How to measure your ring size
Is it difficult to measure your ring size? Does it require the assistance of an expert? How to do it? Is it possible to do it at home? These are some of the few questions one might come across, when this topic is concerned. Guess what! It is easier than you imagined in your wildest dreams.
You can do it at your home and all you need to do is lift your finger and follow our advice. So, let’s jump into the discussion. Take these into factors on how to measure your ring size into consideration, before purchasing a ring for you or for your loved one.
String is a better tool to measure your ring size
Let us start by saying that a jeweler can easily achieve this for you. But we are looking for something easier. Aren’t we? All you need in this method are a string, a pen and a measurement ruler. Refer to the following steps.
- Take the string and wrap it around your finger.
- Then from the pen, mark down the point where the ends of the string meet.
- As the next step, use the ruler and measure the length in between the mark and the end of the string. Use millimeters as the measuring unit.
- Then you need a ring size chart. Observe this chart and identify which ring size matches with the dimensions you took.
Yes, the process is as simple as that. The process does not change depending on where you are going to wear your ring. Be it above the knuckle, or below, the steps on how to measure your ring size remain the same.
But in this case, there is an important thing that you should remember. You should make sure that; you are not stretching the string while taking the measurement of your finger. The reason is, if you do so, you may end up purchasing a larger ring that would not fit your finger.
How to measure your ring size utilizing a ring sizer?
In certain cases, you might need the most accurate measurement of your ring size. At those instances, it is wiser to go the extra mile and purchase a ring sizer for yourself. One might think that they are very expensive but they are not. Take some time off and search on Google for ring sizers. You will see a wide variety of ring sizers online available for pretty low prices. You can order online without moving a step away from your home.
There a two main options for the ring-sizing equipment. First one is a measuring tape while the other is a keychain. The keychain is usually lined with multiple ring sizes while the measuring tape is considered to be the most common option. Be it for yourself or your family, it could come in handy while you are shopping for a ring.
The ring sizer method has a lot in common with the string method. But here, you do not have to measure and make marks. After you wrap the ring sizer around your finger, just look at the corresponding number. There you have it. Ring sizers are always available on jewelry stores and is considered to be one of the most accurate ways to measure your ring size.
Identify how tight a ring should be
There are some certain things that you should be careful about while measuring your ring size. One of such factors is the temperature. Too high temperatures cause your fingers to swell, and too low temperatures cause them to shrink. The temperature can change throughout the day due to various reasons and, it can affect while measuring the ring size of you or someone else.
So what is recommended? When is the right time to measure the ring size of you or someone else? How can you ensure that, the measurement you get from the ring sizer is as same as the size of your finger? We recommend you to take the measurement or, go to a professional jeweler to take the measurement on a moderate day with no drastic changes. If it is near the end of the day, that is even better.
What’s good? Guess the ring size or measure the ring size?
In our society, guessing the ring size of someone else is nothing new. It appears as a risk, but it is a common practice. In case you are guessing, how to be on the accurate end? First thing to know here is that, the fingers of a person is proportional to his/her body size. You can start from here.
Going by this, if a person is short in body size, there is a high chance that his/her ring size is also low. If the person you are buying the ring for has a significantly larger built, then most probably, their ring size lies on the larger end.
When shopping for a ring for someone else, it is always great if you can borrow, his/her ring for a day. But if you are unable to do so, wear his/her ring on your finger and try to match it with your ring size. It will also allow you to make a somewhat accurate guess.
How to measure your ring size by utilizing one that you currently own as a measuring tool
What if you have a ring and that fits you well, but you are unable to recall what size it is? Here is a solution for you. Print off a ring sizing chart and scale it to 100 percent on the paper. Using this strategy, you will be able to determine the size of the ring that you already have. As the next step, try to figure out to which of the shapes your ring most closely resembles.
Things to remember
- There are jewelers who are using their very own ring size charts and they have published those online. Hence, be sure to read the sizing chart on their website more than once before visiting them, and if you have any doubts about your size, you should always measure yourself to be sure.
- Your finger size as mentioned above may change as a result of exposure to heat or physical exercise. Be sure to measure your ring size at room temperature if you want the most accurate results.
- If you are juggling in between two sizes, you should always choose the larger one. It is preferable to have a little bit of extra room rather than excessive compression.
At the end, let me explain you why, measure your ring size. Firstly, having an accurate understanding of your ring size allows you to shop for jewelry online without fear of making a purchase that doesn't fit. Also, when giving someone a ring as a present, you should make sure that the ring is going to be able to fit on their finger.
This is especially important if the ring is going to be used as an engagement or a wedding ring. Yes, you can resize a ring as you wish, but you can’t deny the fact that doing so takes away from the magical moment of being able to place the ring on the finger of that one special person.
Also, when giving someone a ring as a present, you should make sure that the ring is going to be able to fit on their finger. This is especially important if the ring is going to be used as an engagement ring, wedding band, or some other significant piece of jewelry.
There is always the chance of having the ring resized, but there is no getting around the fact that doing so takes away from the magical moment of being able to place the ring on the finger of that one special person.