How to Find Your Ring Size - and Tips for How to Secretly Find Their Ring Size

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Knowing the correct ring measurement is essential when you’re shopping for a ring for yourself, your partner, or anyone else. The right size ensures a comfortable fit that’s neither too tight nor too loose. But if you’re shopping online or planning a secret gift or proposal, it’s not always possible to get yourself or them sized professionally.

Fortunately, there are still some ways you can find out your ring size at home and accurately determine theirs without spoiling the surprise. Follow our best at-home ring measurement tips below to shop for the perfect size every time.

How to Measure Ring Size At Home

1. Use a Ring Size Chart

Using a ring size conversion chart is one of the fastest and simplest ways to determine your ring size. You can find one easily online but we recommend using AZEERA’s ring sizing printable which includes a ring sizing band for precise measurement. Simply print the pdf at 100% and ensure it’s accurately printed by following the instructions on the sheet. Use the sizing band to measure the widest part of the finger and then compare it with the chart to get your ring measurement.

Click here to download the free ring sizing chart.

2. Get a Ring Sizing Tool

Another easy way to measure ring size at home is by using a ring sizer. It’s a handy little tool that can be snugly wrapped around your finger to find the best fit. The sizer is usually a thin strip of plastic with markings indicating the size in millimeters or centimeters that you can then compare with a ring size conversion chart to find your size.

You can also buy a set of sample ring gauges online which are a set of metal bands of every size that you can use to accurately determine your ring measurement. But AZEERA offers a free ring sizing tool on request. To get one, simply go to the description of the ring of your choice and then click on the ‘Ring Size Guide’ option next to the Ring Size section and then click “Apply”.

3. Measure an Existing Ring

If you already own a gemstone ring that fits your intended finger comfortably, you can measure its inner diameter or circumference and then use a ring size conversion chart to determine the corresponding ring size. Make sure you use a ring of similar width to the one you’re intending to buy because rings of different widths fit differently. Wider rings have a tighter fit whereas thin rings have a loose fit.

4. Use a Measuring Tape or String

You can also use a flexible measuring tape or string to find your intended finger’s ring measurement. This method to measure ring size at home is more prone to errors because you may accidentally pull the string or tape too taut or loose, which will result in an inaccurate fit. So make sure you wrap the tape or string firmly over your knuckle, not too tight or too loose, and then mark where it overlaps to get the circumference. Compare your findings with a ring size conversion chart to find your size.

Tips for Secretly Finding Their Ring Measurement

Determining someone else's ring size without them knowing can be a bit challenging but here are some tips that might work for you.

1. “Borrow” Their Ring

If the person for whom you're buying a ring already wears rings on the intended finger, you can temporarily borrow one of their rings without their knowledge. Take it to a jeweler to get it sized or use a ring size conversion chart to measure ring size at home after you get the diameter or circumference. This ring measurement method works best if you already live with the person or have free access to their home. If the ring is an everyday ring, then avoid drawing attention to its absence and spoiling your plot by taking an imprint of it on wax or soap instead.

2. Get Assistance From a Friend or Family

Request the help of a close friend or relative who is familiar with the person. They might know about the recipient’s ring measurement already or might know how to subtly ask them about it without raising suspicion. Make sure you only enlist the help of someone you can trust with keeping this secret a secret.

3. Measure Them While They’re Sleeping

If you live with them or happen to be at their place while they’re sleeping, take advantage of the opportunity and sneakily measure ring size at home with a string. Be careful not to use anything thick and avoid wrapping the string too tightly or else you might end up waking them up and spoiling the surprise.

4. Lead the Conversation in Subtle Ways

Find an opportune moment to talk to them about the kind of jewelry they like without you actually broaching the topic. If they remark on anything ring related, lead the conversation subtly to find out what they like. You might find out their ring measurement or some clues on how to find it and get helpful information about their preferences to make your ring selection easier.

Things to Keep in Mind While Ring Sizing

There are a few things you need to keep in mind while you measure ring size at home or at the jeweler to get as accurate a fit as possible:

  • Firstly, the width of the ring affects the fit. Wider rings fit tighter, so consider sizing up if you’re going for a thick band. 
  • Secondly, your finger size can expand or contract due to heat, cold, or moisture. So do your ring measurement only when the temperature is normal and your hands are dry. 
  • Thirdly, the correct size is as much of a numbers game as it is of comfort. Some people may prefer a snug fit while others may prefer a looser fit, so find a balance between the two if you’re shopping for someone else. 
  • Lastly, consider your future and opt for a ring that can be easily resized should you or they undergo any changes that may impact the ring size.

Get a Ring Sized Professionally with AZEERA

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Purchasing a ring is a significant investment and it should be done right, especially if you’re gifting it to someone. At AZEERA we understand how difficult it can be sometimes to find the correct size. That’s why we offer a free resizing on most of our rings so you can certainly get it right the second time around. If you need any help with your ring measurement or picking out ring styles, feel free to contact us. We’re always more than happy to be of assistance!

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