Band Style Variety & How This Affects Fit
Bario Neal offers a variety of custom bands— all handmade, and all-metal cast— for whatever your occasion (weddings included, though not limited to). The conventional ring sizing we offer, both in stores and through our online, DIY toolkit, are excellent for establishing you and your loved one’s ring size, however, there are variables presented when choosing between different types of bands that might have an effect on the fit of your ring.
Two of our most popular bands— the classic Milla square and round bands— provide a simplistic outline for just how band width and shape will affect not only where the ring will sit on your finger, but how the width will vary the fit of the ring. Both Milla Round and Square bands are offered in a variety of widths— anywhere from 1mm-6mm— and this range of width also comes with a range of fit.
Narrow band widths follow typical sizing, while wider bands take up more space on the surface area of your finger (see our comparison below for the size difference between a thickest, 6 mm round band and the most narrow 1mm band), and their thin design allows them to follow typical sizing. However, as the width of the ring increases (imagine the 4 or 5mm band), the ring takes up more surface area on the finger, and so the fit will be slightly tighter. With these two bands, both round and square fits will have to be adjusted in size depending on what width you want. A wider band will fit slightly tighter, and so depending on how you want your band to fit— you may want to consider just how wide you want your band to be, especially if you anticipate wearing it everyday (as we imagine you’ll want to!).
Wider band styles with flat interiors, such as our Milla Round, Square, and Shoulder Wide Bands, may need to be sized up slightly at about a quarter of a size. However, our comfort bands, which you can see below, in comparison to those with flat interiors, will sit slightly higher on the finger, and will take to a smoother glide over the knuckle. This means that, as opposed to sizing up, you might consider sizing down. These are all variables that, upon deciding what style is right for you, you might want to consider before purchasing in your usual ring size. You can check out our style options below!
Stylistic preferences aside, another important thing to note is the thickness of each band, and how that thickness will affect the fit of your ring. Once you’ve decided on whether you’re looking for something rounder, something square, and/or whether you’re interested in a comfort band or a more traditional design, those decisions will vary how the ring sits flush on your finger and where. Comfort bands— a recent innovation that includes a rounded inside for, you guessed it, comfort— have a rounded inside, and so the band will sit slightly higher on the finger. Our more traditional round and square bands have a flat interior, which will sit slightly lower. Shoulder bands, which take a bit of design quirks from both the traditional and comfort bands, sit somewhere in the middle.
We recommend taking the time with Bario Neal to properly fit your band, so that you can go into the gifting/wearing process with little hesitation about the comfort of your band’s fit. Bario Neal’s in-store and online consultation team will gladly walk you through these steps, ensuring that the handmade piece of jewelry you’re purchasing is not only everything you want it to be, but fits to your finger accordingly.