A Full Guide to Measure Finger Size for Ring
| Sean Sikder
With the blessing of internet, we hardly need to leave the comfort of our own homes to do anything. Thus the same would go when it comes to measure our finger size for ring before purchasing from the best jewelry stores or online shops.
As per New York City’s Catbird, “Ring should adjust in finger comfortably; snug enough in order that it might not fall off, but loose enough to slide over knuckle with some resistance.”
Ring sizes follow a scale of numbers, usually from 3 to 14 for adults. Women’s rings are mainly between sizes 3 and 9, while the average ring size for women is between 5 and 7. On the other hand, men’s rings are generally sized between 8 and 14. These units match up to our finger’s width in millimeters: A ring size 3 fits a finger that is 14 millimeters across.
Before measuring ring size, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Consider the knuckle:
If one knows the knuckle is on the larger side, he/she might order half a size bigger than what the finger indicates. Otherwise we won’t be able slide a ring into the right place.
Ensure perfection with multiple tries:
Measure the finger three to four different times because the size usually fluctuates depending on temperature: It can be smaller the colder we are and more swollen if we’re overheated.
Below are some common and easy ways to measure the ring size:
1. Go to a Jeweler:
It's the easiest way to find out the size of finger for ring. One need not to do anything, the jeweler would measure it and tell you. But sometimes it might hamper when we see rings on online shops and hit orders but fail to be sure about the size.
2. Use of string or floss:
One may measure the ring size using either string or perhaps a more general item in the house, floss. We might take one of those measurement tools and wrap it across the base of the finger, marking where the string or floss first overlaps with a pen or pencil. After that, we would line up it with a ruler and put down its length in millimeters.
According to the standard ring sizes, every half-size matches up to a 0.4 millimeter increment, starting with size 3 equaling 14 mm, size 3.5 equal to 14.4 mm, size 4 equal to 14.8 mm, and so on. Common ring sizes for women are 6 (16.5 mm), 6.5 (16.9 mm), and 7 (17.3 mm). For men, the most common sizes are 10 (19.8 mm), 10.5 (20.2 mm), and 11 (20.6 mm).
The ring size chart above would indicate how many millimeters the matching circle is as well as what ring size that measurement correlates to.
There is a precaution with this method: String and floss can stretch, so try not to force the measuring tool too taut. If it happens, the measured ring finger size may be larger than the finger actually is, and any rings you purchase may be too big.
3. Place a fit ring you already have on a ring size chart:
We may measure the ring size using a piece of jewelry that we have already and know fits us. Print out a ring size chart and place the ring on the circles until finding the one that matches up with the inside circumference of the ring.
4. Buy a ring sizer:
If one is worried about one of the above strategies not guaranteeing accuracy, he/she can purchase own ring measurement tool. They aren't expensive. The best reviewed ring sizing tools are mainly of two categories: a thin measuring tape or a keyring lined with a gradient of ring sizes.
We get many questions about finger size for ring here at Qsjewelry. Since we sell rings online, our customers never get a chance to try a ring before buying it. That’s why we offer this ring size guide that can help them.