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Tips on Sizing a Ring

This is where it gets a little tricky! If the ring is for you, you can have your finger measured at any local department store that sells jewelry. If you are buying it for your loved one, then you may want to use one of these suggestions:

  • Make an Impression - If she's in the habit of leaving any of her rings lying about, make an impression of one. A bar of soap, a piece of clay or even a piece of bread can be used to take a reliable measurement.
  • Trace the inside - You could even trace the inside of the ring on a piece of paper, which can be used to determine an accurate measurement. As long as you can get the diameter, we can convert that to a finger size... or at least close!
  • Try it on for Size - Simpler still, just put one of her rings on your own fingers. Push it down as far as it will go and then mark the spot with a pen, or try to remember how far down it went. Then quickly go get that part of your finger sized!
  • Talk to her friends - A friend of your loved one can be of great assistance in this particular endeavor. It's not uncommon for one friend to ask another for their ring size as a matter of curiosity. But remember to pick the "secret-keeping" friend.

Keep in mind that ring sizing is an imperfect science. Fingers tend to swell up during summer days or during vigorous activity, making a perfectly fitted ring feel too tight. Take note of when you take the measurement, and adjust accordingly if necessary.