Stop Guessing, Learn How to Accurately Measure Your Ring Size

Hand sizes and finger widths can be different, so understanding how a ring will fit from an image is a complex matter.



If you’re planning to propose, you might have a series of questions running through your mind. And even though most answers come easily, like where the proposal should take place, or where can you buy quality a GIA graded diamond at the best quality price, you might be uncertain about other technicalities such as the ring size. As every little detail comes together, you might wonder how do you determine your partner’s ring size and what do you do if the ring size keeps changing? Luckily for you, we’ve put together a guide or finger size life hack if you may, to assist you in making your proposal experience more magical than you anticipated.

Determining your partner’s ring size can seem like a daunting task, but it most certainly shouldn’t be a decision that causes you to hold up the process. We do, however, understand that you would like to make the proposal a memorable moment that ends up with you placing the engagement ring on their ring finger, and of course, it fits perfectly. So, let’s guide you to, in Beyoncé’s words, ‘Put A Ring On It’.


Finger and Ring Size Chart


How To Determine Your Partner’s Ring Size

If you’re planning to purchase an engagement ring and you’re determined to buy a diamond ring with the correct ring size it would be best to ask the person you’re buying a ring for, to supply you with their ring size. But, if you’re looking to keep the proposal a surprise we highly recommend you ask a close friend or family member. Your partner’s inner circle might have a better chance to ask your significant other to provide their ring size without raising any eyebrows.


Another option would be to make use of the average ring sizes most commonly bought by future brides and grooms. By knowing the average ring sizes of both men and women, it will most likely help steer you in the right direction. The average ring size available for women ranges between 3 and 9. The ring size most commonly purchased for women range between 5 and 7 with size 6 being the most popular ring size. For men, ring sizes are available between 6 and 13. The most common ring size for men ranges between 8 to 10 -½. The most popular ring size for men is size 9. If you’re still uncertain about the ring size you’re more than welcome to contact our diamond experts for advice. Otherwise, we will guide you on a few at-home methods to help you determine your significant other’s ring size.


Measuring the Finger Size


Easy At-home Steps To Establish The Perfect Ring Size

  1. Tie the knot (literally). Wrap a piece of paper or string around the base of your ring finger.
  2. Then, by using a pen, mark the spot where the paper or string meets.
  3. Take a ruler to measure the string or piece of paper in millimeters.
  4. To find the perfect fit select the ring size on the chart closest to your measurements. Download our ring size chart here.


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  1. Measure their ring size by using a ring that fits on that finger.
  2. Make sure the ring is not too tight or too lose, but it fits just perfectly and comfortably. The ring should easily be able to slide past the knuckle area on your finger.
  3. If you do plan to measure your ring finger, make sure it’s on a day that your fingers are warm. Why? Finger size changes depending on the weather; in the morning and on cold days your ringer size will appear much smaller. Also, it’s important to note that the finger size on your dominant hand will appear larger.
  4. For more accuracy on the matter, measure your ring size at least three to four times before making a final decision.
  5. Keep in mind your ring size will appear larger the more often you try a ring on and off, on the same day.




Resizing Your Ring

One of the most frequently asked questions amongst clients is, ‘what happens to my ring when it undergoes resizing?’ To make sure the ring fits perfectly, the process requires removing or adding of metal depending on the ring size required after purchasing the ring. The changes are usually unnoticeable, especially done by Jewel Bear’s skillful craftsmen, who adhere to strict quality standards. Before your ring is returned from resizing it will be cleaned and polished for added sparkle and beauty.





What Happens If I Purchase The Wrong Ring Size?

Deciding on the ring size should not stop you from planning the perfect proposal. With a Jewel Bear diamond expert to guide you every step of the way, you will be sure to find the best quality GIA diamond ring, along with the perfect fit. To make sure you stress less about the ring size and spend more time on the exhilarating journey of falling in love, Jewel Bear offers complimentary resizing for most wedding bands and diamond engagement rings. If your ring, however, is unable to be resized due to the setting or metal, we do offer a 30-day exchange policy.


Due to specific ring designs such as our diamond eternity bands, your ring won’t be able to be resized. But, for your convenience, we will be able to exchange your ring, if in perfect condition, within 30-days of purchase, if you rather prefer a different ring size or design. For more assistance and clearance on the ultimate finger size life hack, give our Jewel Bear consultants a call.





Diamonds are measured in carats, which refer to the weight of the stone. One carat is approximately one-fifth of a gram or 200 milligrams. Diamond carats are typically measured in increments of 0.25. A stone could measure anywhere between a fraction of a carat to multiple carats. Unfortunately, those numbers are somewhat meaningless until you can see the stone in an engagement ring on a finger.



A vintage solitaire engagement ring setting traditionally consists of a single stone in a simple mounting. The solitaire ring focuses all the attention entirely on the beauty of the diamond. Some prefer to adorn a single diamond with smaller stones to create a halo. Halos give an increased sense of size and brilliance when looking at the engagement ring on a finger. Diamonds can also prong-set or bezel-set. A prong set ring is held in place with small metal prongs and bezel-set rings are encased in metal. The popular, prong-set, single solitaire vintage engagement ring was first popularized by Tiffany and Co. in the 1880s. A bezel setting will run around the entire perimeter of the diamond.