How to Measure Your Finger by jennyyingdi

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									                  How to Measure Your Finger

Measurement

  1. Find a piece of string or strip of paper no wider than 1.4 cm
     (1/2 inches).
  2. Wrap it around the base of the appropriate finger.
  3. Use a pen to mark the point on the string/paper where it
     overlaps, forming a complete circle.
  4. With a ruler, measure the length from the starting end of the
     string/paper to the pen mark.
  5. Use this measurement and the chart to the right to determine
     your ring size.
  6. If the measure lands between two numbers, your size is a half
     size. Example: Between British ring measurement N and O is
     Europe ring measurement size 55. If half sizes are not
     available, order the next larger size.
  7. For the most accurate reading, measure the finger at the end of
     the day when the finger is the largest.

Here are some tips to make your ring size measurement more
accurate:

  After sliding the ring sizer on, make sure it slides off fairly easily
  over the knuckle.

  Don't measure cold fingers. This is when fingers are their
  smallest.

  For the most accurate reading, measure the finger at the end of
  the day when the finger is the largest



  Diameter MM        Circumference MM         UK Size     Europe Size


     14.3                   44.92                G            46
     14.7                   46.18                H            47
     15.1                   47.44                I           48.5
     15.5                   48.69                J           49.5
     15.9                   49.95                K            51
     16.3                   51.24                L            52
     16.7                   52.46                M            53
      17.1                  53.72                N          54.5
      17.5                  54.98                O           56
      17.9                  56.23                P           57
      18.3                  57.49                Q           58
      18.7                  58.75                R          59.5
      19.1                  60.00                S          60.5
      19.5                  61.26                T           62
      19.9                  62.52                U           63
      20.3                  63.77                V           64
      20.7                  65.00                W           65
      21.1                  66.29                X           67
      21.5                  67.51                Y           68
      21.9                  68.77                Z           69
      22.3                  69.99               Z+1          70
      22.7                  71.31               Z+2          71
      23.1                  72.57               Z+3          72
      23.5                  73.83               Z+4          73
      23.9                  75.08               Z+5          73


         Free printable Ring sizer - measure online ring sizer




There are two ways to measure your ring size:




Printable Ring sizer

In order to print out this free online ring sizer above, be sure that
your printer is set to 100%. In other words, make sure that you
have not reduced the print size in 'page set up.' You can verify that
the printable ring sizer printed correctly by measuring the ring sizer
with a ruler; it should measure from left to right: 3 1/2 inches.
Once you have printed the free ring sizer, follow these directions to
find your ring size:

Wrap a piece of loose string around your finger. Be sure to allow for
the size of your knuckle.

With a pen, mark the point on the string where the end meets.

Using the chart, place the end of the string on the left hand border
next to the word, 'Son,' and stretch along the sizer toward the
numbers.

The pen mark will indicate your ring size.



Ring Measurement with a paper strip

To measure your ring size online you need the following equipment (
paper ring sizer):

                                scissors
                                ruler preferable in millimeters
                                sheet of paper
                                pen
                                tape

To measure your finger make sure you are in a room at room
temperature. Different temperature make your fingers thicker or
thinner. Keep also in mind that there are days that your body hold
more water then other days, which make your fingers swell a little.
Also during the day there can be a difference in finger size. If you
notice that you finger size varies slightly, make sure you take the
measurement at the right time.

Take the sheet of paper and cut it to 3 cm by 10 cm. Take the strip of
paper ring sizer and fold it so it becomes 1cm X 10 cm. Take the
folded paper and pull it a few time over an edge of a table so it
becomes more flexible
Now wrap the piece of paper around the base of your finger, on
which you want to wear the ring. Mark with a pen where the paper
end overlaps. Now take the piece of paper of your finger and cut it
about 1 cm longer then where you marked the paper with the pen.
Take the tape and make a ring out it. Try the paper ring on the same
finger and see if it comes on and off easily.

If the ring fits correctly cut the ring in two and measure the length
of the paper in millimeters. Use the following table to convert length
to the American ring size.

