How to Measure Your Ring Size at Home

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Whether you're shopping for an engagement ring, a wedding band or a stylish piece for your everyday stack, it’s important that you get your ring size right. An ill-fitting ring will not just be uncomfortable, it’ll also affect the visual appeal of your sparkler.

So, how do you measure your ring size? Trust us, it’s a lot easier than you think. In this ring size guide, we'll walk you through a few steps that’ll help you figure out your ring size from the comfort of your home.

DIY Methods for Measuring Ring Size

There are two ways in which you can measure your ring size at home. Keep reading to find out what they are…

Method 1: Using the Paper or String Technique

Materials You’ll Need: 

  • A paper strip or a piece of string 
  • A ruler or tape 
  • A pen or marker 

How to Do It:

1. Prepare the Paper or String

Cut a strip of paper or string about 1/2-inch-wide and approximately 4-5 inches long.

2. Wrap it Around Your Finger

Securely loop the paper or string around the base of the finger you want to measure. Ensure that it's snug and not too tight.

3. Mark the Overlap

Where the strip of paper or string overlaps, make a mark with a pen or marker.

4. Measure the Length

  • Carefully remove the strip from your finger and lay it flat on a table or any other flat surface.
  • Use a ruler or tape to measure the distance between the strip's end and the marked point in millimetres (mm).

5. Determine Your Ring Size

Once you have the measurement in millimetres, use an online ring size chart to determine your ring size.

Method 2: Using an Existing Ring as Reference

Materials You’ll Need:

  • A well-fitting ring you currently own
  • A ruler or tape 

How to Do It:

1. Select Your Reference Ring

Choose a ring from your collection that fits the finger on which you plan to wear the new ring.

2. Measure the Diameter

Determine the inner diameter of the reference ring in millimetres using a ruler or tape. Ensure you measure from the widest point.

3. Find Your Ring Size

Once you have the diameter, compare it with an online ring size chart to determine your ring size measurement

Now that you know all about measuring your fingers for rings, you can go right ahead, gather the materials you need and figure out your size in just a few simple steps. For best results, we suggest you measure your fingers in the evening. This is when your fingers will be at their largest. Also, do measure the size a few times, just to be sure you’ve got the calculations right.


1. What materials do I need to measure my ring size at home?
You'll require a paper strip or a piece of string, a ruler or tape and a pen or marker.

2. Which is the most accurate DIY method for measuring ring size at home?
The paper or string technique is the most reliable method for measuring your ring size. Simply take a strip of paper or a piece of string. Wrap it around your finger, mark the overlap and compare it with an online ring size chart.

3. What should I do if my ring size falls between two standard sizes?
If your ring size falls between two standard ring sizes, choosing the larger size is recommended for a more comfortable fit. Rings can be resized, but it's easier to make a ring slightly smaller than larger.



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