Ring Size Guide: How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Finger in the UK
Shopping for a ring can be an exciting experience, but it's important to get the size right so that the ring fits comfortably on your finger.
If the ring is too small, it can be uncomfortable and may even become stuck on your finger. On the other hand, if the ring is too large, it may slide off your finger or spin around, making it difficult to wear.
In this article, we will explore the average women's ring size in the UK, how to find your partner's ring size, the process of resizing rings, and the cost of resizing.
We'll also include a handy UK to US size converter to help you find the right size if you're shopping for rings online.
The Average Women's Ring Size in the UK
The average women's ring size in the UK is L or M, which is equivalent to a US size 5 3/4 or 6 1/4. However, it's important to note that ring sizes can vary widely from person to person. Some women may have larger or smaller fingers than the average size, so it's always a good idea to measure your finger or have it measured by a professional before purchasing a ring.
How to Find Your Partner's Ring Size
If you're shopping for a surprise engagement or wedding ring for your partner, it can be tricky to figure out their ring size without giving the surprise away. Here are a few tips to help you get the size right:
- Ask a friend or family member who is close to your partner if they know their ring size.
- If your partner wears rings, try borrowing one of their rings and taking it to a jeweller to have it measured.
- If all else fails, you can try secretly measuring your partner's finger with a string or a strip of paper. To do this, wrap the string or paper around the base of their finger and mark the point where the two ends meet. Then, use a ruler to measure the length of the string or paper in millimetres. This measurement can be compared to a ring size chart to determine the size of the ring.
Resizing Rings and How Much It Costs
If you already have a ring and it doesn't fit quite right, you may be able to have it resized to fit your finger better. The process of resizing a ring involves altering the size of the ring shank (the band) so that it fits snugly on your finger. This can be done by adding or removing metal from the ring, or by stretching or squeezing the ring shank.
The cost of resizing a ring depends on the type of ring and the extent of the alterations that need to be made. A simple resize that involves stretching or squeezing the ring shank may cost as little as £20-£30, while a more complex resize that requires adding or removing metal may cost upwards of £100. It's a good idea to shop around and get quotes from a few different jewellers before deciding where to have your ring resized.
Does Resizing a Ring Weaken It?
Resizing a ring can weaken it to some extent, especially if the ring shank has to be stretched or squeezed significantly. However, most rings can be resized without causing any significant damage, as long as they are resized by a professional jeweller who has the appropriate tools and expertise.
If you have any concerns about the strength of your ring after it has been resized, it's a good idea to have it inspected by a jeweller to make sure it is still in good condition.
If you're shopping for rings online and you're not sure what size to order, you may need to convert your UK ring size to a US size. Here's a quick guide to help you do that:
UK to US Size Converter
|UK Size||US Size||UK Half Sizes||US Half Sizes|
|B||1||B 1/2||1 1/4|
|C||1 1/2||C 1/2||1 3/4|
|D||2||D 1/2||2 1/4|
|E||2 1/2||E 1/2||2 3/4|
|F||3||F 1/2||3 1/4|
|G||3 1/2||G 1/2||3 3/4|
|H||4||H 1/2||4 1/4|
|I||4 1/2||I 1/2||4 5/8|
|J||4 3/4||J 1/2||5|
|K||5 1/4||K 1/2||5 1/2|
|L||5 3/4||L 1/2||6|
|M||6 1/4||M 1/2||6 1/2|
|N||6 3/4||N 1/2||7|
|O||7 1/4||O 1/2||7 1/2|
|P||7 3/4||P 1/2||8|
|Q||8 1/4||Q 1/2||8 1/2|
|R||8 3/4||R 1/2||9|
|S||9 1/4||S 1/2||9 1/2|
|T||9 3/4||T 1/2||10|
|U||10 1/4||U 1/2||10 1/2|
|V||10 3/4||V 1/2||11|
|W||11 1/4||W 1/2||11 1/2|
|X||11 3/4||X 1/2||12|
|Y||12 1/4||Y 1/2||12 1/2|
|Z||12 3/4||Z 1/2||13|
Keep in mind that this is just a rough guide, and ring sizes can vary slightly from one brand to another. If you're not sure what size to order, it's always a good idea to contact the seller and ask for more information or to request a ring sizer.
In conclusion, finding the perfect ring size is an important part of shopping for rings, whether you're buying one for yourself or for someone else.
By following the tips in this guide, you can be confident that you're getting the right size ring that will fit comfortably on your finger.
Whether you need to measure your finger, find your partner's ring size, or convert your size to a different scale, these tips will help you get the perfect fit every time.
Here are some commonly asked questions about ring sizing and resizing:
- Can I resize any type of ring?
- How often should I have my ring resized?
- Can I resize a ring that has diamonds or other gemstones set in it?
- Can I resize a ring that is too small or too large?
- Can I resize a ring at home?
Can I resize any type of ring?
Most rings can be resized, but some types of rings may be more difficult to resize than others.
For example, rings that are made from soft or porous materials, such as gold or silver, are generally easier to resize than rings that are made from hard or brittle materials, such as tungsten or titanium.
Rings that have intricate designs or multiple diamonds or gemstones set in them may also be more difficult to resize, as the stones may need to be removed and reset after the resizing process.
How often should I have my ring resized?
It's generally not necessary to have your ring resized very often, unless you experience a significant change in your finger size. Factors that can cause your finger size to change include weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and certain medical conditions.
If you notice that your ring is starting to feel too tight or too loose, it's a good idea to have it resized.
Can I resize a ring that has diamonds or other gemstones set in it?
Yes, it is possible to resize a ring that has diamonds or other gemstones set in it, but it can be a more complex and time-consuming process than resizing a plain metal ring. The stones may need to be removed and reset after the resizing process, which can add to the cost of the resizing. If you have a ring with stones that you would like to have resized, it's a good idea to bring it to a jeweller who has experience working with gemstones.
Can I resize a ring that is too small or too large?
Yes, it is possible to resize a ring that is too small or too large. If the ring is too small, a jeweller can stretch or widen the ring shank to make it bigger. If the ring is too large, the jeweller can squeeze or narrow the ring shank to make it smaller. However, it's important to note that resizing a ring can weaken it to some extent, so it's generally not recommended to have a ring resized more than a few sizes up or down from its original size.
Can I resize a ring at home?
It is generally not recommended to try to resize a ring at home, as the process can be complex and requires specialised tools and expertise. Attempting to resize a ring at home can also result in damage to the ring or injuries to the person attempting the resizing.
If you need to have a ring resized, it's best to bring it to a professional jeweller who has the necessary tools and experience to do the job safely and accurately.
At Mouza Fine Jewellery, we specialise in helping our customers find or create their dream ring. Whether you're looking for a classic engagement ring, a stylish fashion ring, or a custom-designed piece, we have something to suit every taste and budget.
One of the unique features of our service is that with every order, we send a perfect replica of the design made of 925 sterling silver and high quality diamond simulant.
This allows you to see exactly what the finished ring will look like and try it on for size before the final piece is made. We also include a free ring sizer with every order, so you can be sure to get the perfect fit.
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