Top 10 Sizing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Hello, dear jewelry lovers! We've covered a lot of ground on sizing, from rings to anklets and even kids' jewelry. But what are the common pitfalls we should avoid? Today, we're counting down the top 10 sizing mistakes and offering pro tips on how to steer clear of them.

The Top 10 Sizing Mistakes

1. "Eyeballing" Sizes

  • The Fix: Always use a proper sizing tool or consult with a jeweler.

2. Ignoring Width

  • The Fix: Remember, wider bands need a larger size.

3. Using String for Sizing

  • The Fix: Strings can stretch, giving an inaccurate measurement. Use a proper sizing tool.

4. Forgetting the Knuckle

  • The Fix: For rings, ensure the size you choose comfortably slides over the knuckle.

5. Neglecting Seasonal Changes

  • The Fix: Be mindful of weather-related size changes, especially for rings.

6. Overlooking the Weight of Stones and Settings

  • The Fix: Heavier stones can make a ring feel tighter; account for this in your sizing.

7. Assuming All Fingers Are the Same Size

  • The Fix: Each finger can be a different size. Always size for the specific finger on which the ring will be worn.

8. Not Considering Activity Level

  • The Fix: If you're active, opt for snugger fits and durable materials.

9. Disregarding the "Two-Finger Rule" for Bracelets

  • The Fix: A proper fit allows two fingers to fit between the bracelet and the wrist.

10. Not Keeping Receipts for Gifts

  • The Fix: Always get a gift receipt to allow for easy exchanges.


So there you have it, the top 10 sizing mistakes and how to avoid them! Whether you're a jewelry newbie or a seasoned collector, these tips are your key to a flawless fit every time. This concludes our series on jewelry sizing. Stay tuned for our next deep dive into the world of gems and sparkle!



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