There is nothing more exciting than buying a new ring, but finding your own ring size that fits can be quite a challenge. So if you don't know your ring size or don't know how to get the correct measurements, scroll down to learn more.
In addition, you have 10 fingers on which you could potentially wear a ring, meaning that you have 10 different sizes.
Advice to get the perfect fit
Buying a ring online that fits you perfectly doesn t have to be mission impossible. The ring should be tight enough not to fall off, but loose enough to slip over the knuckles of your finger. Keep in mind that all of your fingers are different sizes, your left hand is different from your right hand, and the time of day or weather can affect your measurements.
Cold conditions can cause your fingers to shrink up to half a size, so it is best to take your ring size measurement at normal room temperature.
Our dominant hand is usually slightly larger, so make sure to measure the exact finger that you wish to wear the ring on, for maximum accuracy.
The best time to measure your finger is at the end of the day, as our finger tends to change its size throughout the day.
When your knuckle is bigger than the base of your finger, it is best to measure both before picking a size that is in between the two.
Measure your ring size 3 - 4 times against our chart to make sure you get the correct fit.
Methods for measuring ring sizes
You can measure your ring size at home using a few different methods. Some are more accurate than others but for the best results, we would always recommend visiting a jeweller to be properly measured.
And while most of these options only work if you are measuring your own ring size, there are ways of measuring other people’s ring size, if you’re looking to buy a ring without your partner finding out!
A measuring tape
Place the measuring tape over your finger and pull it around into a circle.
Adjust the size of the circle, move it across your knuckles, and make sure it fits comfortably.
Take note of the measurements in millimeters and use the ring size chart below to find your ring size.
A string and a ruller
Cut a string that is about 10 cm long.
Fold the string around your finger, below the knuckle and again make sure it fits comfortably.
Mark the piece of string where the two ends meet. To be super precise, you can make a fake ring with a string until it feels snug. Neither tight nor loose and then cut the string to see how much it meas.
Use a ruler to measure the length in millimetres.
Use the ring size chart above to find your perfect ring size.
Use a ring
You can use a ring you already have and measure its diameter in milimeters.
Be cautious to measure preciously because even the halves are important. For example,17,4 mm; 18,7 mm, etc…
Measure the widest points of the inside of the ring, from edge to edge.
Use the ring sizing chart. Just place the ring on the printed sheet and identify where it matches up with the inside circumference of your ring.
Now that you know your accurate ring size, you can ensure the ring you love fits like a charm.