SIZING

YOUR JEWELLERY

 
All you need to know to get the perfect fit

Getting the right size of jewellery is important as is could end up being costly and disappointing.

Before ordering please ensure that you carefully check that you have the correct size, as resizing any piece will be charged this will including service, materials and all shipping/delivery.

Also, please note that some jewellery pieces may not be able to be resized, because of its construction and design.

I hope in the following sections of information you will find helpful to you.

However, I would rather you contact me before you order if you have any doubts. I am always happy to advise you the best I can, its part of my service to you.

 

 

Ring information to consider

Some of my rings are designed and made to be adjustable, if this is the case I will specify this in the products description, giving the size scale from small to large.

Rings that are not adjustable, I make in the most popular sizes which are, women's UK K-N .M size is the most commonly sold. Sizes in Men's, R to U. T size being the most popular male size.

However, I will endeavour to make the ring in the size you want.

Please note on the rare occasions, I can't due to material supplies I will put this as a footnote in the product disruption.

 

Suggestions on how to take or find out a ring measurement
  • Visit a jeweller

The easiest is If you can get to a jeweller and ask them to determine your ring size. This is also ideal If the ring is going to be a surprise. You could take an unworn ring to a jeweller for sizing, keeping in mind the finger that it is going to be worn on as each individual finger will differ in size.

  • Online ring gauges and sizing

If you look up free UK ring gages/sizing or guides online you will find company's and websites that are freely giving away rings gages, others have PDF's that you can download and print off and use as a guide and some even have a digital ring size

  • Useful sites

findmyringsize.com

argos ring size buying guide

  • Paper and string measurement

Our finger sizes can fluctuate during different times of the day and depend on the weather. I suggest taking several (more than 3) measurements during a day at various times and in cold and warmer temperatures this way you will notice if there is a big fluctuation in size, this will help you decide which is the best size to order,  based on all your measurements.

Also don't measure if your fingers are damp, wet or greasy. If you intend the ring to be worn all day every day it is important to take measurements at various times of the day to get the best measurement for comfort.

Please note that string measurements may not be as accurate as using paper. some stings can stretch so please choose a non-stretchy string such as hemp, or waxed cotton cord, also to be sure, take two separate measurements.

  1. Cut a strip of paper or a piece of string (not stretchy). The paper should be no wider than 5 mm 1\2 cm and approximately 10cm (4") long will be enough to use handle with ease.
  2. Wrap the paper or string around the finger you want to size. Generally, the paper or string should be positioned below the joint of your finger and close to your knuckle, however, if you wear your rings in a different position then position the string or paper where you feel is best suited for you.
  3. Make a mark on longest part string or paper where it completes the circle. Note Your ring should fit snugly on your finger without risk of falling off. but loose enough to slide over your knuckle.
  4. Measure from the beginning of the paper or string to the mark with a ruler or tape measure.
  5. Enter the Measurement below to get the UK Ring Size.
  6. Alternatively, See http://ringsizes.co for the full international conversion chart

Recommendation: If you are measuring between two sizes go for the larger one.

Enter Measurement in millimetres:
 mm
Your Ideal UK Ring Size is:

 

Why No wider than 5mm?

The reason for the guideline of 5mm width is, rings/bands that are a wider width may result in a larger ring size being required. This is because our own skin can adapt to fit around a narrower band but as easy not around a wider one.

Most of my rings are within this size unless they are adjustable or you have had a bespoke design. However, If the width of the band on the ring you are wanting to purchase on my website is over 5mm I will give you recommendations on what size to choose in the product details.

Below you are details explaining necklace lengths that I can make. I have shown this as it is recognised industry lengths in inches so it is understood by my customers.

However, I can make any length you need, if what I have offered in my drop-down boxes are not what you require please contact me or see my bespoke page. I will do my best to make or alter the sizing of a necklace at least cost to you, however, pricing will vary depending on the design of the necklace.

You will also find on some pieces created, I will have added an extender chain, this will allow you to adjust the size to suit your needs, generally up to 2” bigger. If this the case, it will be stated in the product details.

Below are details and some diagrams to help you have inspiration as to what you may require.

  • Please note these are guidelines because the position of where the necklace lies will vary with chest and body size and our height.

 

Necklace Terminology:
Necklace terminologyDetails
Bibs Multi-stranded fits below the neckline like a bib. The top strand is smaller than the next.
Chokers Fit right around the neckline and are 14”- 16” depending on neck size.
Dog collars Fit snug around the neck and are generally a thick band in style.
Lariats Are clip-less, unconnected chain, beaded rope etc, that can be wrapped or worn in different ways around the neck. They tend to be long in length. Over 33”.
Matinee Fall to mid-chest bone and are generally 20”-24” in length.
princess Fall just below the collarbone and are generally 18”.
Opera Fall at the bottom of the chest bone and is 24”-36”
Rope Are clasped and fit over the head they, the strand is usually knotted below the bust line, generally over “48

 

Ladies Standard Lengths
 
Necklace length in inchesName and position of where the necklace will be in position on the body
14" Necklace A tight style, fits like a choker and wraps closely around the neck
16" Necklace Should Fall perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. Just above the collarbone.
On a petite woman, it hangs loosely around the neck and falls just at the collarbone
On a plus size women, it might sit more like a choker
18" Necklace A popular choice for women that sits elegantly on the collarbone
20" Necklace Should fall just below the collarbone
22" Necklace Should fall at or just above the top of the bust
24” Necklace Should fall just below the top of the bust
28” Necklace Should fall after the top of the bust
30” Necklace Below the bust above the naval
33” necklace On or just above the navel

 

Men Standard Necklace Lengths
 
Necklace length in inchesName and position of where the necklace will be in position on the body
18" Necklace Sits at the base of the neck (for smaller neck sizes).
20" Necklace Reaches the collarbone (most common length for average men).
22" Necklace Falls a few inches below the collarbone
24" Necklace Reaches just above the sternum
30” necklace Fall on the chest below the sternum
36” necklace Falls below the chest

 

Measuring your required necklace length
  • Use a current necklace

The easiest way to find a length that you want is to measure a necklace that you currently have and want to purchase the same. If a clasped undo it and lay it flat and measure with a tape measure end to end including the clasp.

