So, you’ve finally found a ring that you don’t mind wearing; one that doesn’t pinch or become “stuck” on your finger.  Maybe someone talked you into buying one after you claimed you would never wear a wedding band.  Once you find out how much these rings truly live up their name, you may wonder why you waited so long to buy one; but before you get too excited about it, there is something you still need to do.  Consult a comfort-fit ring size guide

As a ring retailer who sells a lot of wedding bands for men, I quickly learned how important it was to direct my customers to a comfort-fit ring size guide before they ordered a ring.  For some reason, I found a lot of people were ordering comfort-fit rings in a larger size because they expected the curved interior to take up more space than a traditional flat-fit ring.  However, it seems that ring designers already took this into consideration when they were designing comfort fit rings; in fact they may have overcompensated for it.  As a result, our comfort fit ring size guide recommends ordering these ring a half-size smaller.

A comfort fit ring size guide can help you avoid delays.

Buying rings online is the method of choice for most men, especially those who seem to have an “allergic reaction” to retail jewelry stores.  Not only does it make a lot of sense to check out a larger inventory of rings before deciding on one; but the rings found here are usually much less expensive than at brick-and-mortar stores.  There is only one perceived downside to purchasing rings online, and it is the size issue.  Most guys have no idea what their ring size is, and they have very little interest in finding out, but sizing is important when ordering a ring online – especially if you’ve waited until the last minute to order a wedding band.

Fortunately, online jewelers now make it much easier for people to discover their exact ring size without ever leaving the house.  Size charts can be found online, so there’s no need to visit a jewelry store to determine your ring size, but as any good comfort fit ring size guide will tell you; these rings fit best when they are ordered a half-size smaller.

How do you determine your own ring size?

Use either a thin strip of paper or a piece of string, and wrap it around the base of the finger where you would wear your ring.  Then use a pen to mark the point on the paper or string where it overlaps, forming a circle around the finger. Measure in millimeters the length of the paper or string from the starting point to the pen mark and see where that falls on the sizing chart.  For a comfort fit ring size, simply go one half-size down, and order that size for a perfect fit of your men’s wedding band.