Rings say something about your style and bring out your personality. They can introduce you to people without you ever having to speak! Finding your ring size is easy when you have the right tools. Here are some common methods to use:
Visit a Jeweler: One of the most accurate ways to determine your ring size is by visiting a local jeweler. They have various sizing tools, such as ring sizers or mandrels, which can measure your finger and provide an exact size. However, it's not always possible or convenient to visit a jeweler.
- A re-usable ring sizer: You can purchase a re-usable ring sizer. This is a great option if you know you'll want to purchase more rings in the future, or if you have a little more time to wait for a ring sizer to be shipped to you. This one works like a belt. You wrap it around your finger and when it is a comfortable fit, you can read the dial and it will tell you what size ring to order.
- A Printable Ring Size Chart: Many online jewelry retailers offer printable ring size charts. You can print these charts and follow the instructions to find your size. Make sure to follow the printing instructions accurately to ensure the chart is in the correct scale. These charts often have images of rings that you match up with an existing ring, or lines of various lengths that you would measure against a piece of string or paper that fits your finger. We've got a handy guide you can print down below.
String or Paper Method: Wrap a piece of string or paper around the base of your finger where the ring will sit. Mark the point where it overlaps with a pen or marker. Measure the length of string or paper with a ruler with millimeter markings. This will give you the measurement of the inner circumference of the desired ring size. Match the measurement to a ring size conversion chart, such as the one below, to find your size.
Existing Rings: If you already have a ring that you know fits your finger well, you can use that ring to find your size. Measure the inside diameter of the ring in millimeters and compare it to a ring size conversion chart, such as the one below, to determine the ring's size.
- Ring Sizing Apps: There are smartphone apps to find your ring size. Some apps (such as the Jewelry by Johan Ring Sizing app) measure your finger to help determine your ring size. Others (such as the Jason Withers app) allow you to place an existing ring on a grid and then use a slider to measure the ring. If you choose this method, make sure to use a reputable app. When using an app, we recommend measuring 3-4 times to improve the accuracy of your measurements.
- Make sure you measure the correct finger on the correct hand! Your dominant hand is generally slightly larger.
- Rings with wider bands will fit a bit tighter. If you plan to measure an existing ring, try to measure one with a similar width to the ring you want to purchase.
- Make sure the finger is at normal body temperature — fingers can shrink or expand when hot or cold.
- Your fingers also tend to change size throughout the day — the best time to measure your finger is the end of the day.
- If your knuckle is bigger, take 2 measurements and choose a size in between — the ring needs to fit over the knuckle but not be too loose or it will shift around.
- When you don’t know someone’s ring size, selecting one of the standard ring sizes may be your best choice. The average ring size for women is 6 to 7, and the average ring size for men is 9 to 10.