Emma Scaramozzino - August 5, 2021
Our hacks to finding your perfect size + how to guess for gifting.
Buying for yourself: If you are buying a ring for yourself and you aren't sure of your size, we recommend visiting your local jeweler or our showroom to be professionally sized. If this isn't an option, order a plastic sizer online - these are fairly accurate, inexpensive, and usually arrive within 2 days of purchase.
Purchasing a gift: If you are gifting a ring, there are a couple of ways you can guess a person's ring size. The solution with the highest possibility of accuracy is to try your best to snag a ring your friend, family member, or partner frequently wears and bring it to a jeweler to be measured. If you don't know which finger they wear it on, however, this may not be the best option. Another option is to guess based on average ring size. Typically this is a size 6 for women and a size 8 for men. If you still aren't sure, let the following theory be your last resort: take their shoe size and subtract 2. 85% of the time, that is their ring size. For example, if they are a size 8 shoe, they are likely to have a size 6 ring finger. This method isn't fool-proof, but it does narrow things down. Regardless of if you think you've guessed accurately, we suggest that you avoid getting a band with diamonds set 360° until you know their size for sure. If diamonds are set all the way around, it's harder to resize, making it more likely that you will have to have the ring remade.
Buying for yourself: As you may have guessed, determining your bracelet size is as simple as wrapping a tape measure around your wrist! However, if you want to be sure a bracelet will fit comfortably, we recommend measuring the length of a bracelet you wear frequently to ensure the new one you order isn't too loose or too tight. If you don't currently have a bracelet that fits you, ordering an inexpensive bracelet and wearing it for a couple of days will ensure that you've chosen the correct size.
Purchasing a gift: If you are gifting a bracelet to a friend, family member, or partner, try your best to borrow a bracelet that they frequently wear and measure the length. If this isn't an option, we suggest looking at the average wrist sizes and guessing from there based on if they are a larger or smaller person. For example, the average male wrist size is 8.25 inches and the average female wrist size is 6.25 inches. If you're still not sure, we suggest that you go for a bracelet that can be made adjustable.
Buying for yourself: Finding your necklace size is similar to the way you find your bracelet size, however, the length you choose is determined by the look you're hoping to achieve. If you have a necklace that you like the length of, your best bet is to measure its length and order the same size. Or, if you don't have a necklace you like, visit your local jeweler or our showroom to try on different lengths.
Purchasing a gift: A necklace is one of the easiest gifts to give because it can almost always be made adjustable! If you're unsure of what length your friend, family member, or partner would like, we suggest looking at the average neck sizes and making an educated guess based on if they are a larger or smaller person. Alternatively, you can purchase a necklace with a much longer length, which will fit almost anyone.