WHAT IS RING SIZE?
Rings are measured according to the circumference of your finger. Rings should fit snugly, not too tight that they feel uncomfortable or not so loose that they can fall off!
HOW DO YOU MEASURE RING SIZE
There are a couple of main ways that you can measure your ring size. Jewelry will also have ring sizers (and these can be bought online) but there are some straight forward ways to find out your ring size. We recommend measuring between three to four times to ensure you are accurate.
MEASURE YOUR RING SIZE WITH STRING OR PAPE
Start by wrapping the string or paper around the base of your finger. Mark the point where the ends meet with a pen. Measure the length with a ruler in millimeters. Then check the chart to find the closest measurement. This is your ring size! If your knuckle is bigger than the base of the finger, measure both and choose a size in between.
|Ring Diameter (MM)||USA/Canada||United Kingdom||Germany||Switzerland|
|48||4 1/2||I 1/2||15 1/4||...|
|49||5||J 1/2||15 3/4||...|
|51||5 1/2||L||16||11 3/4|
|52||6||M||16 1/2||12 3/4|
|55||7||O||17 1/4||15 1/4|
|56||7 1/2||P||17 3/4||16 1/2|
|58||8 1/2||Q 1/2||18 1/2||...|
|61||9 1/2||S 1/2||19 1/2||...|
|63||10 1/2||U 1/2||20 1/4||...|
|65||11||V 1/2||20 3/4||...|
|66||11 1/2||W 1/2||21||...|
|68||12||Y||21 1/4||27 1/2|
|69||12 1/2||Z||21 3/4||28 3/4|
HOW CAN I GUESS MY PARTNERS RING SIZE?
If you want to surprise your partner, there are a number of ways you can find out their ring size without them knowing. The simplest way is to ‘borrow’ a ring that they already own and wear. If you are buying an engagement ring, this ring will need to go on the third finger of their left hand. It is unlikely they will wear a ring here, so choose one they wear on their middle finger and go down a size or two. If you are concerned that they will notice the disappearance of the ring, then discreetly draw round the inside circumference, or press it into a bar of soap or some Play-Doh. This will create an imprint that you can take with you to a jeweller to get measured. Other ideas include enlisting friends or family to help. Get them to go shopping with your partner to try on rings because they are far less likely to arouse suspicion.