How to Measure Ring Size | Determine Ring Size Easily

How to Measure Ring Size | Determine Ring Size Easily

How to Measure Ring Size | Determine Ring Size Easily

Posted by Asad L on 28th Jul 2018


Are you planning your engagement or wedding soon? Are you planning to add to your jewelry box by getting yourself a ring? Are you afraid of buying rings online because you don’t know your ring size?


If you need answer to any of these questions, then reading this article is very important.


I am sure you must have been brainstorming on how to measure ring size before you came across this. Anyways, if your purpose is to know how to figure out ring size, then you need to read this article till the end.


This article will cover how to determine ring size alongside tips that will guide you on how to get the perfect ring size that fits you perfectly. The article will also explain what you need to know before measuring ring sizes and tips that can help you measure your girlfriend ring size without her consent.


Some people are reading this article because they have once ordered for rings online and the ring did not size or fit the person the ring was bought for.


Before going into the body of the article, let’s rush through what rings are and why people buy rings.

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What is a ring and why do people wear rings?

A ring is a typical band worn on the fingers. Rings are made of metals and usually have one or more gemstones. People wear rings as an ornament to beautify themselves and some people wear rings as a sign of authority, marriage or engagement.

What you need to know before you measure your ring size;

Having known what rings are and why people buy them. I will advise you read this section of the article carefully to help get the best when measuring for ring size.

Point 1; the first point is to ensure you measure the exact finger you want to wear the rings in because our fingers are different

Do you know the sizes of your fingers are actually different? Yes they are different because research and studies have shown that there is a significant difference between the sizes of fingers.

For you to avoid mistakes or errors that may be as a result of differences in finger size, it’s advisable you take the measurement of the finger you want to wear the ring on.

Point 2; consider your knuckle size when taking measurement

Use the size between your knuckle and your finger if you are the type with a finger that has smaller base size compared to the size of your knuckle. This will allow the ring move in freely (but not too loose) into your hands.

Point 3; Measure your finger at the end of the day

This sounds awkward right? Yes it is but I can assure you it is the best time to take finger measurement.

This is because of the effect of temperature on the body. The body shrinks when the temperature is cold and expands when the body is hot. It is just a natural mechanism of regulating external temperature.

Our finger sizes are always smaller in the morning because or body is cold and large later in the day when the body is warm.

Point 4; Repeat the process of measuring the ring size more than once to get an accurate value.

The aim of measuring finger sizes is to get rings that should fit snugly on your finger. A ring should slide into your finger with ease but it should not be above to fall or come off easily.

A properly sized ring should not put too much pressure on the hand and it should not be able to fall off easily.

Repeating the process will minimize and get rid of the risk of getting a ring that won't size you perfectly. It will also help you get the right fit ring that will prevent you from wasting time searching for how to resize the oversized ring or purchase another ring.

Point 5; know the type of ring you will be buying

If you will be buying normal sized rings then any measurement you take will work perfectly, but if you consider buying a thick or wide ring, then there is need for you to add an allowance to the ring size. The allowance for the ring size can be an addition of 0.2-0.5.

This simply means if your ring size is 6.0, you need to add 0.2-0.5 to the size which will result in a ring size of 6.2- 6.5.

Having discussed what you need to know before measuring ring size, let’s move to the body of the article that explains how to measure ring sizes.

A ring sizer can be used for ring measurement, but it is not advisable to spend on a ring sizer.

The methods that will be explained in this article will require the use of a ring size table or chart.



Below is the ring size table:


Inside diameter of the ring Inside circumference of the ring Ring sizing
14.88 46.8 4
15.09 47.4 41/4
15.29 48.0 41/2
15.49 48.7 43/4
15.70 49.3 5
15.90 50.0 51/4
16.10 50.6 51/2
16.31 51.2 53/4
16.51 51.9 6
16.71 52.5 61/4
16.92 53.1 61/2
17.12 53.8 63/4
17.32 54.4 7
17.53 55.1 71/4
17.73 55.7 71/2
17.93 56.3 73/4
18.14 57.0 8
18.34 57.6 81/4
18.54 58.3 81/2
18.75 58.9 83/4
18.95 59.5 9
19.15 60.2 91/4
19.35 60.8 91/2
19.56 61.4 93/4
19.76 62.1 10
19.96 62.7 101/4
20.17 63.4 101/2
20.37 64.0 103/4
20.57 64.6 11
20.78 65.3 111/4
20.98 65.9 111/2
21.18 66.6 113/4
21.39 67.2 12

THE FIRST METHOD TO MEASURE YOUR RING SIZE IS BY USING A STRIP OF PAPER

This is one of the easiest and simplest but yet effective and efficient ways to measure the size of your ring.

