How to Find Your Ring Size

While the most precise way to  find your ring size
is to have a jeweler do it, you can easily do it at home. Whether you're sizing your finger to buy a ring online, or want to surprise your sweetie with an engagement ring, these two methods have you covered.

Finding Your Ring Size Using Paper or String

Cut a strip of paper or a piece of string. The paper strip should be approximately 1/2" wide, and 5" long.

Wrap the paper or string around the finger to be sized. Slide the paper or string up to the knuckle, as the ring must be sized large enough to able to slip off and on, over the knuckle.

Use a pen to mark the string or paper where the long end overlaps.

Measure the mark from the end of the length of paper or string with a ruler. Use the metric side for more accurate sizing.

Locate your ring size by locating your measurement on the printed chart. If the measurement falls in between two sizes, it is recommended that you choose the larger size.

Finding Your Ring Size Using a Ring

Locate a circular ring sizing chart. Most reputable online jewelry retailers offer printable charts. The chart will show a number of circles of different sizes.

  • In order to ensure that the size chart is not distorted in printing, many sites will ask that you place a penny on a printed penny icon to check that scaling is accurate.

Find a ring you would like to size. Choose a ring that fits snugly, but not tight. As every finger on each hand is a slightly different size, the ring you choose should be for the intended finger.

Place your ring over the circles on the chart. Match the inside of the ring to the nearest in size. If you are in doubt, it is suggested that you opt for a slightly larger size.