A customer in the USA has asked me to make a different size for her
in one of my ring designs she has seen online. It is a very wide
band, around an inch and a half wide.
She has asked for a USA size 10 - but where should the ring fall on
my ring-sizer for me to know if that is the correct size? The inch
and a quarter wide band covers around 4 whole sizes on my English
ring-mandrel ring-sizer. How do I know I am definitely making a USA
size 10 (or T 1/2 for English sizing)?
Where should the edges of the band stop on the ring sizer? Should it
be in the centre of the band, lying directly over T 1/2? Or should
it the bottom of the ring be at T 1/2? Or the top of the ring at T
I will also need to make it in wax, should I make it one size larger
to allow for shrinkage? (I have already suggested she go up one size
to allow for the ring to go on her finger and the back is narrowed,
to help make the ring comfortable to wear.)
Thank you for any help you can give.