Use this guide to learn how to change your
ring size by using a ring guard.
Counter Loc Ring Guards are
extremely easy and quick to use. These type of ring sizers are preferred
among experienced jewelers for their ease of use and strength of hold. The
prongs are wrapped in opposite directions to
provide a counter locking grip around the band, ensuring a safe and secure fit.
Rounded edges make it more comfortable to wear and prevents it from snagging on
First measure the band width of your ring so you know which size counter loc
ring guard you need to use. Take your ring and hold
it in your hand so that the bottom of the band (the portion of the band that
usually sits under your finger) is facing out. Grab your digital gauge in your
free hand and open the jaws wide enough to fit on either side of the bands
width. Close the jaws and record the millimeter width of the band.
There are 3 available size options
for the counter loc style ring guards, each size is meant for a different span
of mm widths (the width of the band). Once on the ring, each ring guard can be
adjusted to size your ring down
from a 1/8th of a ring size
down to 1 1/2 sizes smaller.
Ladies Size: will fit
from 1.35 mm up to a 2.50 mm wide band, and a finger size of 5 or larger.
Men's Size: will fit up to a 2.75 mm - 5.0 mm width
band, and a finger size of 7 or larger.
King Size: will fit a 5.00 mm or wider band,
and a finger size of 9 or larger.
Once you have your counter
loc ring guard in hand you can install it into your ring. Holding your ring
upside down, place the counter loc guard inside with the smooth side facing up
toward the top of the ring. The prongs on the guard should come out on
opposite sides of the band like this.
Hold the ring guard in
place and use your jeweler’s pliers to gently fold one prong down and wrap the
prong around the band like this. The prong should fit snuggly around the band
but not cut into the metal. When the first prong is in place, fold down the
other prong and wrap it around the band as well.
Once the prongs have been
secured around the band, you’ll need to try your ring on.
If it is too tight now, remove the ring and push the counter loc bar down to
bend it closer to the band. Try your ring on again and repeat this process until
the ring fits just the way you want it to.
Once your ring fits again, you can continue
wearing it without fear. To learn more about ring guards and how to
install them, you can check out these related articles:
Using a Ring Guard for Ring Sizing
How to Size a Ring using a
Spring Ring Guard (our #1 Seller)
How to Size a Ring
using a Stronghold Ring Guard
How to Size a Ring using a School Ring Guard
How to Size a Ring using a Plastic Ring Guard