How to measure your ring size?

We get a lot of questions regarding ring sizes. Determining the right ring size can be a tricky task, especially considering the variations in sizing systems across different countries. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can find a better fit for your ring. Let's explore the key factors to consider and the best methods for measuring your ring size accurately.

Which factors to consider when determining my ring size?

When it comes to finding the ideal ring size, several factors come into play. It's essential to consider both practical and personal preferences.

  • Personal Preferences: Individual preferences vary; some prefer snug fits, while others prefer a looser feel.
  • Finger Variation: Each finger is unique, so sizing may differ from one finger to another. Keep in mind that the dominant hand may have a slightly larger size due to increased muscle tone.
  • Ring Design: The design of the ring matters. Thicker bands may require a larger size for comfort, while open rings may fit differently than closed band rings.
  • Seasonal Changes: Finger size can fluctuate with changes in temperature and hydration levels. Consider measuring your finger at different times of the day to account for these variations.

What are the best methods to measure a ring size?

Visiting a local jeweler is the best way to ensure accurate sizing. They have specialized tools and expertise to measure your ring size precisely.

If visiting a jeweler isn't feasible, you can measure the inner diameter of a well-fitting ring using a ruler. This method is discreet and ideal for gifting purposes as well. Borrowing a ring from the recipient's collection ensures a perfect fit.

Alternatively, you can measure your finger with a piece of paper to find the circumference of your finger.

How can I measure my ring to find my ring size?

If you already have a ring that fits your finger well, you can use it to determine your ring size. Simply grab a ruler and measure the inside of the ring from one edge to the opposite edge. This measurement represents the ring's inner diameter. Once you have this measurement, refer to the chart below to find your corresponding ring size.

FranceUnited StatesUnited KingdomItaly
526L 1⁄21216.55mm
567.5O 3⁄41617.83mm
588.5Q 1⁄21818.46mm
6210T 1⁄22219.74mm
Inner diameter (mm)

How can I measure my finger to find my ring size?

You can also measure your finger with a piece of paper to find the circumference of your finger.

  1. Choose the finger on which you intend to wear the ring. Keep in mind that fingers on your dominant hand may be slightly larger.
  2. Take a piece of thin strip of paper and wrap it around the base of your selected finger.
  3. Make sure the string or paper is snug but not too tight. It should be comfortable and able to move slightly.
  4. Use a pen or marker to mark where the end of the string or paper meets the rest of the material.
  5. Carefully remove the string or paper from your finger and lay it flat.
  6. Use a ruler to measure the length from the end to the mark in millimeters.
  7. Once you have the measurement, refer to a ring size chart to find your corresponding ring size based on the circumference of your finger.
FranceUnited StatesUnited KingdomItaly
526L 1⁄21252mm
567.5O 3⁄41656mm
588.5Q 1⁄21858mm
6210T 1⁄22262mm
Inner circumference (mm)

What if I'm between two ring sizes?

If you find yourself between two ring sizes, it's essential to consider a few factors to ensure the best fit for your comfort and style:

  • Consider Ring Width: Thicker bands may feel tighter than thinner bands, so you might need to size up slightly if you're between sizes for a wide ring.
  • Personal Preference: Some individuals prefer a snug fit, while others prefer a looser feel. Think about how you like your rings to fit and choose the size that aligns with your preference.
  • Temperature and Swelling: Keep in mind that your finger size can fluctuate due to factors like temperature and hydration levels. Consider whether your finger tends to swell during certain times of the day or in different weather conditions.

Ultimately, the decision between two ring sizes depends on your personal comfort and style preferences. It's essential to choose the size that feels most comfortable for you.