How to Measure Your Ring Size From Home
You can measure your ring size at home using a few different methods. Some are more accurate than others but for the best results, we would always recommend visiting a jeweller to be properly measured. We offer a free ring sizing in store, but if you are not able to visit us, we have listed a few ways to measure your ring size yourself, from the comfort of your own home.
When is it best to measure your ring size?
The best time to measure your finger for your size is in the evening. After a whole day, your fingers will be at their largest. Fingers naturally change size throughout the day and it’s always best to use the largest measurement. Avoid measuring your fingers when they are cold, as at this point they can be at least half a size too small. We recommend sizing your fingers a few times to make sure your ring size measurement is as accurate as possible.
Your ring should be snug enough not to fall off, but not too tight. A ring should slide over the knuckle with some slight resistance and you should be able to take it off fairly easily but it shouldn’t fall off your finger.
The difference between ring sizes is fairly small, so you will probably fit a few sizes comfortably. If you are in between sizes, then the style of ring you are looking for, will define whether you should go up or down a ring size. For example if the ring has a broader band, we would advise that you go up a size because it will be more snug. For thin, delicate rings, go down a size because it will feel looser.
Find your ring size using a ring sizer
You can buy one of our handy ring sizers here for just 50p and they are really easy to use. Simply place the ring sizer over your finger, then pull the sizer until it fits snugly on your finger without being too tight. Make sure you can still slide the sizer over your knuckle, then use the black arrow to identify your own unique ring size against the measurements.
Find your ring size using a ring you already have
You can use a ring that you already own to find your ring size. Simply download and print this ring sizing guide at 100% size, then place your ring over the circles until the inside of the ring matches to one of the circles. The letter inside the matching circle indicates the size of the ring.
If you’re looking to match someone else’s ring size, then you can always use one of their rings. In case they might notice a ring missing, you can use their ring to draw a circle of the inside of the ring on some paper. Then you can use this to with the sizing guide by cutting out that circle you’ve drawn as neatly as possible. If it’s for an engagement ring finger, choose a ring worn on the middle finger and then prepare to go a few sizes down.
Find your ring size with the string method
You can use this method to wrap something around your finger and then measure where it met on a ruler. Take some string or a piece of paper no wider than 1.4 cm. Wrap it around your finger and mark with a pen where one end of the string or paper meets the other. Then line the string or paper against a ruler and read off the measurement. Using this chart, you can match your measurement to a ring size.
Find your ring size using an app
There are free apps available that you can download to help you find your ring size. Here are a few.
Find your ring size in a different country
Different countries may use different ways of noting your ring size. In the UK we use an alphabet sizing system. If you know your ring size in a different country, you can cross reference it with a handy guide to check what that size is in a different country.
What if I can't find my ring size
Because ring sizes are so small in difference, at Maya Magal, we generally skip a size and offer ring sizes J, L, N, P, R. However if your size differs to any of these, we may be able to resize some designs for you. All of our solid gold rings can be made to order in any size. We also offer handmade adjustable rings that can shape to fit your ring size.
I know my ring size, what's next?
Once you know your ring size, the next step is to find your perfect ring! You can shop our collection of rings and find your perfect, individual ring. Check out more information about our mens rings and promise rings here.
If you are looking for something special, you can try our bespoke experience to create a one of a kind ring. Just get in touch our free consultation to get started. Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive access to our latest jewellery collections and offers.