How do you measure your ring size?
If you're tired of buying rings that fall off your finger whenever you move too fast or, even worse, don't fit at all, there are a few simple tricks that'll help you find the right size for your finger. The entire sizing process will only take a few minutes.
Since guessing is never a good idea, we've put together this guide to show you how to figure out your ring size. Make sure you keep reading below to learn the best way to measure your finger.
Before you measure your finger, there are a few things you should keep in mind about figuring out your proper ring size.
First of all, you should never measure your finger just once. Double, triple, quadruple check! It's easy to make a mistake or read the measurement wrong, which means you'll end up with a ring that doesn't fit right.
It's also a good idea to measure your finger during different times of the day.
For example, your finger might be a slightly different size on a cold morning as it is on a warm afternoon. Your fingers tend to retain more water when you're hot or when you first wake up, and they dispel this extra water when they're cold.
Measuring your fingers at different times will ensure you get the most accurate size.
It's easy to measure the bottom of your finger and overlook your knuckle, which is often larger than your finger. Most of the time, though, your knuckle should cause a problem.
However, if your knuckles are larger than average, you may not be able to slide your ring over them—even if it's the right size. Because of this, you should buy a ring that's half a size larger than your proper size to ensure you can get it on and off.
Remember, most people won't have to worry about this. But it is something you should keep in mind if you have big knuckles.
Three are a few different ways you can measure your ring size, and you probably have everything you need in your house already.
Here are the best ways to get the most accurate measurements.
Grab a piece of string (or dental floss if you don't have any string), and wrap it around the base of your finger. Mark where the string overlaps with itself and cut it to the right size.
Then take your string and measure it against a normal ruler.
Most rings are sized using millimeters. So make sure you get the measurement in millimeters.
Don't pull the right too right around your finger as you're measuring. Otherwise, the ring won't fit when you buy it. On the other hand, you don't want the string to feel too loose either.
Keep the string touching your skin, but make sure the touch is comfortable and gentle.
If you already have a ring that fits your finger, you can use this to figure out what size you are.
Go online and search for a ring size chart. You should then be able to print this out on a piece of paper and compare your ring to the different sizes on the chart.
However, make sure the chart you find is true-to-size. Otherwise, this method won't be of much help.
Once you have your chart printed out, compare your ring to the different sizes on the paper. Keep going until you find the size that matches your ring perfectly.
This method will cost you a few bucks, but it's one of the best ways to find your ring size.
You can adjust a ring sizer to the perfect fit on your finger, and since these tools are often made of plastic, you can practice pulling it on and off to make sure it gets over your knuckle.
This is a helpful tool to have if you want an accurate measurement, such as for an engagement ring. It's also a good idea to have a ring sizer if you want to find the ring size for each of your fingers (they'll all be different sizes).
If you don't want to spend any money, you may still be able to find a ring sizer online. You can print it out on a piece of paper and use that to measure your fingers instead.
Keep in mind, though, that a paper ring sizer won't be as helpful as a normal ring sizer. But it can help you save some change if you're on a tight budget.
So how do you measure your ring size?
There are several different ways to find the right ring size for your finger. You can do this yourself at home with a piece of string or invest in a ring sizing tool.
If you don't trust yourself to get an accurate measurement, you can also visit a jewelry store. A professional will be able to measure your finger and tell you the best size for you.
Now that you know your ring size, you need to find some beautiful jewelry to wear. Make sure you take a look at some of the rings in our collection!