Most alternative and contemporary metal rings are made in a comfort fit style. Comfort fit rings are curved on the inside which makes them easier to take on and off. As the name suggests, it also makes them more comfortable to wear.
Rings made from the following metals are typically comfort fit:
The curve on the inside of a comfort fit ring is similar to the side of a barrel. The top and bottom are carved out, so there is less material on those parts of the ring than there would be on a standard fit ring. This is why comfort rings fit slightly larger than standard fit rings, which are straight from top to bottom. The domed shape is also why they feel better on your hand.
Which Size Should I Order for a Comfort Fit Ring?
When it comes to ring sizing, the way your size was measured and the width of the ring you purchase are the main factors in determining which size will fit best.
The most accurate way to find the perfect size is to be measured for a comfort fit ring in the width that you intend to choose. We also recommend using our free ring sizer. You may also use your standard fit ring size to determine which comfort fit size you need.
We recommend these guidelines when choosing a comfort fit ring using your standard ring size:
- 1 to 4mm ring width: Order your regular size.
- 5 to 6mm ring width: Order your regular size, erring smaller if applicable.
- 7 to 9mm ring width: Order a half size down from your regular size.
- 10mm and up ring widths: Order a half size smaller.
Standard Fit Rings
Rings made from gold, silver, platinum, and most other traditional wedding band metals are usually made with a standard fit. The inside of the ring is flat from top to bottom. If a gold or silver ring doesn't state the fit type, it is most likely a standard fit ring. One confusing difference that may come up is that comfort fit rings made from gold or silver sometimes add additional metal inside the ring (rather than removing metal) which could mean you need a larger size. Check with your jeweler to be sure.