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Size Guide

Here at BAS, we pride ourselves in exceptional customer service. We understand how tricky it can be to buy jewellery online, without trying rings and bangles in particular on.  We created the following guide for you so when you receive your purchase you know with confidence that is going to fit perfectly.

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RINGS

What do sizes mean and what are the ways to measure?

In the UK jewellery industry, sizes have been standardised so how we ask for your measurement will be standard sizing across most jewellers. Ring sizes are measured using the circumference of your finger so you’ll often find length in mm aswell as letter charts. 

When wearing rings, size should fit snugly, and never tight that you struggle to take the ring off, and never too loose that it slips up the finger and risk falling off without you knowing. It is therefore important to get the sizing right so we hope that this guide will assist you an make the process easier when you are purchasing on line. 

There are a few ways in which you can work out your size. Jewellers have ring sizers that you can reference ring size, which you can purchase on line or visit the studio if you are local. However, there are a couple of methods which we recommend using if you can not access us directly.

One main tip which we always advise if using our simpler methods below, is to triple check your measurements, and if measuring around your finger you might find it easier if someone helps to achieve a more accurate reading.

1. Printable Ring Sizer

You will find this printable template in the correct ratio size in the downloadable PDF file below. Simply print and cut out. Cut a slit in the marking at the top and thread one end through. Place this on the finger and delicately pull through until you reach your size. 

2. Printable Ring Circumference 

This file is also available to print with correct ration on the PDF below. This method uses an existing ring that you have to measure the circumference. PLace your ring on the correct size circle below and you will be give the UK standard letter size as reference.

How to measure or guess a ring size for a gift?

This is a question we get asked a lot, so these are some of the suggestions on how to find out sizing.

The most simple way, if you have access is to secretly borrow one of their existing rings and measure using the above circle circumference method. Of course this may not always be easy if purchasing a gift for a friend so you may need to enlist the aid of partners/flatmates/ parents to do this for you if you do not have direct access!

If you don’t have access to a printer then you can simply draw the circumference of the ring on a piece of paper and take this to a jeweller to measure.

If none of these are achievable, it may be worth creating an elaborate scheme where you might try eachothers rings on, and you can measure your own finger as a reference. Or potentially go shopping and try on rings and find out what sizing they are in this way!

Of course, if there are any issues we are always here to help with exchanges, but if we can all get it right first time it will make for an even better suprise!

THINGS TO consider when measuring ring sizes

 

There are a few environmental and physical things to consider when measuring your fingers in order to get the best fit, so here is our advice to take into consideration: 

● Measuring in the evening is the best time to get a more accurate reading. Fingers tend to be slightly slimmer in the morning compared to the evening. 
● Dependent on bandwidth, consider that rings may feel slightly tighter and therefore opt to size up a little. Our Aphrodite Ring as an exmple of this. 
● Avoid measuring fingers on a particularly cold or hot day. Temperatures will change the size of your fingers slightly and therefore can give you an incorrect reading.
● If you are between two sizes, it is always advisable to go up a ring size.
● Finger sizes can differ from hand to hand, so bare in mind that your most dominant hand will be slightly bigger in some cases. If you intend on wearing a ring on your middle finger, we suggest measuring both fingers to make sure you have the flexibility to be able to wear on  both hands. 
● Other factors can affect ring size include exercising, water retention, pregnancy, ageing and weight change.

UK standard size chart

The below chart is the standard UK size chart for your reference. Remember to take into consideration the bandwidth size of the ring as stated above when referencing the chart. 

Black and Sigi have 5 standard sizes as available shoppable options, however we can make to measure if written in the notes at checkout. We have specified whether its small/medium or large to demonstrate sizes in different form. Average for our customers has been Medium and a Large. Each size also spans over 3 sizes to allow ring to be worn on several fingers. 

BAS SIZES: 
XS – S – J/K/L – 48.7mm-51.2mm

Medium – N/O/P 53.8-5mm -56.3mm

Large – S/T/U -60.2mm-62.7mm

Extra Large – V/W/X – 64.0mm -66.6mm

What if the ring still doesn't fit?

Unfortunately our rings, once made can not be made any bigger, so the only way to change the size is to exchange, which we will happily do within our standard returns policy. 

 

If your ring is outside the returns policy or is a one off, we can require the ring and create a bigger size, however there may be an additional fee for this depending on the ring. Please contact us for any bespoke enquiries and we ill try and help in any way we can. 

BANGLES

What do sizes mean and what are the ways to measure?

Unlike rings there is no standard sizing chart in the UK for bangles. We have therefore created our own sizing chart for reference. We have 5 sizes available as standard, and these can be measured using similar techniques to the rings. 

When wearing a bangle, the sizing is all to do with your hand size, and when putting a bangle on you should be able to push over the hand firmly but not too snug that the bangle is scraping your knuckles. Equally if the bangle slips easily over the hand then this is also no good as you will have a runaway bangle! 

Here are our simple ways to measure your bangle size.

1. Printable Ring Sizer

You will find this printable template in the correct ratio size in the downloadable PDF file below. Simply print and cut out. Cut a slit in the marking at the top and thread one end through. Place this on the finger and delicately pull through until you reach your size. 

2. Printable Ring Circumference 

This file is also available to print with correct ration on the PDF below. This method uses an existing ring that you have to measure the circumference. PLace your ring on the correct size circle below and you will be give the UK standard letter size as reference.

3. Tape measure 

Tuck your thumb into your palm tightly , grab a tape measurer and measure firmly around your hand knuckles and over the thumb knuckles. This will give you your hand circumference and you can reference this in below chart. 

BAS standard size chart

How to measure or guess a bangle size for a gift?

This is a question we get asked a lot, so these are some of the suggestions on how to find out sizing. 

The most simple way, if you have access is to secretly borrow one of their existing bangles and measure using the above circle circumference method. Of course this may not always be easy if purchasing a gift for a friend so you may need to enlist the aid of partners/flatmates/ parents to do this for you if you do not have direct access!

If this is not achievable, it may be worth creating an elaborate scheme where you might try eachothers bangles on, and you can measure your own hand as a reference. Or potentially go shopping and try on bangles and find out what sizing they are in this way! 

 

Of course, if there are any issues we are always here to help with exchanges, but if we can all get it right first time it will make for an even better supris

THINGS TO consider when measuring bangle sizes

 

There are a few environmental and physical things to consider when measuring your hand in order to get the best fit, so here is our advice to take into consideration: 


● Avoid measuring hand on a particularly cold or hot day. Temperatures will change the size of your hand slightly and therefore can give you an incorrect reading.
● If you are between two sizes, size down.
● Other factors can affect ring size include exercising, water retention, pregnancy, ageing and weight change

Download and double-check before making a purchase

Download our PDF for double checking!

DOWNLOAD THE RING SIZE GUIDE
DOWNLOAD THE BANGLE SIZE GUIDE

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