Need to find out your ring size?
So, you may have chosen the perfect men’s ring. But which size are you going to order?
Whether you are buying the ring for yourself, or for the man in your life, getting the right size is absolutely critical. You are at risk of losing a ring that is even the tiniest bit too loose. And a ring that is slightly too tight is unbearably uncomfortable. Not to mention the fact that it might even begin to slow or cut off your blood flow.
There are plenty of ways to find out your ring size, but we will start by showing you the easiest way to get a men’s ring sizer for free.
Order yourself a Free Men's Ring Sizer
Knowing how important it is to get your ring size right, we really don’t want you men taking a guess. This is why we decided to offer a free men’s ring sizer.
So, it might be that you are not sure of your ring size – sizes can change after all. Or maybe you are buying your man a ring as a gift. So what do you have to do to get your free men’s ring sizer?
1) Select the ring that you are ready to order
2) Click the button that says ‘Select ring size and purchase’
3) You will be given a list of ring sizes to choose from. At the bottom there is an option that says, ‘I don’t know my ring size’. This is what you need to click
4)Finish the order
5)Wait for your men’s ring sizer to arrive on your doorstep in the next couple of days
5)When you know your ring size, let us know and we will get your ring shipped to you in your ordered size
How to use your Men's Ring Sizer
Using your men’s ring sizer couldn’t be more simple. Simply wrap the ring sizer around your finger (obviously the finger you want to wear your ring on) and find out your ring size.
Please note that measurements for ring sizing varies between different countries. In the U.S. for example, ring sizes are measured between 3 and 13.5. In France, measurements are between 44 and 69. And here in the UK, measurements are according to letter, ranging from F to Z.
Your ring size is essentially a measurement of the circumference of your finger. Of course, you can use a piece of string or paper to measure your finger (wrap the string / paper around your finger and then measure the piece of string / paper). This is a satisfactory way to do it, but using a ring sizer tends to be more accurate.
The men’s ring sizer that we will send to you works a little bit like a belt. First, simply push the end through the buckle to form a ring shape.
Once you have done this, slip the ring sizer onto your finger. Adjust the size of the ring sizer until you have a comfortable fit. Check that it slips back over the knuckle. You will then be able to read your ring size measurement.
You will need to use the men’s ring sizer several times. This is because your finger size actually changes depending on the time of day and your body temperature.
Your fingers are usually larger at the end of the day. When you are cold, your fingers are often at least half a size smaller. And when you are hot, your fingers tend to swell.
Interestingly, the fingers on your dominant hand are normally larger.
To find out your ‘average’ size, try the ring sizer three or four times a day. Clearly avoid times when your hands are cold or on a particularly warm day.
You will soon know the size that is right for you most of the time.
Take particular note of the size you measure at the end of the day. This is when your finger is likely to be at its largest. You don’t really want to go smaller than this measurement so this is essentially the size you are likely to want to order your ring in.
Bear in mind that there are other factors that will also affect your finger / ring size. This includes exercising, water retention, ageing and weight change. Clearly some of these you will not be able to predict or account for. But it is worth remembering that any form of exercise, even if only light, can make your fingers swell.
How to know the right fit for your ring
If you have used the men’s ring sizer and still don’t feel exactly sure about which ring size to order, you need not fret. We are here to help.
We will help you find the ring that is the right size for you. Simply place your order for the ring in the ring size that you think you are. If you feel unsure, just go with your instinct and don’t worry too much about it.
Try the ring out at home and make sure it feels comfortable. If it is a little too tight or too loose, simply send it back to us. Let us know if you want to try a size up or down. This is all at no extra cost to you. We will then send you the new ring size.
We will keep doing this until you are completely 100% happy that the ring is the right fit for you.
To find out your correct ring size, you are basically aiming to find the smallest ring size that is a comfortable fit for you.
This is so that you can do any activity and know that you are in no danger of losing your ring.
Finding your ring size with the Men's Ring Sizer
So, we have said that you need to find the smallest ring size for your finger that sill feels super comfortable.
Using the men’s ring sizer, check that you have the right size by twisting the ring gently. There should be enough room for the ring to twist around without pulling on the skin.
Then lightly ease the ring back over your knuckle, twisting the ring gently as you do so.
This should feel comfortable.
If the ring slips easily over your knuckle you have a ring size that is too big for you. You should need to gently twist the ring for it to come off. You don’t want it to be able to simply slide off the finger. Otherwise, your ring would be at risk of sliding off when you are least expecting it to!
If the ring is difficult to get over your knuckle, it is likely that the ring size is too small for you. It should not be, even just remotely, painful or uncomfortable.
