Rings need to fit well to be comfortable and to minimize the risk of loss from your finger. A jeweler has sized rings to help you determine your size. If you wish to measure your size in the comfort of your own home we can supply a set of plastic sized rings.
Finger size changes with temperature – less blood flows to the hands when the hands are cold, so the fingers are then slimmer. Measure your fingers when your hands are at their usual temperature. The correct size allows the ring to just slip over the knuckle, not loosely but not so tightly that heroic efforts are required to remove it. Remember that people’s left and right hands are usually not identical in size. It should be kept in mind that a wide ring will fit a little more tightly than a narrow ring of the same size.
Finger sizes change over the years, and rings may need re-sizing to retain a comfortable fit. Rings are made smaller by cutting out a section, shaping the ring to the smaller size, and welding the gap. Rings are made larger by cutting the ring, reshaping the ring to the size required, and filling in the gap. Some rings may be slightly enlarged by stretching, but stretching is not advisable with cast rings or rings with a variable cross-section.
Your local jeweler should be able to resize your rings. Our Trinity ring and Engagement Rings should offer no problems. The design of the Kalgoorlie ring will need rebuilding where it is cut and extended. The Celtic Wedding Bands have a space left for resizing, between the two heron figures. These bands cannot be enlarged by stretching, as the knot work in the band does not present a uniform cross-section throughout the band. Caution your jeweler against attempting to stretch your Celtic Wedding Band.
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