3 Easy Ways to Measure Ring Size at Home
If you're shopping for someone else, the best way to find his or her ring size is to ask. If you're planning a surprise, get help from friends and family. They can ask without raising any eyebrows. The average ring size available for women ranges from size 3 to size 9. The most commonly purchased women's rings range between size 5 and size 7. Size 6 is the most popular. The average ring size available for men ranges from size 6 to size 13. The most commonly purchased men's rings range between size 8 to 10-½. Size 9 is the most popular. These standard ring sizes can help guide you in the right direction. If you do not see the size you need, contact our experts for help placing a special order. There are also a number of at-home methods to find your ring size.
Before you begin taking your measurements, pick the finger on which you want to wear your ring. The fingers on your dominant hand tend to be larger than those on your non-dominant hand, so keep that in mind when measuring for your ring size.
Ensure that your finger is at its normal size before taking a measurement. Cold weather can cause your fingers to shrink a bit, while heat or water retention caused by food, medications, or illness can cause finger swelling.
HOW DO I USE STRING OR PAPER AS A RING SIZER?
- Take a piece of string, or a thin strip of paper and wrap it around your finger, close to the knuckle.
- With a pen, carefully mark the spot where the string overlaps with its end.
- Measure the string or paper with a ruler (mm).
- Use the ring size chart below to determine your ring size.Pick the closest measurement on the ring size chart to find your ring size.
More Ring Sizing Tips:
- Stringcan stretch, so try not to pull them too taut. If you do, your measured ring finger size may be larger than your finger actually is, and any rings you purchase may be too big.
- The ring should fit your finger comfortably: snug enough so it won't fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle with relative ease.
- When the knuckle is bigger than the base of the finger, measure both places and pick a size in between the two.
- Measure your ring size at the end of the day when your fingers are warm. Finger size changes depending on the time of day and the weather, and your fingers are actually smaller in the early morning and in cold weather. Also, keep in mind that fingers on your dominant hand are usually larger.
- Measure 3 to 4 times for more accuracy.
Measure a Ring You Already Have
If you have a ring that already fits your finger well, you can use a ruler to measure the inside diameter of this ring:
- Take your ruler and measure straight across the inside of the ring from edge to edge.
- Take the diameter measurement in millimeters, and then use our measurement-conversion chart to find your ring size.
International Ring Size Chart
|Inside Circumference||US, Canada, Mexico||UK, Australia, South Africa||France||Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Asia||India, China, Japan, South America, Turkey||Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland|
|2.72||69.1||12.75||Z + 1/2||68.375||---||---||28.375|
|2.75||69.7||13||Z + 1||69||22||27||2|
Get a free ring sizer mailed to you. For the most accurate measurement, we are happy to send you a complimentary ring sizer so that you can easily measure your ring size at home.