How To Measure Ring Size

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When investing in a beautiful new ring, many people forget the most important factor: getting the correct ring size. While the best way to measure your ring size is by visiting a professional jeweler, there’s lots of DIY methods to try at home, like the string method, printable ring size charts, or ring sizer gauges.

Understanding The Importance Of Ring Size

When buying a new ring for a loved one, or even yourself, the last thing on your mind is often looking for the correct ring size. After all, rings can be resized later, right? 

While rings can often be resized, there are a few instances where this isn’t the case. Enlarging your ring size is more difficult than sizing down, and this process can be time-consuming and costly. What’s more? Making sure you have the correct ring size can prolong your ring’s life and avoid future complications. Wearing the correct ring sizes decreases the chances of your ring slipping off your finger and getting damaged or lost. It also decreases the chances of your ring getting stuck on your finger.

How To Determine Your Ring Size At Home

The correct ring size should struggle slightly to go over the knuckle yet feel comfortable once it lands at the base of your finger. You may feel some resistance when pulling it off your finger which is normal and ideal to get the precise fit.

Ring sizes reflect your finger’s diameter in millimeters, which is an important factor to keep in mind when you or your loved one can’t try on the ring in person. Here’s a few ways to determine your ring size at home: 

  • Use the string method. Tie a string around your finger and measure the length of your loop in millimeters. Then, use a ring size chart to determine your ring size. For example, if your loop is about 17 millimeters long, your size is likely a 7. 
  • Use a printable ring size chart. This method works best if you’re buying a new ring for a loved one, and it’s a surprise. If you have access to your loved one’s favorite ring, match that ring to one on the chart to determine the correct ring size. 
  • Use a ring sizer gauge. A ring sizer gauge is an inexpensive and convenient way to determine anyone’s ring size from home. This handy tool includes metal rings that span a full range of sizes to try on or off, so you can figure out your ring size without any guesswork. 
  • How To Measure Ring Size Without Your Partner Knowing

    The easiest way to measure your partner’s ring size without them knowing is by using a printable ring size chart with a ring that fits them perfectly. Simply print out a chart, double check that the chart is accurate by comparing the printed ruler on the chart to a tape measure, and slide your partner’s ring over the different sized circles. Once one of the circles is nearly invisible underneath the inner edge of the ring, you’ve found the correct size. Now you can shop for a perfectly fitting surprise!

    Ring Sizing Tips

  • Be aware of your knuckle size. If you have large knuckles and slender fingers, you’ll have to consider how easy it is to slide your new ring over your knuckles. If your knuckles are larger in diameter than the rest of your fingers, you may have to size up.
  • Visit a professional jeweler. If you want to ensure accuracy in a professional and knowledgeable environment, you should visit a professional jeweler, like David Alan, for a ring sizing. Reputable jewelers have many years of experience with accurately sizing rings for hands of all shapes and sizes. Visiting a professional jeweler is your safest and most reliable bet for an accurate ring size. 
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