How Do I Determine My Correct Ring Size?

Great question! For our custom, personalized jewelry, it’s particularly important we make your ring in the size that will fit comfortably. In addition to having your package arrive in ready-to-wear condition, we also know that it’s not always possible to resize a personalized ring without distorting the personalization.

The best way to determine your correct size for your ring is to visit your local jewelry store. All professional jewelers have standardized sets of rings expressly for the purpose of sizing and are more than happy to allow shoppers to use them to determine their ring size.

They’ll often have these ring sets available in different band widths. While ring sizes are standardized (unlike women’s clothing sizes!), different widths can feel differently on your hand. The ideal is to use a ring sizing set in the same width as the ring you’re interested in purchasing.

You can also bring a ring with you to be sized if you are hoping to surprise someone with a gift that is the perfect fit. The jeweler will use a ring mandrel (see photo) to determine the size of the ring.

While we always (always, always!) recommend visiting a jeweler for ring sizing, we have also have included a ring sizer you can print if you aren’t able to be professionally sized (please pay close attention to the printing instructions to ensure the sizer is printed at the “true” size).

Method A of our sizer will help you use a strip of paper to measure your finger to determine your approximate ring size. As you can imagine, there is room for error with this method, as a piece of paper is quite easy to manipulate – pulling too tightly, leaving too much slack. Method B will be a more accurate tool for determining size if you have a current ring. Do make sure to match the inside circumference of the ring to the circles provided; not the outside.

At Sorella, we use the United States (US) system for ring sizing. For a conversion from UK to US sizing, please refer to this conversion chart. As with most other areas of the jewelry industry, millimeters are the standard unit of measure that is used. You’ll see from this chart that simply knowing the inside circumference of the needed ring size will give you all the information you need.

Marriage Monograms

When the newly married couple walks back down the aisle arm and arm, they have just joined their lives together. What an awesome commitment! Over 85% of American women also make another major change in their lives after their wedding day – they change their last names, and sometimes their middle names, too!

A few years back, I was one of these women myself. I practiced my new signature over and over before the big day arrived (confession: really, this started just after he proposed). Then we bought our first home, and I had to sign and sign and initial and initial all over those endless mortgage papers. I grew to love my new initials.

Appropriately so, monograms have become a wonderful theme within the wedding niche. The monogram can serve as a visual representation of the couple’s union – the “marriage monogram,” a three letter monogram with the wife’s first name initial on the left, the husband’s on the right, and their new joint last name initial in the middle. (i.e. Emma and Scott Miller = EMS). And also, the bride’s new personal monogram becomes a visual expression of the her new life as a married woman.

Classic, contemporary, flowery, or stately, monograms in design span the gamut – monogrammed bathrobes and towels, cloth napkins and wine glasses, wall art and door mats, pillows and bedding.

And jewelry! The ancient Egyptians wore signet rings with their own version of monogramming reverse imprinted in the metal (these rings were more than just a pretty adornment, they actually served as the individual’s signature on important documents). Today, we continue to see monogrammed rings, and more recently monogrammed pendants, rings, and cufflinks have taken center stage. What a great way to gift the new bride and groom.

Your imagination is the only limit for how you can use monograms in design. What do you think? Where have you planted your initials?

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