How to choose the correct ring size

Most people put a lot of effort and consultation in deciding the most intricate details of a ring.  Some of those details include the design and style of the ring. Most people, however, forget to check the size of the ring they intend to buy. Heading to the store, you get confused when faced with a question about the size of the ring you want. You never got to measure the ring size of your partner because you probably intended it to be a surprise. A ring size is a measurement used to indicate the circumference of jewelry rings.

How to measure the correct ring size

With perfection in your mind, you don’t wish to mess up the symbol of your love on your big day.  It may seem obvious but ensure you measure the correct finger. Fingers on each hand vary in size.

Measure Ring Size with an Existing Ring

Our website offers ring size converter that enables buyers to place a ring they already own over a circle that corresponds to the ring size. Choosing a ring that perfectly fits the intended finger is done by placing the ring over a circle and matching the inside edge of the ring to the circle closest in size. This measurement shows the inside diameter of the ring. The circle that accurately matches the ring should be the intended ring size. If the ring falls in between the two sizes, choose the larger ring in size. This form of measurement is the best way for those looking to give a ring as a surprise.

Find Ring Size with a Finger Size Strip

Our website provides a printable ring sizer. Prospective clients print and cut out the sizer. Afterwards, they can wrap their finger, directing the narrow end into the slit. The sizer contains numbers on the outside that indicate the ring size. Tighten the loop around the finger until the fit accommodates the finger comfortably

Know When to Resize a Ring

It is a common practice for people to get their rings resized. Some of the factors that contribute to ring resizing are weight gain or weight loss, or simply the wish to wear the ring on a different finger. Resizing is common and can always be done, although there are a few exceptions. Decreasing the ring size is an easy task for an experienced jeweler. The jeweler cuts out a tiny fragment of the band and reshapes it back to its original shape. The ring is then restructured to make sure the resizing of the ring is flawless. Increasing the size is done by cutting the ring then soldering an extra piece that is similar to it.

Factors to consider when measuring a ring

  • Preferably use a piece of thin wire because a string can stretch and offer inaccurate readings; carefully loop it around the base of the finger.
  • Mark the point where the string meets the end using a pen.
  • Measure using a ruler with millimeter markings.
  • Take into account the knuckle and leave enough room to accommodate it.

 Ring Sizing Systems of the World

 Different countries have different ring sizing systems although most countries use the seven standard ring size systems.

  • US Ring Size System

This system is based on the measurement of the non-metric British inch. It is used both in Canada and Mexico.

  • UK Ring Size System

Sizes of the rings are denoted by letters, and there are half sizes. Each half size up corresponds to an increase of 0.75 mm of the ring’s internal circumference. For example, size C means the inside rim of a ring is 20 mm, so the circumference of size C 1/2 is 20.75 mm. This system is used in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

  • European Ring Size System

This unique system is based on the common metric system and is used by some EU countries, and Russia. The numbers of each size directly correspond to the circumference of the inside of the ring in millimeters. For instance, a size 60 would mean the inside circumference of a ring is also 60 mm.

  • German Ring Size System

This system is used in Germany, some European countries and Argentina. It is based on the metric system, but unlike the European system, each number size corresponds to the internal diameter of the ring in millimeters. For example, a size 12 means the inside diameter of the ring is 12mm across.

  • Japanese Ring Size System

This system is used by Asian countries, like China, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. It is also used in some South American countries like Peru and Bolivia. It is almost similar to the German system because it uses the internal diameter of the ring. However, size 1 begins at 13 mm, and each half size up represents a 1/3 mm increase in diameter.

  • Swiss Ring Size System

The Swiss invented this system, but it is also used in Spain and some non-European countries. The Swiss jewelry industry has great worldwide influence. This system is similar to the European system except a size one is started at 40 mm circumference.

Conversion chart for ring systems

  • USA – 0-13.5
  • Canada – 0-13.5
  • Mexico – 0-16
  • United Kingdom – A-Z+6
  • Ireland – A-Z4
  • Australia – A-Z+6
  • South Africa – A-Z4
  • New Zealand- A-Z4
  • China- 1-27
  • Japan – 1-27
  • South America – 1-27
  • India – 1-37
  • Italy – 0.5-37.5
  • Spain – 0.5-37.5
  • Switzerland – 0.5-37.5
  • German – 13.5- 22
  • Russia – 13.5-22

Most jewelers offer a free service of measuring the ring size. Ensure you visit an experienced jewelry store to get exceptional service. Accurately measuring a ring size can be a simple task because of the many tools available in today’s world. Rings are given to commemorate special occasions. Ensure to purchase the correct ring size to enable an enjoyable experience.

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