This is also a man ring sizer.
Best way to measure your ring is to order a plastic ring sizer



   Ring Size*(UK)          Measured Size (mm)

          G                     45.5

          H                     46.7

          I                     48

          J                     48.7

          K                     49.9

          L                     51.2

          M                     52.5

          N                     53.8

          O                     55

          P                     56.3

          Q                     57.6

          R                     58.9

          S                     60.1
T   61.4

U   62.7

V   64

W   65.2

X   66.5

Y   67.8

Z   68.4
Ring Size Chart for ring fitting finger measurement

Our ring sizes are consistent with the sizes you find at your local jewelry store.
It is best to measure your finger in the evening. Do not measure your finger when
your hands are cold. To determine your ring size please:

1. Wrap a piece of string or a strip of 1/4 inch wide paper around your finger.
   Make sure it will go over knuckle.

2. Mark the point where the two ends meet.

3. Measure the string or paper against a ruler.

4. Compare your measurement to the chart below.

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Ring Size                            Measured Length
USA                                  inches                               mm


4                                    1-13/16                              46.5
4.5                                  1-7/8                                47.8
5                                    1-15/16                              49
5.5                                  2                                    50.3
6                                    2-1/16                               51.5
6.5                                  2-1/8                                52.8
7                                    2-13/16                              54
7.5                                  2-1/4                                55.3
8                                    2-5/16                               56.6
8.5                                  2-3/8                                57.8
9                                    2-7/16                               59.3
9.5                                  2-1/2                                60.3
10                                   2-9/16                               61.6
10.5                                 2-5/8                                62.8
11                                   2-11/16                              64.1
11.5                                 2-3/4                                65.3
12                                   2-13/16                              66.6
12.5                                 2-7/8                                67.9
13                                   2-15/16                              69.1




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                                              Ring Size Finder
Tips for finding your ring size:
GMeasure your finger in warm temperatures at the end of the day.
GIf your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, use Method B below, except measure both the
 base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size in between the two.

Tips if you’re buying the ring as a surprise:
GAsk your intended recipient’s mother or friend if they know his/her finger size.
GBorrow one of your intended recipient’s rings and use Method A below. (Make sure to borrow a ring that
 fits the finger you intend your gift ring to fit.)

Other tips and information:
GWhen considering a wide band, move up a size from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.
GDifferent countries have different ring-size systems. All sizes listed here are standard American sizes.
GThe average woman’s ring size is about 6. The average man’s ring size is about 10.
GYour ring size will be about half a size larger on your primary hand (i.e., the hand you write with).
     Print this page. NOTE: For accurate ring-size results, you must make sure that you do not have “Shrink
     oversized pages to fit paper size” or “Expand small pages to paper size” selected in the Print dialog box.
     Using your printed page, follow Method A or B below:
    Method A
    Measure a ring that fits you (or your intended recipient):
    Place a ring that fits you over the circle, making sure the inside of the ring lines up with the outside of the
    circle. If you are between sizes, order the larger size.



        Size 5          Size 6           Size 7           Size 8              Size 9

       15.7 mm          16.5 mm         17.3 mm           18.2 mm             18.9 mm




         Size 10           Size 11             Size 12              Size 13

         19.8 mm            20.6 mm            21.3 mm              22.2 mm



    Method B
    Measure your finger and compare to the scale:
    1 Find a piece of non-stretchy string about 6" long, or a strip of paper about 6" long and 1/4" wide.
    2 Wrap it snugly around the base of your finger.
    3 Using a pen, mark the point on the string or paper where it overlaps, forming a complete circle.
    4 Compare the length of the string or paper to the lines on the paper below to determine your ring size.
      If you are between sizes, order the larger size.

      Size 5                                               Size 10

      Size 6                                               Size 11

      Size 7                                               Size 12

      Size 8                                               Size 13
      Size 9                                               Size 14
     Ring Size Conversion Chart

Use the chart below for conversion of US
and Canadian number sizes to the "Wheat
sheaf" system of letter sizes used in
Ireland, U.K. Australia, ect. Diameters and
circumferences are also given in both
inches and millimeters. Please note that
these measurements are exact for the
American system and approximate for the
other sizing scales, since the intervals in
each system do not correspond exactly.

