finding your ring size

Our Complete Guide

Things You Should Know

Know the Inner Profile

There are two main inner profiles for rings: Comfort Fit and Standard Fit.  A comfort fit typically fits 1/4 size different than a standard fit. 

See our comparison to learn more.

Width Makes a Difference

Wider rings cover more surface of your finger, so they feel tighter at the same size as thinner rings. Make sure you get sized for a ring that is similar in width to the one you plan to purchase.

Fingers Always Change

Fingers swell and constrict throughout the day, during different seasons, and during different activities. Because of this it's important to check your size several times to find a good average fit. 

Know the Inner Profile

There are two main inner profiles for rings: Comfort Fit and Standard Fit.  A comfort fit typically fits 1/4 size different than a standard fit. 

See our comparison to learn more.

Width Makes a Difference

Wider rings cover more surface of your finger, so they feel tighter at the same size as thinner rings. Make sure you get sized for a ring that is similar in width to the one you plan to purchase.

Fingers Always Change

Fingers swell and constrict throughout the day, during different seasons, and during different activities. Because of this it's important to check your size several times to find a good average fit. 

How Will You Find Your Size?

Choose the option that best suits your needs

VISIT A LOCAL JEWELER

This may seem obvious, but the very best option is to get a professional’s help. Most jewelers offer a ring sizing service for free, and they will know what to look for to help you find the best fit. 

 What to Expect 

 There are a few questions that all jewelers will likely ask you when you visit them to get your ring size. Knowing what these are ahead of time so you can have your answers ready will help make your ring sizing experience as quick and simple as possible!  

Considerations for your Visit

 If possible, it's helpful to visit two jewelers at different times of the day and ask to be sized for a ring in the same width and style as you plan on purchasing. For some, the changing weather and/or time of day can impact the fit of their rings, because our hands naturally swell and shrink over the course of a day and during different seasons. For instance, if you are trying to determine your ring size during the summer and you know that your hands are typically more swollen during this time, you may want to consider purchasing a ring that is slightly more snug*, to accommodate for the winter when your hands will be less swollen. This same logic applies if you are trying to determine your ring size during the winter, knowing that your hands will swell during the summer.

 *A snug fit does not refer to a fit that is uncomfortably tight, or is very difficult to put on and remove from your finger. Your ideal ring size will fit comfortably during different seasons and times of the day.  

getting sized with sizing rings

Most typical jewelers should have sizing rings. A tool that quickly allows them to check your size. Sizing rings come in a variety of widths and should come in comfort or standard profile. 

  • Let your jeweler know the width and profile of the ring you hope to purchase, and they can help you find an accurate size for that band. 

  • Be sure to find a fit that a) sits comfortably at the base of your finger without too much movement, or b) snuggly fits over your knuckle if your knuckle is larger than where the ring will sit. 

  • Don't allow the ring of sizers to hang from your hand, this can pull at the ring and cause you to choose an ill-fitting size. Set the sizer down on a counter or surface while you try the rings on so there is no pulling from the weight.

If you have a ring that fits well

Sometimes when we are trying to surprise loved ones we may not be able to measure their ring size by measuring their finger. 

When this happens, consider whether they have a ring that fits them well, and if they wear it on the same finger (please note that the same finger on opposite hands will likely be different sizes!). 

If you can sneak away this ring, a jeweler can use a ring mandrel to size their ring and get an accurate measurement for you. 

Beware: Not all ring mandrels are made the same - jewelers will likely have a standardized metal mandrel, but plastic mandrels used for craft jewelry can lead to an inaccurate size. 

If you can't sneak their ring away, consider using our at home Sizing with Calipers section below for guidance. 

Comfort Fit vs. Standard Fit

There are two main inner profiles that are popular when you're buying a ring. Standard Fit or Comfort Fit. These refer to the way the inner part of the band is shaped.

Standard Fit

As seen on the left in the picture, standard fit bands have a straight inner profile and the whole width of the band sits against the finger. Because the whole band touches the finger this style can feel like it 'sticks' or feel tighter than a comfort fit profile of the same size. 

Standard fit bands have the same diameter as a comfort fit, but often fit a quarter size larger than the same size and width comfort fit band.

Comfort Fit

As seen on the right in the picture, comfort fit bands have a D-shaped curve that hugs the finger closest at the middle of the band, and then slopes out to either side. This allows for wider rings to feel more comfortable, and gives more wiggle room to fit a ring over a knuckle when your knuckle is larger than where the ring sits.

Comfort fit bands have the same diameter as standard fit, but often fit a quarter size smaller than the same size and width standard fit band.

finding your size at home

What does a Proper Fitting Ring Feel and Look Like?

Here are a few tips to make sure find your correct ring size:

  • If the ring sizer isn’t fitting don’t force it.
  • Find the fit that sits comfortably but not too tightly around the base of your finger (or the size that fits just snuggly over your knuckle) The ring may still feel a bit loose at the base of the finger, but measuring at the widest point will help ensure that you can get the ring on and off comfortably. 
  •  Make a fist and other natural movements with your hand while trying on the ring sizer.
  • Size yourself for a ring at several different times: morning, evening, after exercise, etc. Some find that the changing weather and/or time of day can impact the fit of their rings. Because our hands naturally swell and shrink over the course of a day, it is useful to check the fit in the late afternoon, and/or try on your ring sizer over the course of a few days, to accommodate these natural fluctuations.
  • If possible, order a quarter size if you are between sizes.  

Consider Ring Width and Style


The fit of each ring will feel slightly different depending on its width and style. To ensure you get the best fit possible, you should try to match the width and style of the ring sizer you are using to the width and style of the ring you intend to purchase. If you would like to know the “why” behind these considerations, we have explained it in the Comfort Fit vs. Standard Fit and Ring Width Guide sections.

 At-Home Ring Sizing Methods

 Keeping in mind what a proper fit feels and looks like, as well as ring width and style considerations, you’re ready to tackle sizing your ring finger at home.  


Ring Sizing Checklist

Check Morning & Night

Checking your size morning and night can give two different sizes as our fingers swell and contract throughout the day.

Check After Exercise

As our blood gets flowing our fingers swell. Check your ring size after exercise to get an idea of the maximum size you might need.

Check Over Several Days

Get an average by checking over the course of several days and using that to find an overall great fit.

Check When Hot & Cold

It may not be practical to check over several months, but summer and winter can change your ring fit. Get your hands hot, and cold, and check the sizes at both temperatures. 

Ring Width Guide

Typical widths for our rings range from 2mm to 8mm wide. Custom widths can be requested, but we've shown our widths on the hands below. Men generally prefer widths from 5-8mm, while women typically wear 2mm-6mm depending on their preferences. Keep in mind if you plan to add a second or third ring (wedding or anniversary bands) down the line, as this should be considered when choosing your width. Three 2mm bands will end up taking the space of one 6mm band. 

Finding your Partner’s Ring Size Secretly

If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning a proposal or a special gift. How exciting! We know that finding the right ring size for your partner without arousing suspicion can be tricky, so we’re going to try to make this as easy as possible for you.

One of the most reliable methods is to try to get your hands on a ring your partner currently wears and have it measured it at a jeweler’s. If you can get your hands on one of their rings, but you can’t make it to a jeweler’s without risking getting caught, you can also measure their ring size at home using calipers (see At-Home Ring Sizing Methods for more details) .

If these options don’t work for you, reach out to us and we will give you some of our most carefully guarded tips & tricks!