Buying one of our premium quality rings is an outstanding experience from beginning to end and at 28 Diamonds we aim to make it as easy as possible. With that in mind, we know that getting your partner’s ring size correct is important. There are a variety of methods you can use to find out the ring size. We’ve worked with thousands of happy couples to find their engagement ring and wedding ring size, so they get the perfect fit. We can do the same for you too!
To help you, we also have a free ring sizer for you to use which will make all the difference.
Getting the right engagement or wedding ring fit is snug but understanding how to fit a ring properly needs careful consideration. Here are our top tips:
- The ring should be a snug fit. It shouldn’t move around but it should be comfortable enough that when you remove it, it slips over your knuckles easily. A top tip is that if you know that the knuckle area is larger than the base of the finger, measure both and select a ring area in between the two.
- The difference between ring sizes is very small, only 2 to 3 mm (this is based on the circumference of the bands inside). As a word of advice, a variance of just half a size (or less) will generally fit well.
- A wider ring will fit tighter than a narrower ring of the same size so if you choose anything 5mm or more in width go up half a ring size.
- A “comfort fit” ring means that they have a lightly looser fit and this is because there is less metal in contact with the finger. If you are between sizes, our advice is to go down half a size but if you have large knuckles, go up half a size.
- Your body reacts to heat and cold so remember that your finger also changes in size, the same applies to weight gain or weight loss. So, a ring might fit better in the morning than the evening (as fingers swell slightly), bear this in mind when choosing your ring size.
Steps to Measuring Ring Size at Home
For your convenience, this ring sizer features an international conversion chart, choose your language.
First, take another ring that fits well and measure the inside of that ring using a tape measure (or print out our chart). Always use a ring that is applicable to the finger that is going to be used for your new ring. We realise that if you’re purchasing an engagement ring, this may be more difficult, so, use the corresponding finger on the right hand instead (as a general rule, the more dominant hand is usually slightly bigger than the other, sometimes by up to half a size so size up very slightly). We would also suggest that when measuring another ring; choose one of a similar band width.
If you’re measuring a finger rather than a ring, measure at the end of the day (this is because fingers are usually larger in size at the end of the day than at the beginning). Do check the measurement a few times to ensure accuracy. If you find a ring size is in-between two sizes, order the larger size.
Keeping Your Proposal a Surprise!
Most people like to surprise their partner with an engagement ring but bear in mind that plenty of brides like to be involved in the process. So, while you could simply ask your partner’s ring size, you might prefer the romantic element of surprise. Here are our tips for keeping that proposal a secret:
- Ask your partner’s friends or family if they know their ring size
- Use another ring that belongs to your partner (that fits the corresponding finger on her or his other hand)
- If you want to make a guess and you plan to get the ring re-sized if it’s too big or small, the most popular size is around a 6
- It’s always best to go larger than smaller as it’s easier to resize a ring that’s too large than one that’s too small
- When you choose the shipping address, select one that isn’t the same address as where you both live (if you live together), this could ruin the surprise. The same applies to emails, don’t use a shared account!
Ordering the Wrong Size
Don’t panic – 28 Diamonds offer the very best customer service! If you’ve ordered the wrong size, we offer free resizing for both engagement and wedding rings/bands during the within 30 days of your ring shipment. If the ring is the wrong size after the 1 month promise, remember that it’s much easier to make a ring smaller than bigger, so select that ring in a slightly larger size and get it resized.
If you do need to resize your ring, it involves removing small amounts of precious metal or adding to it. Remember, after resizing, your ring may appear slightly thicker or slimmer. 28 Diamonds will always deliver our strict quality standards and your ring will be resized to fit perfectly, keeping all of its original lustre. If we need to resize a ring, we always clean and polish it too so it arrives looking spectacular! Remember, different ring styles may vary by a few millimetres.
Rings Unable to Be Resized
There are some rings that can’t be resized due to their design. For your convenience, these are clearly marked on our website. As an example, eternity rings, ornate bands and our miligrain rings cannot be resized. However, we stand by our policy and will gladly exchange your ring for another in the correct days within 30 days of your purchase. Do remember, if you choose this option, your new ring may contain fewer or more diamonds or more or less precious metal weight. This could affect the price.