Have you ever asked yourself this question? Or do you simply try a ring on and if it fits well, then it's the right fit?
There's nothing wrong with 'not knowing' your ring size when you don't need a specific custom-made fitting.
As an obvious rule, rings should fit snugly and not too tight that they feel uncomfortable or not so loose that they can fall off. But is it as simple as that?
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR RING SIZE?
Regardless of whether you are shopping for yourself or for someone else, you need a ring that fits well. Here's a quick and easy step-by-step that gives an insight to how ring sizes work and a quick guide to measure your ring size at home:
- Wrap a string or paper around the base of the finger you usually wear your ring on.
- Mark the point where the ends meet with a pen.
- Measure the string or paper with a ruler (mm/inches).
- Use a standard ring size chart to choose the closest measurement to find your ring size.
- Another easy tip is to measure the inside of another ring that fits using a tape measure and then apply the measurement again on a standard ring size chart.
- Sometimes, measuring your finger at different times of the day is worth it. Our recommendation is to measure your ring size at the end of the day when your fingers are warm. Funnily enough, finger size changes depending on the time of day and even 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.
- Allow enough room to accommodate your knuckle.
- Don't just measure once and get comfortable with the outcome. Measure 3 to 4 times for more accuracy.
INTERNATIONAL RING SIZE CHARTS
Are ring sizes universal? Well, you can say that for specific regions or countries as the way measurements work are slightly different. However, putting it all into one place, it's safe to say that the International Ring Size Chart is quite accurate when it comes to finding out what your correct ring size is, based on your location.
STANDARD FITTED RINGS VERSUS OPEN ADJUSTABLE RINGS
Generally, if you are hesitant about measuring your ring size or you are looking to purchase a ring as a gift, the safest option would surely be to play it safe and go for an open, adjustable ring, i.e. especially when you are shopping for rings online. Have you seen our Adjustable Rings Selection? Click Here to View All Designs
Adjustable rings (also known as free size rings) work in this way because the ring band itself has a small gap in it. This allows for it to be slightly expanded and tightened as needed – so that you can simply squeeze it into place where it will remain.
For a detailed read about adjustable rings, how they work and if they are the right fit for you, have a look at our article 'ARE ADJUSTABLE RINGS GOOD?'