Determine Your Ring Size
Size Your Finger
Visit our showroom and an experienced jewelry consultant will size your finger. Every finger varies slightly, so make sure you know which hand and finger you plan to wear your ring on. Depending on the width of the ring you plan to wear, we have both thin and thick ring sizers for you to try on in quarter-size increments. The width of the ring, and number of rings being worn together, greatly determines what size they will need to be.
Measure an Existing Ring
If you are buying for someone else, you may be able to measure one of their existing rings in order to get an idea of their finger size. If you are making a ring with Jewelry Designs, our craftsmen can always size it appropriately to their finger once it has been gifted to them.
For those who are prone to swelling or arthritic fingers, be sure to ask our jewelry consultant about your options. Sizing beads, adjustable shanks, and more, will allow your rings to slide over your knuckle without spinning on the slimmest part of your finger.
Jewelry Designs’ Size Guarantee
If Jewelry Designs is making a ring for you or someone you love we want to make sure it fits just right. Before we start, make sure you know what finger the ring will be worn on and our jewelers will custom make it specifically in your size. Once the ring has been made, we will adjust the size as needed until you or your loved one decides it is comfortable.
Why Size With An Experienced Jeweler?
Ring sizing may seem like a routine procedure, and in most cases it is. Nonetheless, we see far too often that jewelers will simply hammer a ring up to a larger size or put undue stress on stones or settings by manipulating the materials beyond their tolerance.
The first step in ring sizing is to evaluate the distance in which a ring will have to be opened or closed after a section of metal is either added or subtracted from its base.
The easiest way to envision this is to form a circle using both hands by touching the middle fingers and your thumbs. By leaving your thumbs in contact and open your fingers at the top. The only way to separate your fingers is to bend the circle. Now, imagine the circle covered by delicate stones or filigree and it is easy to see that changing the radius of the circle could damage those stones or collapse delicate design. In most cases, bringing a ring up a size or less will be noninvasive.
An experienced jeweler will be able to read the materials and check the ring for metal fatigue or weak areas. Likewise, they will assess the stones and prongs to verify their ability to withstand the pressure applied during the sizing process.
Since ring sizing requires cutting your ring to add or remove metal, it will also require connecting the ring by soldering or welding. They will use either a torch or laser, depending on the situation and the capability of your jeweler. Next, a jeweler must properly insulate delicate stones or sensitive materials in your ring from heat. Few gems will endure the heat needed to solder gold and none will endure the heat to needed to weld platinum.
As scary as all this may sound, a skilled jeweler with the right knowledge and equipment will size most rings without leaving a trace of the work that has been done. In the few cases that this is not possible, your jeweler should be able to give you advanced notice of any distortion or inconsistency that may occur before you proceed.
At Jewelry Designs, we will diagnose your ring so that it can be properly sized by soldering or welding additional precious metals into place as the situation merits. Our experienced team will evaluate each ring sizing on an individual basis to determine the least invasive method to size your ring and ensure its integrity. If additional jewelry repair is needed, we will recommend it at the time that you leave your ring with us. While your ring is in our shop it will undergo proper jewelry cleaning and rhodium plating if required.