How to select the correct ring size?

 

Choosing the right ring size will take a bit of effort and time, but it is important. Too tight a ring will be uncomfortable or impossible to wear and too big a ring will easily slip off the finger. The size of one's finger changes, even during the day. In the morning and in the evening one's fingers are usually slightly swollen. In the middle of the day fingers on average are smaller. Therefore the best setting for measuring your ring size is in the middle of the day.

 

Buying new rings is easy if you already know your ring size. Silk&Silver uses the ring size defined as the inner diameter of the ring in millimeters. The other common ring size system is based on the inner circumference of the ring. The conversion table shows how these two different measurements correspond to each other. Make sure to specify your ring size with the measurement method Silk&Silver uses.

 

Many jewelry stores have special measurement rings that can be used for measuring the correct ring size. At home, the correct size can be tested by cutting a narrow shred from a flexible paper, curling it around the finger and using a pen to mark the spot where the paper ring feels comfortable. The length of the straightened shred will give you the circumference of the ring and the correct ring size can then be found from the conversion table.

 

It is important to keep the paper ring as round as possible for it to imitate a real ring. The shape of one's fingers defines the correct measurement point: a person with larger joints should take the measurement from around the joint, and a person with pointy fingers should take the measurement from the spot where the ring would normally go.

 

If you want to have a ring in the same size as the one you already have, the easiest way to find out the size is to measure the inner diameter of the ring. The best tool for the job is a caliper. You can also use a ruler, but the result may not be entirely accurate.