Style Stories: A Guide To Measuring Your Ring Finger
Have you been discussing getting engaged with your other half? Or perhaps you’re hoping to leave some hints around the house to give them the push they need?
Many individuals don’t want to leave an accessory they have to wear every day of their life up to chance, and that’s why they tend to go ring shopping with their partners. Others prefer the proposal to be a complete surprise.
No matter your preference, what is important when it comes to getting engaged is ensuring that the ring fits perfectly! How should a ring feel when it’s on your finger? The answer is comfortably – tight enough so that it doesn’t fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle with a little resistance
Get your ring measurement right for good by following these handy tips.
Find a piece of string
Search the house for a piece of string – or paper – no wider than ½ inch. Wrap it around the base of your ring finger, and then use a pen to mark the point where the material overlaps and completes a full circle. From there, grab a ruler and measure the length – from the end of the string/paper to the pen mark. Head online and find a chart for UK ring sizes, where you can compare your measurement to a letter. For example, if you measure your finger and find that it’s 51.2mm, you’ll be a UK size ‘L’.
Use a ring that you already own
Already have a collection of rings at home that you normally wear on other fingers? Try them on for size on the fourth finger of your left hand to see if any of them fit. If one of them does, pass it on to your partner and let them know it’s the ideal fit!
Head to a popular jewellery brand’s website
Many jewellery brands actually give individuals the chance to download printable ring sizers from their website! From there, you can cut out the sizer and pop it round your finger to see what size it measures. Very handy.
Other things to keep in mind
- Your ring size can fluctuate depending on the temperature. When it’s warm outside, your hands tend to swell, but when it’s cooler, your fingers will measure smaller. Because of this, it’s best if you measure your finger in the evening.
- Always order half a size bigger (or drop hints to your other half) if you know that your knuckles are slightly larger. You’ll want the ring to glide smoothly over the knuckle when you put it on.
- The thicker the ring, the tighter the fit, so if you have a ring in mind that has a deep band width, keep in mind that you might have to go one size up.
Rings don’t come cheap, so it’s important to get the exact ring measurement before anyone parts with a load of cash.