Wedding Bands: Comfort Fit vs. Standard Fit

Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 in Informational, Wedding Bands.



When shopping for a wedding band, you may come across the terms comfort fit and standard (or sometimes referred to as flat) fit. So what do these terms mean and what should you know about each of these different fits before deciding which one is the best *fit* for you?

Comfort fit and standard fit refer to the two types of ring sizing systems. When looking at the inside of a band, you’ll notice that a comfort fit ring will have a domed shape to it while a standard fit ring will have a flat shape to it. As you can see from the image below, the thickness of the comfort fit band decreases as you move towards the edges of the ring, whereas the thickness on the inside of a standard fit band remains the same throughout the ring. Before comfort fit wedding bands were invented, standard fit was the go-to design used by jewelers for centuries.

comfort fit vs. standard fit wedding bands

So what are the pros and cons of each fit? Well, comfort fit wedding bands have been very popular for two main reasons. One, they tend to be easier to put on and take off because there is more space around the edge of the band. So if you’re someone with very large knuckles, comfort fit bands may be the perfect ring for you. The second reason why these bands are so popular is because, like their name implies, comfort fit wedding bands are very comfortable to wear.

As for standard fit wedding bands, the main advantage to purchasing these are their lower cost compared to comfort fit wedding bands. Since more metal is needed for the curved inside of a comfort fit wedding band, these bands will typically command a higher price than standard fit wedding bands. Another reason why someone might prefer a standard fit wedding band is because these rings have a slightly lower profile and sit more flush against one’s finger.

So since there are advantages to each style ring, how do you decide which one is the best for you? Here are two things to keep in mind when deciding between comfort fit wedding bands and standard fit wedding bands:

  1. Do you lead an active lifestyle where you work with your hands a lot? If so, a comfort fit wedding band might feel a little more comfortable to you.
  2. Do you have enough money saved up for a comfort fit band? The cost difference between these two fits isn’t that drastic, but it is something to consider when deciding on a budget for your wedding band.

If after reading this article you’re still not sure which option is the right one for you, your best bet is to visit your favorite local jeweler and try on both rings. By doing this, you’ll have a better idea of what type of wedding band is most suitable for you. If you have any questions about standard and comfort fit wedding bands or have any other questions about wedding bands in general, call Kloiber Jewelers at 414-276-2457 or email us at info@kloiberjewelers.com.