The best way to determine your ring size is to visit a jeweler who has the proper tools to take your measurements. We are often asked about at-home methods for determining ring size which are possible, however, there are some important factors to consider to ensure future resizing isn't necessary. 

Temperature
Our fingers are fullest when our temperature is highest and smallest when our temperature is lowest. 

Season
Similar to above, if you live in an area with strong differences between seasonal temperatures, you may find that your fingers are skinnier in the winter time and more full in the summer time. It's not uncommon for finger sizes to change 1/4-1/2 ring size so opt for your largest finger size to accommodate the warmest times of year. 

Diet and time of day
it's not uncommon to wake up with fingers feeling swollen, especially if you had a salt meal for dinner the night before. The best time to have your fingers sized is late afternoon when you may be more hydrated and body changes are most likely to be stable. 

Activity level
Ever notice your fingers swelling after a long walk or workout? That's your circulatory system properly working and pushing blood into your extremities and fingertips. We don't recommend wearing jewelry during exercise but we understand that it happens sometimes and you want to be sized in a way that will allow for these changes.

If you are going to try to find your ring size from home, there are a few simple rules to follow:

  • NEVER use a strip of paper or string to measure your ringer. These flexible materials don't behave like a rigid ring which, most importantly, must also fit over your knuckle.
  • Use a proper ring sizer gauge.
  • Wide bands (6mm and up), will fit more snugly because more metal is constricting more skin. Either use a special wide ring sizer gauge or if you can only use a skinny ring sizer gauge, we recommend ordering a quarter to half size larger. 
  • A ring should never require soap or water in order to be taken off.

How do I know what is the best fit?

Only you can determine what fits you absolute best. Your finger should feel no tightness while wearing a ring. There should be some resistance as the ring slides over the knuckle. No one else should be able to pull your ring off easily but it shouldn't be difficult for you to remove. Should you find yourself between sizes, we offer ring sizes in 0.25 increments.