If not a clasped necklace, it would be easier to take a piece of non-stretchy string such as leather, hemp, or waxed cotton cord. Holding one end follow the outline of the necklace, mark the long piece string where it meets the end that completes the end your holding. Then using a tape measure, measure from end to the mark.

  • Choker to longer lengths
  1. Take a soft tape measure or a piece of non-stretchy string such as leather, hemp, or waxed cotton cord and carefully and gently wrap it closely around your neck measure the string.
  2. Looking in the mirror; mark where the start of the string it meets remaining string.
  3. Remover and measure with a tape measure but and add 2 inches to the measurement. This will give you a comfortable length for a choker
  4. If using a tape measure note the position where the start of the tape meets remaining tape and add 2 inches to the measurement.
  5. Using the diagram and guide on my online shop you can keep adding 2” until you have the length you desire.
  • Measure to your desired look

A little help: when using a tape measure Its better if you have someone available to read the measurement however you can do it yourself.

  1. Take a soft tape measure or a piece of non-stretchy string such as leather, hemp, or waxed cotton cord.
  2. Looking in a mirror position the tape or string around your neck, letting it hang down at a point you feel suits you.
  3. Have a good look: Turn and look side on and change sides as this will show you a side profiles of where your necklace will hang/be positioned on your body.
  4. Holding the start end of the tape firmly together with the remaining tape, remove the circled tape if possible or manoeuvre it around so you can see the point the tape meets.
  5. Your measurement will be where the start of the tape meets with the remaining length.
  6. Do the same with the sting but mark where the string meets the remaining length. Then remove and cut at the mark and measure the length with a tape measure.

Please do not be tempted to cut the string while around your neck this could harm you and that would be awful.

 

Please Note:

You may measure between two standard sizes e.g. 17” you will need to choose one that you feel is the best option or have it bespoke made to the exact measurement you require.

My Length Sizing: includes the chain and clasp BUT not the pendant length.

A necklace with a pendant will hang lower on the neckline. If a necklace has a pendant I will give you full details about the length of the necklace and the pendant length, in the products description.

I really enjoy making bracelets and anklets that are adjustable of cuff style in design also many of my bracelets and anklets are designed with extender chain included, this adds up to 2” inches on to the adjustable size of bracelet or 1” on an anklet Each bracelet I sell will have the sizing details in the product description.

  • Sizing for Gifts

If the bracelet is to be a gift and you don't know the size, the following standard bracelet size may help guide you. I have found these to be helpful however we are not all to a standard. I have small wrists for my size, that why I like to use extender chains in my designs if possible.

 

Women's Bracelet Sizes
Wrist SizeSize / Range
(6.5 – 8 inches (16.5cm – 20.3cm)
Most Common 7 Inches (17.8cm)
Large 8 Inches (20.32cm)

 

Women's Anklet Sizes
Wrist SizeSize
Most Common Size 9Inches (22.9cm)
Average Size 9 - 10 Inches (22.9cm - 25.4cm))

 

Men's Bracelet Sizes
Wrist SizeSize
Average 8 – 9 inches (20.3 – 22.9 cm)
Most Common 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Large 9 inches = (22.9 cm)
Extra Large 9.5 -10 inches (22.9-25.4 cm)

 

Measure yourself - Please read through before measuring as it will help you.
  • Bracelet
  1. Take a soft tape measure or a piece of non-stretchy string such as leather, hemp, or waxed cotton cord.
  2. Wrap snugly around the part of the wrist you like to wear your bracelet make sure there is no movement in the tape or string.
    Please Note Some information says to measure just above the wrist bone this will be perfect if you like to wear your bracelet in that most common position. I like to wear mine slightly higher as it suites me.
  3. If using a tape measure, your measurement will be the where the start of the tape meets with the remaining length.
  4. If using the string mark where the string meets the remaining length. Then remove and cut at the mark and measure the length with a tape measure.
    Please do not be tempted to cut the string while around your wrist this could harm you and that would be awful.
     

    Nearly done …Yeah!

  5. You now have the exact measurement of your wrist.
    If you were to order this size it would be as tight as that tape or string when wearing, so to give your bracelet movement you will need to approximately: add 1/2 inch to 1 inch. 1/2 inch is the average length to add on to your measurement but it depends on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. The move you add the loser the bracelet will be.
  6. The final measurement is the size you need to order = 6 ½” + ½”= order 7” bracelet.
  • Anklet

Follow the same instructions for bracelets however for comfort I have found that Anklets should hang just below your ankle bone, take your first measurement from that point unless you want to wear it higher.

Confused or not sure? I would rather you contact me if before you order if you have doubts. I am always happy to advise you the best I can, it's part of my service to you.

 

Please see below picture of how I measure my earrings, this information is then added to the products information undersize