Would you like to buy a KLENOTA ring but don't know which size is the right one? Don't worry - you can easily find out with our help. There are several possible ways to determine ring size. Finding the best way for you depends on a couple of factors: whether you already have a ring of the same size or not and whether the ring is a surprise (perhaps you want to keep the gift a secret from your loved one).
Since we happily customize all rings from our jewellery selection for free, you will not find the ring size in the product details on our site. When purchasing, please be sure to write the ring size in the note on your order.
All methods for ring size determination are only instructive and the perfect sizing always depends on how a particular ring fits. It is easy to get the size wrong, especially when choosing your first ring and measuring the size by yourself. The most reliable method to get the perfect fit is to have the size measured by an expert.
You can exchange every ring you buy from Klenota if the size does not fit.
A few tips to start:
- You can use the inner diameter of the ring to determine its size (you can easily find out the size using the conversion table below). With some measurement methods you will get the ring's inner circumference, or the EU size (an inner circumference measurement of 53 mm corresponds to EU size 53, etc.)
- A finger's size varies depending on the temperature and the time of day. For that reason, measure your finger at room temperature during the day. It is best to repeat the measurement 3 or 4 times to prevent possible errors.
- If you are deciding between two sizes, choose the smaller one. It is not difficult to have the ring enlarged, but size reduction is more demanding. Besides, silver rings can stretch slightly over time.
- Wide bands tend to fit more tightly than thin ones. In this case, when deciding between two sizes, it is better to choose the bigger one.
- The most common women’s sizes for wedding rings (the left ring finger) are 52 and 53; for men, the most common sizes range from 59 to 61.
- If your knuckle is much larger than the base of your finger, you should take this into consideration during the measurement. It is important that you are able to pull the ring over the knuckle comfortably. It may fit a bit loosely but you can rest assured that it will not slip off.
- For rings with many gemstones or engravings, size adjustment may be problematic. In these cases, it really is better to have the size measured by an expert, even at the cost of giving away the surprise.
How to determine the ring size using another matching ring
If you have another ring available that you know fits well, you can determine the exact size quickly and conveniently - either by measuring it yourself or by visiting any jeweller. This is, of course, the simplest option and the easiest way to figure out the right size while keeping the ring a secret (you can borrow a suitable ring without your loved one noticing).
Measuring using a ruler
The easiest method is to measure the inner diameter of the available ring using a ruler. Writing the diameter in millimetres in your online order will suffice. Alternatively, you can use this number to determine the correct ring size using the conversion table below (and then enter both numbers in the note on the order). EU sizing is the most common sizing used in the Czech Republic.
Practical example: Perhaps you measure and find that the inside diameter is 16.9 mm. According to the table below, this diameter corresponds to the EU size 53.
This size determination method is ideal for men who are choosing an engagement ring for their loved one and do not know the size but have the opportunity to secretly measure a ring that their partner usually wears on the left ring finger.
Measuring using a mandrel (in our atelier or in other jeweller's shops)
Another option in determining ring size is to use a mandrel. It is most commonly made of metal and has 4 specific scales - EU sizes, US sizes, UK sizes and inner diameter. The measurer puts the ring on the mandrel and determines its exact size.
A tip for you: You can make an alternative to the mandrel at home if you don't have a jeweller nearby. Roll a piece of paper into the inside of the ring and, with a pencil, trace a circle where the ring touches the paper. Then, measure the resulting mark to find out the EU size.
Measuring using a printed template
If you would like to measure the ring size at home, but you do not have a pencil at hand or are unsure, you can download and print this tool (source: International Gemological Institute, IGI).
Instructions: Download the graphic file to your computer and print it. You will find the information on how to check the print size in the picture. Then, place the ring so that its inner circumference precisely copies the circle on the paper. If the circle’s circumference is visible and it closely touches the ring, you have found the right size.
How to determine the ring size without a matching ring
If you don't have a model ring to go by, you will have to determine the ring size by directly measuring the finger. In this case it's much more difficult to keep the secret hidden. You can try to measure your partner’s finger while she's asleep or by using a cover story (for example, you can say that you need help choosing a fictitious gift for a relative with similarly sized hands).
When choosing wedding rings it is necessary to know the size of the left ring fingers of both the future bride and the future groom. Especially in the case of the man's ring, there is often no model.
Measuring using special rings (in our atelier or in other jeweller's shops)
When using the measuring rings you can test which size fits the best for you. Choose the size in which the ring sits tight on the finger but you can still comfortably pull it over the knuckle. Usually there’s a whole bundle of different-sized measuring rings, so you can easily try them on and choose the right size. Plastic and metal rings are most commonly used. This method requires an in-person visit to a jeweller.
Measuring using a string
You can also measure the size using a string: wrap the string around your finger and then measure the string’s length with a ruler. Make sure that the string does not stretch. You can also use dental floss - it is not elastic and most people have it on-hand. When measuring, mind the knuckle over which the ring needs to be pulled. Our recommendation, from experience, is that you measure the finger tightly at the knuckle. By this method you will find out the ring's inner circumference, i.e. the EU size.
Measuring using a strip of paper
If you don't have string or dental floss on-hand, you can cut a strip of paper and wrap it around the finger. Proceed in the same way as if you were measuring with a string. It is very important to wrap the paper tightly – otherwise it's easy to overestimate the finger size.
Ring size conversion table
Women's ring sizes (standard size 48-59)
Men's ring sizes (standard sizes 58-67)