If you’re going to be getting married soon, then you need to know your ring size.
It’s best not to try to guess because you need to be precise when measuring your ring size so that your engagement ring and wedding band can fit precisely.
You might wonder what the average ring size is for a woman.
Every woman is different and has a different frame and ring size, and the average ring size is somewhere between four and ten, with around six or seven being the average ring size.
Some petite women might wear a larger ring size than expected, while larger women could wear a smaller size.
This is why guessing a ring size is not a good idea, and if you want to know for sure, you can visit your local jeweler to be measured or you can even take your ring measurements at home.
Is it better to purchase a ring that’s too big or too small?
If you attempt to guess your ring size, it’s best to opt for a ring that is too big rather than too small.
It’s a lot easier for a jeweler to remove a small portion of the ring to make the ring smaller but increasing the size of a ring could prove to be challenging.
It will be necessary for the jeweler to stretch the ring or remove a portion of the band to add a bridge.
However, if the ring is particularly expensive, no one wants their expensive jewelry cut or stretched, which is why getting the ring as close as possible to the actual size is best.
It shouldn’t take long for your local jeweler to measure your ring finger to determine what size you wear, nor should it cost anything.
Here is an overview to help you determine a woman’s ring size without going to your local jeweler
Measuring the proper finger
When trying to determine your ring size, you need to be sure that you’re measuring the correct finger.
If you’re trying to determine what size engagement or wedding ring you wear, then you need to measure the finger next to your baby finger on your left hand.
The same finger on the right hand could be slightly bigger (or smaller), so if you measure the wrong one, you could get an inaccurate size.
Must a man purchase an engagement ring and a wedding band?
It is completely up to the man and woman who plan on getting married as to whether there will be an engagement ring and wedding band purchased.
Some couples are more traditional, and they feel as if their engagement isn’t official without an engagement ring, while other couples are more contemporary and might even prefer non-traditional wedding rings.
If you’re not sure if your special guy wants to purchase both, don’t hesitate to discuss it with him so you two will both be on the same page.
Who keeps the ring if a couple calls off their engagement?
Sometimes engagements don’t work out and a couple decides to call it quits before the wedding occurs.
When this happens and there is an engagement ring involved, it’s up to the person who purchased the engagement ring to decide who keeps the ring.
If the man purchased it and says it’s OK for the woman to keep it, then she should keep it, but if the man wants the ring returned, then the woman needs to respect the man’s wishes and return the ring.
If two women get married to one another, do they get identical wedding bands?
If two women decide to get married, then it’s up to them how they want to handle their wedding bands.
If they opt for traditional wedding bands, then they might decide on identical wedding bands, or if one of the women is more masculine, she may want to wear a man’s wedding band.
No rule dictates what type of wedding band they must choose, so every lesbian couple will make their own, specific choice.
What if a woman can’t fit the largest ring size?
People come in all different shapes and sizes, and jewelers are aware of this, which is why they can custom-make rings.
If a woman has very large fingers (or very small), then an experienced jeweler simply needs to measure her finger and then create a custom ring that will fit her perfectly.
Custom-made rings are more expensive, but if a woman can’t fit the rings that are offered, then she has no choice but to pay for customization.
Tattooed wedding bands
Again, not all married couples want to be conventional and wear typical wedding bands.
There have been couples who have opted to go without wedding bands or even couples who have chosen wedding bands from a bubble gum machine just for fun.
An increasing number of couples of all types are even choosing to have their wedding bands tattooed on, and for many couples, this can be more meaningful and a lot more affordable.
How to make a proposal memorable
If you’re not a traditional type of girl and you want to propose to your guy in a very special manner, then there are many ways to do so.
First of all, you need to ensure that your guy won’t be disappointed if you propose to him instead of vice versa because some guys still believe that a man should propose to a woman.
Once you are sure he won’t get upset, the sky is the limit when it comes to proposing, as you could choose a theme and propose to him in private or public, but just be sure to personalize it.
Is a marriage valid without wedding rings?
Many couples decide not to exchange wedding rings at their weddings for whatever reason, and as long as the couple has a valid wedding license that is signed by witnesses and an officiant, then the wedding is considered to be valid.
Rings don’t make a marriage valid, so if you and your soon-to-be husband opt not to exchange rings, there is no need to worry about the validity of your marriage.
The two of you might even decide to exchange something else instead of rings to make your ceremony and union more meaningful.
What are some couples’ alternatives to wedding rings?
Couples are becoming more and more creative when it comes to deciding what to exchange at their weddings instead of official wedding rings.
Some couples exchange their own written vows that are printed in special books with their names and wedding date on them, while others might opt to exchange bracelets or other types of jewelry.
Other couples have custom-made items of all sorts to exchange, as well, from shot glasses to mugs, and much more.
Does a woman’s ring size change if she gains or loses weight?
Yes, depending on how much weight a woman gains or loses, her ring size can change.
If you find that your ring is too big or too small after a significant weight change, then you will need to visit your jeweler for an adjustment.
However, if the weight is temporary, like during pregnancy or illness, then you might want to hold off for a while until your weight stabilizes because sizing your ring too frequently can destroy the integrity of your ring.
As you can see, it’s pretty simple to find out what your ring size is, and if you don’t want to determine it on your own, then you should visit your local jeweler for assistance.
If your ring size isn’t a six or seven and it’s either smaller or larger, then it doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you and simply means that you’re not average.
Most women don’t like being referred to as “average” anyway, so you shouldn’t allow such an issue to bother you.