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How to Know Your Ring Size

How to Know Your Engagement Ring Size


Why is it Important to Know Your Ring Size?

If you’re a guy or a lady who doesn’t wear jewelry often, you may wonder what the big deal is with ring sizing. After all, fingers are pretty flexible, and the soft tissue is good at adapting to jewelry. But you wouldn’t buy a t-shirt that’s too small or too big, and you shouldn’t settle for a mis-sized ring for the same reasons: A ring that’s too small will be difficult to get over your knuckle and can cut off your circulation; a ring that’s too big will slip around on your finger and potentially fall off.

Once a ring has been made, the process of resizing isn’t always a given. While it’s relatively simple to add details that size a ring down (like sizing beads and moveable inserts), sizing a ring up requires that a jeweler structurally change the band of the ring. If you have eternity bands or tension-set rings, resizing is impossible!

Why bother with the trouble of resizing when you have the option to have your ring properly sized to begin with?

How to Determine Your Ring Size

The easiest way to determine your ring size is to stop into your local jeweler. If you’re in the Michigan area, Medawar Jewelers offers five convenient showrooms where our staff can easily help you find your proper ring size. Fortunately, even if you don’t have easy access to a jeweler, it’s a relatively simple procedure to find out your ring size at home.

First, determine which hand you’re going to be wearing the ring on. For most people, their dominant hand tends to be larger, so never assume that your left and right hands’ sizes are the same! When you want to know your ring size, we suggest measuring your finger at the end of the day, when it’s at its largest. Take a string and permanent marker. Wrap the string around the base of your finger and use the marker to note where the string overlaps.

Use a ruler to measure to the mark using millimeters. That measurement can easily be converted to a size by referring to a chart. If you can’t use the string method—as many men are unable to if they’re surprising their female partners with a ring—a secondary method is to bring a partner’s ring to a local jeweler to have it sized. Alternatively, an imprint of the ring can be made in a soft material, like soap, and that imprint can be taken to a jeweler at your leisure.

Visit Medawar Jewelers for Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, and More

Suffice it to say, we here at Medawar Jewelers know all about ring sizes. Our 52 years of experience have made us familiar with every aspect of this jewelry style, and whether you’re looking for engagement rings and wedding bands to celebrate your happiest days, or you want a fashion ring to celebrate your own sense of incomparable style, we’re always available to help.

If you’re interested in learning more about the rings we offer at Medawar Jewelers or the services we offer to new customers, call us at (855) 850-8015 or visit us at any of our showrooms in West Lansing, Okemos, Jackson, Portage, or Brighton today!

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