Ring sizing gauges and finger gauges as
well as published charts do not always
agree. Add to this that there are two
conflicting methods of reading ring gauges
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so it is quite common for ring sizes to vary
slightly from one workshop or jeweler to
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another. The ring sizing information
presented here is the result of a
conscientious study and comparison of
various sources and is consistent with the
instruments and measuring technique that
we use in our workshop.


                                               Number          Wheat
  Inside     Inside      Inside         Inside
                                                 Sizes          Sheaf
Diameter Diameter Circumference Circumference US/Canada        British    Japanese    Swiss
(inches)  (mm)       (inches)       (mm)       Standard         Irish    Equivalent Equivalent
                                                              Australian
                                                              Equivalent
  0.458       11.6        1.438          36.5          0
  0.466       11.8        1.463          37.2         1/4
  0.474       12.0        1.488          37.8         1/2        A
  0.482       12.2        1.513          38.4         3/4       A 1/2
  0.490       12.4        1.539          39.1          1         B            1
  0.498       12.6        1.564          39.7        1 1/4      B 1/2
  0.506       12.9        1.589          40.4        1 1/2       C
0.514   13.1   1.614   41.0   1 3/4    C 1/2
0.522   13.3   1.639   41.6      2       D     2    1.50
0.530   13.5   1.664   42.3   2 1/4    D 1/2
0.538   13.7   1.689   42.9   2 1/2      E     3    2.75
0.546   13.9   1.714   43.5   2 3/4    E 1/2
0.554   14.1   1.740   44.2      3       F     4    4.00
0.562   14.3   1.765   44.8   3 1/4    F 1/2   5    5.25
0.570   14.5   1.790   45.5   3 1/2      G
0.578   14.7   1.815   46.1   3 3/4    G 1/2   6    6.50
0.586   14.9   1.840   46.7      4      H      7
0.594   15.1   1.865   47.4   4 1/4    H 1/2        7.75
0.602   15.3   1.890   48.0   4 1/2      I     8
0.610   15.5   1.915   48.7   4 3/4      J          9.00
0.618   15.7   1.941   49.3      5     J 1/2   9
0.626   15.9   1.966   49.9   5 1/4      K          10.00
0.634   16.1   1.991   50.6   5 1/2    K 1/2   10
0.642   16.3   2.016   51.2   5 3/4      L          11.75
0.650   16.5   2.041   51.8      6     L 1/2   11   12.75
0.658   16.7   2.066   52.5   6 1/4     M      12
0.666   16.9   2.091   53.1   6 1/2    M 1/2   13   14.00
0.674   17.1   2.116   53.8   6 3/4      N
0.682   17.3   2.141   54.4      7     N 1/2   14   15.25
0.690   17.5   2.167   55.0   7 1/4     O
0.698   17.7   2.192   55.7   7 1/2    O 1/2   15   16.50
0.706   17.9   2.217   56.3   7 3/4      P
0.714   18.1   2.242   56.9      8     P 1/2   16   17.75
0.722   18.3   2.267   57.6   8 1/4     Q
0.730   18.5   2.292   58.2   8 1/2    Q 1/2   17
0.738   18.7   2.317   58.9   8 3/4      R           19
0.746   18.9   2.342   59.5      9     R 1/2   18
0.754   19.2   2.368   60.1   9 1/4      S          20.25
0.762   19.4   2.393   60.8   9 1/2    S 1/2   19
0.770   19.6   2.418   61.4   9 3/4      T          21.5
0.778   19.8   2.443   62.1     10     T 1/2   20
0.786   20.0   2.468   62.7   10 1/4     U     21
0.794   20.2   2.493   63.3   10 1/2   U 1/2   22   22.75
0.802   20.4   2.518   64.0   10 3/4     V
0.810   20.6   2.543   64.6     11     V 1/2   23
             20.8        2.569          65.2        11 1/4      W                      25
  0.826      21.0        2.594          65.9        11 1/2     W 1/2        24
  0.834      21.2        2.619          66.5        11 3/4      X
  0.842      21.4        2.644          67.2          12       X 1/2        25        27.50
  0.850      21.6        2.669          67.8        12 1/4      Y
  0.858      21.8        2.694          68.4        12 1/2       Z          26        28.75
  0.866      22.0        2.719          69.1        12 3/4     Z 1/2
  0.874      22.2        2.744          69.7          13                    27
  0.882      22.4        2.769          70.3        13 1/4       Z1
  0.890      22.6        2.795          71.0        13 1/2
  0.898      22.8        2.820          71.6        13 3/4       Z2
  0.906      23.0        2.845          72.3          14         Z3
  0.914      23.2        2.870          72.9        14 1/4
  0.922      23.4        2.895          73.5        14 1/2       Z4
  0.930      23.6        2.920          74.2        14 3/4
  0.938      23.8        2.945          74.8          15
  0.946      24.0        2.970          75.4        15 1/4
  0.954      24.2        2.996          76.1        15 1/2
  0.962      24.4        3.021          76.7        15 3/4
  0.970      24.6        3.046          77.4          16

