Ring Sizer Tips
Finger size and ring size are two very different things. For starters, your finger will never have just one shape because it can change over time due to several factors, while a ring will be solid, hard, and will not change shape. As such, you cannot simply determine your ring size according to your finger size. However, women are generally size 7 s or N in British sizing so that should give you a place to start. If you are more on the petite side with small, dainty hands, your ring size will likely be smaller than a seven but not below a 5. If you are more on the heftier side with larger hands, you’re looking at a ring size that can go up to 9 or 10.
If you’re a man about to propose to his lady love and you don’t know her ring size, there are a couple of ways you can coyly get the information you need. First, you can simply take one of her rings and bring it to a jeweler for sizing. Pretend you’ll have her jewelry cleaned or simply sneak one out. Women know their jewelry like their children so if you’re going to sneak one out, make sure you have it returned before she notices unless you want to deal with a panic attack. If your lady love happens to have just one ring that she wears everyday or you don’t think you’ll be able to pull off sneaking one out, just try out her rings then and take note of the finger it fits. Most online jewelers selling rings have sizing charts or ring sizer as well so you can use those to guide you. Just print out a sizing chart or ring sizer, get one of her rings, and place it above the chart to see which size it matches. For this to work, you need a sizing chart or ring sizer that comes with actual ring circles, and not just one that lists down ring sizes.
- Do not rely on tips that tell you to get a piece of string or paper to measure your ring size. String and paper will stretch unlike a metal band so you might end up with an inaccurate size.
- Finger sizes will change depending on the weather and the time of day so it will be best to measure for ring size at the end of the day. Fingers are smaller during the early hours of the day and will expand throughout as they get warmed. It’s just like buying shoes, actually.
- To eliminate errors in sizing, measure for ring size several times. About three or four times should be enough though.
- If you’re going to be buying a ring online, go for a jeweler that offers free resizing services. Since you won’t be able to try out the rings before you make a purchase, there is a chance that you might get the sizing wrong. Free resizing services allow you to remedy the problem without having to spend extra so that’s always a good thing.