Finding your ring size can be a challenge. In this article we give you several options to help you find your proper ring size.
- Go to a jeweler
The best way to find your ring size is to go to a jeweler and ask them to help you find your ring size. They may not appreciate the fact that you are not in their store to purchase a ring from them, but perhaps a little interaction and getting you into their store is enough value to them that you will someday purchase from their store.
- String or Paper measuring method
There are several resources online where you can print out a pdf document that you can use to figure out your ring size. You wrap a string around your finger (or a piece of paper), and mark the string so that the string mark just fits around your finger. You will want to make sure that you measure the string around the thickest part of your finger (perhaps your knuckle).
You then lay the string on your printout and match the length of your string to the length that corresponds to US ring sizes.
- Compare your existing ring to digital or printed circles
If you have a ring that fits well on the same finger that you want to purchase another ring for, you can use it to find your ring size. There is an online version, where you match your ring to circles displayed on your computer screen. http://retailers.findmyringsize.com/
You can also print out a pdf document that has ring sizes and match your current ring to the circles on the printout. You must verify that the pdf document printed to the “actual size” by making sure that the printed ruler matches a physical ruler that you compare to. https://www.tiffany.com/Shared/PDFs/RingSizer.pdf
- Buy a plastic ring sizer
This option is just like going to the jeweler. You can buy a plastic version of the same tools they use for your home use. There are several types of plastic ring sizers that are pretty inexpensive and can be found on Amazon.com.
For $2.99 you can buy a plastic ring sizer with 21 ring sizes ranging from size 3 to 12 including half sizes.
Another version works similar to the string method but is a piece of plastic with markings on it. As you wrap it around your finger you can find the corresponding ring size markings. This Multisizer ring sizer is $3.95 on Amazon.com
Another option for $3.50
- Get a plastic ring sizer for free
If you don’t want to pay for a plastic ring sizer, there are several jewelers looking for your business that are happy to send you a plastic ring sizer for free. I’m sure in exchange for sending you a ring sizer, you will be added to their marketing list in hopes that you eventually purchase from them.
Wood doesn’t stretch like other materials typically used for making jewelry… so sizing is important, because your Cask Jewelry rings can’t be re-sized.