How Should Engagement Rings Fit?

How Should Engagement Rings Fit?

The exchange of engagement rings is a momentous tradition, deeply rooted in history and symbolic of a promise to unite in love and commitment. As part of Springer's Jewelers' 150-year legacy, we understand that the engagement ring is much more than a piece of fine jewelry; it's a token of a shared future, a symbol of lasting love. Ensuring the perfect fit for this important token is vital, and in this comprehensive guide, we'll explore exactly how an engagement ring should fit.

Understanding Ring Sizes

Ring sizing can feel like a mystery to many. Measured in millimeters, ring sizes take into account the diameter and circumference of your finger. Various factors can affect the size, such as temperature, time of day, and even diet. Our knowledgeable team at Springer's Jewelers is always on hand to help demystify these factors and help you find your ideal ring size.

How Should Engagement Rings Actually Fit?

Ideally, your engagement ring should fit snugly enough that it won't fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle with some resistance. The ring should sit comfortably on your finger, without causing any discomfort or leaving an indentation when removed. Look out for any signs of an improper fit, like difficulty in removing the ring or a loose ring that rotates or slips off easily.

Steps to Measure Your Ring Size at Home

There are numerous ways to measure your ring size at home, each with its pros and cons. One common method is using a strip of paper or string and wrapping it around your finger, marking the point where the two ends meet, and measuring the length. 

However, it's essential to note that our fingers change size throughout the day and are generally larger in the evening. Professional sizing can provide a more accurate measurement.

Professional Ring Sizing

At Springer's Jewelers, we recommend professional ring sizing to ensure the best fit for your engagement ring. Our seasoned jewelers are adept at helping you determine the perfect ring size, taking into account the unique aspects of each finger. With years of experience and expertise, we guide you through the process, ensuring comfort and precision.

Adjusting Ring Size Post-Purchase

If you discover your ring is not fitting correctly after the purchase, rest assured, we can help with the resizing process. Our skilled jewelers can adjust most ring sizes to ensure a perfect fit. 

However, it's important to understand that not all rings are suitable for resizing, especially those with intricate designs or specific gem settings. In these cases, we can offer alternatives and work with you to find the best solution.

Considerations for Surprise Proposals

For those planning a surprise proposal, figuring out your partner's ring size without revealing your intentions can be tricky. One popular method is to borrow a ring your partner currently wears and bring it to our experts at Springer's Jewelers for sizing. 

However, if the ring doesn't fit during the proposal, don't panic. The important moment is your commitment, and we can always adjust the size afterward.

Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring Online

Purchasing an engagement ring online from Springer's Jewelers is a convenient option, with the same exceptional selection of fine jewelry as in our physical stores. Be sure to refer to our detailed sizing guide when making your selection. And remember, our dedicated team is just a phone call or email away to answer any questions or provide guidance.


Choosing the right engagement ring size is a crucial part of your journey toward commitment and shared love. At Springer's Jewelers, we are honored to be part of your story, offering expert advice and guidance to ensure your engagement ring fits as perfectly as your love for each other. 

Discover our selection of engagement rings today and let us assist you in creating unforgettable moments. Schedule an appointment with us to explore our fine jewelry collection and start your journey to find the perfect fit.

Visit Springer's Jewelers today and let us be part of your forever.

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