Figuring out your ring size can be tricky. It's a number you need to know when shopping for rings online, but requires a standardized set of ring sizers--which I'm guessing most of you don't have just laying around.
Many online resources suggest different tips and tricks for finding your ring sizes at home, but if we're being honest, they don't provide accurate measurements. This could leave you buying a ring online that you love, but is the completely wrong fit!
My tried and true method for figuring out your ring size?
Almost any jewelry store will size you for free!
Make sure to get sized for both thin and thick bands, as it does make a difference! Simply search online for "jewelers in my area", pick the closest store, and get going! It's a good idea to get every finger measured and recorded so you can refer to your sizes later. The process won't take more than a few minutes but will save you the headache of trying to find your ring sizes on your own.
There are three main factors that affect your ring size: dehydration, being too hot or too cold, and vigorous physical activity. These factors can very easily lead to a ring size that is one or two sizes too big or too small, so make sure you're feeling balanced during the measuring process.
Pro Tip: If you only know your ring size for a thin band, size up 1/2 to 1 size for a thicker band. From the picture above, the Boob Ring is a good example of a typical thick band, and the Dainty Stacking Ring is a good example of a typical thin band.