I got an order for 100 women’s rings from a local boutique chain
that has been carrying my necklaces and earrings. This is the
first time I have done a production run of rings, and also the
store’s first foray into rings, I think. When I asked the buyer
how she wanted the sizes distributed, she gave me a funny look
and said, “well, I don’t really know!”.
I haven’t been able to find any discussion of this at all in any
of the standard jewelry reference works. But, it would seem that
someone should have statistics on this problem – obviously, I
would like to minimize the number that come back for sizing, as
well as provide enough of a range so that customers are likely to
find one that fits. So – how should I answer this question?