Finding the right size for any ring you're considering is important, whether for yourself or someone else in your life. And if you're considering a silicone ring for your needs, this process will often be a bit different from many of the other traditional ring types you might be considering, including metal rings.
At Enso Rings, we're happy to help with sizing and related themes for clients of any of our silicone rings, which we offer in numerous styles for both men and for women. What makes these rings different from other ring types when it comes to measuring your finger and choosing the proper size, and what are some tips we can offer to clients here? Let's look at some important themes.
Why Are Silicone Rings Different for Sizing?
There's a simple explanation for why measuring and sizing a finger for a silicone ring might be different than other types of rings. It all comes down to the fact that silicone is a unique and versatile material, one which can offer numerous benefits for wearers including comfort, durability, and style. This means that unlike with metal rings where the size is largely predetermined by the materials used to make it, a silicone ring can often be adjusted to better fit the finger of the person wearing it.
As a result, we don't necessarily need as precise of measurements when it comes to silicone rings as opposed to other types. This gives you a bit more wiggle room if you're not sure about your exact size, and also means that measuring your finger for a silicone ring can be done with items you likely already have in your home as opposed to needing special tools or measuring devices.
How, then, do you measure your finger for a silicone ring? Let's look at some tips.
A Primer on Silicone Ring Widths
Before we actually get into the active measurement process, let's discuss an important concept: The varying widths of silicone rings, which will play a major role in the sizing process. Generally speaking, ring widths can be split into four categories:
Fine rings: Fine silicone rings tend to have a width of 2.5mm or lower, making them the thinnest and most delicate-looking of the bunch. They're popular among women, particularly those who want a ring that won't get in the way or be too obtrusive on a day-to-day basis.
Medium rings: As the name implies, medium silicone rings are somewhere in the middle when it comes to widths. They tend to fall between 2.5 and 5mm in most cases, making them a happy medium between the fine and thick ring widths.
Narrow: It can be a bit confusing, as "narrow" doesn't seem like it should be wider than "medium," but narrow rings tend to range from 5 to 7mm in most cases. These are the thicker, more substantial-feeling rings that are popular among men but can also be worn by women who prefer a little more heft to their jewelry.
Wide: Finally, wide silicone rings tend to be 7mm or wider in width, making them the thickest and most substantial of the bunch. As with narrow rings, these are often chosen by men but can also be worn by women who prefer a more substantial feel.
Now that we've discussed widths, let's get into some tips for measuring your finger for a silicone ring.
To properly measure your finger for a silicone ring, you'll just need a few simple items that can typically be found around the home. These include some string, a piece of paper and a ruler that allows you to measure in millimeters, and a pen or pencil.
The Measuring Process
With those items on hand, you're ready to measure your finger for a silicone ring. The process is fairly simple:
Start by wrapping the string around the base of your finger, where you would typically wear a ring. Make sure the string is tight enough that it won't slide off easily but not so tight that it's cutting into your finger or causing discomfort.
Once the string is in place, use the pen or pencil to mark where the two ends of the string meet.
Remove the string from your finger and measure the distance between the two marks you made using the ruler. This distance, measured in millimeters, is your ring size.
Remember to take your time when measuring, as rushing the process can often lead to inaccuracies that could result in you ordering the wrong size ring.
Now that you know how to measure your finger for a silicone ring, it's time to put that knowledge to use and find the ideal ring.
Finding the Ideal Ring for Your Size
As we noted above, silicone rings are great in large part because of the flexibility they offer when it comes to size. If you're a little unsure about your exact ring size, opting for a silicone ring can give you some wiggle room and make it easier to find a comfortable fit.
Still, it's always best to be as accurate as possible when measuring your finger for a silicone ring so that you can be sure you're getting the right choice. In addition, if you're deciding between sizing up or sizing down for your ideal fit, it's always best to err on the side of caution and go with the larger size. It's much easier to make a ring smaller than it is to make it larger, so you'll be glad you made that choice if you find yourself needing just a little bit more room.
For more on how to measure your finger for a silicone ring, or to learn about any of our silicone ring products or services, speak to the team at Enso Rings today.