How do I determine my ring size?
Here is our list of methods for determining ring size in order of accuracy:
1) Go to a local jewelry store and check your size with the staff. If you are in Greater Vancouver, you can also make an appointment to stop by our home studio.
2) Measure the inside circumference or inside diameter of a ring you already own (and are happy with the fit), then use this website to determine your U.S./Canada ring size.
3) Measure the circumference of your finger.
Cut an even strip of paper or string.
Wrap the paper/string tightly around the base of the finger, just below the knuckle.
Mark the spot where it meets.
Measure the length in millimetres with a ruler.
Use this website to determine your U.S./Canada ring size.
There are many variables that may result in this method being inaccurate for you, including whether your hands are cold or swollen, your knuckle size (ring must be able to slide over), and the fact that a measuring error of only 2.5 mm will lead you a whole size away from your true size. We only recommend this method as a last resort.
How do I determine my chain length?
Start by taking a look at the graphics below! While these only cover a small slice of the spectrum of different body types, they should give you a pretty good idea of which length(s) will work for you. If you receive your necklace and your chain length isn't perfect, we'd be happy to adjust it for you at no additional charge. We just ask that you cover the shipping fees or arrange a time to come by our home studio.
Are Zaleska pieces waterproof?
Water will not damage any of our pieces. Water will age gold vermeil more quickly, but rubbing and contact with oils/cleansers will contribute more to this process than getting a little fresh water on your piece.
Sterling silver and gold-filled pieces are completely fine to get wet, with no worry of colour-change or damage. However, if the water contains sulphur compounds, this can tarnish silver more quickly. But when sterling silver pieces tarnish, you can always polish them with a silver polishing cloth.