Finding the correct finger size for your ring order is extremely important.
Unless we have measured your finger ourselves we regrettably cannot accept any responsibility for a mis-ordered ring. In most cases a ring ordered to size will not be covered by our normal returns policy due to it being an item made specially to order for you. This is in line with current distance selling regulations.
In the case of an incorrect size, we will of course endeavour to have your ring re-sized for you but this will incur an additional charge and may not be possible in all cases due to the construction of the item. If you are in any doubt about the sizing of your ring please contact us for advice BEFORE placing your order.
Find Your Ring Size
There are a number of alternative ways to ensure you have correctly sized your ring or finger and we have listed them below.
Measuring A finger
(Accurate) Call in to any reputable jeweller and ask them to measure your finger.
Often fingers are measured using a thin band finger measurer called a Wheatsheaf gauge which is fine if the intended ring shank is quite thin. Make sure the Wheatsheaf gauge ring band snugly slides over your finger, especially your knuckle. There needs to be a bit of resistance getting the band off, especially if your hands are very warm. The letter/number quoted will be unique to that finger only. Hands and fingers are often slightly different sizes (unless you are ambidextrous!).
Measuring A Ring
Rings can come in varying thicknesses and for a thin band there is no problem it’s when a wide band ring is required that it can be tricky. Wider bands are often measured to the MIDDLE of the ring on a ring stick, or to the LEADING EDGE. Make sure the ring is round and not misshapen.
Measuring to the MIDDLE of the ring
For example, if you come in at a size M for a thin band and you want a wide 8mm band ring then the middle of the ring (halfway at the 4mm mark) will rest on the M on the ring stick. The leading edge will be further down the rings stick towards the N mark.
Measuring to the LEADING EDGE of the ring
Some jewellers work to the 'leading edge' and this is how some companies measure rings. It’s sometimes necessary when you have a really wide band or an unusual finger shape. Again any reputable jeweller should be able to advise you on this and measure you up accurately. You need to make a note that this is how you have been measured and also the measurements.
(Reasonably accurate) Order a mini ring sizer from us for £2.99. The cost of this will be refunded against any subsequent order made within 30 days of ordering. Please note that they only size up to Z+3 so if you have particularly large fingers (especially men) then you may not be able to use these. Please ensure you follow the instructions carefully on the ring sizer and feel free to contact us if you need any help. Click here to purchase your ring sizer now.
(Variable accuracy) Download and print out our ring sizing guide. Follow the instructions carefully, especially those concerning the print size setting on your printer. Click here to download the guide.
Ring Size Conversion
Argenteus uses the UK sizing system or letters (A – Z+6). If you know your size in any other country you can download our conversion chart to find your UK ring size.
It’s always better to measure your finger later in the day as finger size can vary depending on how warm your hands are and any manual work you've been doing. For this reason rings can often feel looser in the winter than in the summer.
If you are dieting or losing weight for some other reason you may want to order a slightly snug fit in order to allow for any further reduction in your finger size. The reverse applies if you feel you are likely to gain weight in the near future.
Most of rings are available in a set range of sizes only, please see the item description before ordering.
In most cases rings from our British designer collections can be ordered in any size but depending on the materials used the price may vary.
We are happy to re-size some rings if they are ordered in an incorrect size, but there will be a small charge for this service. This is dependent on the type of ring and the complexity of the work. Sometimes it may simply be an additional delivery charge. Please contact us to discuss options if you find your new ring doesn't fit.
In all cases, If you require any one to one advice about how best to ensure you are ordering the correct size ring, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.