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How to Easily Measure Your Ring Size
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Having sold ancient finger rings through my website for many years, I've often heard the question, "How do I measure my ring size?"

So, I've (finally... years later) compiled an easy answer.

If you want to know your ring size, this is what to do:

1. If you live, work, or walk near a jewelry store, pop in and ask them to size your finger with their handy little loops. They will usually do this for free.

If this doesn't work (no jeweler nearby, your husband/wife forbids you to go into one, or you've somehow burned your bridges with the nice jeweler down the street):

2. Take a piece of string or a thin strip of paper and wrap it snugly around your finger, behind the joint, where you intend your ring to be worn. If no string or paper (?) is available, you can use masking tape, a twist-tie, wire, or something else.

3. Mark the string, paper, etc. where it overlaps to form a circle. Unwind it and lay it against a ruler or measuring tape.

4. Use this handy chart to translate your measurement into a US ring size (this is what I, along with most jewelers, use):

Your finger size
(in inches)

Or: Your finger size
(in millimeters)
Your ring size is:
1-13/16
46.5
4
1-7/8
47.8
4 1/2
1-15/16
49
5
2
50.3
5 1/2
2-1/16
51.5
6
2-1/8
52.8
6 1/2
2-3/16
54
7
2-1/4
55.3
7 1/2
2-5/16
56.6
8
2-3/8
57.6
8 1/2
2-7/16
59.1
9
2-1/2
60.3
9 1/2
2-9/16
61.6
10
2-5/8
62.8
10 1/2
2-11/16
64.1
11
2-3/4
65.3
11 1/2
2-13/16
66.6
12
2-7/8
67.9
12 1/2

Another way to size a ring (or your finger, if you have a ring that fits well upon it) is to measure the inside diameter of the ring and compare it with this chart:

Ring diameter (inside) in millimeters
Your ring size
14
3
15
4
15.5
5
16
6
17
7
18
8
19
9
20
10
20.5
11
21.5
12
22.5
13
23.5
14

* An important note: If it is a substantially wide band you are looking at, keep in mind that it will fit a bit more snugly than a thinner band of the same ring size.

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