how to measure your ring size

How to Measure Your Ring Size

Determining your ring size if you are going to buy a Gold, Diamond or Gemstone Ring,  is an important part of shopping for jewelry, but it can be a confusing and overwhelming process. In this comprehensive guide, we will break down everything you need to know about measuring your ring size accurately.

Factors That Affect Ring Size

Before we dive into the measurement methods, it’s important to understand the various factors that can affect ring size. Some of the key factors include:

  • Finger shape: The shape of your finger can impact the fit of a ring. For example, if your finger is wider at the base than at the knuckle, you may need a larger size to accommodate the knuckle.
  • Temperature: Changes in temperature can cause your fingers to expand or contract, which can impact your ring size. It’s best to measure your ring size when your fingers are at a normal temperature.
  • Time of day: Our fingers can also fluctuate in size throughout the day, so it’s best to measure your ring size in the evening when your fingers are at their largest.
  • Which Hand?: Remember,  your left hand and your right hand are not the same sizes.  If you are measuring for an engagement ring, we need to check the ring size on her left hand ( we can’t assume anything when it comes to such an important issue  – left hands tend to be a bit smaller than the right)

This ring size chart can be a helpful tool for finding your ring size.

Ring Size Guide

How to Measure Your Ring Size

Now that you understand the factors that can impact your ring size, let’s take a look at the different methods for measuring it:

  • Method 1: Use an Existing Ring
    If you already have a ring that fits well, you can use it to determine your ring size. Simply measure the inside diameter of the ring (in millimeters) using a ruler or caliper, and match it to the corresponding size on a ring size chart.
  • Method 2: Use a Piece of String
    If you don’t have a ring to measure, you can use a piece of string or dental floss to determine your ring size. Wrap the string around the base of your finger, making sure it’s snug but not too tight. Use a pen or marker to mark where the string overlaps, and measure the length of the string in millimeters. Match the measurement to the corresponding size on a ring size chart.
  • Method 3: Use a Ring Sizing Tool
    If you’re unsure about measuring your ring size at home, you can visit a jeweler or use a ring sizing tool. These tools typically consist of a series of metal rings in different sizes that you can try on until you find the perfect fit.



Tips for Getting the Best Ring Measurement

how to measure your ring size?No matter which method you choose, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you get an accurate measurement:

  • Measure your finger at the end of the day when your fingers are at their largest.
  • Measure your finger when it’s at a normal temperature.
  • Avoid measuring your finger when it’s cold, as this can cause your fingers to shrink.
  • If you’re between sizes, opt for the larger size to ensure a comfortable fit (there are wonderful, simple and inexpensive ring sizers we can add to the ring if it’s a little large)


what's my ring sizeMeasuring your ring size is an important step in finding the perfect piece of jewelry. By understanding the various factors that can affect your ring size and using the right measurement method, you can ensure a comfortable and flattering fit. Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring or just adding to your collection, use this comprehensive guide to make the process a breeze.

When choosing a band for your engagement ring, consider your personal style, lifestyle, and the overall look you want to achieve. It’s important to choose a band that not only looks beautiful but also fits comfortably and securely. Remember, your engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment, so choose a band that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Thank you for reading our sizing guide.  At Dover Jewelry and Diamonds, we understand the importance of finding the right ring to celebrate your love and commitment. Our collection of vintage and antique engagement rings offers a unique and timeless selection for those looking for something truly special.

Whether you’re looking for a classic diamond solitaire or a unique vintage design, our expert team is here to help you find the perfect ring. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or browse our collection online.

We look forward to helping you find the perfect engagement ring that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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