There are many times when you simply cannot go to the jeweler to have your finger sized for a ring. It is inconvenient to have to make a trip to the jewelry store, and you may want to do your shopping online in your own home. Wedding rings, engagement rings, promise rings, birthstone rings, class rings, and all other types of rings can easily be sized by taking your own measurements. Here’s how to measure for ring size without the help of the jeweler.

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Take a string and wrap it around your ring finger. Be sure to mark the spot where the string meets the starting end with a marker or a pen.

Stretch the string out again and place it next to a ruler. Be sure to start the end of the string at the 0 mark on the ruler. Measure from the start of the string to the marked spot to determine the circumference of your ring finger. Measure in inches.

Ring sizes come in whole and half sizes. To determine your ring size, follow this chart with the measurements that you took.
1 13/16 in = 4
1 7/8 = 4.5
1 15/16 = 5
2 = 5.5
2 1/16 = 6
2 3/32 = 6.5
2 1/8 = 7
2 3/16 = 7.5
2 1/4 = 8
2 5/32 = 8.5
2 5/16 = 9
2 3/8 = 9.5
2 7/16 = 10
2 1/2 = 10.5
2 9/16 = 11
2 19/32 = 11.5
2 5/8 = 12
2 11/16 = 12.5