Fitting an engagement ring is no easy task. In fact, in the majority of people, sometimes it will feel too tight and other times it will feel too loose. That’s because there really is no such thing as the “perfect fit” when it comes to engagement rings. We shoot for a “good fit” which basically means it feels comfortable the majority of the time. So how should an engagement ring fit? And how can I find the right ring size for me? Let’s find out!
As we’ve already said, there is no such thing as the “perfect fit”. I know this is weird to wrap your head around, but it’s something that is important to fully understand. If your ring does fit perfectly, it’ll just be for a day or so, because our fingers fluctuate in size according to the weather (colder hands and your fingers will get smaller, hotter weather and they will swell), what we eat (hello salt bloat!), or even if you work with your hands frequently. Knowing this, you can do your best to find a good fit… you just have to be realistic about the fact that it won’t always fit the same.
If you don’t know your ring size already, you should get professionally sized. You can use online guides, but for something as meaningful and expensive as an engagement ring, you want to make sure you get your size right! When you go in to get your finger sized, the jeweler should have various tools and methods to help you find the ring that is going to be the most comfortable for you. This is a personal choice (some like their ring extra tight while others a little looser), so if it doesn’t feel right, speak up!
Time of Day:
It’s important to keep in mind that your finger size fluctuates based on what time of day you get measured. We recommend that our clients get sized between lunch and dinner, because this is when your finger is at its largest.
A Good Fit:
Now that we’ve given you some tips on getting sized, you should understand what a good fit feels like. You should be able to take your ring on and off when you need to, without too much of a struggle. If you’re reaching for oil to wiggle your ring off, it’s too tight. As a general rule, your ring should be able to slide over your knuckle easily, but should take a little more effort to come off. In fact, your ring should just barely slide over your knuckle, this will ensure it won’t easily fall off. Your ring should fit snug around the base of your finger without leaving any indent marks. To see if it fits the right way, push your ring up from underneath: there should be a small space between your ring and your finger.
Ah yes, the most complicated part of the equation: finger shape. If you have enlarged knuckles, your ring will be too loose at the base of your finger. If you have small knuckles, your ring will fit a little more snug. You want your ring to fit snug at the base, so that’s something to keep in mind for those with enlarged knuckles. Still, you don’t want your ring to b too tight. If it’s too tight, it will get even tighter if you have a salty meal or go some place hot. If you’re pregnant, you may even want to wear your ring around a necklace for a while, pregnancy causes your fingers to seriously swell in some cases!
In conclusion, getting your size right is kind of a science! Hopefully this educated you on how much finger sizes fluctuate, and that getting a “perfect fit” is close to impossible. If you need any help or have any questions on sizing, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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