Ring Size Chart | How to Choose Your Perfect Ring Size | GLDN
Rings are one of those jewelry pieces that don’t leave much room for error in sizing—a half size too small and it won’t fit over your knuckles, a half size too big and it may slip around too much. Our ring collection is growing, and we want your rings to show up perfect and ready to wear every time! By now you might be wondering: What ring size am I?! Below, you’ll find a few easy-to-use tips & tools that will help you find the correct ring size for every one of your fingers.
How to Find Your Ring Sizes
It really is worth the time to figure out your correct ring sizes (then save them in your phone)! Once you have them, you’ll be confident ordering any ring, and your general happiness and overall love for life will go up substantially (scientific fact). And you’ll never be wondering “What ring size am I?!” ever again.
Find a Local Jeweler
- This option gives you a reliable size, because jewelers in the United States use the same standard sizes. Even if you’re out of the US, your local jeweler should have a sizing conversion chart to standard US ring sizing.
- Don’t forget to check jewelry shops at the mall! This is an easy way to get your ring size if you’re already there to return those shoes that didn’t work out—our sneakiest tip for how to determine your ring size.
Accuracy: Most reliable
Use a Plastic Ring Sizer
- Snag one of our free ring sizers (and we’ll send you a code for free shipping on your next ring order)! Make sure to measure each finger—the sizes may vary from your right to left hand. The correct size should allow the ring sizer to slide over your knuckle without too much difficulty. And if the sizer lands at a point between two sizes, it’s best to use the larger size!
- Pass the sizer along to your friends when you’re done; you’re definitely not the only one who doesn’t know their size! Friends don’t let friends ponder “How do I know what ring size I am?” 😉
Accuracy: Works pretty well, but make sure to follow the included instructions :)
Use our Printable "Ring Sizer Tool"
- Find the ring sizing sheet we made here.
- Print it out and double-check the ruler on the PDF against a physical ruler (some printers may resize the document and skew the measurement).
There are 2 methods for finding your ring size with this sheet.
- 1: Use a paper ring slider (cut it out of the sheet).
- 2: Take a ring you know fits well and match it to the ring size circles on the sheet. For the most accurate sizing with this method, the inner edge of the circle on the paper should be just visible inside your ring (not hidden directly beneath the metal).
Accuracy: There’s room for error because paper templates can be subject to slipping, crumpling, and misreading, but if you are careful, they should give you a fairly good idea of your size.
Click here to download our printable ring sizer
Top 8 Ring Size Measuring Tips
Measuring your finger may seem easy, but there are things that can go wrong. Here are our top 5 tips to help with whatever option you choose for ring sizing:
- The ring should fit your finger comfortably: snug enough so it won't fall off, but loose enough to slide over your knuckle with relative ease.
- Make sure the ring slider (whether paper or plastic) will also fit over your knuckle. If you have thin fingers but larger knuckles, you may need to order a half size larger.
- Temperature affects sizing: if you’re cold, your finger will be smaller; if you’re warm, your finger will be bigger. It may not seem like much of a change, but it can make the difference between a well-fitted ring and a tight squeeze.
- The same finger may be bigger or smaller depending on which hand you’re measuring. For example, your ring finger on your right hand may be a 6.5, while the ring finger on your left may be a size 6. For most people, the dominant hand is slightly larger.
- Diet also affects ring size. Salty foods make your body retain water, which can result in a larger ring size. Alcohol will bump you up about a half size too. For best results, wait a full day or two before measuring after binging on that (well-deserved) beer and fries!
- The wider a ring is, the tighter it will feel. Consider ordering a quarter to a half size larger with a wide band (since it covers a larger portion of your finger).
- Measure 3 to 4 times at different times in the day for more accuracy; the sizes of your fingers may fluctuate!
- When in doubt, order a half size up. Especially if your measured size feels tight at any time of the day.
PRO TIP: Record your ring size on your phone, like a boss, so it’s there when you need it.
Adjustments, Tweaks & More Ring Sizing Tips
Different styles of rings may fit differently on the same finger, so keep the following in mind as you’re sizing:
Wider bands (compared to a dainty stacker band) have less “give” for slipping over your knuckle, so you may need to increase the ring size. Consider ordering a half size larger than you usually would for bands 2mm or thicker.
- Stacking rings need to be within half a size of each other to stack well.
- Rings with open bands, like our wrap rings, are slightly adjustable. You will be able to pull the ring apart a touch to adjust the fit, but it only gives you a half size or so before it starts to affect the look of the ring.
How to choose the right ring size for a surprise
Giving a ring as a gift or—gasp—a proposal?! Follow these tips for how to determine ring size for that special someone. We have a few ways to improve your chances of getting their size right (or very close to right!) without measuring your partner’s finger.
- Option 1: Ask your partner’s close family or friends whether they know their size, only if you know they don’t blow the surprise.
- Option 2: Sneakily borrow one of the rings they already have, if they wear it on the correct finger, then use our ring sizing chart to determine its size from there.
- Remember: the size of your partner's left-hand ring finger may be different from their right-hand ring finger (usually smaller if they are right-handed and bigger if they are left-handed)! Compared to index fingers or middle fingers, their ring finger will certainly be 1-2 sizes smaller—so take that into account, too.
- The average ring size available for women ranges from size 3 to size 9, and the most commonly purchased women's rings range between size 5 and size 7. Size 6 is the most popular.
- The average ring size available for men ranges from size 6 to size 13, and the most commonly purchased men's rings range between size 8 to 10-½. Size 9 is the most popular.
If you end up with a ring that doesn't fit, it's not the end of the world. If you know us, you know we want you happy, and we're here to help. And we get it: how to find out your ring size isn’t the simplest thing! Of course, it's best if you can get it right the first time, so hopefully these tips were awesome and you'll be sized correctly. But let us know if this is not the case, and we'll make sure you end up with a gorgeous ring to not only admire, but actually wear!