There are several different ways to size yourself for a pretty new ring…. all listed below. A few things to keep in mind before measuring:
Be aware that our fingers fluctuate in size throughout the day depending on fluid retention; typically they are larger after exercise and at the end of the day. Measuring at the end of the day (at room temperature) will probably result in the most comfortable size.
If your knuckle is larger than the root of your finger, measure both the base of your finger and the knuckle. Select the largest size between the two that you are comfortable sliding over the knuckle.
If you are between sizes, order the larger size.
Go up one size from your measurement if the ring you are looking at is:
These tend to fit tighter, usually a half to full size tighter, than normal rings, so order a size larger than your usual ring size (i.e.: if you wear a 7, a wide band ring should be an 8 to fit you comfortably.)
1) Probably the easiest and most accurate measurement method is to use a ring sizer set….a set of plastic rings ranging in half-size increments. Try them until finding the most comfortable fit that slides on and off easily. If jewelry and rings are your thing, it’s a handy little tool to have and here’s a LINK to get one.
2) If you have an existing ring of the size you want, you can figure out the size HERE . You’ll need the existing ring and a card of some sort, merely to set the measurement scale. The end result will tell you the size of your existing ring by matching it up to sized circles on your screen.
3) If measuring your finger is the only way to go, try this handy little tool.
(If printing proves difficult, you can buy a version HERE
4) Or, you can measure your finger with a string or thin piece of paper.
Using a flexible tape, thin strip of paper or string to measure, wrap completely and comfortably around your wrist where the bracelet will be worn. Then measure against a ruler to find the correct size in inches.
If you are buying a bangle bracelet (no clasp or opening), loosely wrap the measuring tape around your knuckles. Add approximately add 3/4 inch to 1-inch to the measurement. Then measure against a ruler to find the correct size.
These are the sizes to share with me….depending on the bracelet there are formulas that start with these sizes.
Be advised that most cuff bracelets can be opened or closed approximately a half size to get a good size fit. However, they should not be opened, closed, bent on and off or manipulated too often to avoid damage. Bending a cuff bracelet can cause it to develop a crack, which cannot be repaired.
Women’s Necklace Sizes:
Men’s Chain Sizes: