The Jewelry Insider

March 4, 2013

Easy-to-use ring sizing chart for engagement rings, wedding rings, promise rings and more.

Finding your ring size can be the ultimate guessing game. And buying a ring as a gift can be even harder! Since not all rings are resizable, it is important that the ring you purchase is as close as possible to your or your recipient’s true ring size. Follow these steps to determine your ring size and check out these helpful tips when buying a ring for someone else.

How to Measure Your Finger

A ring should fit comfortably on your finger. Make sure it is snug enough that it won’t fall off (especially when your hands are cold or have lotion on them) and that it is loose enough to slide over your knuckle. It’s important to note that your hands and fingers might be slightly different sizes. Just because a ring fits on your left hand, does not ensure that it will fit the same way on your right hand, and vice versa.

Tips for Buying the Ring as a Gift

Ask the recipient’s family or close friend if they know his or her ring size.

If he or she has an extra ring in his or her jewelry box, take it to your local jeweler who can tell you the size of the ring using a tool called a mandrel.

If you do not have time to take their ring to a jeweler, print out a ring sizer like this one and match up the ring with the circles.

If you are buying a ring for someone and know their fingers are smaller than yours, take one of their rings and slide it up your pinky as far as it will go and draw a line with a permanent marker. Now you can match that line up with a ring sizer or stop in at your local jeweler who will be able to determine the ring size.

Click here to download a printable ring sizing chart.

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