Having a ring that is even the slightest bit too small is really no joke. You especially have to remember that your finger will swell when you are warm. A ring that is too tight will obstruct or even cut off your blood supply. Definitely not something we would want to recommend.
Take your time trying the men’s ring sizer. Simply use it on several different occasions. And if you still don’t feel sure, go with your instinct. And know that we will exchange your ring for free until you are completely and utterly happy with your ring size.
What if I am between two sizes?
Don’t worry if your measurements come between two sizes. It is not really unusual to be ‘in the middle’.
Because it is so important to have a ring that is not too tight, we advise that if you are between two ring sizes, it is always better to go up a size first.
If, when you try on the ring and find that it is too loose, you can always try the smaller size.
The average ring size for men
You may be interested to know the average ring size for a man. However, please be aware that by no means should this be used as a guide for your own measurement. The ring sizes for men vary enormously and no person can ever simply assume that they are about average.
Of course, it is also worth pointing out that an average ring size will also depend on which finger you are talking about. We will assume you are thinking about the traditional ring finger in the UK (the third finger on the left hand).
In the UK, the average ring size for men is Q. This is an inside circumference of 57.6 mm and an inside diameter of 18.34 mm. UK size Q is to US size 8.
How does the Ring's width affect the ring size?
Many of our rings for men are wider than what you may be accustomed to. A wider ring adds a manly flair to the look of the ring and appeals to those that prefer a chunkier and sturdier style.
It is very important to note that if you select a ring that is wide (8 mm), it is likely to be a snug and tighter fit.
This means that if you choose a wider design, be sure to choose the next size up.
Our widest rings are 8 mm for a style that says manly and important. For an elegant and sophisticated style, we have 6 mm rings. And for a particularly graceful look, you may like our 5 mm ring styles.
Although there may only be a couple of millimetres difference, the width of the band effects the look and style of the ring massively.
Many of our ring styles come in both 6 mm and 8 mm. So you can pick your preferred style and personalise it further by picking the width.
For rings that come in both sizes, you will see a button which gives you the option to choose the width of the ring at the same time as you are asked for your ring size (right after you have clicked select ring size and purchase).
When you are choosing the width size of your ring, think about the size of your own hand. As well as style, it is worth considering that a chunkier / wider ring will look good on someone with larger hands. The 6 mm rings are well suited to people with medium to small hands. And the 5 mm is wonderful for men with smaller hands.
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Finding out your partner's Ring size
It may be that you want to surprise your partner with a ring. After all, a ring is the ultimate in terms of romantic gestures. Whether the ring is an engagement, promise, or eternity ring, or simply a birthday or anniversary gift, sometimes the element of surprise makes the gift extra special.
But what clearly makes this difficult is knowing your partner’s ring size without actually asking them.
If possible, try measuring a ring that your partner already wears. Think about which finger you are intending your partner to wear their new ring on – and what finger your partner wears their current ring on.
If you are buying an engagement ring, this will be worn on the third finger on their left hand. If the ring they currently wear is worn on their middle or index finger, go for a size or two down. If worn on the little finger, go for a size or two up.
Once you have the ring that you want to measure, draw around the circumference of the ring (make sure you draw around the inside circumference). You will then need to measure what you have drawn. This is tricky – use a piece of string and follow around what you have drawn and then measure your string. The diameter is easy to measure and will also help you find the correct men’s ring size.
If your partner doesn’t already wear a ring, you may be able to get other friends or family members to help.
If all else fails, you can go for an average ring size (UK size Q, or US size 8) and then exchange the ring for the correct size later. If this is the case, drop us an email when you place your order and we will also enclose a men’s ring sizer with your selected ring.
The average ring size for men in the UK is Q, equivalent to US size 8. However, this should not be used as a definitive guide since individual sizes vary greatly. It’s best used as a starting point if you’re completely unsure of your size.
Yes, you can approximate your ring size at home using a string or paper. Wrap it around your finger and measure the length. However, this method is less accurate compared to using a ring sizer.
Wider rings tend to fit more snugly. If you choose a ring with a wide band (like 8mm), consider selecting a size up from your normal size. The width affects both the style and the fit, with wider rings being more suited to larger hands.
If you are between sizes, it’s advisable to choose the larger size. If the larger ring feels too loose, you can then try the smaller size. It’s crucial to avoid a ring that’s too tight, as it can be uncomfortable and restrict blood flow.
To accurately determine your ring size, use a ring sizer, which works like a belt. Wrap it around your finger and adjust for a comfortable fit. Measure several times a day as finger size can vary with temperature and time of day. The largest end-of-day size is usually the best measure.