Ring Resize Guide
There are many reasons why you may want to have a ring resized. Engagement rings and rings received as gifts or passed down as heirlooms usually need to be resized to fit correctly. Maybe you have gained or lost weight or would just like to wear your ring on a different finger. Ring resizing is a standard service offered by most local jewellers, who have several different ways that they can help make your ring fit perfectly. It is important to have your rings resized by a local professional jeweller who has the time and skills necessary to do excellent work on your precious ring.
How Do I Find My Ring Size?
In the U.S., ring sizes are based on a numerical scale, whilst in other countries such as Australia and the UK, an alphabetised system is used. If your ring size falls between a whole and half size, it’s always best to size up rather than down.
There are a couple of different ways to find your ring size. If you have a ring that fits comfortably, you can bring it with you to your local jeweller who will match it up to their ring size guide. You can also use our ring size guide that you can print out to measure the size of a properly fitting ring in your collection. Be sure to measure the finger on the hand where you will wear the ring as fingers on dominant and non-dominant hands can differ by a quarter size.
First Thing, Get the Size Right
Figuring out your partner’s ring size to begin with is the first step. While the ring can be resized, it will save time away from the ring and allow your fiancé to wear their ring right away if you can figure their ring size ahead of time.
Employ Some Sneaking: One of the easiest and most accurate ways to find the answer out is to measure any rings the other person already wears on their ring finger. Some people enjoy jewellery and have several rings that they wear daily or when dressing up. For those who are lucky enough to have a partner who regularly wears rings, obtaining this information can be as simple as being a little sneaky. Pay special attention to which ring fits their ring finger, and where they store it when not wearing it. The next time they leave the house without it, simply take the ring to a jeweller and have it sized. The ring can often be replaced without the other person ever finding out and your special surprise can go off without a hitch.
Get Help From Friends: If your significant other doesn’t wear a lot of jewellery, finding out the ring size might require some outside help. Depending on how much they socialize much with others, it may be possible that their best friend either knows their ring size or can help you find out. If they do not already know it, they can bring it up casually in conversation and report back what they find. While not as assuredly reliable as sizing an owned ring, it can still help partners pull of a romantic surprise proposal.
When All Else Fails: If they do not wear a lot of jewellery and have no friends who can assist, a third option for finding a ring size relies on having a heavy sleeping partner and a delicate sense of touch. Using a small piece of paper or string – about 3 to 4 inches in length – a pen, and a ruler, it is possible to find out ring size using a simple measurement. While they are asleep, carefully slip the paper or string around their finger and make marks for measurements. Using just about any ring sizing chart at a jewellers workshop or site, it is possible to find the exact ring size.
Fox & Bear recommend using your local jeweller for resizing.
As Fox & Bear don’t offer a resize service, we recommend that you use your local jeweller to assist you should your ring need to be resized. A reputable and skilled jeweller will happily assist any person who requires a resize. Ask your friends and family for recommendations of local jewellery workshops who can assist you.
Download our ring size guide here;