Finger Size Measurement For a Signet Ring
Unsurprisingly we often get asked advice about finger sizes. Gauges are available free upon request if you are in the UK, if you are not in the UK these small plastic devices, like the one pictured below, are available inexpensively and quickly from your regional Amazon supplier. Upon receiving the finger gauge you will quickly get to grips with this well designed device. Wrapped around the finger the tail end passes through a purpose made loop clearly showing the marked finger size. Instructions are provided.with the device.
When in place, the gauge should just lightly tug on the fleshy part of the finger, where the ring will sit. Important to note that this should be done without restricting blood flow! The finished ring will bed in overtime creating a slight groove in the finger. Remember the actual signet ring has a larger contact area than the gauge, especially talking the head into account, this will help give the finished piece stability and comfort.
Half and even quarter sizes are an option, while they are only tiny measurements, these small increments are especially important on small finger sizes.
Please bear in mind the ambient temperature can make a big difference to your finger size - the difference between cold and warm hands can add or subtract a size or two to a larger man’s finger. This is can be a problem on a cold winter’s day when a client walks in from the street to their nicely heated local jewellery shop.While jewellers are highly skilled at taking a finger size measurement, and are usually more than happy to provide the service for the possibility of a sale, the result can sometimes prove a little tight when wearing the finished ring in the comfort of your own home. So try and warm the hands up thoroughly before having your finger sized, and if visiting your local shop discuss this at the time with your jeweller.
Die stamped rings are straight forward to resize, as you would expect to do over a lifetime of wear. Should you choose to make your purchase through Dexter Rings, all our rings are die-stamped, and we offer a free re-size with every purchase. We can usually carry this out on the day of receipt and send back to you the same or next day.
Finger gauges are available via post upon request, but if it is a surprise gift then we can also estimate the prospective wearers finger size based on a description of the individual. As we have supplied many thousands of rings over the years it is unsurprising how often we can get it spot on! Even if the finger size is not quite accurate it would allow the recipient to wear the ring on the day and for us to resize to perfection after the presentation.
We are accustomed to working with different international measurements.
For your peace of mind, re-sizes are available with your purchase free of charge - In the event of your new signet ring requires this, please let us know before returning it to us.
Also See: Choosing the ring head size