27 June 2017

Diamonds Are Forever 💍 How to measure the perfect ring #ad

So make sure the ring fits! 💍


How to measure the perfect ring 💍

Not that every conversation on rings has to be about relationships, weddings or anything of that sort, maybe you just love diamonds and want to treat yourself to an investment buy. After all, you are allowed, if you can afford it.

Today, I've written a guide on how to measure the perfect ring for your fingers, something I never knew how to do previously. 

Determining the size of your ring often be difficult, which is why I recommend that you are measured by a professional jeweller. Together with AC Silver, retailers of antique jewellery, we can advise you on how to measure yourself for the perfect ring.

Measuring you ring size at home 
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By cutting a thin strip of paper, wrap this around the finger and then make a mark once the paper has gone the whole way around the finger. However, you should keep in mind that some designs are bigger than others, which will have an impact on your ring size.

Other things to consider

When measuring your ring, don’t forget to consider the bank and shank width. A wider band used on a wedding ring will always have a tighter grip on your finger in comparison to a slender solitaire. A ring gauge will be used by a jeweller so that the size of the shank can be determined, which means that you’ll be able to get the perfect fit for your ring. The greater depth of the ring shank, the greater impact on the size of the ring, which may result in you having to go a ring size up.

Your fingers are generally smaller in the morning, so it’s important that you measure your ring size once you have been awake for a few hours and you body has adapted to the room temperature. A cold finger could be half a size smaller; what this means is that during the summer, your ring could become too tight – so the ring should always have some leverage and slack.

Not all rings are the same either, which means that the way you measure them will not always be the same; for larger cocktail rings with a heavy top, these should have a snugger fit. This helps to stop the ring spinning once it is on the finger.
A little wiggle over the knuckle when you take your ring off is what you would usually class as a good fit — your ring should not be too loose when you go to take it off.

By using a ‘ring stick’, which is known as a mandrel sizing tool, if you already have a ring to hand this can be measured – so that the ring is the perfect fit when you try it on.

If the ring isn’t measured correctly, this may leave you not only unable to wear it, but broke and disappointed. 

That’s why we recommend you use a professional that knows how to measure your ring.

For more bling tips, head over to AC Silver's website

CP xo


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