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How to measure your ring size - The ultimate sizing guide

You know the rush of excitement that drives you to search for the finest rings in the market, and then *woops! The ring is just too tight! OMG! 

You were thoughtful. But there was something you just did not remember; the ring size. It’s okay, no need to beat yourself up. A lot of people get the ring size wrong the first time. However, while getting the size wrong isn't the worst part, having the perfect fit can really be the hardest nut to crack if you don’t know the ring size. If you are in this category, this piece is for you. We've put together an interesting guide to help you buy the right size that fits in perfectly.

How to measure ring size with a ring that fits:

If you’re wearing a ring that fits, you can measure the circumference of your finger using any of the following methods:

  • A ruler
  • A measuring tape (to measure the length from one end of your fingernail to another)
  • A measuring meter (this is an electronic device that measures length and widths)
  • String or paper
  • Gauge (a small metal cylinder with holes in it; used for sizing jewelry)
  • Ring sizer (a tool with a series of graduated measurements attached at different heights; used for sizing rings).

How to measure ring size with a string or piece of paper:

To measure ring size with a piece of paper, you will need to use the following steps:

  • Place a piece of string or paper around your finger. Make sure it's snug but not tight; if it hurts too much when you put on your ring, take off the ring and try again later
  • Mark where the ends meet by making an X or O shape in between them with a marker pen or pencil, whichever works best for you! Straighten this out and measure against a ruler

The importance of getting the right ring size:

  • If it's too small, it will be uncomfortable and block blood flow
  • If it's too big, it will be loose and may fall off

Getting your ring sized correctly is crucial to making sure that you get a good fit. Once you have your ring sized properly, there are some tips on how to make them last longer (we shared this in our most recent newsletter)

Ring sizes also vary depending on what type of ring you're buying: diamond-encrusted bands require bigger holes than simple studs do because diamonds are more difficult than other types of gems; cocktail rings tend to be smaller than wedding rings because they don't need as much space around them; eternity bands are generally wider at both ends but narrower in between them; trays will always have a different size than round pins because these only go up so far before needing additional materials added onto them (e.g., loops). 


Ring size chart


Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand how to measure your ring size. If you are not sure where to start, try measuring a few different fingers and compare the results, or you could reach out to us and we’d guide you. Amongst our collections, we have various sizes available and if you don't see your size you can drop a note with your order & we'll be sure to custom make it. You can also use this guide as a reference when ordering rings online or at an actual store.


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