A Quick Guide to Ring Sizing

August 02, 2017 Allison Bray

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Rings are wondrous things. They range from hugely sentimental to statement fun, and from very small investments to very large ones! 

The size of the ring you buy is very important, especially if you are choosing a big ticket ring for proposal or marriage. If you want your beloved to wear their ring proudly for many years to come, it’s best to make doubly sure that it fits! 

What are ring sizes measured in?

In the UK, rings are measured alphabetically, with A being the smallest size and Z being the largest. Half sizes are also available to help you find the most comfortable fit.

What’s the best way to find out your size?

The best way to find out your ring size is to be measured in person. It’s also worth considering that the style of some individual rings will mean you may wish to size up - so it would be ideal to try on the exact ring you have chosen in different sizes in order to ensure a perfect fit. 

Can you find out someone’s ring size without them knowing?

If you’re planning a surprise ring purchase, it may be tricky if you don’t know the recipients ring size. You may be able to get around this be checking the size of a ring they already have which you know fits them - just ensure that if you’re choosing an engagement ring you measure it against another ring you know fits the right finger.

Are ring sizes the same worldwide?

No! The alphabetical scale is used in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Most other countries use a numerical scale, though there are at least four different systems. An international ring size conversion chart can help you make sense of the different international sizing. 

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