HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT NECKLACE LENGTH?

I invite you to help you with this image illustrating the different lengths of chains available to choose the desired length.

illustrating the different lengths of chains

Short necklace or long necklace, it is often difficult to choose the length of a necklace.
Choker from 38 cm or long necklace up to 80 cm, a necklace can be worn alone or as a composition of necklaces and in this case it is interesting to play on the lengths of chains.

At Désirée Schmidt Paris, you can choose your optional necklace length on each product.
  • Child size or crew neck: 35 to 40 cm (adjustable)
  • Standard size: 40 to 45 cm (adjustable)
  • Mid-length (above the chest): 50 to 55 cm (adjustable)
If you would like another length, please do not hesitate to contact me
All the necklaces are mounted with an extended chain of 3 to 5 cm in order to be able to adjust it to your taste.
To choose the desired rendering of the necklace around the neck, use the visual for help.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I will be happy to help you.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF BRACELET?

I offer bracelets of different sizes for Children, Women and Men.
  • For a child you need a length ranging from 12.5cm to 15.5cm.
  • Standard bracelets measure from 15.5 to 18.5cm.
  • For a generous wrist you need a length ranging from 18 to 21cm.
All bracelets have an extended chain of 3 cm to adjust it to your liking.

To know the size of your wrist and to help you, I suggest this method to be carried out at home:
1. Take a sewing thread
2. Wrap it around your wrist, making sure to adjust it to your waist neither too wide nor too tight.
3. Report the length obtained on a ruler and you will get your wrist circumference
4. For bangle bracelets, please refer to the table below

Size565860626466
Diameter56 mm58 mm60 mm62 mm64 mm66 mm
Wrist circumferenceUnder 14 cm14 to 15 cm15 to 16 cm16 to 17 cm17 to 18 cm18 to 19 cm
Band length13 cm14 cm15 cm16 cm17 cm18 cm

 

Do not hesitate to contact me if you want a particular length by email: contact@desiree-schmidt.com if the model allows it.

HOW DO I KNOW THE RIGHT SIZE OF MY FINGER OR HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF RING?

In my workshop, I use standard French sizes, which can range from 40 to 70 depending on the model. Select your usual size, if you hesitate between two sizes, I advise you to take the larger size.
 If you don't know your ring size, I have three methods available to you at home.

  * First method: the sewing thread
1. Take a non-stretch sewing thread or a ribbon
2. Wrap it around your finger at the level of the 2nd phalanx, making sure to adjust it
3. Record the length on a ruler and measure the length obtained to the nearest millimeter.
You can use a tape measure instead of string or paper, you will get your finger size straight away.
If the finger size is between two sizes, it is advisable to take the larger size.
Make sure to measure your finger without getting too cold or too hot and rather at the end of the day.
Do not hesitate to redo the measurement several times to get the right size.

  * Second method: The printable ring sizer
1. Print the attached pdf document, A4 size full size with 100% scale
2. Position one of your rings on the different circles until it matches perfectly. The black line should not disappear under your ring, but appear on the inside of the ring without leaving any space

  * Third method: Measure the diameter of a ring
If you already have a ring that fits your finger size, you can use this ring to find your size, by following these steps:
1. Place the ring on a flat surface
2. Measure the diameter of the inside face of the ring.
3. Record the diameter in the ring size correspondence table and determine the size of your ring.
If the diameter of the ring falls between two sizes, it is advisable to take the larger size.
Do not hesitate to redo the measurement several times to get the right size.

Table of correspondences by country
 
Table of correspondences by country

  * Fourth method: Use an adjustable plastic ring sizer
This is arguably the best way to find your ring size, as this ring sizer has several advantages:
  
o 100% reliable and precise measurement. With the plastic ring sizer, the measurements are already printed, you just have to rely on these measurements
o Ready to use: no more practical work, the ring sizer can be used right away
o You can reuse it for the next measurements or to measure your friends' finger circumference

It costs only 2 €. You can order it here. It will be refunded to you from your first order of the ring.

Ring size
The size of a ring is the circumference of your finger in mm. If your finger size is 44mm then the ring size is 44.
When ordering a wide ring, don't forget to add a size. If you are doing a 52, you will need to order a 53 for a large ring.
Feel free to experiment with several methods to see if you always get the same result.
It is advisable to take this measurement at the end of the day, because the cold tends to shrink the finger.