Every ring at Ethica Diamonds is handcrafted to order, just for you – in your size. Unlike many other jewellers, we do not re-size pre-made rings, which ensures each ring we craft is of the highest quality. While nothing is more accurate than having your finger measured by a professional, using these tools will assist you in determining the exact size you will need for your ring purchase.
Getting the size right for your ring is a balancing act. Making your perfect ring is very important to us and we are happy to assist you in determining the right ring size.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
A RING SHOULD BE ABLE TO TURN COMFORTABLY When in place, and be able to be taken off and put back on again without discomfort.
THE HAND SWELLS When it is warm, and contracts when it is cold, so ensure that a ring that is perfect at one extreme of temperature isn’t impossible at the other.
MOST PEOPLE’S FINGERS TAPER SLIGHTLY So a ring worn closer to the hand needs to be at least half a size larger than others worn next to it. This will allow the finger to bend, more easily.
FINGER SIZE CAN CHANGE DURING THE DAY Measure in the morning, in the evening, after exercise, and at other times, to ensure that the ring will remain a good fit, no matter what you are doing.
ALLOW A BIGGER SIZE FOR A WIDER RING As a general rule, the wider the band, the larger the size. Select one size larger than what your actual ring size is as wider bands take up more room on the finger & the extra room will be much more comfortable.
LEFT AND RIGHT WON’T MATCH A person’s left hand and right hand are unlikely to be exactly the same size. The dominant hand, the hand they write with, will usually be fractionally larger. The ‘ring finger’ is often the second-smallest finger, by diameter.
MORE THAN ONE RING ON ONE FINGER If you are wearing a single narrow band, select the size that closely fits over your knuckle. If you are adding another ring to the same finger, add another half size to allow more room and a comfy fit.
KNUCKLES If your knuckle is much larger than the base of your finger, make sure & measure both the base of your finger (palm end) as well as your knuckle. Select a size between the two to allow enough room to comfortably slip over your knuckle.
BUYING A RING AS A SURPRISE
When you are buying a ring as a surprise, there is a whole lot of guesswork that goes on. There are a number of ways that you can improve your chances of getting the size right, or at least very close, without spoiling the special moment!
If they wear a ring on that finger already, try to borrow it and measure it. Our printed ring-sizer will be able to help with this, with circles, diameters, UK and US ring sizes given. Alternatively, bring it to our showroom, or send it to us, and we will measure it for you.
If you can take an ally, see if they know the size of the correct finger. Bear in mind that left and right hands won’t usually match. A person’s writing or dominant hand will usually be slightly larger.
Use the print-out ring sizer on your partner’s finger while they are asleep – very, very carefully!
Do some detective work and measure against your own hand – put their ring on to your finger and draw a line around the lower part of the ring (palm side). Measure it against a ruler and refer to our ring sizer chart to see what size you need.
REQUEST A FREE RING SIZER
Making your perfect ring is important to us, and we understand that finding the perfect size for your ring can be tricky when purchasing online. This is why we’re happy to send you a free ring sizer. If you are resident in the UK, we are happy to send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer so that you can easily measure your finger size at home. To receive yours, fill in the form below and we’ll put one in the post to you.
If you would like to determine your ring size immediately, we suggest that you print our simple Ring Sizing Guide and read the instructions carefully. Before you print, be sure to check that page scaling is set to “none” on your print dialog box. Our ring sizing guide will help you find a men’s ring size or a women’s ring size.