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There are several important factors that will play a role in selecting an engagement ring, and sizing is on the list in virtually every case. Accurate sizing can be a challenge for some in this realm, especially if you're purchasing a ring for your partner without them present as part of a surprise, but the right basic steps will allow you to choose the perfect ring size.
At Kelley Jewelers, we're proud to offer a huge range of bridal and engagement rings to clients throughout Oklahoma, plus assistance with all your sizing and related needs to ensure you're purchasing the ideal ring. How should an engagement ring fit, and what are some tips for finding optimal ring size depending on whether you have access to the wearer's finger in advance? Here's a primer on these and some other important considerations for engagement ring size.
Generally speaking, a perfect engagement ring will be snug but still comfortable as it sits on the ring finger. Any engagement ring that's too loose will run the risk of spinning and catching on things, which can lead to damage or possible loss. It might also irritate wearers who feel like they're constantly readjusting their rings during wear, and all this makes for a less-than-ideal experience.
On the other hand, rings that are too tight can be quite uncomfortable. They can cause irritation and even damage to the skin of the finger on which they're worn, and this might make for situations in which wearers simply don't want to wear their engagement ring anymore. Most modern women favor a looser fit these days, but a tighter one can occasionally be preferable depending on the style and composition of a ring.
Our next couple sections will go over some tips for measuring for ring size.
When the wearer of the ring is taking part in the selection process (that is, you aren't buying the ring for them as a surprise), there are a couple of setups you might use for measuring the ring size:
Measuring for Engagement Ring WITHOUT the Wearer
If you're purchasing an engagement ring for a surprise proposal, on the other hand, you won't have a finger to work with for sizing. Here are a couple of tips for finding the ideal size in this case without ruining the surprise:
Most engagement rings can be resized a quarter or half-size without impacting the overall integrity of the piece. At Kelley Jewelers, with every engagement ring purchase, your first ring sizing is free!
For more on how to properly size an engagement ring, or to learn about any of our jewelry services in Oklahoma, speak to our experienced consultants at Kelley Jewelers today.