notes on selecting
the correct size for your ring

Many people believe that their fingers remain the same size from day to day. Everyone's fingers (and hands, etc.) change size to some degree depending on the weather, diet and exercise. Think about how your hands feel and keep that in mind when trying on sizing rings.

How a ring fits over your second knuckle is more important than how it fits once it is all the way on. It must be loose enough to pass over the knuckle in both directions, yet tight enough that it won't slip off, should your finger shrink slightly or get wet. Many people loose rings while swimming. Their hands shrink slightly, and the water acts as a lubricant. It should be easier to put a ring on than to take it off. You may have to work a ring, back and forth slightly in order to remove it. This is normal.

Most American sizing rings come in half sizes, 6, 6½, 7, etc. It is possible to make your ring in a size that falls between two of the sizing rings. For example, if a size 8 feels too large and a size 7½ feels too small, your correct ring size would be a 7¾.

Decide which finger you are going to wear your ring on. Some people will size one finger and then either forget, or decide that they want to wear their ring on a different finger. Your fingers can vary widely in size on each hand and from one hand to the other. If you are right handed, your right hand will generally be larger than your left. If you are left handed, your left hand will generally be larger than your right. The variation from right hand to left hand may be as much as a full size or more.

Wide rings fit tighter than narrow rings, however when making your ring I compensate for this.

If you aren't used to wearing a ring, a properly fitting ring will feel tight or uncomfortable. It is necessary to wear your new ring for a while until your finger and hand become accustomed to it.

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