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How to Find Your Ring Size

placing-ringYour ring size is something usually remains the same over the years. However, if you know your size from a different country, or aren’t sure what your size is at all, it can be nerve-wracking to try to find a ring that’s a perfect fit. Luckily, international ring size conversion is pretty easy and we have a few tips below to make finding your ring size easy and so simple, you can do it at home.

How to Determine Ring Size

At Classic Diamond House, we have experienced employees that can get your finger professionally sized for that perfect fit. However, if you want to do it at home or know before you go shopping, it’s fairly easy to do with a piece of string or a cut out guide.

First, before you measure your ring finger, make sure it’s the ideal time. We recommend measuring your ring when your hands and fingers are warm. Cold fingers “shrink” and the ring size may not be accurate. Hands can be cold in the morning, and are usually warm in the evenings before bed or after a shower.

If you’re in doubt, measure your finger a few times throughout the day to average the most precise size.

Ring Size Fit

Rings should be snug enough that they aren’t going to fly off your finger during regular activities, but they should also come off your finger (and over your knuckles) easily enough that it doesn’t cause irritation or redness.

How to Measure Your Finger

Here’s an easy-to-use online printable ring sizer tool. Follow these steps to find your ring size:

printable ring sizer for women and men

  1. Print the above ring sizer image at 100% -- make sure the image isn’t minimized or scaled, or the measurement may not be accurate.
  2. On the printed version, make sure the “3.5 inches” measurement is accurate with a ruler.
  3. Cut it out following the outside border black lines as a guide.
  4. Carefully fold it in half width-wise at the “A” line so you can make a small cut on that line. It needs to be wide enough for the long end with the ring sizes to slide through it.
  5. Slide the slider scale through the “A” line and put your ring finger through the loop. If you are planning on wearing your ring on a different finger, measure that specific finger instead.

Make the scale snug (but not too tight), and read your ring size as it appears where the “Read Size Here” arrow is pointing, like so: 

ringsizer2

How to Find Your Ring Size Without the Printable Sizer

If you want the ring to be a surprise, or you aren’t able to print out a chart, you can still determine a person’s ring size if you have access to one of their existing rings. Use the free chart tool at FindMyRingSize to get the dimensions on your monitor correct by measuring a credit card first, then put the ring up to the screen next to the pre-measured ring size “circles.” Find the perfect circle that measures up to the ring’s size and the chart will show you its corresponding size. Easy!

If the ring you’re comparing looks to be between sizes or you can’t get the measurements quite right, we always recommend going up a size, just to be safe. That way it’s easier to size down, if needed.

Free Resizing Available at Classic Diamond House

Whether your ring was a gift or you just didn’t measure correctly (or your ring size has changed over the years), Classic Diamond House offers free ring resizing during the first year you own your treasured new piece of jewelry. This ensures your purchase is risk free and will offer the perfect fit, no matter when you buy it!

Common Ring Sizes in The US

Most of our customers purchasing women’s rings are usually in the range of size 5 to 7, with size 6 being the most popular ring size. However, we carry women’s ring sizes from 4 to 9 for many of our styles.

For men, the ring sizes are understandably a bit bitter. Size 9 is the most common for men, and the most popular range is 8 to 10.5. However, we carry rings for men in New York City and beyond ranging from 8 to 14.

If You Are Buying a Ring as a Surprise For a Loved One:

Many times, your loved one’s friends or family members will know your loved one’s ring size.

If they don’t know, you can see if they could borrow a ring from your loved one and use the online ring size chart to find the correct size.

If you only know the mm size or a non-US size, use our International Ring Size Conversion Chart.

As always, when in doubt, make an educated guess and we can always resize it after you give the ring as a gift!

 

Want to look at rings or figure out your ring size? Come visit our store at 580 5th Avenue, between 47th and 48th streets in New York City.

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