This article was co-authored by Nicole Wegman. Nicole Wegman is the Founder and CEO of Ring Concierge, a New York City-based fine jewelry brand. Specializing in engagement ring and wedding band trends, Ring Concierge creates a luxury experience catered towards millennials. Ring Concierge offers engagement rings along with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. Nicole’s work and Ring Concierge have been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Who What Wear, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and Cosmopolitan. Nicole is a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Accredited Jewelry Professional and holds a BS in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell University.

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Before getting a new ring or resizing an old one, you have to make sure you know what size your finger is. Learning your size is easy and can be done in several ways. Whether you want to size it yourself at home or have a professional size your finger for you, there’s a convenient method for you. Just remember to get the size for the exact same finger you plan to wear your ring on.

Steps

Using a Conversion Table

  1. 1Find a ring size conversion table on the Internet. Many online jewelers offer tables that help you convert inches and centimeters into ring sizes. Print the table out, or simply bookmark the page so you can refer to it when you need to. You can also walk into a jeweler’s store near you to ask if they offer these tables.[1] X Research source

    • These tables will have rows and columns that list measurements next to ring sizes so you can easily convert the diameter of your finger to a standard ring size.[2] X Research source
    • Here is an example of a table you can find online: https://www.justmensrings.com/mens-ring-size-chart
  2. 2Cut out a strip of paper that is long enough to fit around your finger. Use paper that is sturdy enough not to rip but also easy to wrap around something. The paper you use in your printer should work well. When cutting the paper with scissors, just estimate how long it needs to be to wrap around your finger. It doesn’t need to be an exact length or width.[3] X Research sourceAdvertisement
  3. 3Wrap the piece of paper around the knuckle of your finger until it fits snugly. You must wrap it around the finger you plan to wear your ring on, otherwise the size will be inaccurate. Don’t wrap it around where your ring will actually sit, since your ring will need to be wide enough to fit over your knuckle. When you’re done tightening the piece of paper, make sure you can move it easily past your knuckle in both directions.[4] X Research source
  4. 4Draw a line to mark where the two pieces of paper are meeting. Make your mark on the top part of the paper. Your line should show exactly where the edge of the bottom half of the paper is hitting the top half.[5] X Research source

    • If you’re having trouble making this mark while holding the paper in place, ask a friend or family member for help.
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  6. 6Consult the size conversion table to determine your ring size. Find your measurement on the left-hand side of the table you’re using. Then look down the row to the column that tells you your ring size. Some tables will give the sizes for different international markets, so make sure you’re looking at the size that applies to you.[7] X Research source
  7. 7Measure again to make sure you got an accurate size. Start the process again with a new piece of paper. If you get the same measurement, you can be confident that you found your ring size. If you get a different measurement, try a third time. If your third reading matches one of your first 2, go with that size. If your third gives you yet another measurement, consult a jeweler for a more accurate sizing.

Using a Ring Size Chart

  1. 1Print out a ring size chart from the Internet. These charts have many different circles that represent different ring sizes. Inside of each circle, the size is clearly marked. Search online jewelers to find one of these charts and print it out. When printing, make sure you follow any instructions the site might provide about scaling the page properly.[8] X Research source
  2. 2Place your ring over the different circles on the ring size chart. If your ring fits within a circle, that size would be too big for you. If a circle is clearly visible within your ring, that size would be too small.[9] X Research source

    • Only use a ring that fits the exact same finger you plan to wear your new ring on.
  3. 3Stop when you find the circle that your ring fits over exactly. You’ll know you have found your size when your ring sits on top of the circle. If the circle sits just inside the circumference of your ring, that could still be your size. Double check the ones next to it to make sure they’re clearly either too big or too small. If they are, then the one in the middle should be your size.[10] X Research source
  4. 4Read the size of the circle to determine your size. The number inside the circle that matched your ring should be your correct ring size. Use that to order a new ring from any jeweler you’d like.[11] X Research source

Going to a Jewelry Store

  1. 1Find a jeweler in your area. Most jewelers offer complimentary ring sizing. Their method is usually the most accurate since they use a specific tool for determining your size. Search online to find respected jewelers near you, or ask friends or family members if they have any recommendations.[12] X Expert SourceNicole WegmanJewelry Professional & Founder of Ring Concierge Expert Interview. 23 April 2020.
  2. 2Ask the jeweler to size your finger.[13] X Expert SourceNicole WegmanJewelry Professional & Founder of Ring Concierge Expert Interview. 23 April 2020. Double check to make sure this is a free service, if you’re hoping not to pay. They will take your finger and put it in several different sized metal rings. The best size for you should fit snugly but slide off and on easily. The ring that feels most comfortable tells you the size of your finger.[14] X Research source Ask the jeweler if you have any questions or concerns about choosing the size that’s perfect for you.

    • Make sure you have the jeweler get the size for the exact same finger you plan to wear your ring on.
  3. 3Buy a ring from that jeweler or use the size to shop elsewhere. Jewelers don’t necessarily expect you to buy from them because they’ve sized your finger. If you’re not planning on buying a ring from the jeweler who helped you, though, make sure you make a note of your size so you can remember it exactly.

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Tips

  • Don’t measure your fingers when they are cold. Fingers tend to expand in the heat, so you should always measure your fingers when they are warm.Thanks

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  3. ↑ Nicole Wegman. Jewelry Professional & Founder of Ring Concierge. Expert Interview. 23 April 2020.
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  5. ↑ http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/ring-size-chart/

About This Article

To measure ring size for men, first locate a ring sizing conversion chart online. This will help you convert your measurement to the right ring size for your region or jewelry vendor. Cut out a narrow strip of paper that’s long enough to wrap around your finger. Wrap the paper around the knuckle right above where you want to wear the ring, since the ring will need to be big enough to slide over the knuckle. Draw a line where the strip of paper overlaps the end that’s touching your finger, then unroll the paper and measure from the end to the mark. Measure in centimeters or millimeters to get the most accurate size. Compare your measurement to the size chart. For instance, a measurement of 67.2 mm corresponds to a ring size of 12 in the US. For more tips, like how to find out your ring size based on a ring you already own, read on!

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