Do Silicone Rings Come in Half Sizes?
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If you’ve ever purchased a ring before, you’ve probably used what’s called a “ring sizer.” A jeweler or other sales person brought up a large ring with lots of smaller rings on it, and they slid the rings on your finger, going up or down until you found the one that fit just right. Some also use the zip-tie method, where they place a thin piece of plastic on your finger and then tighten it until it fits you comfortably.
Either way, these methods are typically how you find your ring size — and you might have heard the jeweler mention something to you about half sizes. If you’re interested in purchasing a set of silicone wedding bands, you might be wondering if they are available in your half-size. Unfortunately, most silicone rings don’t come in half sizes. However, here’s what you should do if you’re unsure what size to get!
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- Measure your finger. Using a tape measure or a piece of string, measure the base of the finger you plan to wear your ring on. You want it to be snug, but not so snug you have skin puffing out on either side of the tape measure. If the tape measure you’re using isn’t good for writing on, use the string. Cut the string where it overlaps around your finger, and then measure the length of that string with a ruler.
- Consider your daily activities. What do you do throughout the day? If you sit at an office, your finger won’t swell as much as someone who works as a first responder or even a personal trainer. The frequency and duration of your workouts are also important to consider when you size your ring. Sweating causes your finger to swell, which can make it difficult to pull off a ring to wash it or take a shower.
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- Determine which type of ring you’re purchasing. Our QALO Classic rings run a little snug because of how they’re cut. That’s okay! Just go with the next size up if you measure a half-size. Conversely, if you’re purchasing one of our Q2X or Athletics silicone rings, then you want to go to the next half size down. Consult our handy wedding ring size chart to guide you through the process! Generally, if the ring is cut thick, you’ll want to go to the next size up. Conversely, if the ring is cut thin, you can go a half size down.
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- Consider whether you’re wearing multiple rings. If you’re considering using any of our stackable rings, you’ll want to measure different areas of your finger between your bottom knuckle and the base of your finger. Depending on the length of that space, you might need a different size for the other ring. This is especially for women, who typically wear two bands after getting married.
- Find out if you have double knuckles. Some people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, where their joints swell up. This includes the hands, where knuckles can swell or feel larger than others. This can make it difficult to get rings off, even if they slide on easily. It can almost feel as though you have a “double knuckle,” as if you have two knuckles stacked on top of each other. If you have double knuckles and measure a half-size, you’ll want to go a size up. That way, you won’t have to struggle getting your ring off at the end of the day.
- Measure your finger at the end of the day. Don’t measure your finger early on in the day when your fingers have been resting for over five hours. You won’t be wearing your ring while you sleep, but you will be wearing it while you do a variety of activities throughout the day. It’s important you measure your finger at the end of the day to ensure it will fit you properly.
You’ll also want to consider measuring it both in the cold and the heat — your finger will appear to contract in the cold and will swell up in the heat. If you don’t measure your finger properly, then it will feel too snug or too loose, depending on the temperature outside! Wondering how tight a ring should be? Our size guide can give you some more tips on measuring for the perfect fit.