Working out your ring size can be tricky. If you don't already know your ring size, the most accurate way to find out is to get a jeweller to size your finger for you. If this isn't possible, you can measure a ring that fits you.
If you have a ring that fits you (make sure that it is completely round as rings can become misshapen with wear) measure the inside diameter (in millimetres) and use this chart to find your size.
Measuring with string or a tape measure is not advisable. It is never particularly accurate — string or a strip of paper will wrap around your finger but they won't replicate the roundness of a ring band.
Rings need to fit over your knuckle but if they are too loose they will twist around your finger. This is especially true for heavy statement rings like my animal skull rings, which need to fit snugly. Rings with wide bands need to be a slightly larger size than those with narrow bands to fit your finger comfortably.
The size of your fingers will be different on cold and hot days. Cold weather will make them smaller and on a hot day they will be bigger. They can also change depending on the time of day. Fingers will be slightly larger in the evening due to water retention. This varies from person to person.
Remember that your dominant hand is generally a tiny bit bigger than your non-dominant hand.
Personally, when I buy a ring (especially a large statement ring), I buy it for the middle finger of my left (non-dominant) hand and then move it onto other fingers throughout the day as my hands change size. If it gets really cold, I move it to my right hand.
All my rings are in Australian sizes. If you need help converting a size, here's a handy chart.
My necklaces come in three lengths:
- 60 cm (no catch) — these are long enough to slip over your head and will sit down over your solar plexis.
- 50 cm — these have a catch and sit just below the clavicle.
- 40 cm — these have a catch and sit high; they look great over a collared blouse.
These are estimates for an "average sized" person (what even is that?). If you're not sure where your pendant will sit, check with a piece of string or measure a necklace you already have. The chain length does not include the size of the pendant.
If you want to order a different length chain, get in touch — I'm happy to make one for you.