How To Measure Your Pinky Ring Size At Home
You want to buy a ring, but you're not sure about your pinky ring size. Trust me, you're not alone. There are a number of ways for you to check your pinky ring size at home so you can pick up your very own Self Love Pinky Ring. No matter what size you go with, remember that our rings can easily be resized by your local jewelry store.
When determining your ring size, there are a few factors to keep in mind:
- Consider Your Knuckle Size
You want to pick a size that will comfortably make it over your knuckle, but isn't so big that the ring will fall off. In most cases, we suggest you go with a snug fit over a looser one, as this will help prevent your pinky ring from getting lost.
- The Weather and Time of Day That You Size Your Finger Matter
What you've eaten and the day's temperature can both impact the size of your finger. A particularly cold day will cause your hands to shrink, while a very hot day may cause your fingers to bloat. A night of drinking, or a very salty meal can also cause your rings to expand. The best time of day to size your finger is in the morning. If it's the thick of summer and it's hot where you are, consider going a half size smaller just to ensure the ring still fits in the winter. The truth is that the average person's size can fluctuate by a full size, so try to pick a median size.
Choose the size that can make it over your knuckle comfortably, but is still a snug fit. When it comes to pinky rings, a little tight is better than a little loose. If it is a particularly hot day, or you’ve had a lot of salty foods or alcohol (which all increase your finger size), you may want to wait until tomorrow to get your true size.
- Your Ring Finger is a Good Comparison Point
The average person's pinky is two sizes smaller than their ring finger. This isn't true in every case, so make sure to consider your own hand when using this, "two sizes down" ring sizing method. In the United States, the average size for a woman's pinky is a size 4, and corresponds with a size 6 ring finger. Since women come in all shapes and sizes (and we love that!) we offer standard half sizes from 2.5 to 7, and also offer custom sizing as small as a size 1 and as large as a size 13 in quarter, half and full sizes at no extra charge. Simply choose CUSTOM as your ring size and you'll be prompted to enter your size.
- Use an Online Ring Sizing Tool (Or Our Printable Circles Ring Size Guide)
There are multiple online ring sizing tools that let you measure an existing ring (if you don't know your size). A good, reliable resource is Jewelry Wise, where they have an online sizing tool you (desktop required) you can use to measure an existing ring (with or without a printer).
If you have a printer, print our Circles Size Guide here and use it to determine the size of your existing ring. Remember: the circle you select should completely fit within the interior of your ring - do not include the band thickness in your calculation.
- Order a Fred and Far Ring Sizer
Still not sure? Not to worry. We’ve got you covered. If you're in the US, order a ring sizer from us here for $5.99 with free shipping. For international customers, please search eBay or Amazon for multisizer to order the same sizer that we use.
Regardless of which size you choose, please keep in mind that because we use solid precious metals (as opposed to gold-plated rings) all our rings can easily be resized by a local jewelry store without degrading the quality of the ring.
Still not sure? Email us at hello (at) fredandfar.com or DM us on Instagram here. Having witnessed the pinkies of thousands of women, we can advise you on the best size to order.
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