How Do You Figure Out Your Ring Size?
The first step to figuring out your ring size is wrapping a string around your ring finger. Next, place the string on a ruler or measuring tape to find out your finger’s circumference. Then, cut off the piece of string and use it as a circle around your finger for reference when making measurements on a paper strip.
You can also use paper to measure your ring size.
You’ll need a piece of paper and a pen or marker. Wrap the paper around your finger then mark where it overlaps on either side. Then measure the distance between the marks using a measuring tape.
Figuring out your ring size can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be.
It’s so easy to go into any store and try on rings that look about the same size, but if they don’t fit properly, then it gets frustrating.
Don’t worry though!
There is a simple way to measure your ring size at home with just a few common items.
This article shows you how to measure your ring size and interpret it with our US/UK ring size chart.
1. Place the Measuring Tape
Place your measuring tape around your ring finger. Make sure the measuring tape is as snug to your finger as possible.
You can use your other hand to help pull the measuring tape snug.
2. Note the Measurement
Record the measuring tape readings (in millimeters) on a piece of paper.
If you have an already sized ring, compare it with what size you measured from your fingers.
Depending on how your ring lines up, you might need to add or subtract some millimeters.
3. Find a Size
Once you have measured your ring size, it’s time to find out what that means.
Use this US/UK ring size chart to determine the right ring for your finger circumference.
When your ring size is between sizes, opt for the larger size.
Here’s a YouTube video for a visual explanation on determining the ring size for your finger.
Other ways to determine your ring size
Apart from the traditional method, there are several different ways to identify your ring size. In this section, we will discuss some of the most common methods and how they work.
1. Use string or floss
Measure your finger’s circumference with a string, and then use a measuring tape or ruler to find out how wide your finger is. Then, cut off the string and use it as a circle around your finger for reference when making measurements on a paper strip.
This method can be helpful if you have smaller fingers but are having trouble finding rings that fit.
You can also use floss or ribbon, which you wrap around the base of your finger and then cut off at the point where it overlaps on either side.
Floss can be particularly helpful for people with larger fingers as it won’t break when you pull the string.
2. Use a ring size chart
Use one of your rings and a ring size chart to determine its size and compare that to the measurement you took from your finger.
All you have to do is print out a true-to-size ring chart, place your ring on the given circles, and find out what size it lines up with.
This is a great way to find your ring measurement if you don’t have the time or money to go into a jewelry store and be fitted for an engagement ring especially.
3. Buy a ring sizer
A ring sizer can be a helpful tool if you are unsure about all the other methods and formulas available for measuring the ring size.
They are affordable, easy to use, and give accurate measurements every time.
4. Go to your local jeweler
Your local jeweler will measure your ring size appropriately.
The jeweler will try on rings in different sizes until they find one that fits well. They may also use a ring sizer, a ring size chart, or a string.
This takes away the guesswork required to determine what size would work best.
6 Tips for measuring your ring size
You can ask a friend to help you measure your finger, or try different measurement methods till you land the most comfortable. Remember to add some millimeters to your ring size for easy insertion.
The traditional way of sizing rings has been in US and European sizes, which can be confusing because they don’t align well.
You will need to convert one size to the other to find out what size would work best.
The following are some tips you need to consider when measuring your ring size:
- It is always better to have someone else measure for you if possible, as this can be tricky and time-consuming to do on your own.
- If you are unsure about a particular method, go with what is most comfortable for you. Alternatively, try out different methods until one seems right.
- Consider the size of your ring and your budget when looking at measuring it correctly.
- The best way to measure your ring size is in person at the store, and that’s what they do when you get an engagement ring fitted for yourself.
- Always go for a ring size that is a few millimeters larger than the measured size. This will ensure easy insertion and removal of the ring.
The most popular methods to figure out your ring size are using a string or floss around your finger’s base, using a paper strip wrapped loosely around your finger, measuring your fingers from end to end, using a ring sizer, or by measuring your finger with a ruler.
Each method has its pros and cons.
While you can also buy a ring sizer, you can try out different methods that we have discussed to get an accurate measurement.
Or you can always take professional help by going into a jewelry shop physically or online.
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