Rings Size Guide

When choosing a ring, in addition to its appearance, it is necessary to decide on which finger and where on the finger (phalanx) the ring is supposed to be worn.

Below we have noted the features of the structure of the fingers of the hand, which will help our clients achieve the main thing - so that the rings would be comfortable to wear, do not cling to hair and clothes, and look perfect on any finger.

Thumb: Hardest. Due to the physiological characteristics of the joint, all rings will sit loosely on the thumb, but it will be difficult to remove and put it on. Choose rings that are lightweight without protruding parts that look attractive from all sides, no matter how they twist. Ideal for the thumb is the ring-track, decorated with stones around the perimeter. It will be easier to put on several narrow track rings than one wide one.

Index finger: a designers’ favorite. There are no restrictions on the choice of models, an ideal place for a "cocktail" ring, large and massive jewelry looks great, with strongly protruding details, asymmetric, voluminous, or just any.

Middle finger: second most popular. There are practically no restrictions on the choice of models, however, jewelry that is strongly convex around the perimeter can cause inconvenience, for example, when shaking hands.

Ring finger: the undisputed favourite. Massive rings and thin rings-tracks look great, restrictions are possible only for models convex along the perimeter, as well as for the middle finger.

Little finger: undeservedly deprived when choosing jewelry. It is from the side of the little finger that our hands come into contact with various surfaces, which can cause inconvenience and even deformation of the jewelry. Avoid protruding rings, tapered rings, as large stone mounts can snag on clothing and hair. The ring for the little finger should be tightly wrapped around the finger, which requires a particularly careful selection of jewelry in size. 

Second phalanxes of the fingers: the revival of the forgotten. Decorations on the second phalanxes of the fingers look unusual and elegant, they can be matched in unison or vice versa, contrary to the design of the rings on the first phalanx. Choose lightweight, streamlined rings and remember that the bending of only one joint saves you from losing the ring on the second phalanx.

! It depends on the right size of the ring whether you will wear it with contentment, how comfortable it will be and how long it will last.An incorrectly sized ring can fall off, cause inconvenience, even cause discomfort if it is too tight, and is unlikely to last long. 

How to determine the size of the ring yourself?

1. Tightly wrap a strip of paper or a piece of lace on the joint of the finger, which is located above the place (phalanx) where you intend to wear the ring.

2. Mark the place where the edges of the strip / segment meet, and cut off the excess for convenience.

3. Measure the length of the measured area in millimeters or inches.

4. Divide the length by 3.14 to check both length and diameter.

5. In the diameter table, find the required ring size for the various metric systems.

6. When determining the ring size from the table, the calculated value of the pin diameter must be rounded down for narrow rings and up for wide rings.


With love, your Ethniq Jewelry ®