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Sometimes it can be quite hard to know what size or length you need when buying jewellery, especially online, so I thought I would give you some simple guidelines here. If you have any further questions please do contact me and I will be more than happy to help.
Standard chain lengths for pendants, are 16 and 18 inches. If you like a short chain and/or are of a slim or standard frame 16″ is a good length. If you prefer a chain that lets pendants sit a little bit lower, perhaps to go over tops, then an 18 inch is a good bet.
I offer certain pendants on longer chains such as 20″, 24″ and 30-34″. If you need a different length I can usually sort that out too, so just contact me.
Also, remember that chains are quite often interchangeable, so if you see a chain that you prefer do ask, and chances are I can help.
Rings come in whole and half sizes and different countries/continents have different size systems. There is the UK system, the US, the Asian etc.
I always advice to have the finger you want to wear the ring on, sized at a jeweller’s or have an existing ring sized for you.
Alternatively you can send for a simple plastic ring sizer that I will post to you. This can be an easy way of getting the size right, but is not always fool proof.
I sometimes send ring shanks to my customers to try on and make sure they fit, before I set stones etc. Sometimes it is not possible to re-size a finished ring, and this is especially the case with stone set rings. Always make double sure that you are ordering the right size and if in doubt do let me know so I can help.
When you choose your size, either go for your normal size which means you can wear them individually, but you will have to put them on 1 by 1 or 2 at a time to wear the whole stack. This is because a wider ring fits smaller due to the width of the band. If you plan to always wear them together and would prefer to put the whole stack on in one go, size up a half, or one size.
A bangle shouldn’t be too easy to put on or you might run the risk of it coming off too easily and loosing it.
To size your wrist, hold your hand as if you were putting on a bangle and measure the circumference at the widest point, then choose the size closest to this.
I make my bangles in 18 – 22 cm circumference, with 1 cm increments. If you need a different size just let me know and I will be happy to help.