How to Measure Your Ring Size at Home
About 500 years ago ancient Egyptians used rings as emblems of power, authority, and status.
A ring now symbolizes purity, loyalty, love, and friendship. And purchasing a ring as a present or for yourself is a thoughtful gesture.
The issue is, how can you be sure that the ring will fit correctly?
You can use a ruler, a string, or a ring sizer to measure your finger. But still, you must know how to do this correctly.
Because a ring that does not fit properly can be uncomfortable and may slip off, causing you tension and frustration. Estimating a ring size can also be challenging; getting it wrong might lead to disappointment.
So, we have compiled this guide to teach you how to measure a ring size using three alternative ways.
Method 1: Using a Ruler or Tape Measure
You can use a measuring tape to take the diameter of the finger you intend to wear the ring on.
To get the best results from the measuring tape, follow these steps:
Step 1. Wrap the measuring tape around the finger's base where you plan to wear the ring.
Step 2. Check that the measuring tape is not too loose or tight.
Step 3. With a pen or marker, mark the point where the measuring tape overlaps and measure the length in millimeters.
Step 4. You can use a ring size chart to convert the length in millimeters to your ring size. You can find ring size charts online or at a jeweler's shop.
Method 2: Using a String or Paper
If you find that using a measuring tape alone might not be efficient, you can still use a string or paper.
For this method, you need the following:
- Tape Measure
- Ring chart
Then follow these steps:
- Have a non-stretchy string or cut a strip of paper. If the string is too loose, it will result in an inaccurate measurement. But if it is too tight, it can cause discomfort and lead to a size that is too small.
- Wrap the paper or string on your finger. Leave some room for you to get the ring over your knuckles.
- Mark the point where the paper completes a complete circle.
- Mark the inside of your finger where the two ends of a string meet. Then use a different marker to mark the starting point on the string.
- Place the paper or string on a ruler or tape measure and measure the length in millimeters.
- Convert the millimeters into your ring size using a ring chart.
Method 3: Buy Your Own Ring Sizer
A ring sizer makes it simple to take measurements as it has a series of labeled sizes written on it.
It also has other benefits as shown in the table below.
Provides accurate finger size measurements, ensuring a better fit for your ring.
You can measure your ring size at home, at any time, eliminating the need to visit a jewelry store or rely on less accurate methods.
Saves money in the long run by avoiding purchasing incorrectly sized rings and having to pay for resizing or returning items.
You can easily measure the ring size of different fingers.
It is long-lasting and durable, providing consistent and accurate measurements over time.
To use a ring sizer, slide it onto your finger until it fits comfortably by trying a half-size up or down.
Then read the size label positioned where the ring sits on your finger.Tips and Tricks for Accurate Measurements
Getting the correct size is critical for comfort and wearability when purchasing a ring.
Here are some pointers we always give our customers to help them get an accurate ring size measurement:
- Measure your ring size when your fingers are slightly swollen at the end of the day. This is when your fingers are at their largest, so the measurement you take will be more accurate.
- Make sure to take the finger's measurement before purchasing the ring. Your fingers' sizes can vary from hand to hand, so measure the finger where you will wear the ring for the best fit.
- To ensure accuracy, measure your finger several times, including the knuckle and base.
- Avoid measuring your finger when it is extremely hot or cold. Your fingers are usually swollen or frozen during extreme weather, therefore, giving you an inaccurate measurement. So, before taking measurements, wait until your fingers have returned to their normal size.
- You might need to order one or two sizes larger than usual if you want a wider band. Because it fits snugly on your finger, a wider band may be difficult to wear and remove. The wider band also takes up more space, and ordering the exact size may result in a too-tight fit that is uncomfortable.
Once you get the ring size, you are now set to purchase the ring.
But, if possible, carry a second ring that fits perfectly on the finger you want to wear the ring. This will help you to compare the fit and increase your chances of finding the right size.
You can also visit us at Exquisite Thailand, where we sell authentic Thai silver jewelry that we source ethically, and we can help you find the right ring for you.
Our selection comes from artisans based in small Thai villages including Karen Tribes in the remote north. The artisans are mostly women, and our aim is to give them an international platform by showcasing their craftsmanship to the world.