Knowing your ring size is essential to purchasing a well-fitting band. When you know your size, it not only makes buying the right jewelry easier, but shopping online becomes a convenient option. It also makes purchasing custom rings easier and more efficient. Discovering your ring size can be as simple as heading to your local jeweler
Have Your Ring Finger Measured
In our opinion, the printable ring sizers that can be downloaded online, are extremely inaccurate and encourage you not to use them.
The best way to get an accurate size of your finger is to have it measured by a professional jeweler. Most jewelers have sizing bands that will help you find your perfect fit. A typical jewelry store will have ring sizers that come in 2 different millimeters. One is usually 5 or 6mm wide and the other is 8mm. If you’re purchasing a “Comfort-Fit” ring, you should have your finger sized with the narrower one. The comfort fit on our bands require this or the ring will likely be too large. Even if the ring you are purchasing is wide you should still use the narrow one. There should also be a slight degree of resistance when going over the knuckle.
If You are Buying the Ring as a Surprise:
Borrow one of your partner's rings and slide it down a tapered candle. Measure the circumference of the candle where the ring stops. Use the chart below to determine the correct ring size.
- Comfort fit rings tend to fit a bit looser than standard fit rings of the same size. As a general rule of thumb, when purchasing a comfort fit ring, you should choose a size that is about ¼ to ½ size smaller than your standard fit ring size.
- Standard fit bands have a straight interior, and do not have the extra dome of metal provided by comfort fit wedding bands.
- Comfort fit wedding bands are crafted using extra metal to make the inside of the band slightly domed, resulting in a very comfortable fit.
- Comfort-fit bands are especially recommended for men, because they are easier to squeeze over a large knuckle when putting your ring on or taking it off, and it's much more comfortable to wear once it's on.
- This drawing shows a cross section of a heavy domed wedding band featuring a comfort fit. Notice that the comfort fit on the inside of this ring is the same as the ring shown in the middle picture, but the outside dome on this ring is higher. This illustrates the difference between “Domed Comfort-fit” and “Heavy-Domed Comfort-fit” wedding bands.
Ring Sizing Tips
Go for a snug fit. "As jewelers, we always say the ring should 'go on easy, come off hard,' " Duke says. "This means you have the right fit and the ring is sized properly for the finger, minimizing the risk of loss."
Keep seasons in mind. "Your fingers tend to change size throughout the course of the year, especially during summer and winter," Kothari says. "They'll swell up a bit during the summer so keep that in mind so the ring doesn't become uncomfortable to wear during those months."
Consider the width of the band. "The wider the band, the tighter it will fit," says Duke, who recommends going up .25 to .5 size for rings with wider styles.
Warm up your hands. If you've just come in from the cold or naturally have colder hands, we recommend warming them to room temperature for the most accurate ring sizing.
Go big. If you get two different finger measurements or find that a ring you wear often fits differently from time to time, it's best to choose a slightly larger ring size, and, if you can, consult a professional.