we do not over exert ourselves.
- Bigger is sometimes better when buying a wide-set ring. If you are buying a wide band, it can be a good idea go for a slightly larger ring size than the measurement you take off the ring-sizer. With the wider profile these styles can fit a little bit snug.
- Smaller and snug is sometimes better for thin bands with diamonds. If the ring has a very thin band, or is top-heavy, opting for a snug-fit may be best practice. A well-fitted thin band is less likely to slip, especially if it holds a heavy diamond. It will also prevent the ring from spinning over and possibly causing damage to your diamond.
- Choosing the correct size – prioritise comfort. Your ring should fit your finger comfortably. It should be snug enough so that it won't fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle.
- Undecided between two sizes? If you are hesitating between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger of the two sizes. Larger bands can always be adjusted, while smaller bands may have their integral structure compromised or contaminated if adjusted by a wily jeweller, one who may use sub-grade metals to expand the ring.