Jewelry shopping can be either a dream come true or a nightmare waiting to happen. Fortunately, when you know what to look for, it doesn’t seem like such a challenge. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for one of the sterling silver rings New Port Richey FL has to offer.
Finding the right ring size can be tricky, because our fingers often vary in diameter depending on factors like the ambient temperature, our diet or even the time of day. To account for this, jewelers will sometimes recommend sizing up just a bit, so check to see what yours recommends. On that note, always get your ring size professionally measured (ideally by the jeweler from whom you will be purchasing the ring). Although home sizing guides might be good enough, it’s helpful to get a professional opinion for the most accuracy. One more thing: band sizes can vary by country, so be sure to do a little conversion if you’re ordering something from abroad.
Once you’ve got your finger measured and ring size nailed down, you might think you can choose any ring with that size, right? Not quite. Wider band width (more than four millimeters) will require a larger band size. For each millimeter beyond 4 mm, go up about a half size. Keep this rule in mind too if you have several stacked rings that might be fixed together later on.
Sterling sliver is usually 92.5% silver, and 7.5% another metal. Not all sterling silvers are created equal, however. Sometimes the silver is blended with copper, but it might be blended with another metal like nickel or zinc instead. Keep this in mind if you (or the ring recipient) have metal allergies.
The next time you’re out shopping for a silver ring, consider the band size, width and material to ensure you get exactly what you’re hoping for. A little investment in these details can help you find a piece that will bring you joy for years to come.