Ring sizes tend to vary depending on how wide or thin the ring is. If you wear a size 6 in a 2mm wide band you may well wear a size 6. 5 in a 6mm band. A lot of online places tell you to make sure your size is correct based on how wide a ring you plan on wearing. The short answer is that it's always better to go a size up if you're unsure of your exact size, because it's easier to resize down than it is to resize up. These numbers are based on the circumference of the inside of a band, expressed in millimeters. Sizes start at about a 3 (teensy) and go up to about a 15 (giant). The difference from one whole ring size to the next a matter of 2-3mm in the circumference of the inner part of the band, where it touches your finger. First it's important to understand that your fingers are constantly changing ring size by 1/2 size throughout the year. Your hand and fingers will adapt to the ring over time. If you find a tight ring uncomfortable, go for a ring a half size smaller than a snug fit. Yes, 1/4 of a size can make a difference. I actually had to send a ring back to go down 1/4 of a size and it made a big difference.
Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, very salty meals and even temperature changes can affect your ring size. Everyone's knuckles get bigger as we age so that many people need to have their rings resized as they get older. If you ring is loose once it goes over the knuckle tightly, there are options to adjust for that.
Resizing down is easier to do and less expensive. When a ring is resized down, the jeweler cuts out the extra material from the bottom and solders the ends back together. But stretching it makes the ring thinner and weakens it. So this can only be done depending on the band.
To make your ring smaller using sizing beads, a jeweler simply adds two small metal balls on the back part of the inside of your ring. Sizing beads are an economical way to reduce the size of your ring. They're perfect for reducing a ring by one half-size and they're great for keeping your ring upright on your finger.
The ring should be sized for the finger, not the knuckle. Meaning, it needs to be snug on the knuckle, so it'll fit better once it's on. If your hands get wet, the ring slips off, and when you wear it, it just flops around, gets banged, and spins like crazy.
A ring that is too tight will leave indent marks at the base of your finger and will not turn clockwise or counterclockwise around your finger. If the ring does not slide over your knuckle after applying a small amount of pressure when taking it off, the ring is too tight.
The average ring size for most women is between a size 5 and size 7. We also know that the average sized woman in the U. S. is about 5-feet 4-inches tall.
Measure Your Finger Wrap the paper around the base of the intended finger, and then mark where the paper overlaps. The length of the paper you measured in millimeters is the circumference of your finger. After finding this measurement, use our conversion chart to find the corresponding ring size.
Grip Strengthener Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. Hold for a few seconds and release. Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged.
To determine your ring size, do the following: Use a piece of string or dental floss and wrap it around the base of your finger. Use a pen to mark the point on the string where the end meets. Use a millimeter ruler to measure the string. Choose the closest measurement to the chart above to find your ring size.
Rule of Thumb: A proper fitting ring should slide over your knuckle with a little friction and fit snugly on your finger, but not too tight. You should feel resistance and need to apply a little extra force to remove the ring backwards over your knuckle.
Pinch Strengthener Pinch a soft foam ball or some putty between the tips of your fingers and your thumb. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times on both hands. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged.
James S. QALO rings have a natural stretch to them so that they are capable of comfortably being slid over knuckles and onto your finger. So over time, it is possible that they can stretch, but we haven't heard of any QALO rings shrinking.
Will my finger adjust to a tight ring? Over time your finger will adjust to the size of your ring, and you'll often see an indentation at the wearing position if your ring is tight. After years, fingers and/or knuckles usually get bigger. It's best to have your ring resized while you can still take it off.
Fingers are typically bigger in the morning when you are hot, or have recently consumed a lot of salt or alcohol. They shrink when you are cold or swimming in cold water. They are bigger in the summer and smaller in the winter. Fingers can swell a lot when you sleep or fly.