How to get your ring size
Check with the person in charge of your ring order. This person should have a ring sizer that will allow you to take your size properly, however if they don’t, here is what you could do instead:
- Send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a free recyclable ring sizer.
- Visit a local jewellery store. They’ll probably have a ring sizer or a mandrel at their disposal. The mandrel is a tool that allows you to define the size of an existing ring.
D.I.Y ring sizing guide
Follow these directions to measure your finger. They will give an approximate guide to establish your ring size. For a completely accurate measurement go to a jeweler and have your finger sized precisely.
- Choose which finger you will wear your class ring on (traditional etiquette suggests your right-hand ring finger)
- Find a piece of string or strip of paper no wider than 1.4 cm (1/2 inch). We recommend using heavy paper such as index cards or manila file folders. If thick paper is not available grab a piece of string
- Wrap the string or paper around your knuckle as well as the base of your finger. Make sure the ring size will not be too tight to fit over your knuckle, or too loose on the base of your finger.
- Use a pen to mark the point on the string/paper where it overlaps, forming a complete circle.
- With a ruler, measure the length from the starting end of the string/paper to the pen mark.
- Use the chart below to determine your UK ring size.
Important ring sizing tips
MEASURE MORE THAN ONCE
Measure finger size three or four times to eliminate the possibility of an erroneous reading.
TEMPERATURE IS IMPORTANT
Don’t measure anything if your body temperature is not stable. A cold finger will shrink, and a hot finger could expand, both of which would cause an inaccurate reading. Only measure when fingers are at room temperature.
CAN'T CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO SIZES?
To be on the safe side, we always recommend you go with the larger one.
BIG KNUCKLES COULD AFFECT YOUR SIZE
If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, and you’re using the virtual ruler, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle. Then select a size in between the two.