Your ring size

Why cut an adjustable ring?

 

Even though all the rings I make are adjustable, I want yours to fit perfectly, which is why I cut it to fit your size. Adjustable rings have their limits, you will understand what these are in the following examples. 
 

 

When an adjustable ring is too small

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When an adjustable ring is too small, you will have to open it so much that the gap at the back will pinch your finger. This is very uncomfortable. The ring shown here was opened two full sizes, which I don't recommend.

 

When an adjustable ring is too large

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If an adjustable ring is too big, you will want to make it smaller by overlapping the ends of the ring band. Don't do this! The overlapped ends will pull your hair and clothing and drive you mad. The ring shown here was closed two full sizes, which I don't recommend.

 

The perfect fit

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This is how an adjustable ring should fit.
When temperatures change, so does the size of your fingers.
Heat makes them swell, while cold weather makes them shrink.
 The back of the ring should only open up to half a size in order to adjust to these changes, as the example shown here.

 

How to measure your ring size

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1. Find a ring that you own that fits comfortably on the same finger on which you will wear the ring you just purchased.

If you have a choice between a wide ring band or a thin one, please choose the first. A thin ring band rests in the narrower part of your finger, while a wider band occupies the thicker part.

All of the rings that I make have wide ring bands, as the example shown on the left of this image.

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2. Make sure that your ring is as round as possible when viewed from the top. It should look like the example on the left of this image.

Since our fingers are not round and most metals are maleable, rings tend to flatten with use and become oval. This is what happened to the example shown on the right.

Please choose the roundest ring you have. 

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3. Measure the inner diameter of your roundest ring (preferably in cm and mm).

To do this, place a ruler across the middle of the ring, as if you were trying to cut it exactly in half.

Make sure that you don't include the thickness of the metal in your measurement.

The inner diameter of the ring shown here is 1.7 cm.