It's not as easy as figuring out your size in Nikes or Levis, yet it's the #1 most popular question we get asked on a daily basis here at Marke. So, without further adieu, here are the best ways to figure out your finger size:
#1 The Marke Home Try-On Kit (highly recommended):
If we don't say so ourselves, the Marke Home Try-On Kit is the best in the business when it comes to finger sizing. Why?
- Each ring sample in the Kit is engraved with it's finger size. There's nothing like slipping on an actual wedding band in order to find a true fit, so have a peek inside the sample bands and feel confident that you're ordering the right size:
- The Marke finger sizing tool is included in each Kit. Imagine a belt for your ring finger, with marked sizes on each notch. Just wrap it around your finger, and read off the corresponding size. You're all set from there, but we'd still recommend double checking against the sample bands.
- We ask a simple 1-question quiz after you order the Kit which really helps us tailor each Kit to you. Depending on your response, we'll include sample bands for generally thin, average, or thick fingers.
#2 Referring to an old ring that fits well (slightly recommended):
You can measure your ring size using a ring that you already own and know fits you. It's a reasonable solution, but kinda unrealistic since this is most likely your first time wearing a band on that finger. Hey, even a bunch of famous married guys still don't wear a wedding band, so don't feel left out at all. Print out a to-scale ring size chart - we recommend this one from Catbird - and match up the circle of your ring with the corresponding one on the chart.
#3 Using a tape measure + string (kinda not-so recommended):
You can measure your finger size using either string (raise your hand if you own string!😎) or, perhaps a more common item in your home, floss. Take either one and wrap it around the base of your finger, marking where the string or floss first overlaps with a pen. Then, line that up with a ruler and take down its length in millimeters.
The ring size chart above will tell you how many millimeters the matching circle is as well as what ring size that measurement correlates to.
One warning with this method: String and floss can stretch, so try not to force anything. If you do, your measured ring finger size may be larger than your finger actually is, and any ring you purchase may be too big.
We leave you with a few pro-tips:
- Measure your finger later in the day, and at a comfortable temperature. Our fingers are thinner in the morning or when our hands are cold, which reduces the accuracy of your measurement method.
- Watch out for salt + alcohol. We know, those hors d'oeuvres and margaritas are freaking delicious (more on both of those soon), but they'll puff you up quite instantly.
- Oh, and we always suggest going with the larger size if you find yourself in-between!