To help make your jewellery selection easier, we have provided size guides for rings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. Please be aware that the information is intended as an approximate guide, and we would strongly recommend that you visit our store in Purley.
Rings are measure using several different methods. The most common you’ll come across, and those that we stock are UK, European and US.
A ring should fit comfortably so that, after initially putting it on, you no longer feel it. It should not be tight or restrictive, nor should it be too loose for risk of it falling off.
When sizing a ring, it is worth considering several factors:
Thickness: A thicker ring will displace more of your finger, creating a tighter fit than a thinner band. If you are certain of the size in a thinner band, we’d suggest going half a size or possibly a size bigger.
Temperature: In warmer weather our fingers swell, in the cold they contract. A ring that fits in winter might feel a little more snug on holiday in a hotter climate. When trying on a ring consider the temperature of your hands. We recommend trying a ring for size when your hands are at a moderate temperature.
Other rings: Like a thicker band, wearing additional rings on the same finger will create a tighter. We often suggest wearing a slightly bigger ring closer to your hand and a tighter one further away. This will hold both in place and retain comfort.
Finger shape: A wider knuckle might require a tighter ring which is slightly difficult to push over the knuckle, but fits nicely at the base of your finger.
If in doubt, visit our store where we will be able to size your finger exactly.
The length is a key factor in determining style. Different lengths will be appropriate for different people and places of wear.
Standard lengths are listed below, although if longer or shorter chains are needed, please ask a colleague. We can often provide chain extensions if needed, please enquire.
Thickness can also determine the style of a necklace, as well as the presence and size of a pendant. These are both things to consider when choosing the perfect necklace. A thicker chain will tend to be heavier and may not be suited for a very long necklace, and a low-hanging pedant will lengthen the appearance of the necklace.
We offer bracelets in various styles including chains and bangles, some are adjustable or features different fastenings. For this reason, it is difficult to provide a set size guide for bracelets, however we have provided the following chart as an approximate guide for how a bracelet should fit.
Use a tape measure to take a tight wrist measurement, then use the chart below to find the recommended bracelet size. For example, if your wrist measures 17 cm then a 19 cm bracelet will provide a comfortable fit*.
*Please be aware this is an approximate guide only.
Ears (and ear lobes) come in all shapes and sizes, so it is difficult to provide an absolute guide on how an earring will look, however the below table provides an approximate guide to the size of different carat weights*.
Please be aware earrings purchased from us cannot be returned for hygiene reasons.
*The carat of a diamond refers to the weight, rather than the size so please be aware that this is an approximate guide only and diamond sizes may vary.