How to check your ring size at home

A ring size in Europe is often measured in millimeters and corresponds to the circumference of your finger. Here's an easy method so that you can always measure your ring size on all your fingers at home.
All you need is a piece of A4 paper, scissors, a ruler and a pen.

Illustration of scissors, paper and ruler - How to measure a ring size at home

Step 1:
Cut a long, THIN strip (about 3 mm) from your paper to measure your finger.
Step 2:
Choose the finger you want to measure.
Step 3:
Now, take your paper strip and wrap it TIGHTLY around your finger. It's important that it fits snugly and goes all the way back on your finger for the most accurate measurement. Paper is more flexible than metal, and if you wrap it too loosely, the ring may end up being too loose.
Step 4:
Now, mark a point where the paper meets and overlaps, and make sure to mark both ends of the paper where it meets.
Step 5:
Use a ruler to measure the distance between your marked lines on the strip. You should measure in millimeters, as all ring sizes vary by one millimeter. So if the strip measures 54 millimeters, your ring size is 54.

You now need to determine which ring size is the right one. At Livva Østerby, we only have even-numbered ring sizes, somewhat like clothing is typically available in sizes 38, 40, and 42.

48 50 52 54 56 58 60

These are the ring sizes we offer, but you can always contact us if you want a ring in a different size.
If your strip measures 53 mm, it's always a good idea to go up in size rather than down. In this case, your ring size would be 54.
Most people fit various ring sizes, depending on whether their fingers are cold in the winter or warm in the summer, causing them to swell slightly. Some prefer a snug fit, while others like it a bit looser. We generally recommend choosing a ring size that's slightly larger so you can wear it comfortably throughout the year. It's also possible that there should be room for it to go over a knuckle, depending on how your finger is shaped.
If a ring is very wide, you may need to go up in size. In that case, you can try cutting a wider strip of paper.
This method is a good guideline to get an idea of your size at home, but it's always recommended to have your exact size measured by a jeweler.
I hope our guide helps you find your ring size. You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

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