How to choose the right size of a ring

Rings are impressive decorations that are always with us. Shining on the fingers, they reflect our style, personality, and taste. Women and men of all ages love rings, and once they put them on and wear rings for several days, it’ll be unusual and strange to put them off. Gold, silver, zirconium, and steel rings can find their place in each collection.

Here we would like to provide you with several tips on how to choose a ring – for yourself or for your beloved. As you might have already experienced, the wrongly sized ring may become the most irritating thing of the day. You do not want either to continuously check your ring to make sure it has not slipped from your finger or to feel the pain and get your skin irritated if the ring is too small than it should be. What you need is a perfectly sized ring that you do not even feel on your finger. Anyway, it is not just about the comfort, the right-sized ring looks best and really adds up to your style and confidence.

How to measure your finger size

So, if you are going to buy a ring, first learn your size. It is better not to measure your finger in the morning, as its size increases during the day. The size also depends slightly on the fingers' temperature – it increases when the temperature rises. You need to take measurements several times to make sure the ring won’t be small. It’s especially important for teenagers wearing rings as their body undergoes significant transformations that are sometimes too rapid.

It is important that you are measuring the finger that you are going to wear the ring on because people tend to have slightly different sizes on right and left hands. If your size is half-size and it is unavailable – go for a bigger one.

How to measure your finger size

Follow these simple stamps to measure the finger size properly:

  • Firstly, take a string and wrap it around the place on a finger where you’d put a ring.
  • Then you can measure in millimeters the length of a string around the base of your finger with a ruler.
  • There's also an option to take a measuring tape that will immediately show the width of your finger.
  • Now find a chart with zing sizes on the Internet and determine your size. If you’ve measured 14mm then your ring size is 3, and so on. Take a look at the chart below to find your size.

You can also take a ring that fits you well and measure its size to buy a new one. There are special ring sizers that are not expensive and accurate in their measurements. Pay attention to professional sizers that stretch and can mislead you.

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How to measure ring size in inches

Buying the ring, it’s essential to know your exact size so that the jewelry perfectly fits you. You can put it in a store and feel comfortable but coming home, the ring can appear too tight. You already know that it all depends on the time of the day when you put on a ring and the temperature. Thus, it’s crucial to know your exact size.

Sometimes it’s needed to know your finger size in inches. A simple and quick way is to wrap a string around the finger and measure its length and inches. Use a chart to convert millimeters in inches for the exact numbers. There are special websites for you to define your size corresponding to the country where the ring was made.

Choosing a ring for another person

Another difficulty comes to the scene when you are choosing a ring for another person. The ring could make a great romantic gift. You probably will not ask her about the size because in such a case, it is not a surprise anymore. Instead, try to find her other ring and measure it, or ask her relatives for help. Borrow an item from her collection to choose the ring that fits the best. Another way to find the ring size is to play a game when you will tell each other different facts about yourself answering the questions. In any case, sterling silver rings allow resizing as well if you’ve made a mistake.

Depending on the style of the ring, it is sometimes better to buy a larger or a smaller sized one. For example, some rings have a hollow gallery - the inner part of a ring under the bezel. Such a style of the ring provides easier sliding of the ring, so a smaller ring should be chosen, half-size smaller. The same should be done with the so-called comfort fit bands. Those have a rounded inner surface so that it has less skin contact. Such rings are easy to put on so you should once again choose a smaller size. The opposite situation occurs when you shop for wide bands, for example. You should go for a larger size for the ring that is 6 mm or wider.

Choosing ring for other person

How to choose the size of an engagement ring

Women usually wear engagement rings on the left hand that is, as a rule, smaller in comparison to their right-hand finger. When choosing an engagement ring, take into account its depth as these decorations are tighter. Make sure it will not be small, and a person feels comfortable wearing and putting it off.

It’d be also noted that the engagement ring is stacked with a wedding one, so it will not slide off. Many prefer thin bands with a diamond, but it’s a bit uncomfortable to wear, and a diamond can damage from spinning around the ring. So choose a wide band that well fits on a finger, and the diamond should preferably be well encrusted. There’s also a common misconception that a diamond carat size influences the ring size but do not believe these rumors that choose the one you like the most.


Now you know how to determine the right ring size and choose the appropriate ring. But remember that rings do not look the same on different fingers. Knowing all the sizes will make it easier to create a collection of sterling silver rings. Experiment with your rings and know how to do it the right way. It will bring beauty and comfort into your life.



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