Ring size is important. After all, you do want your ring to fit correctly, right? Unlike with some of the cheap imported rings where you never know what “actual” size ring you are going to get, here at Puzzle Ring Emporium, we take ring size very seriously.
The very best way to know your correct ring size is to go to a local jewelry store and ask them to measure your ring size for you. Any jewelry store will gladly do that for you. The good news is that there’s a jewelry department in every Walmart, Costco, or Target, and every department store or shopping mall in the country. If you have one near you, it’s worth it to get an accurate ring size measurement from one of them.
It is also worth noting that with wider rings (7-bands or wider) you should probably order a half-size larger than you would for a narrower ring. And when you get to the even wider or heavier rings, such as a 12-band ring, you probably need to go one full size larger. In other words, the wider the ring, the larger size you'll need.
Option #1: If you already have another ring that fits:
Option #2: If you DON'T already have a ring that fits:
- Cut a strip of paper approximately 1/2" wide and 5” long (Hint: Don’t use string to measure the circumference of your finger. String tends to easily stretch (more than you think) and can give you a false reading.)
- Wrap the paper strip around the knuckle of the finger you are measuring (The ring must be sized large enough to be able to slip on and off over the knuckle)
- Mark the paper with a pen where it overlaps
- Measure the distance from the edge of the paper strip to the mark; this is the inside circumference (Hint: measure in millimeters for a more accurate measurement)
- Check your measurement against the Inside Circumference on our International Ring Size Conversion Chart to determine your ring size
- If the measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger size
- IMPORTANT: As mentioned above, remember that with wider rings (7-bands or wider) you should order a half-size larger than you normally would for a narrower ring. With even wider or heavier rings, such as a 12-band ring, you should probably go one full size larger.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, there is no difference between men’s and women’s ring sizes. (Even though some web sites may tell you there is.)
A: Yes, there are a few factors that can affect your finger size at any given moment. Body temperature is the most common factor to consider when determining ring size. You should avoid measuring your ring size when your body temperature is either unusually cold (fingers will shrink) or unusually hot (fingers will expand), which can cause an inaccurate measurement. So, it’s best to measure your ring size at room temperature. Your fingers might also swell if you are pregnant or taking certain medications. Take this into account when measuring your fingers.
A: It can. If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, and you're using a strip of paper to measure your ring size, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size in between the two. This is another good reason why it is better to use a ring that you know fits to determine your best ring size.
A: If you hesitate between two sizes, always go with the larger one.
A: Yes! If you are ordering a wider band ring (7-band or wider) you should probably order a half-size larger than you normally would for a narrower ring. For even wider or heavier rings, such as a 12-band ring, you probably need to go one full size larger. In other words, the wider the ring, the larger size you'll need.
A: If your ring is a regular single-band ring, then no problem, almost any jeweler can resize a regular ring or you can it back to us and we’ll resize it for you. However, resizing a puzzle ring is much more difficult than with regular single-band rings because of the multiple, individual bands. It can be done, but it is not recommended, so we highly recommend that you order the right size puzzle ring from the start. See also the question above about wide band rings.