How To Measure Your Ring Size At Home – 3 Simple Steps

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So you’ve decided to take the plunge and propose to your significant other. Congratulations! This is a huge moment in your life, and you want everything to be perfect. One of the most important details of the proposal is, of course, the ring. But how can you be sure you’re getting the right size? Perhaps you don’t have the time or energy to go to a jeweler to have your ring size measured?

Knowing yours and your partner’s ring size is crucial to the ring which can represent the longevity and commitment in a relationship.

Thankfully, measuring your ring size at home is easy and only takes a few minutes! All you need is a flexible measuring tape and a pen. Follow these three simple steps and you’ll have your ring size in no time.

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Materials needed:

  • Pen

  • Measuring tape or a strip of paper

  • Ruler

Step One: Wrap the measuring tape or thin strip of paper around the base of your finger. Make sure the tape or paper is snug but not too tight.

Step Two: With the help of a pen, mark where the end of the measuring tape or paper meets the circumference of your finger.

Step Three: Use a ruler to measure the distance between the beginning of the tape and your mark. This will give you your ring size in inches or millimeters.

Take a look at this ring size chart to know what size you or your partner are.

NOTE: If you’re unsure or if you fall between sizes, it’s always better to size up rather than down. You can always have a ring resized if it’s too big but it’s much more difficult to make a ring larger if it’s too small.

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Now that you know how to measure your ring size at home, all that’s left to do is find the perfect ring!

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Final Thoughts

Measuring your ring size doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By following these simple steps, you can easily find your ring size at home with just a few supplies. And don’t forget, when in doubt, always size up!

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John Anderson
With over two decades of wedding experience, John Anderson is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor at Life Line Wedding. He writes a variety of articles spanning over multiple areas of expertise including engagement rings, diamonds, wedding jewelry, and wedding planning. John's mission is to help soon-to-be-married couples make educated and well-informed decisions. He now spends his time writing articles to help couples on John is based in Brooklyn, NY.