Sizing & your ring size
It’s very important that you get your ring size right prior to placing your order as most ring designs cannot be re-sized. See below for a detailed list.
The absolute best way ensure your ring is made to the correct size, is for you to find a cheap ring that fits and send it down to David to use as a size guide. It will be returned with your order.
Alternatively, you can visit a few local jeweller’s and ask them to size you using men’s wedders (which are 6-7mm wide). Australian sizes are alphabetical, such as a size P, and should be taken from the leading edge (the jeweller will know what this means, if not, go elsewhere!).
It’s recommended that you visit around three jeweller’s and at different times of day if at all possible. This will allow for variations in sizing equipment and the fact your hand naturally shrinks and swells throughout the day. Getting sized is free-of-charge.
Loan sizing kits are also available for a fee of $60 (within Australia only).
The kit comes with information on how to take your size and a pre-paid self-addressed envelope for its return. If you would like to hire a sizing kit, please note this when placing your order.
Here are a few tips to help you decide upon a size:
- David can make to the half size, such as a T 1/2, should a full size be too big/small.
- Ideally a good fitting ring should slip over your knuckle going on, and then catch on your knuckle coming off (although this isn’t always the case for people who have particularly small or large knuckles).
- a good fitting ring should also have a bit of movement once on your finger as you want the air to be able to circulate underneath.
- Fingers often swell in hot weather or overnight so keep this in mind when selecting your size.
- If you’re ordering a standard Damascus ring (not a custom rough finish, Zen pattern, Concave or Squirlce ring) and you’re struggling to decide between two sizes, it’s best to opt for the smaller size, as the ring can be up-sized, but not downsized.
- If you’re ordering a design that cannot be re-sized (see list below), it’s recommended you hire a loan sizing kit at $60.r
Re-sizing info & limitations
The following rings cannot be resized:
- Tantalum rings
- Titanium rings
- Zirconium rings
- Maple burl/wood rings
- Carbon fibre rings
- Custom rough finish Damascus rings
- Zen patterned Damascus rings
- Squirlce of concave shaped Damascus rings
The following rings can only be up-sized:
- Damascus rings (standard pattern, finish and shape only – see above for exclusions).
- Pure Mokume rings
- Mokume + titanium liner & rails
- Mokume + tantalum liner & rail/s
If you’ve ordered a ring that can be up-sized, then your first up-size is done free-of-charge (less post).
Before deciding upon an up-size, it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s common for a new ring to feel strange to begin with, particularly for someone who hasn’t worn a ring before. However it’s important for it to feel comfortable, without it feeling too tight.
If your ring slides on and off with relative ease, but just feels a little tight, a half-size increase is usually all that is required. If you think your ring requires more than a half-size increase, perhaps visit your local jeweller for their opinion or contact us to discuss.
If you do decide that you would like your ring to be up-sized, please contact us for the return postal address and info on what to include in the package with your ring.
Most ring designs cannot be downsized.
If you think your ring is too large, please contact us before subjecting it to any wear and tear to discuss if a downsize is possible and any fees involved.
Downsizing can be undertaken via a couple of methods and these will have an effect on your ring by either creating a break in the pattern, or adding extra overall thickness to your ring. In some cases David will need to remake your ring rather than risk disrupting the pattern with a downsize. A re-making fee will be charged for this.
If your ring has been worn for some time and has visible signs of wear and tear, please contact us to discuss the best option for your downsize.