How to Measure Your Ring Size (tips from a jewellery pro)

What’s your ring measurement? Looking for rings (particularly on-line) is usually a minefield if you do not know your measurement – and shopping for the mistaken sized ring may be irritating and probably costly. So how do you measure your ring measurement and ensure your measurement is correct? It may be difficult to determine, so we’re right here to assist.

With regards to ring sizes all people is completely different: a smaller framed particular person may need bigger than common fingers and vice versa, so there is not any straightforward technique to predict what your ring measurement is perhaps based mostly in your clothes measurement or anything.

In case you’re buying an costly or extremely sentimental ring that you can be sporting daily, getting the dimensions proper is very vital since you do not need to danger dropping it or discovering it too tight to put on.

Whilst you may be extra versatile with sizes for inexpensive rings (particularly in case you’re comfortable to put on them on any finger), it is nonetheless vital to have a good suggestion of the dimensions vary you want.

As a result of we would like searching for rings on-line to be simpler for you, we’re right here to assist with this useful Ring Measurement Measuring Information – yay!

Additionally take a look at our Ring Measurement Chart & Conversion Information to see ring sizes in mm and inches, plus convert between Australian, British, US and Asian ring sizes for each men and women.

Let’s get began …


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Listed here are our high ideas for measuring your ring measurement at dwelling. In fact it’s also possible to go to a producing jewelry retailer in particular person to have your ring measurement measured extra precisely. 

When to measure

Remember that your finger measurement will change all through every day and over longer timeframes. Your fingers will are typically bigger within the evenings and may be affected by hormones, climate, medicine, hydration and extra.

Given this, it’s a good suggestion to measure for a hoop a number of occasions over the course of a day or perhaps a few days to seek out the most effective measurement for you.

Most significantly the ring measurement you select ought to really feel snug within the night when you’re feeling heat and your fingers usually tend to develop in measurement.

How ought to a hoop match?

In the end this comes all the way down to what you are feeling most snug with more often than not. As a information, your ring ought to suit your finger effectively sufficient so it received’t fall off, nevertheless it must also be free sufficient to suit over your knuckle with out an excessive amount of issue and to permit for pure adjustments in finger measurement which occur all through the day (and every month for a lot of girls).

What in case your precise ring measurement is not obtainable?

As a result of there are such a lot of completely different ring sizes, jewelry shops (together with our on-line jewelry store) will carry a restricted choice masking common ring sizes. In case your precise ring measurement is not obtainable within the store and customized sizes aren’t an choice, what do you do?

The very best wager is to go for the dimensions that is closest to your ring measurement measurement, offered the distinction is not too nice. In case you’re exterior of the common sizes carried by the shop, then chances are you’ll be out of luck as a hoop that is far too huge or too small for any of your fingers is unlikely to work out for you, regardless of how a lot you may prefer it.

I do not suggest buying wedding ceremony, engagement or comparable rings with out getting an precisely sized ring made for you, given how vital (and sometimes costly) these rings are and that you’re going to almost certainly be sporting all of them day, daily for years to return.

Must you go bigger or smaller?

In case you’re between ring sizes or there’s an inexpensive distinction in your measurement all through the day, an excellent factor to remember is that it’s at all times higher to go for a barely bigger measurement than one which’s too small, so it is best to err in that course. There’s nothing worse than a hoop that is too tight in your finger or you can’t take away if it’s essential to.

Huge band rings

In case you’re buying a hoop or a hoop set which has a large band (over 7mm or 0.27”) it will typically require a bigger measurement. It’s best to go up half a measurement utilizing US numerical sizes or a full measurement within the Australian and British alphabetical ring sizing system.

Giant knuckles

You probably have bigger knuckles don’t neglect that you just’ll want the ring to slip over your knuckle with out an excessive amount of issue. That is notably a difficulty for many who have arthritis of their finger joints, so take particular care with measuring your ring measurement if that is the case.

To take this into consideration you must also measure your knuckle in addition to the a part of your finger the place the ring will sit. Select a measurement in between your finger measurement and knuckle measurement and test to make certain that a hoop that measurement will match over your knuckle.

Which measuring system to make use of?

So as to add to the complexity of ring sizes, completely different international locations use completely different measuring programs. The 2 most typical are:

  • Alphabetical (or Wheat Sheaf) ring sizes utilized in Australia, the UK and different international locations (for women and men)
  • Numerical ring sizes used within the US, Canada and far of Asia (for women and men)

To order a hoop you should use both the numerical ring measurement system or the alphabetical sizing system. Each programs are used for each males’s and ladies’s ring sizes. Jewellers in several international locations will likely be used to their native ring measurement system, however they need to be capable of convert the sizes simply sufficient.

For Simone Walsh Jewelry rings we use each of those programs for ring sizes, so you may inform us whichever measurement sort you’ve gotten.

Examine our ring measurement conversion chart for more information.

Commonest ring sizes

We discover the commonest ring sizes for girls are:

  • AU/UK: L½ or US: 6
  • AU/UK: N½ or US: 7
  • AU/UK: P½ or US: 8
  • AU/UK: R½ or US: 9

The decrease the letter or quantity, the smaller the dimensions.


Methods to measure your ring measurement:

Get a hoop sizing equipment

For an correct ring measurement measurement at dwelling we strongly suggest you buy one in all our cheap ring sizing kits. It is price it on your peace of thoughts, plus you may maintain the ring sizer useful and reuse it to maintain monitor of your ring measurement over time and to test the sizes of associates and family. 

Every Simone Walsh Jewelry ring measurement equipment incorporates an correct and reusable ring sizing belt, a printed ring sizing information and measurement chart, plus (better of all!) a ten% low cost code on your subsequent ring buy from our Australian jewelry store.

Measuring from an present ring

In case you’ve received a hoop that matches you completely, it is a nice technique to discover out your ring measurement (or to secretly discover out another person’s measurement in case you’re shopping for a hoop as a present).

Obtain our ring measuring information PDF and print it. The information ought to be printed in order that your printer does not alter the dimensions of the web page in any approach (directions are included). Then line up the within fringe of your ring with the within fringe of the circles included on that web page to find out your ring measurement.

A ‘fast and soiled’ measuring technique

In any other case if you wish to make a fast determination and also you’re comfortable to take a danger, here’s a fast however much less correct ring sizing technique. It is a good suggestion to have somebody allow you to with this technique.

  • Lower a strip of sturdy however versatile paper – round 15cm (6”) lengthy and 0.5cm (0.25”) broad.
  • Wrap the paper round your finger and guarantee it sits the place you’ll usually put on a hoop.
  • Mark the spot the place the the paper meets if you really feel you’ve gotten a cushty match that’s prone to match over your knuckle.
  • Measure the space with a ruler which reveals millimetres or fractions of inches.
  • Use the our ring measurement chart to find out which is the closest measurement to your measurement.

Go to a jeweller

You probably have the time and know of an area manufacturing jeweller or larger finish jewelry store, then go in and have your fingers measured professionally. Be aware of the sizes of the fingers you’d wish to buy rings for thus you’ve gotten a report.

Remember that your fingers could enhance or lower in measurement over time with weight acquire or loss, in addition to resulting from different elements, so it is price rechecking at a later date.

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