Best time and tips on how to measure your ring size

Best time and tips on how to measure your ring size


One thing you should know before measuring your ring size is that your fingers react to changes in temperature during the day. Your fingers are likely to be smaller early in the morning and when the weather is cold.

When the temperature is hot, your fingers are likely to expand. Measuring your fingers during such cold or hot times in the day would result in an inaccurate reading.

This, therefore, means that the best time to measure is when your fingers are warm. This is most likely going to be at the close of the day. Having laid that out, let's look at the best tips below.


1. Use a strip of paper

You will need:

A thin strip of paper (or a string or a floss)

A Ruler

A Pen


Wrap the paper around the base of your desired finger. Make sure the paper is below the joint of your finger and close to your knuckle.

Use a pen to indicate where it starts and where it meets on your finger.

Measure the distance with your ruler. With that done, note down its measurement in millimeters (this measurement will be your ring inside circumference!).

Pick the closest measurement on the ring size chart to find your ring size. Rings also come in half sizes.

P.S. You should also note that a floss and a string are materials that stretch. So if you excessively stretch them when measuring your ring finger, your ring size can end up being smaller than expected.


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2. Use a ring sizer

That said, your ring sizer can either be a key ring with a wide range of other rings attached to it, or it can be a measuring tape. Whatever size you decide on, the results are sure to be accurate. Simply place the sizer around the base of your finger. If two sizes seem to match, you should go with the bigger one.


Place a ring that currently fits you on a ring sizing chart (click on an image to download).

Simply print out an accurate ring size chart and place a ring that currently fits you on each circle of the chart until you find a circle that matches perfectly with the ring's circumference. The measurement found on the chart is your correct ring size. 

On a final note, finding your accurate ring size can be tricky. However, if you stick to the above tips or you go to a local jeweler and get sized in person you would be good to go. 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave your comment below or contact us anytime.


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