Measuring an Engagement Ring Size
Our expert diamond jewelry team has come up with a ring size guide that can help people find their perfect ring size. The guide includes tips for measuring your ring size at home, a portable ring sizer, and a ring size chart. Many newly engaged couples have used our guide to help them find the perfect-fitting engagement or wedding ring.
Using a Ruler, Paper, and String to Measure Ring Size
If you are buying a ring for another person, you will need to ask them what his or her ring size is. You can also ask family or friends if you are planning on surprising someone with a ring. There is no shame in asking a person what their ring size is. For women, the average size for most rings is between a size 3 and a size 9. Sizes 5 and 7 are the most popular ring sizes. For men, the average size for most rings is between a size 8 and a size 10.5. The most popular size is a 9. These standard sizes should help you find the right-sized ring for the person you are buying it for. If the size you need isn’t available, our experts can help you place an order. There are several methods you can try at home to find your ring size as well.
The following steps will help you measure a person’s ring size:
• Wrap a piece of paper or a string around the base of the person’s finger.
• Use a pen to mark a point where both ends meet.
• Use a ruler to measure the paper or string in millimeters.
• Use the ring size chart to find the closest measurement that corresponds with the person’s ring size.
- Using a printable ring sizer or a tape measure, measure the inside of a ring the person already wears.
- Make sure that the ring fits the person’s finger comfortably. You want to make sure it’s loose enough to slide over the knuckle, but snug enough so it will not fall off their finger.
- If a person’s knuckle is bigger than their finger’s base, both places should be measured so you can pick a size between the two places.
- The best time of day to measure a person’s ring size is toward the end of the day when their fingers are still warm. The weather and the time of day can change a person’s ring size. In cold weather and in the early morning, a person’s fingers are much smaller. Also, their dominant hand usually has much larger fingers.
- For accuracy, measure at least three to four times.
Ring resizing involves either adding or removing a small amount of metal, based on the difference between the original size and the new size. This ensures that you are getting the best fit possible. After your ring has been resized, it is possible your ring could either be slightly thinner or thicker, but the tiny changes overall are virtually unnoticeable.
Our expert team of jewel makers at London Gold follow strict quality standards, because we want your resized ring to fit and sparkle perfectly. Once a ring band has been resized, it is cleaned and polished before it is returned to the owner.
Ordering the Wrong Ring Size
If you order the wrong ring size, don’t fret! If you purchased your ring from London Gold during the first year, we will resize your engagement or wedding band per the recommended sizing range at no additional cost to you. For your convenience, we will let you exchange your ring within 30 days of purchase if you would prefer a different ring.
Ring Styles That Cannot Be Resized
Some rings, based on how they are designed, cannot be resized. If your ring falls under this category, a “cannot be resized” notification will appear on the ring’s detail page.
For instance, gemstone or diamond eternity rings that contain a precise number of gemstones according to finger size, for rings that contain alternative metals like Tungsten, silver rings, ornate, or milgrain bands, are types of rings that can’t be resized.