Wearing a ring can take on a very different meaning depending on the hand (right or left) and the finger where you put it on. Engagement, wedding, your personality ... It says a lot about you! When buying this unique piece of jewelry for you or for a loved one you want to please, the choice of the finger size is not so simple and it's normal to have many questions and doubts. A ring that is too tight will quickly be uncomfortable while no one wants to take the risk of losing it because it is too big. Here are some tips for choosing the right ring size!
What exactly is finger size?
The finger size is the circumference of your finger and not the inside diameter of the ring you want to purchase. This means that if you wear a size 6 ring in North America - which is equivalent to a size 52 elsewhere - then your finger circumference is 52 mm. As you can read, the finger size is expressed in millimeters in some countries but not everywhere! To help you find your way around, you can see the table with the sizes in Europe and North America by clicking here.
Measure your fingers
There are different ways to measure your fingers.
Go to a professional:
This is the safest method because jewelers usually have measuring tools like professional ring sizer and can have you try on models of your size. At MYEL, we welcome you to the store to help you determine your finger size using our ring sizer and our ring gauge. We offer half sizes as well as quarter sizes on all of our models for our ring collections.
Print a virtual ring sizer:
If you already have a ring that fits you perfectly, or if you have discreetly borrowed from the person you want to spoil, you can print a virtual ring sizer. Then it is very easy: place the ring on the circles to determine the one that best matches your ring. Be careful to print in the right dimensions and to measure a piece of jewelry that corresponds to the right finger. You can print our virtual ring sizer by clicking here.
Measure your finger yourself:
This one is the least recommended solution because the least precise! Use a string that should not be elastic, go around your finger. Mark the place where the string crosses and measure the length in millimeters with a ruler. Then refer to the equivalence table above to find the right size according to the country in which you want to make your purchase. If you choose this method, repeat the operation several times for a more precise result, do it at the end of the day when your hands are warm.
Use our finger-sizer
If you cannot come by the store and you are not sure about your finger size, you can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for our finger-sizer. If we have the material in stock, it will be sent to you within 2 or 3 days by mail and it will be easy to use it at home!
Find the perfect size
Heat, humidity, pregnancy, weight loss... the size of our fingers can change during the day and throughout our time. So, sometimes a perfect ring size is a more subjective notion than you might think. You must first choose a size with which you feel comfortable, without the risk of losing your jewelry. We advise our customers to take the test by answering the following three questions to make up their minds:
- can you easily put on your ring?
- can you turn it lightly, without discomfort?
- is there a small resistance in your joint that forces you to turn the ring to remove your ring?
If the answer is yes to all 3 questions, then the size is probably the best fit for the person!
Our little tips : be careful to measure the right finger and the right hand! We usually have one hand that is stronger than the other and the size of the same fingers can vary from hand to hand.
The size is finally wrong, what should I do?
Don't worry if the size of the MYEL ring you have bought or given is the wrong size! We offer free sizing on our rings * within 30 days of the date you received it, even for engraved jewelry. The size up time is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. We strongly advise our customers not to make this size adjustment elsewhere than with us because once reworked by other jewleers, the warranty of your ring is no longer valid.
* under conditions and except on stainless steel rings.