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Are Mens and Womens Rings Sized Differently?

Rings are timeless and come in many styles and designs to meet different tastes. When buying rings, many want to know are mens and womens rings sized differently. Knowing why and how it could affect the shopping experience is important.

In this article, we’ll explore the differences between men’s and women’s ring sizes so it's easier to find the right one.

Are Mens and Womens Rings Sized Differently?

Are mens and womens rings sized differently or are mens and womens rings sized the same? Even though they are based on the same scale, they have different ranges of numbers.

Let’s explain this better. The sizing scale for men’s and women’s rings is the same. However, the numbers that show the sizes may vary. Ring sizes for women normally range from 5 to 7, while men’s rings range from 6 to 13.

I’d like to mention that the ring's width and the finger's shape could affect the size. That’s why it's important to consider this when choosing a ring size.

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Are Mens and Womens Rings Sized Differently
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Why Is There a Difference Between Mens and Womens Ring Sizes?

People often think that women’s and men’s rings are sized differently, probably because of the different finger sizes between the genders. While men and women might not have the same finger sizes, the differences are not big enough for a separate sizing system. 

Jewelers might use the same size chart for men and women, with small changes for ring width and finger shape.

So, why is there a difference between mens and womens ring sizes? Well, let's take a closer look.

  • Sizes might change depending on the region. Different regions in the world may have different standards for rings. For example, the United Kingdom uses letters and numbers.
  • Sizing could also depend on the material. For example, rings made from tungsten may have different sizes. This is because tungsten rings have comfort fit. 
  • Sizing could also change from one brand designer to another. Rings mostly follow a standard ring scale. But, like in clothing, some sizes may change from one brand to another.
  • The sizing might change because of the ring’s design. For example, rings with wide bands or details may fit differently than simple and plain bands. Before buying a ring with a unique design, it's important to have this in mind.
Difference Between Mens and Womens Ring Sizes
Source: jewelrylab.co

Ring Size Charts

Ring size charts are useful for finding a person’s right ring size. So, here is a chart to help our customers find their sizes faster.

Inside diameter

Inside circumference

Sizes in 

USA and Canada 

Sizes in

Britain and Australia

mm

Inches 

mm

Inches 

14.05

0.553

44.14

1.74

3

F

14.45

0.569

45.40

1.79

3 1/2

G 1/4

14.86

0.585

46.68

1.84

4

H 1/2

15.27

0.601

47.97

1.89

4 1/2

I 1/2

15.70

0.618

49.32

1.94

5

J 1/2

16.10

0.634

50.58

1.99

5 1/2

L

16.51

0.650

51.87

2.04

M

16.92

0.666

53.16

2.09

6 1/2

N

17.35

0.683

54.51

2.15

7

O

17.75

0.699

55.76

2.20

7 1/2

P

18.19

0.716

57.15

2.25

8

Q

18.53

0.729

58.21

2.29

8 1/2

Q 3/4

18.89

0.748

59.34

2.35

9

R 3/4

19.41

0.764

60.98

2.40

9 1/2

S 3/4

19.84

0.781

62.33

2.45

10

T 1/2

20.20

0.797

63.46

2.50

10 1/2

U 1/2

20.68

0.814

64.97

2.56

11

V 1/2

21.08

0.830

66.22

2.61

11 1/2

W 3/4

21.49

0.846

67.51

2.66

12 

Y

21.89

0.862

68.77

2.71

12 1/2

Z

22.33

0.879

70.15

2.76

13

Z+1


Resizing Rings

You might have a favorite ring that no longer fits. Maybe that ring is too tight or too loose, and this is where resizing comes in handy. Resizing a ring is a process that allows changing the size of a ring to fit the finger perfectly. 

However, not all rings can be resized, so it's important to know which ones don’t allow that before buying. 

Metal 

The most important thing that decides if a ring can be resized is the material it is made from

Rings made from materials that can be easily bent, like gold, silver, and platinum, should be easy to resize. These metals can be stretched and bent without cracking or breaking. 

Other metals like tungsten, titanium, and stainless steel might be almost impossible to resize because of the metal's hardness. Another metal worth mentioning is rose gold. The rose gold metal could also be hard to resize because it might crack easily.

Design

Another thing that might affect the resizing of the ring is its design. Some rings, like simple bands, could be easily resized without affecting the design. However, rings with more intricate designs could be difficult to resize. There is a big chance of damaging the metal or the gemstones. 

Rings with small gemstones set closely together (for example, eternity rings) may be impossible to resize. This is because there isn’t enough exposed metal for the jeweler to work with. 

Rings with filigree designs should be able to get resized. They might need extra attention during resizing because the design might get deformed or damaged.

Engraved rings should also be able to get resized. However, the engraving could be ruined or removed during the process. It's important to talk to a jeweler about whether saving the engraving during the resizing is possible.

Design
Source: jewelrylab.co

Conclusion

For those who were wondering are mens and womens rings sized differently, I hope I answered the question as expected. Many things affect the size, like the shape of the finger and the time of the day the finger is measured. 

It is important to remember that the ring sizes might change in different countries, as we saw above. Don’t rush. Find the right size, and ensure it stays in place comfortably.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.

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