What is my ring size?

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.

If you don’t have one of those stores near you, or you just want to get going and order your ring now, there are two other methods we recommend:

Option #1: If you already have another ring that fits:

Use this handy (and accurate ) online tool to figure out your ring size. Just click this link or copy and paste it into your browser: http://adrake.findmyringsize.com. You will need the ring that fits your finger and a standard plastic credit card. (Your credit card is just used as a size reference, not for payment.)

Option #2: If you DON'T already have a ring that fits:

    1. 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.)
    2. 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)
    3. Mark the paper with a pen where it overlaps
    4. 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)
    5. Check your measurement against the Inside Circumference on our International Ring Size Conversion Chart to determine your ring size
    6. If the measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger size
Please also refer to the FAQs below to learn even more about ring sizing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a difference between men sizes and women sizes?

A: No, there is no difference between men’s and women’s ring sizes. (Even though some web sites may tell you there is.)

Q: Can my fingers change size throughout the day?

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.

Q: I have large knuckles. Will that affect the size of ring I should order?

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.

Q: What if it seems like my ring size is in-between two sizes?

A: If you hesitate between two sizes, always go with the larger one.

Q: Does it make any difference if I am ordering a ring with a very wide band?

A: It can. Sometimes, a ring with a wide band is more comfortable if you order it one size larger. (Not one whole number bigger, just the next size up.)

Q: Are there different sizes in different countries?

A: Yes. All orders placed on the Puzzle Ring Emporium web site are based upon the U.S. ring size standard. To convert your ring size from another country to U.S. size, please click here to view our International Ring Size Conversion Chart. You can also use this handy online conversion tool. (http://www.onlineconversion.com/ring_size.htm

Q: If I order the wrong size, is it possible to resize my ring?

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.