This is one of those things I had to randomly look up today, and I’m so glad I did!
While I had a vague recollection of what my ring size was (I remember it being a 7 or 8), I still wasn’t sure, even though I’ve been told by a jeweler more than once. (File this under facts I easily forget). But thankfully finding out your ring size is more than easy to do at home with these four things:
- A piece of paper
- A tape measure or ruler
- Pen or pencil
Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Cut a thin (and long) strip of paper.
Step 2: Wrap the paper around your ring finger just below the knuckle (you’ll want to make sure your ring can easily fit over this part).
Step 3: Once it’s snug you’ll want to mark where the two ends meet with your pen or pencil (see photo above)
Step 4: Flatten out the thin strip of paper and measure how many inches from the mark you just made to the end of the paper you used.
Step 5: Match that measurement with the corresponding ring sizes, below.
Things to Remember:
- The average women’s ring size is 7
- The average men’s ring size is 10
- Measure your finger at the end of the day when they tend to be a bit more swollen
- If your knuckle is much bigger than the base of your finger, measure both areas and find a size in between
And yes…it turns out I AM a 7. 🙂
Here’s a video showing how to do it as well (just ignore the centimeters part)…