Viktoriya Sus

·Smith College, BA in History and Economics

·Parsons School of Design - The New School, Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising

·Assistant Buyer for a high-end jewelry retailer (2008-2012)

·Sales Manager for a luxury jewelry brand (2012-2014)

·VP of Sales and Buyer for various companies in the jewelry industry, specializing in precious jewelry (2015 - present)

·Regular Contributor, White Victoria Fashion and Lifestyle Blog (2019-present)

·Excellent communication and writing abilities, with a keen eye for fashion and lifestyle trends

What is your ring size? It’s an important question to answer when shopping for rings and one that can be tricky to determine. Whether buying a ring as a gift for someone else or treating yourself to a unique piece of jewelry, it’s essential to get the size right.

When it comes to ring sizes, every person is unique. For example, a smaller-framed person might have larger fingers, and vice versa. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to predict your ring size based on your clothing or anything else.

how to find your ring size

As a jewelry expert, I’m here to help. In this article, I’ll explain the different methods you can use to determine your ring size and provide tips to ensure your ring fits perfectly every time. Let’s get started!

Ring Size Guide

how to find your ring size

Rings come in a variety of sizes that are used to indicate the size of the finger. It’s essential to get the right size when you purchase a ring. A good fit means your ring won’t turn or slip off your finger. Rings that are too big or too small can be uncomfortable and unflattering.

Ring Measuring Systems 

how to find your ring size

If you thought finding your ring size was difficult, it’s even more complicated when measuring systems vary by country. The two most common types are:

· Alphabetical whether you’re in the UK, Australia, or anywhere else.

· Numerical in the US, Canada, and many Asian countries.

In the United States, adult ring sizes follow a numbered (and half-numbered) scale, usually from size 3 to 13.5. Women’s rings are most often between sizes 3 and 9, while men’s rings typically fall between sizes 8 and 14.

The average ring size for women is 5-7, but it’s always better to be accurately sure of the measurements— especially because an engagement ring can be costly. So, for example, if you’re buying a ring for someone else, double-check the size to ensure it’s perfect!

In addition to the most common ring size measuring system, there are other ways of finding your perfect fit. For example, the ISO standard is used in some parts of Europe, and what makes it easy is that the internal circumference size number corresponds with exactly how many millimeters wide the ring should be.


How to Measure Your Ring Size

how to find your ring size

Here are three effortless methods to measure your ring size from the comfort of your home: string, a ring size chart, or a ring sizer. That way, you can get the perfect piece of jewelry without leaving your house.

Method 1: Use A String to Measure Your Finger

how to find your ring size

One of the simplest ways to measure your ring size is by using a piece of string. Here are some steps to follow:

1. Cut a piece of string or floss about 6 inches long and wrap it around your finger, slightly above the knuckle.

2. Mark the point on the string where it overlaps, forming a circle around your finger.

3. Lay the string on a ruler or measuring tape and measure the length in millimeters to get the circumference of your finger.

4. Use this measurement to find your ring size on a chart.

Ring sizes differ by 0.4 millimeters per half size. So, a size 3 ring would be 14 mm, whereas a size 3.5 ring would be 16 mm, and so on up the line.

NB! Don’t pull the string or floss too tight when measuring your ring size, as this can increase the number. If you want an accurate measure, ensure the string or floss is only snug and not pulled taut. Otherwise, any rings you purchase based on this measurement may be too large for your finger.

Method 2: Use A Ring Size Chart

how to find your ring size

A ring size chart is a great way to estimate your ring size if you don’t have a piece of string or a ring sizer. All you need is a ruler to measure the diameter of a ring you already own.

Here’s how to measure your ring size with a chart:

1. Measure the inside diameter of an existing ring that fits on the intended finger.

2. Match this measurement to the closest size in a ring size chart.

3. Use the corresponding size to determine what ring you should purchase.

Method 3: Use A Ring Sizer

how to find your ring size

If you want to ensure that you get the most accurate ring size possible, a ring sizer is your best bet.

Using a ring sizer is easy:

1. Slide a ring sizer onto the intended finger until it fits snugly.

2. Read off the size from the bottom of the ring sizer.

3. Use this measurement to determine what size you should buy.

No matter which sizing method you choose, double-check the measurements before making a purchase. These extra steps will ensure a ring that fits perfectly and looks great.

More Ring Sizing Tips 

how to find your ring size

Before you choose a perfect ring, here are some additional ring sizing tips to keep in mind:

1. Take into account your knuckle - when you measure your ring size, consider the size of your knuckle. Your finger may be a different size just above the knuckle than below, so measure both areas and use the larger of the two sizes.

2. To ensure accuracy, measure multiple times - Do it at least three times before purchasing a ring to get the most accurate measurement. Let each measurement settle in before taking the next one.

3. Use a tape measure to find the size of another ring that fits you, then use our printable sizer for an accurate reading!

Remember, the ring should fit your finger comfortably, so make sure to find the right size before you purchase. With these ring sizing tips, you can get the perfect piece of jewelry without leaving your house. 

What Is the Right Finger Size?

how to find your ring size

The right finger size is the measurement that fits your finger comfortably and allows you to move it without difficulty. The ring should not be too tight or loose but just snug enough that it does not come off easily. 

If you’re unsure about your ring size or it changes throughout the day, remember that it’s always better to go for a bigger size than one that’s too small. Therefore, choose the larger option if you’re stuck between two sizes. It will ensure the ring is comfortable and won’t be too tight or pinch your finger. 

If you’re planning to buy a ring or set with a wide band, you will generally need a larger size than usual. To be safe, order half a size up using US numerical sizes, or go one full size up using the Australian alphabetical system.

It’s easy to forget, but if you have larger knuckles, pick a ring that will slide over your knuckle without much difficulty. It can be especially tricky for people with arthritis in their finger joints, so take care when measuring your ring size.

Do Fingers Fluctuate in Size?

how to find your ring size

Consider the time of day when measuring your ring size - fingers tend to swell up during hot weather or humid days, so the best time to measure your size is in the morning when fingers are at their smallest.

Fingers can swell up even due to temperature. In addition, they may fluctuate in size due to weight changes, pregnancy, and even age. Therefore, measuring your ring size several times before purchasing a ring or set of rings that fit perfectly is essential.

What If You Order the Wrong Ring Size?

how to find your ring size

If you’ve ordered the wrong size ring, don’t worry - it happens! To make sure you’re happy with your purchase, our website offers free refunds and returns if the ring isn’t the perfect size. You can send it back and get the correct size or exchange it for a new ring. But again, we want to ensure that you’re satisfied with your purchase and wearing the perfect ring. 

Besides, if your size is out of stock, you can always resize the ring. 

What Happens When Your Ring Is Resized?

how to find your ring size

The ring resizing process means adding or removing small amounts of metal to accommodate the ring size to your finger size difference. As a result, your ring may be slightly thicker or thinner after resizing, although these tiny changes are often unnoticeable.

Unfortunately, some of our ring styles cannot be resized because of their design. For example, diamond and gemstone eternity rings with a specific number of gemstones, milgrain, or ornate bands cannot be resized. If this is the case, we will help you find a suitable replacement or offer a refund.

Bottom Line

how to find your ring size

Finding your perfect ring size is easier than ever, with many options to measure before making a purchase. Whether you’re buying a ring for yourself or someone special, use an accurate ring sizing guide and measure your fingers several times to get the exact size you need. 

When in doubt, go a size up to ensure the ring fits comfortably! And if not, our no-hassle return policy makes it easy to return for a new size. With these tips, you’re sure to find the perfect fit!