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                                               Reality Check

                                               Rings and gauges are hard metal objects that
                                               can be measured exactly, but your finger is
                                               flesh and bone. Your finger is not round and it
                                               cannot be measured with the same degree of
                                               accuracy as the ring. At the end of the day,
                                               the right ring is one that will stay on
                                               comfortably. Average ring finger sizes may be
                                               useful as a point of reference for people who
                                               are not very good at measurements. These
                                               are offered to help you know if your
                                               calculations are reasonable.

We can measure rings with a great deal
more accuracy than we can measure               Average adult women size 6 to 8 or L to Q
fingers. That is why we call it a ring size              Most American jewelers
rather than a finger size.                            get women's samples in size 7
                                                   Average adult man size 9 to 11 or J to W
                                                           Most American jewelers
                                                         get men's samples in size 10

                                                  Finger sizes sometimes do not correspond to
                                                  body size. Finger sizes also are prone to
                                                  change with temperature, humidity, exercise,
                                                  what you have been eating, time of day, time
                                                  of the month, pregnancy and other factors.
                                                  Dominant hand is usually 1/2 size larger, so if
                                                  you are right handed and have a size 7 ring
                                                  that fits the left hand it is reasonable to guess
                                                  that a 7 1/2 will fit the right hand. Quarter
          Jeweler's finger gauge rings            sizes are offered to help you get the best fit,
                                                  however quarter sizes make more difference
Narrow rings are the most common, but if you on smaller fingers than on large fingers.
are buying a wider ring it is best to try a wider
    set like the one's shown on the left, or      The best size is usually the ring that fits
 anticipate that you will need a quarter or half snugly and gives a little resistance when you
 size larger if the finger is sized using narrow take it off. Wider rings should be a little looser
                   sizing rings.                  that narrow rings.
                                                  Men take note that if you are not used to
The dash marks following every other number wearing a ring, the proper size will probably
         on the rings indicate half sizes         feel tight a first. Many men loose their
                     7- = 7 1/2                   wedding rings because they choose sizes
                                                  that are too loose.




                                                  True diameter method
                                                  This is the method we use at Walker
                                                  Metalsmiths.
                                                  The mark is read at the point at which the
                                                  wider side of the taper meets the edge of the
                                                  ring. Wide rings are occasionally tapered and
                                                  the smaller of the edges of the ring should be
                                                  taken as the true size since this is the
                                                  diameter of the largest finger that can fit into
                                                  it.

                                               The center line method
                                               Using this method the mark at the center of
There are two common methods of reading a the ring is judged to be the size. Using this
                 ring gauge,                   method a wider ring will be measured at a
 also called a sizing mandrel or sizing stick. size slightly smaller than it's true diameter,
                                                      due to the taper of the sizing gauge. This
                                                      method automatically compensates
                                                      somewhat for the fact that on the same finger
                                                      a wider ring will fit tighter.

                                                      If the ring is narrow, 3mm or less, the
                                                      difference between the two methods is
                                                      negligible. Wider rings gauged by these two
                                                      methods will be called a slightly smaller size if
                                                      the center line method is used. Because a
                                                      ring size is a definition of diameter we think
                                                      that it is proper that a ring actually measures
                                                      the true diameter rather than contain a fudge
This ring is a 10 1/2 if sized by the true diameter   factor for width. Your local jeweler may
                     method                           disagree, but calibration of gauges from
                         or                           different manufacturers may also disagree.
    10 1/4 if sized by the center line method.

At Walker Metalsmiths we would call this ring
                size 10 1/2

								
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