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November 11, 2020

How to Measure Ring Size for the Perfect Fit

November 11, 2020

Rings are symbolic, so getting one just the right size can feel extra important. After all, it’s impossible to have a perfect ring without the perfect fit. 

Rings sizes can typically range from a 3 to 13. Women’s rings usually range from 3 to 9 while men’s sizes range from 6 to 13. The average size of a women’s ring is about 6, with most rings ranging from 5 to 7. The average size for men is a 9 with most ranging from 8 to 10. 

Luckily, there are three easy ways where you can learn how to determine ring size in just a few minutes. Here’s how to measure ring size with tape measures, strings, rings, and more. 

Measure Your Finger

One of the easiest ways to determine ring size is to measure your finger and convert that measurement to the size. To measure your finger, use a flexible tape measure or cut a piece of paper or string. Wrap your measuring tool around your finger and mark where the end meets. If using paper or string, you can now measure whichever you used with a ruler. You’ll want to check your measurement in millimeters. Finally, use this conversion chart to figure out what size of ring you need. 

Measure a Ring You Have

Another way to measure your ring size is to measure a ring you already have. If that ring fits, you can use it to find another ring that fits perfectly. Take a ruler or tape measure and line it up from the inner edge of your ring to the opposite side. Measure the diameter in millimeters and then use the conversion chart to determine your perfect ring size. 

Use a Measured Guide

The final way to measure your ring size is to use a pre-existing measured guide. This guide has the ring sizes measured out already, so you can match a ring you already have (or your finger) to the right size without having to measure.

More Ring Sizing Tips

1. Measure your fingers 3 to 4 times for more accurate measurements. Your measurements could be slightly off, so it’s best to measure a few times.


2. Measure your fingers when they’re warm. Your fingers change size throughout the day based on temperature (another good reason to measure a few times). Your fingers are usually smaller in cool weather and in the mornings. But you want your ring to fit all day, so you should measure in the evening or in warmer weather.


3. Don’t assume your fingers are the same size on both hands. Usually the fingers on your dominant hand are larger, so measure both hands when ring shopping.


4. Go up a size when in doubt. If your measurements are right between sizes, go up a size. It’s much easier to resize a ring to make it smaller than to make one larger.

Once you know your ring size, it’s time to find the right ring. Explore women’s rings and men’s rings.

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