How to Measure Your Ring Size at Home

Living through a pandemic for over a year, the world has changed in a way that makes it easier than ever to stay in the comfort of our own homes and still receive almost everything we need with the press of a button. When it comes to measuring out ring sizes, why should things be any different? Well, luckily, gone are the days where you have to physically enter a store to know what size ring will fit.

Ring sizes usually range from 3-13.5 with 3-9 being typical for hands on the smaller side, and 8-14 being typical for hands on the larger side.  What do these numbers mean? Ring size numbers should match up to your ring finger’s width measured in millimeters.

Here are a few tips for measuring your finger at home:

  1. First, consider your knuckle’s size. If it is on the larger side, consider ordering half a size larger than your measurement so that your ring will be able to get past it as you slip it on.
  2. Measure your finger multiple times in different temperatures. Our fingers fluctuate in size depending on how hot or cold they are, so you will want to take the average of all measurements.
  3. Every half-size equals 0.4mm. So, a ring size 3 equals 14mm and so on.
  4. For women, common ring sizes are 6 (16.5mm), 6.5 (17.3mm), and 7 (17.3mm).
  5. For men, common ring sizes are 10 (19.8mm), 10.5 (20.2mm), and 11 (20.6mm).
  6. To measure, simply use a piece of floss or string you have around your home. Wrap it around the base of your finger and use a pen to mark where the string first starts to overlap. Then, lay that piece of string or floss onto a ruler to get the measurement.
  7. When using the above method, keep in mind that floss or string may be slightly stretchy, so be sure not to pull it too tight which will result in an inaccurate measurement.
  8. Another option is to print out a true-to-size ring chart from the internet. Simply place a ring you already own (the fits) onto the chart to match it with the correct size.
  9. The third option is to grab a ring measurement tool online. If you are worried about the above two methods not being accurate enough for your liking, this option may be best for you!

Now that you have the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) to find your perfect ring close to home.

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