Ring Sizing and Purchase

So how do you choose the correct ring?

  1. The style of the ring is very important, ask yourself these questions.
  1. Would you like to be able to wear the ring every day? Or is the ring for special occasions?
  2. If to wear every day. We suggest staying with solid designs, stay away from very thin bands and delicate designs.
  3. Special occasions, go for it. The world is your oyster.

How to correctly size a ring?

  1. If you have a current ring, the same finger that the new ring will go on? It is very easy. First of all, make sure you are happy with the fit of this particular ring. 
  2. How to know, if you are happy with the fit? Is it cool weather ? is your ring a snug fit? If so we would suggest going up a size. Is it warm weather? Is your ring cutting in? We suggest going up a size. Please do not wear a ring that is cutting circulation, If you can not remove, go to your local jeweller and get it cut off asap. 
  3. If you are pregnant, please do not size. As it will be inaccurate. If you have current rings on, we strongly suggest keeping a close eye, any signs of swelling remove. As otherwise will cut circulation, and will need to be cut off. 
  4. Remember each hand is different in size.
  5. The best time of day to measure for sizing is at around 6 pm. Like first thing in the morning, your hands are generally cool. The only exception to this rule is, have you been doing manual labor work, that you don’t normally do? Is there a heatwave happening?
  6. We suggest doing your ring sizing approx 3 to 4 times on different days, if possible. This ensures you have sized correctly.
  7. With children’s rings, we suggest to size on the middle finger. This way as the child grows, you can swap to other fingers. 
  8. Oversized knuckles narrow where the ring sits. Try and get the ring over the knuckle with some cream. As otherwise, the ring will swing. If this is not possible, most jewellers will be able to fit 2 little balls inside, to ease the swinging.
  9. The ring should fit your finger comfortably. Snug enough, so it won’t fall off.
  10. If you are going to stack rings, your sizes will differ. For eg; The bottom ring might be a “K” where your top ring might become an “L”
  11. To size your current ring. Place the ring on a piece of paper
  12. Trace the inside of the ring. 
  13. Measure the inside of the ring from left to right. On the inside measurement.

2a.  I do not have a current ring, how can I measure?

  1. Any metal ring or hard plastic eg; A nut will work the same as above.
  2. We suggest metal or hard plastic and not a piece of string, paper size kits, etc, due to the fact that there are many that are inaccurate. They are flexible and they will give an incorrect measurement. The metal or hard plastic needs to go over the knuckle. There would be nothing worse than receiving your beautiful new ring, only to have it not go over your knuckle. 

3a. Once you have the inside measurement, what now?

Does the ring you are purchasing have a wide or narrow band?

If you have measured on a narrow band, but the new ring is a wide band, there is a slight adjustment in size. We can help you with this at Love Story Australia.

Generally speaking, you will need to go up a size. Depending on your size. Please message us for calcification prior to ordering. 

4a. You now have the details of your size needed. How can I convert this to actual size?

  • What happens if I have sized incorrectly? Can my ring be resized?
  • Yes, Sterling silver 925, 9 ct and 18 ct rings can be resized* by most local jewellers. 

*Tungsten, stainless steel, and some other metals cannot be resized. 

* Some styles of rings cannot be resized successfully for Eg; Pave settings as of stones popping etc.

Follow our sizing guide for approx measurements. 

As always Love Story Australia is here to help. Feel free to either email us at Sales@love-story.com.au or message through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lovestory.aus/

Check out our range of rings at

https://www.love-story.com.au/product-category/rings/

We hope you find “ Ring Sizing and Purchase” helpful. 

As Love Story does not stock half sizes, we suggest the below.

Internal Size in mm= Size US We suggest= Size European we suggest= Size Australian we suggest
14.05345F
14.45446
14.86447I
15.27548J
15.70549L
16.10651L
16.51652M
16.92753N
17.357540
17.75856P
18.19857Q
18.53958R
18.89959S
19.411061T
19.841062U
20.201163V
20.681265W
21.081266Y
21.491268Y
21.891369Z
22.331370Z+1
22.601471Z+2

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