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Ring Sizing

Here is a step-by-step method for measuring ring size using the string or paper method:

Step 1: Gather Materials

  • Get a piece of string or a strip of paper that is long enough to wrap around your finger.

Step 2: Prepare Your Finger

  • Ensure your finger is at a normal body temperature. Fingers can swell or shrink due to temperature changes, so it's best to measure when your fingers are neither too cold nor too warm.

Step 3: Wrap the String or Paper

  • Wrap the string or paper around the base of the finger you wish to measure. Make sure the wrap is snug but not too tight. You should be able to slide the string or paper over your knuckle comfortably.

Step 4: Mark the Overlap

  • Use a pen or pencil to mark the point where the string or paper overlaps. Ensure that the mark is visible and precise.

Step 5: Measure the Length

  • Carefully remove the string or paper from your finger and lay it flat on a ruler. Measure the length from the starting end to the marked point. Take note of the measurement in millimetres (mm).

Step 6: Determine Ring Size

  • Match the measured length to a ring size chart to find your ring size. Ring size charts typically show the corresponding sizes in millimetres  or inches.

Step 7: Consider Comfort

  • Keep in mind that different ring styles may fit differently. If you're getting a wider band or a ring with a thicker design, you might want to go up half a size for a more comfortable fit.

Step 8: Double Check

  • To confirm your ring size, you can try the same process with another finger or measure multiple times to ensure consistency.


​It's essential to remember that this method provides an approximate ring size and may not be as accurate as professional ring sizing tools used by jewellers. If you're uncertain about your ring size or want a precise measurement, consider visiting a jewellery store or consulting with a professional jeweller.

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