What Can't This Be Sized?
How do I determine my ring size?
We suggest using a finger sizer when determining your ring size. You can find a number of finger sizers online and in stores; you can also visit a trusted, local jeweler to be sized professionally in-person.
However, ring sizers and mandrels are not consistent across the industry, much to the chagrin of jewelers everywhere! If you would like a recommendation for a finger sizer, we are more than happy to share our suggestion of sizers that we use in the studio.
Please note: for international orders, all rings are listed in US sizes on the online store.
Why can some rings be sized and others cannot?
It all comes down to materials and design.
For example, silver conducts heat in such a way that it requires the whole piece to be heated simultaneously during soldering. As a result, the heat will damage the gemstone, unless it is removed- and not all gems can be removed. This makes the sizing process much more difficult. Gold, on the other hand, does not require the same heat distribution, making it easier to solder without damaging the stone.
The gemstones incorporated into the ring are also a factor. While diamonds are stronger and harder to damage, opals are soft and fragile. If you heat a ring that contains an opal, even in gold, you will likely damage the stone- thus outsourcing to a repair artist with a laser-welder is required.
As for designs, some rings have a pattern or evenly spaced stones encircling the entire band. If we altered the size of these rings the pattern would be broken.
Pro-Tips for Finding Your Ring Size
#1 - Fingers fluctuate due to a number of variables, including time of day, weather, diet, etc. Expect your rings to be slightly loose in the cold season and tighter in the warmer months. Once you have your finger sizer, we recommend checking your size several times throughout the day.
#2 - Make sure to test the exact finger intended for your ring. Finger sizes on one hand typically do not match the corresponding finger on the other hand. For example, if you write with your right hand, your ring finger on your right hand will likely be a quarter to a full size larger than your ring finger on your left hand.
#3 - Thick or wide rings usually fit about ¼-½ size tight; therefore, we recommend sizing up ¼-½ size. Rings with more slender bands and top-heavy stones tend to fit about ½ size large, so we recommend sizing down ½ size.
#4 - For our larger-knuckled friends, we recommend adding sizing beads to your ring. These allow for squeezing space while the ring goes over the knuckle and helps with stability during wear. Please contact our studio for additional information and fee estimates for adding sizing beads to your ring.
Can I get a refund or exchange?
Please see our Returns & Repairs policy.