Ring Size Guide

Ring Size guide

First of all cut a strip of paper no wider than 1.9cm (3/4") and at least 10cm (4") long. Measure the length of the paper or string, from the beginning to the mark with a ruler or tape measure. Ensure the ring sizer is loose enough to slide over your knuckle but not so loose that it falls off easily. A ring needs to fit over the knuckle but sit securely on the finger.

Use this table to help you find the right ring size of each UK ring size. Please note that this should be used a guide and that having your finger measured at our showroom is the most accurate way to confirm the correct ring size.

Ring Size (UK)

Circumference (mm)

Ring Size (UK)

Circumference (mm)

A

37.8

M

52.2

B

39

M 1/2

52.8

C

40.2

N

53.5

D

41.4

N 1/2

54.1

E

42.6

O

54.8

F

43.8

O 1/2

55.4

G

45

P

56

H

46.2

Q

57.3

I

47.4

R

58.6

I 1/2

47.4

S

59.9

J

48.5

T

61.2

J 1/2

49.2

U

62.4

K

49.8

V

63.7

K 1/2

50.4

W

64.9

L

50.9

X

66.1

L 1/2

51.6

Y

67.3

 

 

Z

68.5

 

If you are opting for a thicker ring the fit will be tighter so you will likely need to go one size up. Most rings can be re-sized a couple of sizes up or down so don’t worry too much. Always check with our staff before you buy.

Your fingers are largest at the end of a long day, so the best time to measure is the evening. Cold fingers shrink so try to ensure your digits are lovely and warm when testing.

We would encourage you to come to Holts Gems for a professional measurement but we do understand that this isn’t always possible, especially if you are planning a surprise!

 

The Ring Doesn’t Fit!

Most rings can be re-sized two sizes up or down but ensure you check with our staff first before making a purchase or creating your own design that this will be possible. Some gemstone-set rings are unable to be re-sized owing to the nature of the setting.

 

Planning a Surprise Proposal…?

A proposal is a very exciting time and you may feel immense pressure to get it right! Whether you are designing your own unique ring or buying something from our shop, we will help you get it right from the start.

You can use a ring that they already wear and bring it to the shop however you do need to know which finger they wear it on as the third finger is smaller than the middle finger. Our experienced team can help you find the nearest fit.

 

Other Ways to Size a Ring (not so accurate but gives us an idea…)

Unable to secretly take your partners ring?  An alternative is to draw around the inside of the chosen ring on a piece of paper, taking care to draw right to the inside edge.  This will give us a good idea as to the ring size s/he may be but again you will need to know which finger they wear the ring on.

If you really can’t manage to get the information you need, perhaps you could enlist a good friend to help?!

If there is any doubt we would encourage you to opt for a larger size. It is easier to downsize than upsize, usually, and at least at the big moment you have undoubtedly spent months planning, you can be assured that the ring will go on without a struggle! 

Good luck and remember, we’ll be here when you need us!