I recently had a customer buy a ring as a gift for a family member and it made me realise it can be difficult to make sure you can order the correct size - whether it's for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
As a maker, I really want to make sure I make it the correct size too, so I don't mind spending the extra time needed to make sure we get it right.
So how do we get the right size?
In New Zealand, we use an A-Z scale to measure ring sizes. In the US and other countries it's a numerical scale. There are a couple of methods I have used with good results. Each method depends on what you have available to you at the time.
If you don't have a ring that fits on the finger you're buying a ring for:
Lee Arthur is the face and hands behind Pretty Birds Jewellery, an artisan jewellery brand.