Whether you are trying to keep a proposal a secret, or attempting to keep a gift concealed to reveal at a special occasion, figuring out your partner’s ring size is an important and critical part of the process! Kurtis Jewellers wants to help you learn more about ring sizing and give you some tips on how to find this out without blowing your cover.
Any ring should fit comfortably on your finger – snug enough that it won’t fall off, yet loose enough to slide over your knuckle. Just like your feet can swell after a long day of work, finger size changes depending on the time of day, as well as depending on the weather. For best results measure your finger size:
- At the end of the day and/or when your fingers are warm – Fingers are smaller in the early morning and when cold.
- Measure your finger 3 to 4 times before committing to ‘your’ size – This allows for random fluctuations that may skew your reading.
- Avoid using string or paper to measure ring size. – These materials can stretch or twist, yielding an inaccurate measurement.
In Canada, women’s rings typically range from size 3 to 9 and men’s rings typically range from size 8 to 14.
Of course, these are just averages; we are able to create and resize rings no matter how big or small your fingers are!
Most rings are easy to resize by simply adding or taking away some of the metal, however there are some pieces that once created, need to be reconstructed to be resized. Diamond and gemstone eternity rings with a specific number of gemstones per finger size, ornate bands, some silver rings, or rings with alternative metals such as Tungsten cannot be resized. Our skilled technicians are always looking for a challenge, so if you need a ring resized bring it to Kurtis Jewelers and we will see how we can help!
Tips for Buying the Ring as a Surprise
- Ask your significant other’s friends or mother if they know her finger size. Often women try on each other’s jewellery, or a parent may have purchased a ring in the past.
- Borrow one of your significant other’s rings (from the correct finger) and use the ring measurements above to determine its size. But remember, her dominant hand will be larger than her other i.e. a ring that fits on her right hand may in fact be too big on her left.
- If all else fails, try to estimate how much bigger (or smaller) your hands are than hers, we can give you an approximate size!