Finding a ring that fits your finger can be challenging, especially if you are unsure with what your ring size is, or even how to find out what size it is. Don’t worry – we have made the ultimate guide on finding your ring size, allowing you to finally find a ring that aptly fits your finger. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
UK Ring Sizes
Firstly, it is important to note that UK ring sizes are not the same as EU or even US ring sizes. Whilst the measurement in millimetres (mm) or inches may be the same, how the sizes are categorised may vary from country to country, or even from company to company. Don’t worry too much about this, though, as you can easily find ring size converters on the internet.
That said, it is a good idea to know your ring size in terms of the inside diameter and inside circumference in order to know what your ring size is in UK standards. The UK categorises ring sizes using letters, typically in alphabetical order from A to Z.
Tips When Measuring Your Ring Size
So, how do you go about measuring the circumference of your finger to find your ring size? It is actually quite simple, but first you will need a few things:
- A piece of string or paper (cut into a small strip)
- A pen
- A ruler
Once you have these items, you are now ready to begin measuring your finger! Before you start, ensure that your hands are warm – around room temperature will do. We say this because too cold or too hot hands can lead to inaccurate measurements, as your fingers can shrink or expand with the changes in temperature.
Measuring Your Ring Size
When your hands are at a normal temperature, you can begin:
- Wrap the string or paper around the finger that you wish to measure. Position this towards the base, where the ring would normally sit.
- Using the pen, mark on the string or paper where the ends meet around your finger.
- Take the string or paper and, with a ruler, measure the length in mm. This is the circumference of your finger.
- Cross-reference the circumference measurement you have just taken with our Hatton Garden Diamond ring size chart. And, voila – you now have your ring size.
Keep in mind that your ring size could change as you age – various other environmental factors could affect your ring size, too – so it is always a good idea to measure your finger whenever you are planning on buying yourself a ring.
What would happen if this method didn’t work for me?
If you find yourself struggling with the above method, you can also buy a ring size measurer, similar to a belt or tape measure, that does the job for you. You simply wrap it around your finger and note down the relevant measurement pre-marked on the tape.
The Perfect Diamond Ring Awaits You at Hatton Garden Diamond
Now that you have your ring size, why not have a look through our bespoke diamond rings at Hatton Garden Diamond? As a family-run business with over four decades of experience, you can trust us when it comes to providing high quality, lab-grown diamond rings to suit engagements, birthdays, or just because.
If you have any questions about our products or services, simply get in touch today to find out more.