While it’s possible to successfully use an online ring size measurement kit, in our experience there are too many things that can go wrong and they usually do. This is why we’ve removed our downloadable ring size measurement kit from the website.
Here’s how it usually works:
- The page will display a graphic much like the below image which you’ll be asked to print off
- Once printed off, you need to cut it out
- Wrap a piece of string around your finger
- On the string where the two bits meet, make a mark with a pen
- Place the string on the page at the point it indicates and stretch it to the point where you’ve placed the mark
- This is your Celtic ring size
Simple eh! Well, no not really. Here’s the problem:
The settings on a printer are not always set up to print these images at the scale required. If you get this step wrong you’ve no chance.
Not using a solid band to put around your finger is a recipe for disaster because a piece of string cannot give you an accurate sense of how a ring will fit over your knuckles. Nor will it give you a sense of how snug the ring sits in place.
Also, it doesn’t take the width of the ring in question into account. This is particularly important when it comes to Celtic wedding bands, because the wider the band the more likely you’ll need half a size bigger than normal. This is because it’s more difficult to get a wider band over your knuckles.
We get quite a lot of emails from customers who are unsure of their ring size and they want to know what’s the best thing to do to find out. We always recommend that you go to your local jewelers to get properly sized. They will use a professional sizing kit and when you tell them the width of the ring you’re planning on, they’ll be able to take that into account.
You’re better off getting it right from the start. There’s nothing worse than receiving the Celtic ring of your dreams only to find out it doesn’t fit. Not to mention the pain of packing it up again and sending it back for resizing.