Finding the perfect ring can take time, but once you find it, you need to make sure it fits yourself or your recipient perfectly. But how do you tell whether a ring is too big or too small?
Well, any wearer wants their ring to be comfortable, but if it’s too tight, it may cause pain. On the other hand, if it’s too loose, it may be accidentally lost or slip around a lot on the hand.
Let’s take a closer look on how you can determine if a ring is too big or too small as well as whether you should size up or down if you can’t find your size option.
How to Know if Your Ring is too Small
The best way to know whether your ring is too small is how much you have to struggle to get it on. Your ring should not hurt going on at all, but it should be comfortably snug. Your ring should be able to easily slide over your knuckle without leaving a deep indent on your finger once it’s in place.
Note that some rings will barely fit over a knuckle, but still spin on the finger, and others may easily slide over the knuckle only to cause indents. This will depend on your specific hand shape, so make sure you’re taking appropriate measures all around.
How to Know If Your Ring is Too Big
The easiest way to know that your ring is too big is whether it spins around your finger a lot. If your ring is constantly moving around, it’s too big for your hand and may end up flying off or getting lost if it slips off.
You can temproarily fix this by wearing a ring guard until you can get the oversized ring properly fitted.
Should I Size Up or Down?
Most people won’t be able to perfectly wear a ring size as everyone is made differently. So if you can’t find a ring with a perfect fit, you may want to know whether it’s better to size up or size down.
Well, this will heavily depend on your own comfort, but keep in mind that it’s much easier for jewelers to size a ring down than it is for them to size it up, so if you have extra material ,it can be removed. Adding more material will be much trickier.
Are You Shopping for A New Ring?
If you’re in the market for a new ring and want to make sure it’s exactly the right size, consult with one of our expert team members. We’ll work with you to ensure that your jewelry is exactly the right size so that you don’t need to worry about losing it or having a ring that’s too tight.