Purchasing a ring online or as a gift seems so fraught with peril when you don’t know your ring size! But finding your ring size is a lot easier than you might expect. Here are a few different methods you can use in the comfort of your own home.
Purchase a ring sizer
This is a great option if you think you’ll need to size your fingers quite often and can be very handy if the size of your hand varies from season to season (which is very common! It can be caused by changes in temperature, swelling from injury, arthritis or just simple weight loss/gain).
If you don’t want to spend too many hard earned pennies you can get an ADJUSTABLE REUSABLE RING SIZER. This is basically a strip of plastic which wraps around you finger and you tighten it until it feels comfortable. You can purchase one of these from our online store for just the cost of Postage and Handling!
If you’d prefer to get your hands on what the professionals use you want ring sizing rings. These are exactly what you would imagine, 26 – 52 rings in each ring size which you just try on until one fits and then you know your ring size!
Download our free ring size guide!
Find your ring size by measuring a ring you already have
This is the way to go if you already have a ring which fits and you want to find out what the size is (very handy if you’re buying a gift and you’ve managed to secretly borrow a ring from the recipient!). We’ve even put a guide together for you!
All you need to do is print out the guide below (measure one of the circles to make sure it has printed in it the correct size. The correct diameter and circumference is shown under the circle), then place your ring on the circles until the inside circumference matches one of the circles. Our guide will tell you what the size is in AUS/UK sizes (A-Z) as well as US sizes (1-13).
Find your ring size by measuring your finger!
Finding your ring size with random stationery is also an option! This is potentially the least accurate method but can work in a pinch. Wrap something thin and flexible around your finger (string, ribbon, strip of paper, measuring tape, whatever is handy and goes around your finger!) then mark where the end meets the strip. Remember every millimetre counts so try to wrap it at a tightness which would be comfortable if it were a ring. Then measure the length of the strip to your mark with a ruler (or if you used measuring tape just look at it!). Now you know the circumference of your finger, hooray!
For a free ring size guide you can print at home, simply pop in your details below to receive a downloadable PDF right to your inbox! PS… we may have included a cheeky discount for your next purchase as well 😉
Things to keep in mind
- Changes in temperature. Your fingers shrink when they’re cold and expand when they’re hot so the best time to size them is when they’re a comfortable in between temperature.
- Wide band rings can fit a little more tightly so it’s good to add a half size or even better to contact the maker and check with them. They might recommend testing a wider ring on your finger as everyone’s finger shapes vary so much.
- Knuckles! Remember that the first thing the ring needs to do is get over your knuckle. If your knuckles are wider than your fingers check that whatever sizer you’re using can get past them.
Does it still sound too hard? Come visit us! We have all the right tools and our helpful staff can do all the hard work for you.
Sized up and ready to go?
Our online store has hundreds of handmade rings to choose from, all made right here in Australia by local artisans! Have a browse and see if there’s something you like. If it’s not pre-made in your size, we can order it in your size directly!