Top Tips to Measure Your Ring Size

How Do I Measure My Finger for a Ring?

by Nicolina Jewellery

What's your ring size? 

Shopping for rings (especially online) can be a minefield if you don't know your size - and buying the wrong sized ring can be frustrating and possibly expensive. So how do you measure your ring size and make sure your size is right? It can be tricky to figure out, so we're here to help.

If you're purchasing an expensive or sentimental ring, getting the size right is especially important because you don't want to risk losing it or finding it too tight to wear.

Because we want shopping for rings online to be easier for you, we're here to help with this handy Ring Size Measuring Guide - yay!

Measuring from an existing ring

If you've got a ring that fits you perfectly, this is a great way to find out your ring size (or to secretly find out someone else’s size if you're buying a ring as a gift).

Or an alternative method

Download our ring measuring guide PDF and print it. The guide should be printed so that your printer doesn't alter the size of the page in any way (instructions are included). Then line up the inside edge of your ring with the inside edge of the circles included on that page to determine your ring size


A 'quick and dirty' measuring method

Otherwise if you want to make a quick decision and you're happy to take a risk, here is a quick but less accurate ring sizing method. It's a good idea to have someone help you with this method.

  • Cut a strip of sturdy but flexible paper - around 15cm (6”) long and 0.5cm (0.25”) wide.
  • Wrap the paper around your finger and ensure it sits where you would normally wear a ring.
  • Mark the spot where the the paper meets when you feel you have a comfortable fit that is likely to fit over your knuckle.
  • Measure the distance with a ruler which shows millimetres.
  • This measurement in millimetres is what we will need from you.

Go to a jeweller

If you have the time, you can book an appointment with Nicolina Jewellery and you can have your fingers measured professionally, else if you know of a jeweller or jewellery shop in your area, then go in and have your fingers measured. Take note of the sizes of the fingers you'd like to purchase rings for so you have a record.


Be aware that your fingers may increase or decrease in size over time with weight gain or loss, as well as due to other factors, so it's worth rechecking at a later date.


*Nicolina Jewellery is not responsible for incorrect sizing