Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How to Measure Your Finger for a Ring

I was asked today how to measure ones fingers for a ring without running to a Jewelry store. It is actually pretty easy. To measure your finger for a ring you d not need a printer or a crazy calculation and can be done by yourself without help.

This measurement system works for men and women who need to determine their ring size. Before measuring your finger you want your body to be warm as our fingers expand when they are warm and you will want your new ring to be comfortable even in the summer heat.

  1. Cut a thin strip of paper a thicker stock paper would work best so that it doesn't rip.
  2. Wrap it around the finger that you need sized. Make sure it is below your knuckle sitting where you want to be able to wear your ring.
  3. Mark the spot where the paper meets and measure the distance with a ruler.
  4. Now wrap the strip around your finger again and try to slip it on and off without hurting your knuckles. You want the real ring to slide off your knuckles and not get stuck.

I suggest you do this twice just to make sure you get the proper measurement. It is much less hassle to take an extra minute to make sure then to deal with exchanging the ring for one in a different size after it has been purchased.

If you would like to be able to switch back and forth between hands you should measure both hands as the same finger on your other hand can be slightly larger or smaller. If the company you are ordering your ring from only does whole sizes such as the measurements below and you know you wear lets say a 5.5 then go for the size 6 in that particular ring.

Your ring size:

  • Size 4 is 1 and 13/16 inches
  • Size 5 is 1 and 15/16 inches
  • Size 6 is 2 and 1/16 inches
  • Size 7 is 2 and 1/8 inches
  • Size 8 is 2 and 1/4 inches
  • Size 9 is 2 and 5/16 inches
  • Size 10 is 2 and 7/16 inches
  • Size 11 is 2 and 9/16 inches
  • Size 12 is 2 and 5/8 inches
  • Size 13 is 2 and 3/4 inches
  • Size 14 is 2 and 7/8 inches

Now all that is left to do is order your new ring.

If you have any other jewelry questions please feel free to ask as I am sure others have the same question.