How To Find The Correct Ring Size
Finding the correct ring size isn’t rocket science. You pick it out, you put it on and if done correctly, you forget it's there until you get fidgety in the next HOA meeting.
Even though our awesome 30-60-90 day policy has you covered, we’ve put together this quick guide to help make sure you get your ring size right the first time.
Before we get started, whip out that handy (get it?) ring sizing tool and follow along. Don’t have it yet? No sweat, you can grab yourself one here.
If you’re going the local jeweler route, for one, you're missing out on a sweet 15% discount, and two, you should still brush up on a few pointers to make sure you get the most out of your ring sizing sesh and impress your bride (to-be) with your wicked smarts 🤓
There are a few daily variables that you should consider. Exercise, salt intake, and changes in temperature can all affect the size of your finger on a daily basis. If you are prone to accidental exercise, habitual ramen intake, or live somewhere with five seasons a week (North Carolina), keep these things in mind. If you are in-between ring sizes. We recommend erring on the side of caution and opting towards the larger size.
Some of us aren’t lucky enough to have linear finger model shaped hands so a compromise is sometimes necessary in sizing to make sure your wedding band can fit around your knuckle. Your ring should slide easily over your knuckle with a slight bend in your finger. This may make it looser than you’d like for daily wear but it’s better than the alternative stuck ring, vice grips, email foxtrot, weekly routine.
Our wedding bands are made to be comfortable. It should slide on and off with enough resistance to keep from fearing it falling off, yet loose enough to spin around your finger while wearing. If you and your finger have matching muffin tops it's too tight. Your hand should never have a tingling or numb sensation. If your finger gets cold, or purple, it’s too tight. Cool looking maybe, but too tight.
If you actually run into the scenario where your tungsten band can not be removed, check out our post on how to remove a tungsten ring in an emergency. (*Disclaimer below*)
Ring Sizing Tool
When using our ring sizing tool, the (-) symbol indicates a half-size (shown below)
If the half size is a little tight, but the next size up is too large, keep in mind the wider the ring (8mm) the Looser it will fit. A 6mm ring will fit slightly tighter since the contact area is less.
When using our ring sizing tool, we recommend finding your size with the chain closed to keep things organized. Once you think you’ve found the right one, open it up and wear it around for an hour or two and you’ll have a good idea of whether or not it’s the one. One recommendation we highly encourage is ordering a half size smaller than what is considered comfortable using the tool. Due to the smaller width of a tool, you will find an actual ring of the same size will be slightly too large.
Once you find the right size and picked out your favorite Foxtrot Band, you might be thinking, "Do I need to do anything special to care for this band?" or heck, you might now be thinking, "Oh fudge, I have to care for this?". Regardless of your expression, check out our men's wedding band care tips for some helpful guidance on how to maintain your ring.
As always, if you have any questions just ask, that’s what we’re here for. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact us form and someone on our team will be in touch within 24 hours.
We’ll make sure you receive the perfect size and top-notch customer service we pride ourselves on. We look forward to earning your business and hope that this guide was at least slightly more helpful than infinitely scrolling through your newsfeed. Now get back to it you social media justice warrior, there's a meme somewhere that needs your facetious caring emoji.
- Mark -
"The resident ring whisperer"
*Disclaimer, this article is not a supplement to professional help from a licensed doctor or EMT. If you are in an emergency situation please call 9-1-1.