I often get asked this question, how do I check my ring size at home if I can't meet you in person? Not a problem. Here's how.
1. Use an existing ring you own that fits you perfectly.
Don't have one? No matter.
2. Surely you have some paper (Post-it is useful since 1 side is sticky), a pen/pencil, scissors and a ruler lying around.
If you have a ring that already fits your finger well, you can use a ruler to measure the inside diameter of this ring. Just take your ruler and measure straight across the inside of the ring from edge to edge. I REPEAT: the INSIDE.
Take the diameter measurement in millimeters, and then use the Measurement-conversion chart 'A' below to find your ring size. In the example above, 16mm converts to size 5.5.
Measurement-conversion chart 'A'
|Ring Diameter (MM)||US Ring Size|
Reconfirm with the following steps / OR if you do not have an existing ring:
Cut a strip of paper approx 5mm thick x 10mm length. Wrap the paper around the base of the intended finger (and make sure it's snug!) and then mark where the paper overlaps (this is where I find using a Post-it strip is super useful so that you don't fiddle around too much with 2 loose ends of regular paper!). The length of the paper you measured in millimeters is the circumference of your finger. After finding this measurement, use the Conversion chart 'B' to find the corresponding ring size.
Conversion chart 'B'
Note: If the size of your finger below the knuckle drastically differs in size from the knuckle itself, measure your knuckle as well and choose a size that falls more in the middle of these two measurements.
Bear in mind, our body (including our fingers) expand / shrink throughout the day depending on several factors. For instance, fingers are typically bigger in the morning when you are hot, or have recently consumed a lot of salt or alcohol. They shrink when you are cold or swimming in cold water. They are bigger in the summer and smaller in the winter. Fingers can swell a lot when you sleep or fly.
Well, whatcha waiting for, go get your ring size measured and order a ring already :D