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How To Find Your Perfect Ring Size
Accurate Home Ring Sizing Service
Jacqueline & Edward have now refined our process for finding your ring size accurately from the comfort of your own home and we are now proud to offer this solution to our potential clients. So, how do you accurately measure your ring size from home?
At Jacqueline & Edward we believe that visiting a high street jeweller is not the best way to find the right ring size for your intended wedding ring. There is a better way. This is because your ring size is determined by a number of factors which are not well represented by the limited array of Jewellers ‘loops’ held by your friendly high street jeweller and the limited amount of time you have in the shop.
We have developed a totally accurate way of finding out your perfect ring size from cradle to grave from the comfort of your own home. This is summarised below and then explained in detail afterwards for the geeks like me who want to delve a little deeper into the science behind ring sizing.
If you want find your perfect ring size with confidence, follow these steps:
- Purchase our Remote Ring Sizing Service (one per couple) which we will ship out to you pronto;
- Receive our starter loop ring sizing set and instruction sheet;
- Post back the ring sizing loops in our self–addressed envelope and let us know your closest size and intended ring width and profile;
- We’ll post you some prototype rings above and below your initial sizing in your required ring width and underside profile. Use this second stage of ring sizing to find the perfect ‘push on’ and ‘twist off’ fit then feedback the results on our enclosed return slip.
- The process takes approximately 7 days in total and will not interrupt the usual handmade delivery timescales. What it will do is guarantee you have the perfect handmade rings, first time. This is even more important when timescales are tight or the type of ring you buy does not resize easily, or at all (e.g. inlay rings or full eternity rings). We will also give you £20 back towards your order on return of the prototypes.
I’ve included below a bit more of the detail which underpins why our ring sizing service is better than walking into any high street shop and why buying from an online supplier does not have to come with risks associated with getting the ring size right, which is one of the most significant concerns all our clients convey. We are proud to be the first company we’ve heard of providing this service within the handmade market.
What determines your ring size?
To answer this question, we’ve decided to draw on years of experience working as a maker directly with our clients. It’s definitely not as simple trying on a couple of jeweller’s loops.
- Temperature. During warmer weather, many people’s fingers swell. Your ring size one day can be different to your ring size another. Have a think about whether this applies to you and if it is a cold day, note your fingers may swell and vice versa. Ideally you have a ring sizer which can be worn for a couple of days inside and out to understand what fits.
- Ring width. The wider the ring you intend to buy, the larger the size you will need. This means that if you measure your ring size with a 2mm wide jewellers’ loop, but then buy a 7mm wide ring, it is very unlikely to fit. Wider rings have a larger contact area with your skin resulting in more friction and I have observed clients move over 4 ring sizes as they try on rings of different widths whilst spending time in the workshop. Traditional jeweller’s loops come in only a couple of widths, but we provide ring prototypes across all ring widths.
- Ring profile. Flat and court profiles fit different. This is more pronounced the wider the ring is. Wide, flat profile rings need to be larger than wide court profiles to fit the same finger. If the ring is not wide e.g. 2mm, then there will be very little difference between flat and court profiles.
- Finger shape. The importance of finger shape extends across all of the above. Finger sizes driven heavily by the diameter of the knuckle as opposed to the section of the finger behind the knuckle tend to mean that temperature, ring width and ring profile have less influence and you are in fact best trying to get as tight a ring as possible, so as to prevent “hang” on the ring finger when the ring is in place. If your ring size is determined by the fleshy part of your finger behind the knuckle, you are much more likely to be affected by the aforementioned factors.
- Other factors: Long haul travel, exercise and a number of health conditions can also affect your ring size, however these will not be covered in detail except to say that all these factors further exemplify how easy it is to get your ring size wrong for that important day by just dropping into your local jeweller.
It is now easy to see that one size does not fit all so to speak and ring sizing is actually a much more complicated science than it seems at first sight. Certainly, using cut out paper ring sizing tools, string around your finger or small plastic belt like devices which strap around your finger are terribly inaccurate ways to try and measure your ring size. However, it is easy to get your ring sized accurately first time using our ring sizing service which has proven in my experience to be more accurate than dropping into 2 high street jewellers.