There are a lot of ways to measure your engagement ring size. A common method of measuring your finger is to use a piece of string to wrap around your ring finger. Once the string makes its way around your finger once, make a marking and measure the string with a ruler or tape measure tool to get your size in millimeters. The internet has multiple size charts available where you can convert your wedding band size into the correct ring size. The string method is surprisingly popular but is not the most reliable as there is a lot of room for error.
You can also make a printable ring sizer to measure yourself with. You'll be able to find them all over the internet that you can print from any ink or laser printer. Each printable photo needs cutting and folding. A handful of customers are able to use these with some accuracy. Most printable ring sizers come with a ring size chart if you wanted to confirm the sizing accuracy with other rings.
Unfortunately, using a string or printable ring sizer can lead to an incorrect ring size. There's a big margin for error for fingers that require quarter sizes for example. Printer output quality varies from printer to printer. You'll have inconsistent images and sizes from time to time, so we don't recommend this. Size scales won't be accurate if your printer scales the image down for your printable ring sizer. You also need to fold and manipulate your printable ring sizer a certain way. You'll risk getting the wrong size if you don't do this correctly. Relying on a lucky coincidence isn't ideal if you're spending hundreds on a wedding or engagement ring! Certain metals can be resized but it's better to get things right.
A more effective method would be to use a plastic ring sizer sent by a jeweler or by us. An accurate ring size is much more likely if you're using one of our sizers. We mail ring sizers out to all of our ring purchases whose sizes are left as "Unsure - Send Ring Sizer First." We also provide the option to purchase a $10 ring sizer, which acts as a credit to your next ring purchase.
The great thing about using a physical ring sizer is that all of our rings use the same US sizes. In other words, our ring sizes are based on the ring sizer we mail out. This leads to a lower likelihood of sizing yourself with an incorrect size. They're unbelievably easy to use too! Using them to get your actual ring size involves the following easy steps:
1. Place the sizer on the finger you wish to measure. Do this by looping the sizer through the hole and pulling on the end to form a loop.
2. Tighten the loop around your finger until it is snug.
3. Adjust the tightness of the loop until you find a size that is comfortable. There should be some resistance with the sizer when sliding it past your knuckle. If you experience no resistance, then you likely have a size that's too big.
You're more likely to get an accurate measurement when using our official PAD ring sizer. The best part about it is that you can easily convert your figure into other sizes with a size conversion chart. If you don't mind leaving the house to get physically measured, you can go to a local jewelry store to get your standard ring size. Most jewelers are more than happy to measure your finger for free. You'll be dealing with a professional who knows what they're doing, and they typically use standard sizes when they measure people. This can be the fastest way to get your size.
Conducting an accurate ring size measurement is an easy process, but some people still prefer using a physical sizer since some cities don't have a reliable jeweler in town. For a situation like this, we recommend using a mailed ring sizer for an accurate sizing. Regardless of what you do, how you obtain your exact measurements will depend on your personal preference.