How to Measure Ring Size at Home [2024 Update]

Determine how to measure your ring size - without leaving your home!  Life can get busy, and you won't always have time to head to a local jeweler to get the correct ring size needed for your upcoming milestone. "How do I know my ring size?" and "What are wedding ring size ranges?" are very common questions but don't worry, we can help! Whether you're searching for a wedding band, engagement ring, or anniversary gift, finding your ring size doesn't have to be complicated. There's a handful of helpful ways to get your ring size online with printable size charts, tape measure, ring sizer tools, and a pen and piece of paper. 

Don't make the mistake of ordering the average ring size by height and weight as this is a sure fire way to end up with a mens wedding ring that doesn't fit!  Jewelry stores often measure your ring size for free, but you can easily do it at home too. If you're thinking about shopping for a ring (or dropping hints about one!), make sure you know your size first. Pillar Styles will also ship you a free ring sizing kit in the mail in addition to using the methods discussed here to ensure your wedding ring has the optimal fit and feel on your finger.


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It's important to note that the ring sizing kit is a helpful tool but should be used in conjunction with several methods to get the law of averages on the optimal size needed.  The most accurate sizing will be at a local jeweler but to ensure the correct size, please confirm using the ring sizer and online methods to verify! Your ring size will not change regardless of if you select a tungsten, titanium, or Damascus steel ring.

Not located within the USA? No problem at all! Pillar Styles has customers across the globe ranging from New Zealand, Singapore, and Russia. There are several options for converting your wedding ring size from the letter sizing system to the European siszing system. Using the conversion chart will help you easily determine the right wedding ring size for the optimal fit and feel. Oh, and you also get free shipping anywhere in the world.

What Is the Wedding Ring's Width?

When choosing a wedding band size, it's important to consider the width that best suits your preference. Wedding band widths typically range from 2mm to 10mm. The average men's wedding band width is around 8mm, while the average women's wedding band width is about 6mm.

However, there is a wide variety of options available, from thinner womens wedding bands at 4-6mm to wider mens rings at 6-8mm, this plays a part on the fit and feel on your finger. The choice of width can also depend on hand size, with thinner bands being suitable for smaller hands and wider bands complementing larger hands. 


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Ultimately, the selection of the wedding band width is a personal preference and will effect the ring size needed. The average width is 8mm which many customers find to be the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing option.

A well-fitting wedding ring feels secure but not too tight. It won't easily slip off, but it should move comfortably past your knuckle. To visualize the width of your wedding ring, using nickels is a good indicator.  

How To Measure Your Ring Size Different Wedding Band Widths


How Do I Find My Ring Size?

It's actually a pain free and easy process to measure your ring size from home ranging from a tape measure, string, or online charts.  Before you begin, do you currently wear a ring or have one around the house?  Try that ring on for size to determine if you need adjustments. 

In the United States, ring sizes typically range from 3 to 15 for adults, using a scale that includes both whole and half numbers. These sizes correspond to the width of your finger in millimeters. For example, a size 9 ring is designed to fit a finger that is 19mm millimeters wide. As the sizes increase, so does the width, with each half-size increment adding 0.4 millimeters. Therefore, a size 11 ring would be 20.6mm millimeters wide, and a size 4 ring would be 14.8 millimeters wide.

It's best to get your ring sized at a location indoors at room temperature.  Heat and cold conditions can affect your ring size in a big way!  It's best to measure later in the day as ring fingers are slightly smaller in the AM and can fluctuate depending on your physical activity and the weather.  To get your wedding ring's optimal size, duplicate the ring sizing process a few times throughout the day and compare your results.

Measure a Ring Size for Someone Else: The Art of Subtlety

How to measure ring size at home for someone else?  If you'd like the element of surprise and want to purchase a wedding ring discretely, it can be done! Pillar Styles will ship you a ring sizer free along with your ring, just in case you don't get a perfect fit. Buying a surprise ring, especially for a wedding, anniversary, or gift, is an incredibly thoughtful gesture. But to pull it off, you'll need the perfect ring size! Here's how to stealthily measure your special someone's ring size:

Method 1: The "Borrowed" Ring

The Mission: Discreetly find a tungsten ring they already wear on the correct finger (ideally their ring finger on the left hand for an engagement ring).

Timing is Everything: Wait for a time when they're not wearing their ring it (while showering, sleeping, etc.).

Choose Your Tool:

String or Paper: Wrap a thin string or a strip of paper around the inside of the tungsten ring. Mark where it overlaps. Measure this length on a ring size chart.

Ring Sizer: Get a plastic ring sizing kit from Pillar Styles or borrow one from a friend. Slide their ring onto the ring sizer to find the matching size.

Method 2: The Sneaky Outline

The Setup: While they're not looking, place their tungsten ring on a piece of paper and carefully trace the inside and outside of the ring.

Get Creative: Take a photo of the tracing or bring it to a jeweler. They can expertly determine the ring size from the outline.

Method 3: The Sleeping Measurement

For the Brave: If they're a sound sleeper, gently wrap a string or flexible measuring tape around the base of the correct ring finger and quickly note the size.

Risk Factor: Proceed with caution! Avoid waking them up.  

Keep in mind that sizing for wedding rings is unisex and will be the same for men and women.  The only difference will be  your own personal preference for the width for your ring. Before anything else, check with someone close to your recipient if they know or can find out the ring size.  These should be people that can be trusted to keep a secret like a mother in law, friend, or coworker. 


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Ring Sizer with Pen and Paper

To get an accurate ring size for your wedding band at home, get a pen or pencil, and a piece of paper, floss, or string.  One note on how to measure finger size is to make sure you do not use the wrong hand! It's a simple, but common ring sizing mistake. Your ring size on your dominant hand will almost certainly differ from your non-dominant hand. Keep in mind Pillar Styles will ship you a ring sizer free to use in conjunction with the string method.

If you use string or floss, please note they are stretchy. Don't pull them too tightly when measuring your finger for a ring. Otherwise, you might end up with a ring that's too loose.

1. Cut the paper or string and wrap it around your finger.  You'll want to place it closer to the knuckle as the ring needs to slide over that comfortably.  It should be a snug fit so avoid measuring to tight.

2.  With your pencil, make a notation on the paper where it overlaps at the end.  From there, a simple ruler or tape measure to find the length in millimeters.  

3. Record the diameter measurement in millimeters, and then use our ring sizing at home graphic below.

How to Measure Ring Size at Home

Additional Wedding Ring Sizing Tips

  • Pillar Styles features Comfort Fit sizing which allows for slightly more room on the interior of the ring.  If your ring size falls between a half and full size, you'll want to round a size down.  ex: Wedding Ring size is 7.75 would order a size 7.5 ring or a size 10.25 would be a size 10 with comfort fit sizing.
  • Bend and Twist!  It's like the dance move, but for your finger.  The wedding band should slide over the knuckle with a slight twist to it.  From there, bend your finger to ensure it's snug enough it won't fall off, but loose enough to slide over the knuckle.- If you or your significant other's knuckle is on the larger size, don't size down the comfort fit ring.

Finding how to measure ring size doesn't have to be difficult.  A few minutes of your time is well worth it considering your wedding band will be on for all eternity (hopefully).

Please note - the more methods you use to get your ring size online - the better.  If you're wondering what the cost of ring resizing is, most tungsten wedding rings cannot be resized due to its strength. But Pillar Styles offers an exchange service if your ring sizing from home doesn't garner the perfect fit. The law of averages will give you the most accurate ring measurement.  Skip the hassle and get the perfect fit the first time around.  Please note - Pillar Styles will mail you a free ring sizer in addition to using these methods!

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