An engagement ring will serve as a constant reminder and symbol of your marriage, and it will be worn by your partner for the rest of their lives. The ring size is an important thing to think about. Even the prospect of having an engagement ring size wrong can be terrifying! So, before you start looking for the perfect ring, type, and style for your perfect day, you should first determine your ideal size.
Make sure you know your partner’s exact ring size because nothing is more distressing than losing such valuable gems while doing the dishes or being unable to wear your ring due to blood circulation issues.
Choosing the appropriate size for a ring can be one of the most difficult aspects of the process, as it is dependent on a variety of factors. You should think about the ring’s material, bandwidth, and finger shape. Acotis Diamonds‘s step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of determining the proper size for your engagement ring using simple ideas and tactics.
How do you determine the size of your ring?
If your partner doesn’t already know their ring size, the most accurate way to find out is to get your finger measured by a professional or jewellers.
To avoid any mistakes, a professional jeweller should accomplish this with the help of a ring sizer, but if this isn’t possible and you’re worried about erroneous ring-sizing and re-sizing, the following “String Method” can come in handy!
To avoid any risk, follow the instructions below to achieve a near-accurate reading.
Without going to the jeweller, here’s how to get a close approximation of your partner’s ring size:
- even though this is known as the “Thread Method,” a piece of string or floss is less trustworthy because it is thinner and more likely to move around. As a result, using a strip of paper is more convenient. Get your hands on a strip of paper that’s no more than 1.4 cm wide. If this were your actual ring, the width would equal the bandwidth.
- Wrap the piece of paper around the base of the finger where the ring will be worn. Keep it snug and near to your knuckle, where the engagement ring will most likely land.
- Mark the point where the string/paper strip overlaps to form a complete circle with a pen or pencil.
- Accurately measure the length of the paper or string with a ruler. Begin from the top of the page and work your way down to the pen mark you’ve created. Depending on the size guide you’re using, measure it in cms or inches.
Things to think about when using the String Method to measure
Though this approach will give you an estimate, keep the following in mind to ensure you get the most precise ring size:
- At the end of the day, the fingers are usually the largest. You avoid any confusion, make sure to measure your/your partner’s finger at the end of the day.
- Try slipping the ring sizer on and off after you’ve written the ring size on the strip of paper/string with a pen. Check to see if it slides off easily and is comfortable to put back on, but not too easily.
- When measuring fingers, it’s best to avoid doing so when they’re cold, as this is when they’re the smallest.