How to Measure Your Ring Size at Home | SATLAA

How to Measure Your Ring Size: A Step-by-Step Guide

Finding the perfect ring fit is crucial for both comfort and to prevent the ring from slipping off. Fortunately, determining your ring size at home is a simple process. Here are two reliable methods:

Method 1: The String or Thread Method

  1. Materials: Find a thin piece of string or floss that’s a few inches long. Avoid stretchy materials.

  2. Wrap: Carefully wrap the string around the base of the finger you want to wear the ring on. Make sure the string is snug but not too tight.

  3. Mark: Use a pen or marker to mark where the end of the string overlaps.

  4. Measure: Unwrap the string and measure the length between the two marked points using a ruler. Be sure to measure in millimeters for accuracy.

  5. Find Your Size: Use a ring size chart (easily found online by searching “ring size chart”) to convert your measurement in millimeters to the corresponding ring size.

Method 2: The Ruler Method

  1. Existing Ring: Find a ring that fits the intended finger perfectly.

  2. Ruler: Place the ring on a flat surface and position a ruler across the very center of the ring.

  3. Measure: Measure the inside diameter of the ring in millimeters.

  4. Find Your Size: Just like in method 1, use a ring size chart to match the diameter in millimeters to your ring size.


measuring ring size method
measuring ring size method
Ring size chart
Ring size chart


Important Tips:

  • Finger Size Fluctuations: Your finger size can change throughout the day. Measure your finger at the end of the day when fingers are slightly larger.
  • Right Hand vs. Left Hand: Fingers on your dominant hand might be slightly bigger. Be sure to measure the correct finger.
  • Wider Bands: If you’re measuring for a wider band, some experts recommend going half a size up.
  • Professional Help: If you’re unsure or purchasing a particularly expensive ring, consider getting your finger measured by a professional jeweler.

Additional Notes

  • Printable ring sizers are available online if you’d like a simple tool to wrap directly around your finger.
  • If you fall between sizes, it’s usually best to size up for a more comfortable fit.

Finding the right ring size takes just a few minutes, and it helps ensure your new ring feels as amazing as it looks!