Ring size systems / How to determine the size of a ring
The ring is a metal object in the form of a rim, a circle, with an empty space inside the circle line. They put on their fingers as an ornament or symbol of marriage, which, according to custom, the bridegroom and bride are exchanged (engagement ring). The ring can be smooth, with a pattern printed, with stones. Signet rings and seals are variations of the ring.
You want to buy a ring, but do not know what size is right for you? Below are the ways that you can quickly and reliably know the size of the ring that you need.
In the world there are different systems of ring sizes:
- Vienna size (circumference in mm).
- French size (circumference minus 40 mm).
- Diameter, it's also Russian size (Vienna size / pi).
- English size (approximately: 2.5 * Diameter - 28.75, where 1 = A, 2 = B, 3 = C, ..., 26 = Z).
- American size (approximately: 1.23 * Diameter - 14.3).
- Japanese size (approximately: 3 * Diameter - 38).
Table of international dimensions
|Vienna size||French Size||The Russian size||English Size||American Size||Japanese size|
How to determine the ring size
The ideal way to determine your ring size is simply to go to any nearby jewelry store and ask to measure your finger. And do this three times, since your ring size can vary depending on the time of day.
TIP: Never choose the size of the ring in the morning (in the body there is still water after last night, so the fingers are slightly swollen), after playing sports (swollen fingers) or in too hot or cold weather. "The last fitting" of the ring should be done when you are calm, and your body temperature is normal.
TIP: When measuring your ring size, most jewelers use 2 gauge samples. One for wide rings, and one for narrow rings. The finger size measurement tool is made from fairly thin rings - its width is about 3 mm, this is the most common form for measuring finger size. That's why when trying on a sample, you should tell what width you want to buy a ring, then jewelers can estimate the necessary stock in order to choose the best option for you. For a ring 8 mm wide and wider, it is better to specify the size of the ring a little more (maybe 1/4 or 1/2 size).
The second option , if you want to buy a gold ring in an online store, you need to learn one simple rule: the diameter of the finger (more often in the middle finger phalanx) and is the size of the ring!
For example, if the diameter of the ring is 1 cm. 8 mm. (1.8 cm), then the ring size will be 18. If the diameter of the ring is 1 cm. 9 mm. (1.9 cm), then the size of the ring will be 19.
Therefore, women who want to buy a gold ring through the Internet, if they already have a ring - it is enough to measure the ruler with the diameter of the inner circle of the one already purchased. The same applies to men who want to keep a secret from their loved ones preparing for a surprise. It is enough to get a woman's ring unnoticed and measure the inner diameter of the ring with a ruler.
The third way. It is necessary to measure in mm the length of the circumference of the finger (in its widest part) - wrap with a thread, mark the points of coincidence of the thread and attach it to the ruler. Divide this value by the number pi (3.14) - we get the diameter of the finger in millimeters. The result of division is rounded upwards - this is the size of the ring.
Please note that it's possible to determine the size of the ring only approximately - different models and products from different manufacturers may differ slightly.
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