JEWELS: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
I recommend that you measure correctly before purchasing any of the jewelry for sale in my store, because the wrong size can adversely affect the strength of the ring, in the case of a small size, or be excessively uncomfortable in the case of a large size.
Below are some simple tips for getting the right size: these are only suggestions and it is your responsibility to take correct measurements, as I cannot verify the accuracy of your measurement.
Please note that the size cannot be changed later as it is not possible with wood, unlike metal.
All holes are drilled with excellent quality calibrated tips and there can be no errors during production.
I need to choose the size for:
The sizes of the rings available on this site refer to their internal diameter, and, usually, this measurement represents the width of the knuckle of the finger on which the ring will be worn.
- For sturdy constitutions, it is necessary to determine what is the widest part of the finger and measure this.
The size of the inner diameter does NOT correspond to the jewelry size, but can be easily converted, see the table below.
I recommend a COMFORTABLE size and calculate a little abundance: it is important that the ring be worn without excessive force to avoid excessive stress to the wood.
Avoid using inaccurate measuring instruments, e.g. dressmaker’s tape measure, cheap plastic rulers, because we are talking about millimeters: the difference of just one millimeter normally involves changing fingers.
A caliper is the ideal tool for accurately measuring the width of the knuckle or ring you own, as shown in the photo.
You have to bring the ends in contact with the widest part of the finger (usually the knuckle) and take the measurement.
IMPORTANT: Gauge cheeks should barely touch the skin.
Squeezing too tight and going so far as to press on the bone can lose over a millimeter in the measurement, resulting in a tight ring. Repeat the measurement several times!
Don’t have a caliper at home?
No problem, there are several alternatives.
- If you already have one, use a circle template drawing ruler, or purchase one from a stationery store, they are very cheap.
Insert your finger into the corresponding circle that allows the knuckle to pass through, without forcing.
The circle gauge already shows the correct diameter and that is the size you will have to choose.
- Do you already own a ring for the same finger but don’t know its size?
Place the ring on a tape measure/ruler, as shown in the photo above, and note its inside diameter: this is the size you will need to choose.
Repeat the measurement several times, and make sure you are measuring the diameter, not a smaller segment!
- With the palm of your hand wide open and resting on a flat surface, place two building blocks, such as children’s building blocks, or any other similar object with perpendicular faces, close to your knuckle to barely touch it.
Slide out your hand making sure the two blocks don’t move and with a ruler take their distance: this is the size you will have to choose.
Do you already know the size taken from a jeweler?
Through this table you can choose the conversion size.
If the suggested sizes are two (e.g. 17/18) you have to consider if it is already calculated a bit of abundance in the ring you tried: in case the ring you tried is already comfortable you can choose the smaller one (17 in the example above), otherwise the larger one (18 in the example above).
|Inner diameter (mm)||Inner Circumference (mm)||Suggested size|
|13,3||41,8||13 / 14|
14 / 15
|15,3||48||15 / 16|
|16,2||50,9||16 / 17|
17 / 18
18 / 19
|19,2||60,3||19 / 20|
21 / 22
|22,2||69,7||22 / 23|
To choose the size of the bracelets for sale on this store you need to measure the width of your wrist, which corresponds approximately to the size of the inside of the bracelet that I will make (see photo).
I recommend that you take the measurement using a caliper, bringing the ends into contact with your wrist.
Available sizes are XS for wrists up to 50 mm wide, S for wrists up to 55 mm, M for wrists up to 60 mm or L for wrists up to 65 mm.
It is also possible to make sizes out of measure, contact me for any request or information.
Don’t have a gauge at home?
No problem, here are some alternatives.
- Do you already own a bracelet but don’t know its size?
Lay it on a tape measure/ruler, as shown in the photo, and note its inside diameter. Choose size XS for wrists up to 50 mm wide, S for wrists up to 55 mm, M for wrists up to 60 mm or L for wrists up to 65 mm.
- As with the rings, with the wrist resting on a flat surface, place two blocks of children’s building blocks, for example, or any other similar object with perpendicular faces, so that they are barely touching.
Slip the wrist out making sure the two blocks don’t move and with a ruler take their distance.
This is your wrist size: Choose size XS for wrists up to 50 mm wide, S for wrists up to 55 mm, M for wrists up to 60 mm or L for wrists up to 65 mm.