How to Measure Your Ring Size (Without Going to the Jewelers)

stacked rings

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:

  1. A piece of paper
  2. Scissors
  3. A tape measure or ruler
  4. Pen or pencil
ring size
Yes…I have E.T. fingers.

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.

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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. 🙂

Want to double check your measurements? Click here for printable rings you can try on.

Here’s a video showing how to do it as well (just ignore the centimeters part)…

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  1. says: rosemary wallace

    AFTER using your guide to measure my ring size, I am 5.5 in u.s sizing what is that in british sizing i know we use letters