We get a lot of questions about ring size here at WHIMSY BEAUTY. Because we sell a lot of our rings online, our customers don’t get a chance to try a ring on before they buy it. That’s why we offer a ring size guide that can help you get the right fit.
If you answered “sort of big,” “kind of small” or “umm … I have no clue,” then read on to forever solve this mystery.
Prepping for Measurement
Before you begin taking your measurements, pick the finger on which you want to wear your ring. The fingers on your dominant hand tend to be larger than those on your non-dominant hand, so keep that in mind when measuring for your ring size.
Ensure that your finger is at its normal size before taking a measurement. Cold weather can cause your fingers to shrink a bit, while heat or water retention caused by food, medications, or illness can cause finger swelling.
Fingers morph in size throughout the day and often fall victim to fluctuations in temperature. Too cold and it can shrink half a size. Too warm and it can swell and throw off your measurements, too. The sweet spot is to measure in the evening when the temperature is slightly warm.
Other strange factors that can impact fit? Salty foods, humidity, certain medications, exercise and pregnancy can all cause water retention — so size with those slight variations in mind.
Always measure the specific finger you’re fitting for the most accurate results.
How do I use String as a Ring Sizer?
- Take a piece of string, ribbon, thread, or a thin strip of paper and wrap it around your finger, close to the knuckle.
- With a pen, carefully mark the spot where the string overlaps with its end and either hold it up to a ruler that has millimeter measurements, or to the graphic below.
- Use the chart to determine your ring size.
How do I Find What Ring Size I am Using With a Ring That I Own?
With a ruler and the chart below. Use the ruler to measure the diameter of the inside of the ring, then look up the measurement on the chart to find the corresponding ring size.