Measuring someone’s finger size can be tricky, especially if you want to purchase a ring as a surprise or a gift for someone. At Larsen Jewellery, our custom made rings come with a complimentary resize which can be used within 4 weeks of collection. It is important to note that some designs are excluded (see details here). Even with this in mind, it is worth doing a little bit of research to see if you can find out the finger size first, or at least, make a close guess.
The most accurate thing you can do is to come in to our studio and allow one of our jewellers to measure your finger, however, we know this is not an option for everyone so here are our top tips for sizing someone else’s finger, or your own!
Find a ring that fits
Perhaps you have access to a ring that is just the right size, whether it is one you already own or one that belongs to a friend or relative. You can then measure it using the technique demonstrated in this video. Roll up a small piece of paper and use that to measure the inner circumference of the ring. Please send us a photo of the ring you measured as the width of the band can play a part in how we determine the correct size.
Email us a photo of them
Believe it or not, this usually gets a fairly accurate result. We measure people’s fingers every day and we’re pretty good at guessing a size from the right photo. Have a look through your phone or social media and see if you can find a photo of your loved one that includes their hands. Now, this won’t work if it’s a photo of just their hands, something from a bit further away that includes their face is ideal. If you also give us an indication of their height and approximate dress size, we can do the rest.
Make a paper ring
Cut a strip of paper that won’t tear easily, something like a magazine cover is perfect. Wrap it around the finger and join it with a piece of tape, make sure the paper ring is then able to come over the knuckle and go back on again. You can then cut through the tape and measure the length of the piece of paper in millimetres. Make sure you just measure the length that wrapped around the finger and not any of the overlap.