If you're like most people, you probably don't know your ring size.
You might have an idea of what it is, but chances are, it's not accurate. And if you're going to be wearing a ring (or several rings) for the rest of your life, that could cause some problems!
Luckily for you, there is an easy way to figure out your exact ring size at home—and I'll teach you how!RELATED: NECKLACE LENGTHS CHART: HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT SIZE
How To Measure Your Ring Size at Home
I know that ring sizing is a pain in the butt, but it doesn't have to be! I've got a free ring size chart that makes it super easy.
You'll just need a few things: a tape measure and some patience.
Here's how to figure out your ring size(s):
- Use a measuring tape to measure your finger at the base (or knuckle) where it meets your hand.
- If your measurement falls between sizes, we recommend rounding up to the next largest size.
If you don't have a measuring tape, here's how to measure your ring size at home:
- Get a piece of string.
- Cut the string, so it's roughly 6 inches long.
- Wrap the string around the base of your finger or where you would wear the ring. Make sure it's snug but not too tight or too loose.
- Mark where the end meets up with the rest of the string with a marker
- Measure from the end of that mark to 0 on a ruler.
- Look for the number that corresponds with that length on the chart below—it'll tell you what your ring size is!
If this doesn't work for you, try measuring with a piece of paper cut into strips. Just wrap one strip around each specific finger until you find one that fits comfortably but snugly.
If you feel like this is too much work, I totally understand—I don't like measuring my fingers, either!
But if you want to get exactly what fits you best, this is how to do it. You can also buy something like this if you're not in a rush to order a new ring.RELATED: PROOF THAT ANXIETY RINGS ACTUALLY WORK
Ring Size Chart For Women
Now that you know your ring size in mm, use the ring size chart above before picking out which ring you should order!
You also need to ensure that your finger isn't too cold or too warm to get the most precise ring size. Remember that there might be some swelling after exercise or hot showers, so try to measure your ring size at home when you're feeling the most comfortable.RELATED: MOISSANITE VS DIAMOND: WHICH ONE HAS MORE VALUE?
Average Woman's Ring Size
Let's talk about average ring sizes to give you an idea of if you measure accurately.
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the average woman's ring size is 6. This assumes the "average" U.S. woman is 5'4" and weighs 140 pounds. Naturally, you also need to consider your body composition here. If you're small-boned or petite, your ring size is likely around 4.5-5.5.
GIA says that if you're "heavier, larger boned or taller, [your] ring size is probably in the 6.5-7.5 range."
Just like when buying your jeans online, it's always better to size up than to size down!