How to Find Plus-Size Wedding Band Options
Planning a wedding can be a magical—yet stressful—experience. Because of a lack of inclusivity in the wedding industry, the process can be even more difficult for plus-sized couples.
This is not only true for wedding attire, but for wedding jewelry as well. The good news is that this is quickly changing. Many jewelry companies are realizing that everyone deserves to have the wedding band of their dreams, and a plethora of choices available in all sizes is a must.
If you’re looking for a plus-sized wedding band, here are our tips to find the perfect option for you.
Know the Sizing System
Rings are sized according to their internal diameter in millimeters.
The most common sizes for men are 10 and 11, while plus size begins at 13 and up. For women, the most common sizes are between 6 and 8, and plus sizes begin at 10 and up.
If you’re unsure of your ring size, you can have a professional jeweler measure it for you. Or, you can measure yourself by using a string or piece of paper wrapped around your ring finger. Mark where the string overlaps, unwrap it, and measure the length in millimeters.
Go With a Thinner Band
Rings with thicker bands tend to be tighter and less elastic. On the other hand, rings with smaller bands can be a little more flexible around wide fingers.
If you are unsure if you’ve got the right size, we would recommend going with a thinner band. But it shouldn’t be a deal breaker—if you’ve got your eye on the perfect ring that has a thicker band, just go up a size to be sure it fits.
Avoid Resized Rings
Some jewelers only offer standard-sized rings, but they will offer to resize them larger for you at an extra cost.
We would recommend not choosing this option for a few reasons. Firstly, resized rings don’t always look as flawless and natural as their unaltered counterparts. You might fall in love with a standard-sized ring, have it resized, and realize it just doesn’t have the same charm.
Secondly, this extra cost is hardly minimal. Jewelers like this can make a nice buck by upselling for plus-sized customers, which just isn’t fair. Plus-size rings should be the same price as any other rings, and be designed with the size in mind.
Consider Your Finger Shape
It probably goes without saying, but not all fingers are the same. When it comes to finger width, there are two basic shapes: tapered and knotted.
Tapered fingers are smallest at the tip and gradually become wider toward the base. This means the largest part of the finger is where the ring sits.
On the other hand, knotted fingers have a wide middle knuckle and more slender segments on either side. If you have this shape, you will need a ring that fits over the middle knuckle and fits snugly at the base of your finger.
Look at your hands and consider what finger shape you have. This might impact what size you choose.
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Here at Gold Thumb Jewelry, we believe all couples should have the options they need to make the perfect choice of wedding bands. We are proud to offer high-quality, beautiful rings, in all sizes.
Whether you are looking for traditional wedding rings in gold or platinum, palladium wedding bands, or contemporary wedding rings in metals such as black titanium or cobalt, we have the perfect wedding band for you! Call now to learn more.