Finding the right ring size can be a challenging process, especially when shopping online. But worry not! We are here to help you understand the process and make it easy for you. Follow this step-by-step guide to determine your ring size at home.
Materials You'll Need
Before we start, gather the following materials:
- A piece of string or a strip of paper
- A ruler with millimetre measurements
- A pen or marker
Steps to Find Your Ring Size
Cut a String or Paper Strip
Take a small piece of string, thread, or paper strip about 6 inches long. It needs to be thin enough to fit under the ring band. If you're using a piece of paper, cut it to be about 1/4 inch wide.
Wrap the String Around Your Finger
Wrap the piece of string or paper strip around the base of your finger. Make sure it's snug but not too tight. You want the ring to slide over your knuckle comfortably.
Mark the Point of Overlap
Draw a line with a pen or marker where the string or paper strip overlaps to form a complete circle. Be accurate with this step, as it determines your ring size.
Measure the String or Paper
Lay the marked string or paper strip flat on a surface and measure it with the ruler up to the marked point. The measurement in millimeters is the circumference of your finger.
Compare Your Measurement to a Ring Size Chart
Finally, compare the measurement you took to a ring size chart, which you can easily find online. Most charts convert the measurement in millimeters to the corresponding ring size. For example, a finger circumference of 54 mm typically corresponds to a US ring size 7.
Tips for Accuracy
- Temperature Matters:
Your fingers may swell when it's hot and shrink when it's cold. So, try to measure your finger when you are at a moderate temperature to get the most accurate size.
- Bigger is Better:
If you land between two sizes, it’s usually safer to go with the larger size. Remember, it's easier to size a ring down than up.
- Consider the Band Width:
If you're considering a ring with a wider band, you may want to go up a size to ensure it will fit comfortably.
- The Knuckle Problem:
If your knuckle is larger than the base of your finger, measure both places and choose a size in between the two.
That's it! You've successfully measured your ring size at home. Remember that while this method gives a good estimate, it's always best to visit a professional jeweller for a more precise measurement if you can. Happy ring shopping!