You’ve spent lots of time searching the internet and after looking at many different styles, you’ve finally decided upon a beautiful Pandora ring - hoorah! It’s time to purchase that little beauty because you can’t wait to wear it (or perhaps gift it to a friend) but then you realise that you have absolutely no idea what your ring size is - darn it!
We understand that it’s not always easy to find the time to visit a local jeweller to find out your ring size and it’s even harder secretly finding out someone else’s size. So, to help you, we have put together a simple and easy-to-follow guide which gives you the quickest way to measure your finger without having to leave the house or make a special trip to the jewellers (although we would always be pleased to see you!)
Read on to discover how to work out your Pandora ring size, and remember, we are always at the other end of the phone, email or live chat if you get stuck along the way.
A simple and effective way to measure your ring size is to use a clever hack with a piece of paper. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Cut a Thin Piece of Paper
This should be approximately 10mm wide and 100mm long.
Step 2: Wrap the Paper Around Your Finger
Wrap the piece of paper around the base of the finger you plan to wear your new ring on. Be careful not to make it too tight or you will have issues getting the ring over your knuckle.
Step 3: Mark the Spot
Get a pen and mark the position on the paper where the ends overlap.
Step 4: Measure the length
Measure the length of the paper with a ruler (in mm).
Step 5: Use the Ring Size Conversion Chart
You will now have the circumference measurement of your finger in millimetres, and you can use the ring size conversion chart at the bottom of this blog post to work out an estimation of your ring size.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Take your ring size measurement at the end of the day when you fingers are at their largest.
- If you find that you are in-between sizes, it’s best to choose the larger of the two so that the ring slides comfortably over your knuckles.
- When we are warm our fingers swell, and they tend to shrink when we are cold. It’s therefore always best to wait until your body is at room temperature before measuring.
- You should also avoid eating salty foods, drinking alcohol, or going to the gym before measuring because these can all make your fingers swell.
Another way to work out your ring size is to measure a ring that you already have. Follow these steps below:
Step 1: Use a Ring That Fits Comfortably
Choose a ring that fits securely and comfortably on your finger, not too tight and not too loose.
Step 2: Measure the Inside Diameter
Put your ring on a flat surface and use a ruler to measure the inside diameter.
Step 3: Use the Ring Size Conversion Chart
Find the ‘inside diameter’ measurement on the conversion chart below and look for the corresponding PANDORA ring size.
FINDING OUT A RING SIZE FOR A GIFT
If you are buying a PANDORA ring as a gift, you’ll have to be tactical about the way you find out the ring size. You want it to be a surprise of course. To help, we have come up with these sneaky tips below.
Tip 1: Borrow one of their rings
A very effective way to find out their ring size is to secretly go into their jewellery box and borrow one of their rings. You’ll then need to use the ‘Ring Technique’ we mentioned above.
Tip 2: Talk to their friends or family
Their friends or family might know their ring size or could sneakily find out for you. It’s always worth asking. You never know, they might have bought them a ring in the past and can remember the size. (Or better yet, they placed an online order and can trace back the ring size)!
Tip 3: Tell them it’s a gift for someone else
You could say that you are buying a gift for someone else (if the pretend person has a similar finger size). You can then ask them what their ring size is or measure their finger size using the techniques above (all under the pretense that you’re buying a ring for another friend/family member).