Buying Guide

Choosing A Ring

Choosing A Ring

Winterson offers a selection of beautiful pearl, diamond and gemstone rings, many which are suitable for use as engagement rings. Our guide below to choosing a ring features some of the questions that our customers ask most often.

Which metals are available to order?
We offer almost all our rings in a choice of 18 carat white, yellow or rose gold and platinum, as well as Fairtrade Gold. Unless specified, we are not able to offer sterling silver as an option with our rings.

Which ring size should I order?
Before ordering, we would recommend carefully checking the size of a ring finger. Many of our ring designs can be ordered and made in a specific size for you.

To check the the size of a ring that you already own, or if you are planning a surprise gift, please download our Ring Sizer, being careful to follow the print instructions.

Do also remember that ring fingers may be as much as half a size smaller when cold.

What are the standard ring sizes?
The table below summarises the most popular UK and international ring sizes.

Our standard ring size is a UK size M, which is 16.7mm in diameter across the inside of the ring. This is the equivalent of a standard 6¼ size in the United States.

Inside Diameter (mm)UKEUUS
15.3 I 8 4½
15.5 J 8¾ 4¾
15.9 K 10
16.3 L 11¼ 5¾
16.7 M 12½
17.1 N 13¾ 6¾
17.5 O 15
17.9 P 16¼
18.3 Q 17½
18.8 R 19
19.2 S 20¼
19.6 T 21½

May a ring be resized after it has been ordered?
Yes, many of the rings at Winterson may be resized by one size up and down, although the more that a ring size is changed, the greater that this will affect its durability.

Depending on the work required, we would advise that it can take up to 2 weeks to resize a ring. Please read our guide to our Ring Sizing services for further information.

Is engraving available?
Yes, many of the rings at Winterson may be hand engraved with a short message of your choice. Depending on the work required, we would advise that it can take up to 2 weeks to engrave a ring. Please read our guide to our Engraving services for further information.