When it comes to accessorising, rings are often the pièce de résistance, adding the finishing touch to any outfit. Whether you want to wear one or two special pieces or stack your rings, getting your size right is important. However, when shopping for rings online, getting your size right isn’t always easy. 

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Understanding UK ring sizes

Unlike clothing sizes, which are based on measurements, UK ring sizes are determined by a specific number or letter denoting the circumference or diameter of the ring. In the UK, ring sizes are usually measured using letters of the alphabet, ranging from A to Z, with half sizes also available for a more precise fit. 

Methods for finding your ring size 

If you don’t already know your ring size, or you think it might have changed, there are a few ways to find your correct size when you’re ring shopping. 

1. Visit a jeweller

One of the most reliable methods for determining your ring size is by visiting a jeweller. Professional jewellers have specialised tools, such as ring sizers or mandrels, to accurately measure your finger and determine the perfect fit. Pop into a local jewellery store, and they'll be more than happy to help you find your ring size. 

2. DIY ring sizing tools

If you can’t visit a jeweller, you can use DIY ring sizing tools at home to work out your ring size. You can get printable ring sizers online. All you need to do is print out the ring sizer, follow the instructions carefully, and voilà – you'll have your ring size in no time. 

3. Existing rings as a reference

Do you already own a ring that fits perfectly? Use it as a reference point to determine your ring size. Place the ring on a ring sizing chart, making sure that the circle matches the inside diameter of the ring. Once you've found the matching size on the chart, you'll know your ring size. 

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Tips for accurate ring sizing 

  • Measure your finger at room temperature, as fingers can expand or shrink in different temperatures. 
  • Measure your finger a few times throughout the day, as it can change in size due to how hydrated or active you are. 
  • Consider the width of the ring band when determining your size, as wider bands may need a slightly larger size for a comfortable fit. 

With these simple yet effective methods, you can confidently determine your ring size, ensuring a perfect fit. Whether you're treating yourself or surprising a loved one with a ring, knowing your ring size is the first step. 

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