It’s no secret that finding the right ring size can be a pain in the neck. If you’re like most people, you go to your local jeweler and try on a bunch of rings until you find one that fits. But is this really the best way to go about it? In this blog post, we will discuss exactly how to measure your ring size at home and why it’s such a better option. Not only will you save yourself some money, but you’ll also get the perfect ring without all the fuss.
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How to Understand Ring Sizes
To ensure a proper fit, it is important to measure your ring size using a reliable method. There are several ways to do this at home, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here are the three most common methods:
1) Ring Sizing Charts: Ring sizing charts can be found online or in many magazine subscriptions. They list the size ranges for different types of rings and help you find your correct size by measuring your current ring’s width and depth. However, charts may not be accurate if you have a particularly large or small hand, since they typically use averages.
2) Ring Gauge: A ring gauge is a tool that measures the diameter of a ring at its widest point. You can buy one online or at jewelry stores. To use it, take a piece of string or yarn and wrap it around the inside of the ring several times. Measure the distance between wraps with a ruler or measuring tape, and use that number to determine your ring size (in inches). For example, if the measurement is 16 inches, you would order a 16 inch band size.
3) Jeweler’s Try-On Method: The jeweler’s try-on method involves bringing your existing ring into the store so that the staff can fit you for a new one. This method is usually more expensive than either charting or gauging, but it’s usually more accurate because the staff can adjust bands to better match your finger widths.
Where to Get Your Ring Sized
If you’re thinking about getting a new ring, and don’t know your size, here’s how to measure it at home! Start by getting yourself a sturdy piece of jewelry pliers. You can buy them at most stores that sell rings, or you can make your own using a pair of wire cutters. Make sure the pliers are very sharp!
To measure your ring size, take the ring you want to use and place it on the jewelry pliers. If the pliers have a small hole in the center of them, use that hole to fit the ring over. If the hole is bigger, use the larger end of the pliers to fit the ring around. Then squeeze firmly until you hear and feel a snug fit – if there’s room for two fingers to fit together between the ring and pliers, that means you’re in between sizes. The smaller your size is, the more fingers you’ll need to fit between them! Once you’ve found your size, write it down next to where you found it on the plier – this will be really handy when you go shopping for a new ring!
Ring Sizing Tips from Jewelers
Looking for a ring size that’s compatible with your finger? Here are tips from jewelers on how to measure your ring size at home.
To accurately measure your ring size, use a soft, flexible ruler to get an accurate circumference around the base of your finger (where you would typically wear a wedding or engagement ring). Be sure to make a note of the measurement so you can easily refer back to it when shopping for rings.
If you’re in between sizes, choose the larger size. If you’re between two sizes, go with the smaller size. And if you have unusually small or large hands, ask a jeweler to custom-make a ring just for you.
How to Measure Ring Size Without Your Partner Knowing
If you’re buying a ring and don’t know your size, there’s no need to worry! Here are four easy steps to measuring your ring size at home.
1. Get yourself a flexible ruler or a piece of string.
2. Measure the inside circumference of your ring finger (the finger on which the ring will sit). Remember to keep the fingers straight!
3. Take the measurement and divide it by 2 to get your nominal ring size (e.g., if your measurement is 22mm, your nominal size would be US Size 6). If you want to order a larger or smaller size, use this as a starting point and go from there.
4. Compare your measured nominal size with the sizes listed below to find the perfect fit for you!