MEASURE YOUR RING SIZE
If you're planning to purchase a ring online the most frustrating obstacle is not knowing your size. But here's how to get a good fit.
If you're buying for yourself all you need are your hands! If you're buying for someone else, you need to sneak away a ring of theirs that fits the desired finger. We'll leave you to figure out how to do that, but we can hold your hand for the rest of the way, methods 2 & 3 are for you.
By far the best way to get an accurate fit is to visit a jeweller. Every high street jeweller should have rings marked A-Z for you to try on your fingers. The trick is to start bigger and work your way down so you dion't get stuck! A good average size for women is N, so you can judge by that where you should start. If you happen to visit a Trynka stall, we will likely have a ring sizer at hand.
If you are buying for someone else, and you have managed to procure a ring which fits the finger, a jeweller will be able to find its size by placing it on a triblet or mandrel (a tapered pole) which is marked with the sizes.
Method 1 in our downloadable PDF (top right) shows how you can determine thesize of a ring using a series of circles on paper. If you print the document in its full size, it works a treat.
Method 2 in our downloadable PDF isn't as reliable as the other methods, but done correctly it can work well. The trick is to pull the paper taught so it pinches a little , hold it for a count of 3 and then release so that the paper lies flat against your skin.
If you know one of your ring sizes or you can't find a ring which fits that exact finger, as a benchmark, index and middle fingers tend to be roughly the same size, and ring fingers tend do be 2-3 sizes smaller. Fingers on the writing hand tend to be 1/2-1 size bigger.
Final note If in doubt, choose the larger size! It's easier to resize down than up.
Click to download
Print A4, true size.