HOW TO FIND YOUR RING SIZE
If you're not sure of your ring size, don't worry - you can easily measure it at home with a few simple supplies. All you need is a piece of string or thin strip of paper, a ruler, and something to mark the string with (a pen or pencil will do).
In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to do it. So whether you're buying your first ring or need to update your current ring size, follow these instructions, and you'll be good to go!
FIRST, WHAT IS RING SIZE?
HOW TO FIGURE OUT RING SIZE WITH STRING
Measuring your ring size with string is a simple and accurate way to do it at home. Here's what you need to do:
1. Cut a piece of string or thin strip of paper that is about 6 inches long.
2. Wrap the string or paper around your finger's base, ensuring it's snug but not too tight.
3. Mark the point on the string or paper where it overlaps, forming a complete circle.
4. Use a ruler to measure the length of the string or paper from the mark to the end.
5. Compare your measurement with the Circumference Ring Size Chart above to find your ring size.
That's it; measuring your ring size with string is that easy!
HOW TO MEASURE RING SIZE WITH PAPER
If you don't have a ring sizer or measuring tape at home, don't worry! You can still figure out your ring size using a piece of paper.
HOW TO MEASURE RING SIZE WITH ANOTHER RING
- Take a ring that fits you perfectly.
- Place the perfectly sized ring on top of the circles indicated on the ring sizing chart.
- If the circle is barely visible after placing your ring on top of it, it is your ring size.
- If no size matches up perfectly, your ring size is probably between two sizes.
HOW TO MEASURE RING SIZE WITH A RING SIZER
If you don't have a ring that fits you perfectly or want to make sure you get the right size, you can always use a ring sizer. This ring-size tool is easy to use and only takes a few minutes. Plus, it's a great way to double-check your work if you're unsure of your size.
*Please note that men have wider fingers than women. Therefore they measure their fingers using a wide ring sizer. Women with extra broad digits should also use a wide ring sizer to get the best fit.
- Simply slip the ring sizer over your finger and adjust it until it fits snugly but not too tightly.
- Once the ring-size tool is in the correct position, read the number on the sizer to find your ring size.
RING SIZING: QUICK TIPS:
While ring sizing may seem easy, there are a few tricks to ensure the most precise measurement.
- Body Temperature can affect your ring size; cold fingers shrink, and hot fingers enlarge; make sure to measure your finger at room temperature for the most accurate reading.
- Time of day is another factor that can affect the accuracy of your ring size. In the morning, fingers are the smallest. So, avoid measuring at this time since sizing up a ring is much more costly than sizing a ring down. The best time of day to measure your fingers is at night — when they are slightly larger — to ensure a comfortable fit.
- The wider the band, the more snug it will be on a finger. If you adore a ring on the wide side (5mm and up), go up about a half size for every millimeter after 4mm.
- When buying a ring, it is important to consider placement. Engagement rings and wedding bands are generally worn on the left ring finger, which is usually smaller than the right ring finger since most people are right-handed. If she's left-handed, the ring finger on her left hand will be somewhat larger than the ring finger on her right hand. Why? The ring finger of the dominant hand is typically 1/2 a size larger than the non-dominant hand. This is crucial because most women are unaware of their left-hand ring finger size, but many are aware of their right-hand ring finger size.
- Measure your ring size more than once. Before deciding on the final ring size, we encourage you to measure at least 3-4 times using the ring size measurement chart. Record your ring measurement, repeat the process and compare measurements to find the most accurate ring size.
WHY DOES MY RING SIZE KEEP CHANGING?
ARE RING SIZES UNISEX?
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE RING SIZE FOR A WOMAN?
The average ring size for a woman in the United States is between 6.5 and size 7. The average ring size for a woman varies depending on several factors, such as age. Older women generally tend to have larger ring sizes than younger women. Another factor is geological locations; a woman living in a colder climate usually has a smaller ring size than a woman living in a warmer climate.
CAN A RING BE SIZED UP?
Yes, a ring can usually be sized up by a professional jeweler. However, depending on the type of ring and the amount of size needed, it may not be possible to size up a ring without affecting its overall appearance.
A ring is sized up by adding material to the band, which can be done by either stretching the metal or soldering on additional pieces of metal. Stretching the metal is the most common method and is usually successful for adding a ring size or two. However, soldering on additional pieces of metal is often necessary when a ring needs sizing up more than two sizes. This method generally works well for increasing the size of a ring by up to four sizes.
Measuring your ring size at home is a simple and easy process. Just make sure to measure your finger a few times to get an accurate reading. And if you're unsure of your ring size, always err on the side of caution and go with the larger size. After all, it's much easier (and cheaper) to resize a ring that's too big than it is to resize one that's too small.