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Size Guide and Measurements
If you're unsure of which ring size to choose, please see below Size Guide and Measurements Chart, which will help you determine the correct size for you. We’re more than happy to help guide you to find the right-sized ring, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for more information. This will help save you time on unnecessary returns, exchanges and reduce transport emissions.
Avidue uses European ring sizes. This means that the inside circumference of the ring is given in millimeters (mm). You can measure the circumference of the finger you wish to wear the ring on by, for example, using a piece of string, and then measuring the length of the string to assess the circumference of the finger. See below Size Guide and Measurements Chart, where the sizes are given in both millimeters and inches.
Avidue’s rings are quite large and wide compared to more traditional, smaller and narrower rings. This means that you might have to go up a ring size from what you’re used to. For example, if you normally wear size 50 in a traditional thin ring, i.e. an engagement ring or such, we recommend you choose size 52 in our rings.
Size Guide and Measurements Chart
925 Sterling Silver and Palladium plating
At Avidue we work with recycled 925 sterling silver and we spend a great deal of time on the design of each and every product. As a general characteristic, our design is based on sharp edges and angles, which makes our products somewhat fragile and therefore they need to be handled with extra care.
Compared to harder and more durable metals, 925 sterling silver is a relatively soft metal which, if not treated with care, can get both scratched and dented. Because of this – avoid wearing your rings when doing manual labor, for example: carrying heavy objects, working out or other situations when there is a high risk you may bump your hand into other hard objects and surfaces.
Sterling silver naturally oxidizes over time due to air, water and substances from the skin. Other chemicals and liquids may add to the wear and tear and discoloring of the palladium-plated cover and the sterling silver beneath and in doing so accelerate the oxidation process. Therefore, avoid wearing your jewelry when for example: swimming, showering, doing dishes, washing your hands. When applying any skin products or perfume, let them sink in and have their effect for a few minutes before putting on your jewelry.
All our silver pieces have a thin protective layer of the metal palladium, which makes them slightly more durable and helps delay the oxidation of the silver beneath, but they still need to be handled with care. The duration and condition will vary depending on how they're worn and treated.
18-Carat Gold Vermeil
Vermeil defines the thickness of the gold plating. Avidue uses an 18-carat gold vermeil. This is a thick gold plating, but it's important to understand that this is just a plating covering the sterling silver and that its duration and condition will vary depending on how the jewelry is worn and treated. Because of that, we recommend that you handle your gold-plated jewelry with extra care. All contact with other hard materials may tear and wear down the gold plating. For example: avoid wearing your gold-plated ring on a finger next to another finger carrying a ring and separate your gold-plated jewelry from other jewelry when it's not being used. In addition to that, follow the same care instructions as for silver in general, keeping your gold-plated jewelry away from for example: liquids, perfume and other chemical substances.
Because sterling silver, palladium plating and 18ct gold vermeil plating react to air, pollution, liquids, skin substances and other chemicals, they need to be cleaned regularly to prevent oxidation, tarnishing and discoloring.
As mentioned before, silver is a relatively soft metal and can easily get scratched. Also, both the palladium plating and the 18ct gold vermeil plating may get worn down or discolored if not cared for properly. Because of this it's important that you're gentle when cleaning your jewelry. We recommend that you gently rub your jewelry every time you've worn it, in order to restore the shine and get rid of any oil, pollution, skin substances or other chemicals that it might have acquired during the day. When cleaning your jewelry, we recommend that you wash it in lukewarm water and then gently rub it by using only a very soft cloth, or a soft brush to reach all angles of the piece.
If your silver jewelry has become discolored or has begun to oxidize, we recommend using a reducing agent, such as a silver wash or silver polish.
When your jewelry is not being used, keep it stored separately. We recommend you keep it in your included Avidue box, in doing so keeping it away from wear and tear from other jewelry, air pollution and from direct sunlight.