Most Sophie Divett Jewellery rings are made to order, so you can specify exactly which size you would like. If you are unsure of your size, it is recommended to visit your local jeweller to be sized correctly. This is by far the best way to ensure a perfect fit. If you live in Christchurch, I am happy to size your fingers personally- contact me to arrange a time.
A ring sizing tool is also available on my website for $5, including shipping. These are complementary for all ring purchases- a discount code will come with the sizer, which you can use to take the $5 off when you come to purchasing your ring.
Sophie Divett Jewellery uses letter sizes, which are the standard in New Zealand. The conversion chart below can help you to find your correct size. If you know your US size, just let me know when you're placing your order and I can easily convert it to a letter size.
If you've bought one of my rings (either directly from me or from a store) and the fit isn't quite right, I am happy to resize it for you. The first resize is always complementary.
Please bear in mind that some rings may be limited as to how much they can be resized:
-Rings with a pattern or texture that goes all the way around the ring are sometimes best to be remade, as the pattern may be interrupted if it is resized.
-Certain stones (ie. opals) are very delicate and rings set with these may have limitations on how much they can be resized.
It is always best to talk to me if the fit of your ring isn't right, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Guide: How to Measure your Ring Size
One of the most common questions people ask before getting a ring made is, how do I know which size I need? Figuring out what size your ring needs to be can be a bit of an art, and if you want your new ring to fit well there are a few things that you need to take in to account.
By far the best way to find your size is to go to a jeweller and have them measure your fingers for you. They will have sets of steel sizing rings which you can try on and get a feel for how the ring will fit on your finger.
If you are in Christchurch, I am happy to meet with you to measure your ring size. Contact me to arrange a time.
Things to Consider
How warm are your hands?
When your hands are warm (such as when you've been exercising, carrying shopping, or just after you wake up in the morning) your fingers swell slightly from extra blood flow, and can be a little bit larger than when they are cold. Ideally, you want your ring to be tight enough that it won't fall off your finger when you're cold, but not so tight that it cuts off the circulation in your finger when you're warm. It's usually best to have your fingers sized when they are warm.
How wide is the ring?
Rings can be made in all sorts of different widths, and will fit differently depending on the style of the ring. A thick band is going to feel much tighter on your finger than a thin one, because there is more surface area compressing around your finger. If you're getting a wide ring, you may want to have it made a size or two larger than you would a narrow ring. Most jewellers will have sizing rings in different widths, so try to use sizing rings that are closest to the width of your ring to give you the best idea of how it's going to fit.
Are you going to be wearing multiple rings on the same finger?
How to measure your ring size at home.
Although it's best to get a jeweller to measure your size, if you can't get to a jeweller it is easy to work it out at home.
The most common methods are:
Using a ring you already have
If you already have a ring that fits you well, you can measure across the inside diameter of the ring with a ruler and compare your measurement to this chart. Make sure you're measuring across the widest point and try to be as accurate as possible.
You can also use this website to measure the size of a ring you already have.
Use a ring sizing tool
The next-best thing. A ring sizing tool is available on my website for $5, including shipping. These are complementary for all ring purchases- a discount code will come with the sizer, which you can use to take the $5 off when you come to purchasing your ring.
The Paper Strip Method
1) Cut a strip of paper to approximately the same width as the ring.
2) Wrap the strip of paper around your finger. If you have larger knuckles, make sure it's able to get over your knuckle.
3) Mark with a pen where the paper overlaps, to measure the circumference of your finger.
4) Unwrap the strip of paper from your finger, and measure the length to the spot you marked.
5) Compare your circumference measurement to this chart.
Click here for more detailed instructions on how to measure your ring size at home.
This ring is going to be a surprise for someone!
We love surprises! If you're getting a ring for someone else and you don't want them to find out, try one of these methods for finding their size secretly:
Ask their friends and/or relatives
You might be surprised by what they know!
Borrow one of their rings
Maybe they have a ring lying round that they wear already? Borrow the ring if possible, and measure the inside diameter, as described above.
The Paper Strip Method
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!