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How To Measure Ring Size?

Being among the most popular jewelry pieces, rings suit almost all fashion styles. If a ring doesn’t fit properly, it may cause discomfort or fall off from your finger. Although finding the right ring size may seem challenging, in reality it’s not. Read on to learn how to measure ring size in the easiest ways. 

This article explores different methods you might find helpful in quickly determining your ring size. Find the right ring fit and wear your jewelry worry-free!

How to Measure Ring Size

Measuring ring size is easy and jewelers often offer this service for free. However, some people are even prepared to pay for professional ring sizing to ensure their favorite jewelry piece is comfortable to wear on a daily basis.

So, how is a ring supposed to fit? Such jewelry pieces should fit snugly when put around the finger but also be loose enough to avoid discomfort. We advise trying different methods to determine which one provides the most accurate measurements.

Our ring size chart includes precise diameter measurements and advice on average ring sizes for both male and female. We included international ring sizes to help customers from various locations around the world find their perfect fit.

If visiting a jewelry store to have your ring size professionally measured is too much work for you, we have listed a few alternative methods below. By giving any of these options a try, you will learn how to measure ring size at home conveniently and effortlessly.

How to Measure Ring Size
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1. Using a ring size chart

Using charts is one of the easiest ways to measure your ring size. Find a ring size chart online, and place the ring over the circles until you find the one that matches the inside of your ring. The outer edge of the circle should align with the inner edge of your ring.

2. Using a string

The string method is commonly used to measure ring size because it’s very simple. It only involves wrapping a piece of string around your finger and then measuring where the ends meet by marking them with a pen. The next step is to line the string against a ruler and determine the right measurements.

3. Making your own ring sizer

Printable ring sizers are very convenient measuring tools. Print a ring sizer you found online with your supposed size. Then, cut the inside using a pair of scissors. Slip your finger through the slit and ensure you achieve a comfortable, snug fit.

4. Using the plastic strips

Plastic strips are often used alternatively to paper or string for getting accurate ring sizing measurements. Wrap the plastic strip around the finger, inserting one of its ends into the other one. Then, ensure it’s tight enough to get exact results.

Using the plastic strips
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5. Using a plastic measuring tool

Plastic measuring ring sizer tools can be ordered online. They are very easy and practical because they are reusable. To find your ring size, insert your finger in every loop to find the best-fitting size.

6. Measuring the finger with a stainless steel ring sizer tool

Stainless steel measuring tools have multiple steel rings hooked onto them. To find your perfect size, start with the largest steel ring and slip each one onto your chosen finger until you find one that fits snugly but doesn’t feel too tight. 

Ring Sizing Tips

Although many methods exist for easy ring size measuring, you must consider certain factors to ensure you get the most accurate results. Here are a few pointers for proper sizing every time you purchase a new ring:

1. Consider the knuckles

If you have large knuckles, the best ring size for you might be larger than you think. If your knuckle is on the larger side, it would be a good choice to order a ring half a size bigger to slide it easily in the right place.

2. Ensure accuracy with multiple tries

To get the most accurate ring size measurements, you should measure your fingers a few times before purchasing a particular ring. The ring size may fluctuate depending on how cold or warm the temperature is.

3. Measure the inside of another ring

Purchasing a ring for someone else is trickier than getting one for yourself, especially if you want to surprise and give it to them as a gift. In this case, the best solution is to find a ring they have previously worn and measure the inside.

You don’t have to take the ring from them and risk the possibility of them noticing it’s gone. Instead, you can take it for a few seconds, lay a piece of paper under it, and draw a circle on the inside of the ring to use it as a sizing guide.

4. Measure the exact finger you want to wear the ring on

The size of your fingers may differ depending on which hand you want to wear rings on. For this reason, you must ensure you measure the finger you intend to wear the ring on to get the most comfortable fit.

Measure the exact finger you want to wear the ring on
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Haven’t Found a Perfect Ring Yet?

Our large ring collection offers a variety of rings that suit multiple fashion styles, from minimalistic designs to bold, statement pieces.

We also have stacked rings that offer a unique appearance and will assuredly help you stand out from the crowd. All of our pieces are handmade with care to provide the best quality for our loyal customers.


Hopefully, you have it clear how to measure ring size at home using the easiest methods. Finding the perfect size is important to ensure the ring is not too tight or loose around your finger. This way, you can enjoy wearing your favorite jewelry piece without any hassle.

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