How to Measure a Ring Size: A Step-by-Step Guide
It can be tricky to figure out what size ring you or your loved one needs. After all, a ring (especially a wedding ring) should be comfortable to wear and not too loose or too tight. And with weight changes and temperature fluctuations added to the mix, fingers can change size over time or even daily, which only complicates the process.
Luckily, there are many convenient ways to measure ring size for gold rings for men and any other kind of ring. With a little patience and some careful measuring, you can find the perfect fit! Here's a how to measure a ring size in five simple steps.
1. Measure Your Finger
The first step is to measure your finger. You can do this with a strip of paper or a thin piece of string. Wrap the paper or string around your finger, making sure that it is snug but not too tight. Mark the spot where the two ends meet, and then measure the distance between the mark and the end of the paper or string. This will give you an accurate measurement of your finger circumference.
2. Find Your Ring Size
Once you have your finger circumference, you can use a ring size chart to find your ring size. Simply match up your measurement with the corresponding ring size.
If you are between two sizes, it is usually best to choose the larger size. This will ensure that your ring is comfortable to wear and not too tight. At Frost NYC, we also offer half sizes for a more precise fit. If this option is available to you, try sizing up by a half size to see if that is more comfortable.
3. Consider the Fit
When you are selecting a ring size, it is also important to consider the fit. Rings with different band widths and thicknesses or with stones will fit differently than a plain, thin band. You may want to choose a size that is slightly larger or smaller than your actual finger circumference, depending on the shape of your fingers and the type of ring.
If you have wide knuckles, you may want to choose a ring that is slightly larger than your actual finger circumference so that it can slide over your knuckles with ease. And if you are prone to finger swelling due to heat or exercise, sizing up a bit will also ensure that it will still be comfortable even when your fingers are swollen.
4. Try It On
Once you have selected a size, it's time to try on the ring! Put the ring on your finger and see how it feels. If it is too tight or too loose, you can always adjust the size up or down until you find a comfortable fit. The ring should be easy to put on and take off, but it should not feel like it is going to fall off your finger.
5. Adjust as Needed
Remember, your ring should be comfortable to wear and not too tight or too loose. If you find that your ring is uncomfortable, you can take your piece to a jeweler to find out if you can adjust the sizing. While it's best to avoid resizing your ring too often, it's not a problem if you need to adjust the size every once in a while.
Other Ring Sizing Measurement Methods
In addition to measuring finger circumference, there are a few other methods that you can use to find a ring size. These methods may be particularly useful if you're measuring someone else's ring size, perhaps for a gift or an engagement ring.
One of the simplest ways to find a ring size is to use a ring that already fits the person you're measuring. Simply place the ring over a ruler or a measuring tape and note down the inner diameter of the ring. If you're planning to use this method, be sure to use a ring that the person you're buying for wears frequently. This will give you the most accurate measurement. You should also consider whether the person has recently lost or gained a significant amount of weight. If so, you may need to try a different sizing method.
Another method that you can use to measure ring size is to visit a jeweler and have your finger measured professionally. This is the most accurate way to find ring size, but it's far from discrete when you're trying to surprise your special someone. And if all else fails, there are always other thoughtful jewelry options, such as rope chains, gold-plated chains for men or bracelets for women.
When it comes to finding the right ring size, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you're unsure about your ring size, it's always best to err on the side of slightly larger. You can always have the ring resized if it's too big, but you usually can't make it bigger if it's too small.