The most common question we get at Folklor is,
“How can I find out my ring size from home?”
November 14th, 2020 by Megan Mensink
This is a tricky question, and there is a reason there are so many guides available on the market: it is really hard to measure accurately. That is why we always recommend getting sized by a professional at a jewellery store.
Don't be intimidated by how formal this sounds. You can simply pop in to your local jeweller and ask them to measure your finger; this will be the most reliable and accurate way to find out your ring size. It’s very quick and easy.
However, if you have your heart set on DIY'ing your ring size, then we have created a guide to assist you. The Folklor Ring Sizing Guide and Workbook, was created in a way to minimize variables that we found can impact the results. For example, we chose paper as the material to wrap around your finger because there is little give to it. Materials like rope, floss, or twine have stretch, and being off by a millimetre can seriously impact the results of your sizing!
We’ve also added another step, which requires you to make a ring out of that paper. We wanted to have a two-step process which helps to verify your size. In our experience, this guide gives us the most accurate reading of our finger size.
The Folklor Sizing Guide also includes a workbook component. There is a space for you to record the size of each finger and you can save this information in the workbook, then it is easily accessible for you to reference when you come across the perfect ring! You will also find information on chain lengths and pendant sizes. Last, but certainly not least, there is a place for you to take inventory of your current chain collection. This will help you to identify what you have and what you should be on the hunt for!
What you'll need: A piece of paper, tape, scissors, a fine point pen
This refers to the distance around your finger.
This refers to the distance from outer edge to outer edge of the ring.
- Cut a piece of paper roughly the same width as the ring you’ll wear
- Tape one end of the paper and wrap it firmly around your finger
- Once wrapped, use a fine pen to mark where the end of the paper sits to find out the circumference.
- Lay the paper against a ruler and measure in mm.
- Cross reference with the ring sizing chart on the next page. If you are in between sizes, choose the size closest to your circumference.
- Use the cutting from the above steps.
- Tape the ends together to create a paper ring.
- Place it on top of a piece of paper and mark each edge.
- Measure from one side to the other to find the diameter