Ultimate Guide About Measuring Ring Size

How to Measure a Man's Finger for Ring Size?

Get Sized at a Jeweler: To ensure the most accurate ring size, we recommend you visit your local jeweler for a professional sizing.

Measure using an existing ring: Borrow one of your partner’s rings and slide it down a tapered candle. Measure the circumference of the candle where the ring stops. Use those measurements and the chart below to determine the correct ring size. 

Printable Ring Sizer: Follow the directions below and use our printable ring sizer.

Additional Information on sizing:

Do comfort ring sizes run differently? Comfort fit rings tend to fit looser than standard fit rings of the same size. As a general rule of thumb, when purchasing a comfort fit ring, you should choose a size that is about a half size smaller than your standard fit ring size. All sizing you perform from this page is considered standard ring sizes not comfort fit.

What is the Average Men’s Ring Size? Normally ranging from 8 to 14. Sizes 8 – 12 are among the most often purchased. The average for men is 10.

To measure using a paper strip.

In order to print the ring sizer above, be sure that your printer is set to 100%. Make sure that you have not reduced the print size in your printer ‘page setup’ area. You can verify that the sizer printed correctly by measuring it with a ruler; it should measure from A to B: 3 1/2 inches long.

Once you have printed the sizer, follow these directions to find your ring size:

  1. Cut out the ring sizer
  2. Cut a slit for Slot “A”
  3. With the numbers facing out, wrap the sizer around the finger on where the ring will be worn.
  4. Pull the pointed end Tab “B” through Slot “A” until the sizer is very snug.
  5. Measure your knuckle the same way following the previous steps.
  6. The larger of the two numbers aligned with Slot “B” is your ring size.

If the measure lands between two numbers your size is a half size Ex: Between 5 and 6 ring size: 5.5. If half sizes are not available, order the next largest size.  

Print a Measuring Tape

Online stores—like Brilliance!—offer another way to measure the finger: a printable tape measure. To find his exact ring size, print out our ring size chart, which includes a convenient cutout sizer. Just wrap the sizer around his finger to discover his size.

Get Measured

Shopping in store? All jewelers have ring sizers that men can use to find their ideal ring size. These nifty gadgets are just plain rings that he will try on to uncover his size. The ring needs to slide over his knuckle with ease but not have too much mobility on the base of the finger. You want a semi-loose fit, but the ring shouldn’t flop around on his finger.

Use Another Ring as the Guide

If the ring is a surprise, you may need to be stealthy. If he already wears a ring, use it to find the size for a wedding band. You can also print out a ring size guide that allows you (or him) to place the ring on a grid to discover his correct ring size.

Inner diameter Circumference Size
MM INCHES MM INCHES Most common in American countries, but accepted in every country!
14.1 0.553 44.1 1.74 3
14.9 0.585 46.7 1.84 4
15.7 0.618 49.3 1.94 5
16.5 0.650 51.9 2.04 6
17.4 0.683 54.5 2.15 7
18.2 0.716 57.2 2.25 8
18.9 0.752 59.3 2.36 9
19.8 0.781 62.3 2.45 10

Width

The width of a ring doesn’t affect its diameter or size, but it will affect how it looks on the finger. The wider the band, the shorter a finger may appear.

For men who typically have bigger hands and longer fingers, wider bands may be a great choice. However, if his hands are smaller or his fingers are shorter, a wider band may not be appealing. And, of course, he may not like a thicker band. Some men find thicker bands uncomfortable and restricting, whereas others don’t notice a difference at all.

An assortment of men’s rings in various widths

An assortment of men’s rings in various widths

Width

The width of a ring doesn’t affect its diameter or size, but it will affect how it looks on the finger. The wider the band, the shorter a finger may appear.

For men who typically have bigger hands and longer fingers, wider bands may be a great choice. However, if his hands are smaller or his fingers are shorter, a wider band may not be appealing. And, of course, he may not like a thicker band. Some men find thicker bands uncomfortable and restricting, whereas others don’t notice a difference at all.