Most individuals have experienced the "ring fling", whereby an over-eager arm gesture or enthusiastic dance move catapults an over-sized ring onto thefloor, never to be found again. Just as common is the shop scenario when a slightly-too-small-ring gets seemingly more and more lodged and panic ensues.
To avoid knuckle-judgement-mishaps of this kind, find the right size with this easy step-by-step method:
This requires a ruler that measures mm and a piece of string or a strip of paper.
1. Wrap a piece of non-stretchy string or a strip of paper around the base of the chosen finger
2. Mark the point where it overlaps using a pen or fine-point marker
3. Measure the length in millimetres using a ruler
4. Compare the length to the ring-size chart below to determine ring size:
UK Ring Size
1. All measurements above match the inside circumference of the ring
2. If the finger measurement falls between sizes, order the larger size
3. Fingers are best measured at the end of the day for more accurate sizing
4. Take multiple measurements to ensure an accurate reading
5. Weather and temperature affect finger size, so it is best to take measurement when it is moderately warm
6. For larger than normal knuckles, measure both the base of the finger and the knuckle, selecting a size between the two
7. Fingers tend to be one half-size larger on the dominant hand