FAQ: How do I find my ring size?

Figuring out your ring size is fairly easy to do and doesn’t even need a special trip to a jeweler. Below is a handy tool – thanks to  Anna De Souza at Today – to measure your finger or to measure another ring.

A few tips before you size:

  • Use a thin strip of paper instead of string or ribbon. String or ribbon could stretch, giving an incorrect measurement.
  • Decide which finger you are going to wear the ring(s) on. The fingers on your dominant hand could be as much half a size larger than your non-dominant hand’s fingers. Also, take into account knuckles – if you have large knuckles, you might want to size up instead of trying to wrench your ring over the knuckle.
  • Take your measurement at the end of the day. Just like trying on shoes later in the day, your fingers will have had time to settle into their size.
  • Make sure your hands are warm too. Cold fingers might shrink in size and give you a too snug fit when they’re warm.
  • Your ring size can change with fluctuations in weight –  during pregnancy, with water retention, while taking medications, etc,.

Find ring size from your finger

  • Cut a thin strip of paper.
  • Wrap it around the base of the finger you’re planning on wearing the ring.
  • Mark where the paper overlaps with a pen and measure the length in millimeters.
  • Click on the link below and print the ring guide to scale.
  • Use a calculator to divide the length you measured by 3.14. That number will correspond with a ring size on the chart.

(For example: If you measured 60 mm around your finger, you’ll get 19 mm. Find that number on the chart and it’s a size 9.)

Find ring size from another ring

  • click on the link below and print the ring chart. Be sure to print it to scale.
  • Line the ring up against the size on the chart. The ring should cover the line so that the outside of the black circle touches the inside of the ring.
ring size guide
click image to download your own chart