How to Determine Your Ring Size When Ordering Damascus Steel or Mokume Rings Online
We now offer ring sizing band sets to confirm the size you will need us to make your wedding band(s). Our sizing bands are made from quality stainless steel and are precision sized by Steve or Jacob to insure your wedding ring fits you perfectly, the first time!
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
When investing in a Mokume Gane or Damascus Steel wedding ring, it's important to consider sizing. Identifying your proper size is definitely the most difficult part of buying a wedding ring. Many jewelry stores use cheap, thin, (and even plastic) sizing bands to determine your size. There is huge room for error in this. More specifically, the bands used are not always precise. Differences in width will make them fit differently than the wider or narrower band you plan to have us make for you. A standard fit band will feel tighter on your finger than a comfort fit band. We have also observed that if a jewelry store knows that you won't be purchasing a ring from them, they don't work as hard to determine your actual size. Lastly, your fingers can swell and shrink over the course of the day depending on the weather, your activity level and even what you eat/drink.
For these reasons we suggest confirming your ring size with our Sizing Bands after your initial sizing at a local jewelry store. After you receive them we suggest trying them on to find the one that fits best, and then wear it for a couple of days. This will allow it to "settle in" and give you the most accurate measurement that will result in years of comfortable wear. You can purchase a set of sizing bands here.
ADVICE IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO PURCHASE OUR SIZING BANDS
It is absolutely fine if you decide that you would rather not purchase our sizing bands. Here are some tips that will help you get the best measurement possible at a jeweler near you.
DO go to a reputable jeweler, preferably one who does a lot of custom work.
DO try on actual bands made for sizing in the same width ring that you are intending to get from us.
DO make sure you try on sizing bands with a "comfort fit" interior.
DON'T trust the results of a jeweler using skinny metal or (Gasp!) plastic sizing bands.
DO go to as many different jewelry stores to be measured as necessary to get a consensus of your size.
Because of the superior quality of our Mokume Gane and Damascus Steel wedding rings, almost every ring we make can be sized without cutting the ring or damaging the pattern. Some custom bands, rings with flush set gems and square bands may not be sizable or may have sizing limitations. Should you ever need your ring re-sized, please contact us for information about having this done.
Customers are responsible for providing their accurate ring size. If we make a mistake and provide a ring at a size other than the one ordered, we will size or replace the ring at no charge. If the wrong size is ordered, resizing and return shipping charges will apply.
All of our rings have a comfort fit interior which is rounded for a more comfortable feel on your hand. We measure the size of each band based on the actual inside diameter of the ring, which for a comfort fit band is on the centerline of the ring.
COmplimentary Ring Sizing bands
As a special service, a complimentary ring sizing band will be provided to confirm ring sizes for all orders of square bands, liner bands, inlay bands or scattered diamond rings. If you purchase a precious metal Mokume Gane wedding band, we will provide a set of three complimentary ring sizing bands to confirm your exact size. Additional ring sizing bands or ring sizing band sets can be purchased separately. Complimentary ring sizing bands are provided for orders placed inside the US. If you would like a confirmation ring sizing band for a non-domestic order please contact us.