What do you need to figure out your ring size using this method;

  • This method requires you to have pencil, pen or marker to mark points when you measure
  • A ruler is also needed for you figure out the length you will use to calculate the circumference
  • Lastly you will need a strip of paper that will be folded round the finger.

The process of measuring;

  • To use this method, the first step you carry out is to cut a strip out of the paper you have. Ensure the strip of paper is about 100 millimeters in length.
  • The next step is to fold the thin strip of 100 millimeters at the base of your finger. Ensure the paper is folded close to your knuckle so you can have a perfect measurement.
  • Use the marker, pen or pencil to mark the point where the end of the thin strip of paper meets
  • Use your ruler to measure the length of the paper that was folded around you hand
  • Finally, you convert your measurement to your ring size and check the size of your ring in the table above.


THE SECOND METHOD IS FOR YOU MAKE USE OF A STRING

What do you need to measure your ring size using this method;

  • This step requires you to have pencil, pen or marker to mark points when you measure
  • A ruler is also needed for you measure the length you will use to calculate the circumference
  • Lastly you will need a string that will be folded round the finger.

The process of measuring;

  • Just the way you had to cut a thin strip of paper, you will cut the string too but this time the string should be about 6 inches long.
  • The next step is to fold the 6 inches string at the base of your finger. Ensure the string is folded close to your knuckle so you can have a perfect measurement.
  • Use a marker to mark where the string meets
  • The measures string should be placed on the ruler
  • Record the point on ruler where the string meets in millimeters
  • Use the table above to check for your ring size.

A RING THAT FITS YOU CAN COME IN HANDY TO HELP YOU DETERMINE YOUR RING SIZE

What do you need to measure your ring size using this method?

  • A ring that you have been wearing that fits you perfectly
  • A ruler to measure the diameter of the ring

The process of measuring using this method;

  • The internal diameter of the ring you have at home will be measure using the ruler.
  • What is the diameter of the ring? The diameter of the ring is the distance between two sides of the internal hole excluding the metal.
  • Take down the diameter of the ring and use the table above to determine your ring size.

USE A THREAD TO FIGURE OUT YOUR RING SIZE

This approach is similar to making use of a string. The only difference is the thread you would be using. This method is also easier because threads are easily assess able and taking measurement using threads is also easier.

What do you need to measure your ring size using the thread method?

  • This step requires you to have pencil, pen or marker to mark points when you measure
  • A ruler is also needed for you measure the length you will use to calculate the circumference
  • Lastly you will need a thread that will be folded round the finger.

The process of measuring;

  • Just the way you had to cut a thin strip of paper and the string, you will cut the thread too to about 6 inches.
  • The next step is to roll the 6 inches thread at the base of your finger. Ensure the thread is folded close to your knuckle so you can have a perfect measurement.
  • Use a marker to mark where the thread meets
  • The measures string should be placed on the ruler
  • Record the point on ruler where the thread meets in millimeters
  • Use the table above to check for your ring size.

You may be bothered on what happens to your ring when the size of your finger grows.


For the fact that wedding rings are meant to be worn forever, you will be bothered what happens to the ring when you outgrow the ring or when the finger shrinks as a result of physiological changes.


Resizing and shaping simple rings is easy and can be done by a jeweler but rings with  wholesale loose diamonds band may not be possible to resize. Some diamond rings have set diamonds that will be displaced when metal work is done on them.



Another problem you may be facing is how to get her the ring without her consent.


Do you want to surprise her with the ring? If yes, this section is a must read for you

Marriage proposals or promise rings are always the best when they come in as surprises. But the challenge is how to get the perfect ring size.


The following will help you;

Meet with her confidant

Meet with her best friend or sister to help you with what her ring size could be. They will help you with the measurement. Avoid asking more than one person because asking too many people will allow her get the news prematurely.

Use one of her Rings to get the Measurement

You can use one of her rings to take the measurement if she has a collection of jewelry but if otherwise, be watchful of moments when she takes off her ring. Immediately she takes the ring off, quickly take the measurement without her notice.


All you need to do is to trace the ring out on a paper or press the ring in a bar of soap.

Use Your Brain

To do this, you need to be smart and creative. All you need is a thread, string or paper to measure while caressing her or when she is sleeping.

Take her to the Jewelry Store

You may wonder why this is coming in when I said it is better you surprise her. Be relaxed, the ring is not for her.


Just take her to the ring section were you can get casual rings and tell her you want to get one for your sister or mom. Allow her test it on her fingers and be watchful of the ring that sizes her perfectly.


I am sure at this point; you have gotten all the necessary details required to figure out
 ring size.


You now understand the process of measuring ring sizes, what you need to know before you measure the ring size and the tops that can make measuring the ring size very easy.