Don't we all just wish that there was one universal system for sizing rings and other types of jewelry pieces?! Instead there are at leat 4-5 ways of measuring i.e. a ring... To clarify how you can find out the perfect size, I wanted to share a little more info on the various charts.
- In Sweden, as well as in several European countries, we measure the of the ring to find out the ring size. If you measure the inside of a ring and it is 19 mm, then your ring size is ...
- Some countries state the to find out the size. This can be found out by i.e. taking a piece of yarn around your finger and measure the total length... If you're a size 19, then the ruler would state approximately of yarn.
- If I continue with the same example, of the size Ø 19 / 60 mm, then the for that same ring would be approximately ...
- The last example I thought I'd share is the one that uses . I'll continue with the same example to keep it simple (are you still with me LOL). With the letter system, the same size as above would be
So to sum up these 4 different ways of measuring the "same" size, here they are:
Ø 19 / 60 / US 9 / S
Since the systems aren't perfect together, there's always the balance of finding the size that is the closest...
here's a link to a chart I found online that is accurate and fairly easy to read
Another important thing to think about when you find out your ring size, is the width of the band. If it's a sheer band or a chunky piece, you might have 2 different sizes...
I'll take two rings from my collection as an example and compare:
THIN CIRCLE OF LIFE RING vs DD CHUNKY RING.
Most likely have to go UP a little in size for such a wide ring as the DD CHUNKY RING, otherwise it won't pass over the knuckle.
I hope this whole ring-size-jungle got a little more clearer for you...
ALWAYS know that I am here to help you if you can't seem to find out your size. Also, if you are to gift a ring to someone and have absolutely no clue as of what range to look in - I'm just an email away!