Beauty & Lifestyle

How To Know Your Ring Size [Easy DIY Hacks]

Are you getting engaged? Or want to purchase a ring? Then you must know your ring size measurement. If you are custom ordering your ring, then it is very important for you to know your ring size. Here we shall provide you some useful tips on how to know your ring size.



If you are getting engaged, want to gift your girlfriend or spouse a ring, or simply buy a ring for yourself, you must know your correct ring size. It is especially important if you are getting engaged since you might have to take many sessions to custom-order your ring and give your correct measurements. Rings are, after all, is more than just a piece of jewellery, and carry memories and emotions attached to it. The rings are made from precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum, and stones such as diamond, sapphires, etc. So it is very important to give your correct measurement before purchasing a ring which you love.

So here we shall provide you with some useful tips on how you can measure your ring size easily by yourself in inches or cms.

How To Measure Ring Size at Home


  • If you are choosing a wider band, cinsider taking a size larger than your actual measurement, so taht teh ring fits comfortably.
  • There are many ring size systems which are used internationally. Here we have used the US size chart since it is widely accepted and to avoid any confusion.
  • The average ring size for men is about 10. The average woman’s ring size is about 6.

You can easily measure your ring size yourself at home accurately. It will help you to purchase or design a ring of your accurate size. Here have provided you with some easy DIY tricks related to how you can measure your own ring size.

But before measuring your ring size, there are some things which you must keep in mind:

Tips: Before Measuring Your Ring Size:

  • Make sure that your finger is in normal body temperature. Finger tend to shrink or expand in cold and hot temperatures respectively.
  • If the knuckle of your finger is wider than the base of your finger, then take two separate mneasurements of both and choose a size between the two. You want your ring to fit your knuckle but not be too loose that it will keep shifting.

Measuring Ring Size At Home

When You Don’t Have Any Existing Ring

Things You’ll Need:

  • Ruler

  • Thin strip of paper

Step 1: Cut a thin strip of paper, around 3-4″ in width and 4″ long.

Step 2: Now wrap the paper around your finger. Make sure that the paper is just below the joint of the finder and above the knuckle.

Step 3: Make sure that the paper is well adjusted. It should not be too snug or too tight.

Step 4:  Now mark the spot where the sheet overlaps.

Step 5: With the help of a ruler, measure the distance till the marked.

Step 6: Now compare the size with the standard ring size chart. That is your correct ring size.

Here we have provided you with the standard ring size chart (USA) which is accepted worldwide:


Inside Diameter Inside Circumference US/Canada Size
14.88 46.8 4
15.09 47.4 4 1/4
15.29 48.0 4 1/2
15.49 48.7 4 3/4
15.70 49.3 5
15.90 50.0 5 1/4
16.51 51.9 6
16.71 52.5 6 1/4
16.92 53.1 6 1/2
17.12 53.8 6 3/4
17.32 54.4 7
17.53 55.1 7 1/4
17.73 55.1 7 1/4
17.73 55.7 7 1/2
17.93 56.3 7 3/4
18.14 57.0 8
18.34 57.6 8 1/4
18.54 58.3 8 1/2
18.75 58.9 8 3/4
18.95 59.5 9
19.15 60.2 9 1/4
19.35 60.8 9 1/2
19.56 61.4 9 3/4
19.76 62.1 10


When You Have an Existing Ring

You need to know your ring size if you are purchasing a ring online for yourself. Or if you want to surprise your fiance with a ring, you need to know his/her exact ring size in order to make your gift special.

Here we shall provide you with some easy hacks on how you can measure the ring size with an existing ring.

If You Want To Give a Surprise

Giving surprises is the most valuable thing in a relationship, and we hold more value to the gift we have received from someone special.

You have planned to give a ring to your fiance as a surprise gift, but it can get tricky if you don’t know his/her ring size. Here’s how you can measure it using his/her existing ring:

  • You can ask the recipient’s family members, such as mother, or friend if they know his/her ring size.
  • You can take one of the owned rings of the recipient and compare its size with the standard size chart. Make sure to borrow a ring that fits the recipient well.

If You Want To Purchase a Ring For Yourself

If you are purchasing a ring from a store, then you don’t need to measure your ring size, since you can get it measured there professionally. But if you are purchasing a ring online, then you need to get the exact ring size so that you can choose the correct ring size from the options available.

Here’s how you can measure your ring size on your own:

  • Take an existing ring that fits you well.
  • Measure its diameter from edge to edge using a ruler in millimetres.

Now place the ring over the circle which fits your ring size. Make sure that the inner diameter of the ring fits the outline of the circle.

You can watch this video to know more about how you can take the measurement of your ring size:

Steps To Measure Ring Size Using Printable Ring Sizer

These days, printable ring sizers are available online, which can be easily printed and used to find out your ring size. We have provided you here with a printable ring sizer which you can download from here. Along with that, we have also provided with teh steps on how you can use it to measure your ring size:

Make sure that the printable ring sizer is about 3-4 inches long.


Step 1: Take the printout of the ring sizer and cut it along the marked regions.

Step 2: Now insert the slot A through slot B.

Step 3: Adjust the tab until it fits comfortably around the base of your finger.

Step 4: Now read ring size marked against the measurement where the tab fits comfortably. That is your exact ring size.


Finding yours or someone else’s ring size can be a tricky task, especially if you don’t know the correct method. We hope you found this guide useful in finding your or someone else’s ring size accurately in an easy manner. Please do share this guide with your friends and family and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

About the author

Vivek Tripathi

Vivek Tripathi is the Lead in Research & Development of Editsoft Digital Pvt. Ltd. He is into Digital Marketing for the past 2 year and 3 months. His core areas of interests are Hosting Management, Wordpress Management, Security Configuration, Shopify, Digital Ocean, Graphic Designing, HTML Designing, Marketing Automation, ECommerce Web Development, Dropshipping Marketing, Hacking Support, Wordpress Web Development, Amazon Simple Email Services, Amazon EC2 and Search Engine Optimization.

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