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There’s nothing more exciting than buying a new ring. Rings are the one piece of jewellery that are always visible for the wearer, accompanying them throughout their daily tasks, in all the trials and tribulations. But finding a ring that fits can be quite the challenge.
Unlike other pieces of jewellery, ring size matters when shopping for a new ring, and with our shopping habits gradually moving online, a lot of us don’t have the option of trying before we buy. So how can you make sure that you buy a Majorica ring that fits? By measuring your ring size, of course. It’s easy with our insider tips and tricks.
How Do We Measure Ring Sizes?
The world of ring sizing can be a little complicated for an unseasoned ring shopper, but don’t be daunted; it’s a lot simpler than it seems. The generic ring size scale that we tend to rely on is the U.S scale, which goes between 3 and 13.5, with each size jumping up by 0.5 in each size – see, not too complicated.
What does complicate matters a little is the fact that other countries use different scales, introducing letters into the mix to measure ring sizes, but we don’t need to worry about that; Majorica uses the U.S scale.
Typically, women’s ring sizes range from sizes 3 to 9, with men’s sizes commonly measuring between sizes 8 and 14. The ring sizes correlate to the inside circumference of your finger in millimetres, but you don’t need to worry about doing the ring size conversion yourself.
Simply use the following ring size chart and let it do all the hard work for you.
What’s The Perfect Fit?
The problem with finding the ‘perfect’ ring fit is the fact that the size of our fingers constantly fluctuates due to a number of factors, like our diets, our exercise levels, and even the day’s weather forecast, making it difficult to get an exact measure.
However, as a rule of thumb (or finger!) a ring should simply fit comfortably – not too tight, and not too loose. The idea is that the ring should never fall off but should be able to be slipped over the knuckle with a little pressure.
Methods For Measuring Ring Sizes
There are a couple of different methods you can use to make sure that you get the perfect ring size fit, some requiring tools, some not.
And whilst most of these options only work if you are measuring your own ring size, there are ways of measuring other people’s ring size, if you’re looking to buy a ring without your partner finding out!
The one thing that you will need at your disposal for almost all of the methods is this ring size chart.
Use a Paper Strip
If you don’t have access to a ring size chart, then you can download and print off your very own paper strip ring measurer, which wraps around the finger like a tape measure, giving you an accurate measurement of your ring size, without the need for you to do any calculations.
Use a Piece of String
Another simple way of measuring ring sizes is with a piece of string or floss. All you have to do is take the string and wrap it around your finger, at the point where you wish to wear the ring.
Then, grab a pen and mark the point where the string overlaps, slipping the string back off your finger and laying it flat along a measuring tape to accurately measure the millimetres. This digit can then be compared to the ring size chart and hey presto – you’ve got your ring size.
Are you using the paper strip or string method? Please note to take extra care not to pull the strip/string too tight or loose, otherwise your measurements may not be accurate, and you will be left with a ring that doesn’t fit!
Use Rings That Do Fit
If you have a ring that is already the perfect fit, then put it to good use! Line it up with whichever circle on the ring size chart that looks like the ideal fit, and this should be a pretty good indicator of your ring size.
This is a great option if you’re trying to sneakily measure your partner’s ring size without them knowing. They might question you wrapping a piece of string around their finger, but if you can subtly borrow one of their rings whilst they’re not wearing it and line it up against the ring size chart, it will likely go unnoticed!
Buy a Ring Sizer
If you want another option that doesn’t require you to use a ring size chart and you’re looking for the most effective way of measuring your ring size, why don’t you buy your own ring sizer?
They tend to come in the form of a mini plastic measuring tape that fits over the finger and are generally very affordable and available to buy online. It’s something that is always handy to have lying around your house for future fittings, as your ring size will likely change as you get older, so you won’t have to bother getting it resized professionally.
Our Advice to Get the Perfect Fit
Warm your hands up before measuring your ring size
Cold weather will make your fingers shrink, meaning a ring that fits you when you’re cold may be too tight to wear once you warm up.
Try to get your fingers to your average body temperature before you attempt to measure your ring size, and be mindful of the climate that you live in. If you live in a cold country but measure your fingers whilst on holiday in the warmth the measurement won’t be accurate!
And remember; the perfect fit is not too tight, not too loose.
Have summer rings and winter rings
If your body is the type to fluctuate in changing seasons, then it might be an idea to have one ring measurement for the winter months and another for the summer months, to ensure that you never have the problem of a ring that slips off and gets lost, or a ring that is too tight to take off.
Plus, this top tip means that you can rotate your jewellery so that it’s seasonal, keeping, for example, a Majorica Juliette as your summer ring, and a Majorica Cercle as your winter ring – it’s the best of both worlds!
Always take into consideration the band size
Thick bands tend to fit tighter on the finger, so perhaps consider sizing up if you’re looking to buy a thick band ring, like the Majorica Nuada, which would have a tighter fit than the Majorica Roxana Mother of Pearl.
If in doubt, size up
It’s generally a good idea when you measure your ring size, to size up if you feel that you are in between two sizes. Fingers are more likely to swell than get smaller and having a ring that is ever so slightly too big is much better than having one that’s too small.
Getting it Right
If you’re buying a Majorica ring, it’s going to be for life, so it’s important to get the ring size right. However, with our helpful returns policy and 10-year warranty on all products, ordering a ring that doesn’t fit isn’t the end of the world – but it is an avoidable mistake that could result in you having to wait longer to wear your dream ring.
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