Shopping For A Wedding Band Online? Here’s How To Find Your Ring Size.
December 3rd, 2018
So you’re getting married! Congratulations!
If you’re the groom, you’ve probably already done a ton of shopping to find that perfect engagement ring for your soon-to-be bride. Nice work – that can be a tough process! But just when you thought your wedding ring shopping days were over – it’s now time for you to find your wedding band. Fortunately for you, wedding band shopping can now be enjoyable and stress-free. The best part? You don’t even have to step foot into a jeweler.
The first thing you need to do when shopping for a wedding band online is get a rough idea of your ring size. This simple printable ring sizer outlines three easy ways to help you find your fit. All you need is a printer! Don’t have a printer or still concerned about accuracy? Not to worry, with Hitched you can actually choose five men’s wedding bands to try-on at home. We’ll even send you a physical ring sizer so that you can confirm your ring size and ensure that you are purchasing the best wedding band with the perfect fit. Hitched aims to make finding and buying a wedding band as easy as saying ‘I do’.
So you’ve determined a preliminary fit and ordered your home try-on, but how is wearing a wedding band even supposed to feel? Most men do not have a lot of experience wearing rings, so don’t feel bad if you’re not very sure. You may not even be aware that there are better times of the day to size your ring finger, or that you should consider which metals can and cannot be resized. It’s okay, we’ve outlined quick tips to help you make the final call while you try on wedding bands at home.
Size your finger later in the day.
Our fingers change sizes throughout the day. They tend to be a little puffy in the morning and then shrink down later on. Fingers swell in warm weather and reduce in size when cold. They also tend to expand when you are engaging in physical activity. The most effective time to determine your ring size is at the end of the day when your fingers are at their standard size.
Your ring should feel snug, but not too snug.
A ring should slide easily and effortlessly over your knuckle. Once it is in place, it should not be tight or uncomfortable. If you move the ring toward the back of your ring finger, there should even be a small space between your finger and the ring. Removing the ring is a little different. It should take about two or three attempts to slide back over your knuckle and off your finger. Think snug but comfy.
Know your wedding band metals.
Not all metals are created equal. When making a decision about a ring that you will be wearing forever, the type of metal you choose is an important deciding factor. As it pertains to ring sizing, some metals can be resized if needed and some cannot. Gold and cobalt rings can be resized while titanium, ceramic and tungsten rings cannot. Curious about the other differences between wedding band metals? Check out our metal matrix to compare wedding band metals that we carry.
Choosing a wedding band is a big decision, but the process should be fun. Skip the jeweler and a hasty decision by using our online ring size guidelines to get a rough idea of your size and choosing five bands to try on in the comfort of your home. With the Hitched men’s wedding band home try-on program, you will have a perfect wedding band in no time.