Jewelry Size Guide describes the various ring sizes and necklace lengths. These size guides will certainly be useful for you and you’ll be able to get best fitted rings and necklaces.
|Ring Size Guide||Necklace Length Guide|
A ring should fit comfortably in the finger of the wearer as well as it should be tight enough which will prevent it from accidentally falling off. The best and most accurate way to measure a ring size is by visiting a local jeweler. Jewelers use a set of graduated rings and other specialized tools to determine ring size. Ring size can also be measured easily at home by any of the following ways:
Ring Size Measurement by Ring’s Diameter
The diameter of a ring can be measured by the distance across the middle inside. You can use below given ring size circles based on ring’s diameter for measuring your exact ring size. Please follow the steps to get the accurate ring size:
Ring Size Measurement by Ring’s Circumference
The circumference of a ring can be measured by its length around the inner circle. You can use below given finger size strip for measuring your exact ring size. Please follow the steps to get the accurate ring size:
To get the accurate ring size results, please follow these print instructions:
Tips for Measuring Accurate Ring Size
Tips, if you’re buying the Ring as a Surprise
Other Tips and Information
Conversion Chart for Ring Sizes
The following chart will be useful in conversion of measured ring size in inches or in millimeters to numbered size applicable in USA and Canada. This chart also shows ring sizes applicable in UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan and Switzerland.
|Ring Sizes||Measured Sized|
|USA & Canada||UK, Ireland & Australia||Japan||Switzerland||Inside Diameter||Inside Circumference|
|1 1/4||B 1/2||0.498||12.65||1.56||39.7|
|1 3/4||C 1/2||0.514||13.06||1.61||41.0|
|2 1/4||D 1/2||0.53||13.46||1.67||42.3|
|2 3/4||E 1/2||0.546||13.87||1.72||43.6|
|3 1/4||F 1/2||5||5.25||0.562||14.27||1.77||44.8|
|3 3/4||G 1/2||6||6.5||0.578||14.68||1.82||46.1|
|4 1/4||H 1/2||7.75||0.594||15.09||1.87||47.4|
|5 1/2||K 1/2||10||0.634||16.10||1.99||50.6|
|6 1/2||M 1/2||13||14||0.666||16.92||2.09||53.1|
|7 1/2||O 1/2||15||16.5||0.698||17.73||2.19||55.7|
|8 1/2||Q 1/2||17||0.73||18.54||2.29||58.3|
|9 1/2||S 1/2||19||0.762||19.35||2.39||60.8|
|10 1/2||U 1/2||22||22.75||0.794||20.17||2.49||63.4|
|11 1/2||W 1/2||24||0.826||20.98||2.59||65.9|
|12 3/4||Z 1/2||0.866||22.00||2.72||69.1|
Facts about International Ring Sizing
Resize your Ring
Most gold or silver rings can be resized by a skilled jeweler by way of soldering or stretching and compressing. However some rings cannot be resized due to gemstone setting, plating, shape or surface design. Usually small resizing does not give problems but more extreme resizing can noticeably impact the look and structure of your ring. Increasing the size of a ring typically requires gentle hammering and this will cause the shank of the ring to thin slightly. For decreasing or increasing the ring size, your jeweler may also remove or insert extra metal through soldering. Some jewelers do not resize platinum because of its density and strength.
Necklaces and chains are available in different lengths and styles. You should choose length and style of necklace or chain based on your neck size, personality and clothing.
Neck Size Measurement
Neck size can be measured easily by using a sewing (soft) measuring tape. You need to wrap this tape around the base of your neck and find out the neck size. But if you don’t have a soft measuring tape then you can also use a yardstick, ruler or stiff metal measuring tape. In such a case, you need to wrap a ribbon around the base of your neck, mark the spot where it meets, and then lay it against the yardstick or metal measuring tape to determine neck size.
Types of Necklaces Based on Length
Necklaces traditionally come in six lengths. Depending on the length, the necklace will hang to a different part of the wearer’s body.
Length: 12 to 13 Inches
Collar necklace worn tightly around the neck and usually consist of multiple strands. One should wear this type of necklace with V-necks, boat necks and off–the–shoulder clothing.
Length: 14 to 16 Inches
Choker gives very classic as well as versatile look and falls perfectly around the base of the neck. Chokers look beautiful on all types of outfit.
Length: 17 to 19 Inches
Princess offers the most popular necklace length and falls just below the throat. It comes in between choker and matinee length. A pendant can also be added for a bold and eye-catching look. Princess necklaces also look beautiful on all types of attire.
Length: 20 to 24 Inches
Matinee style also offers one of the most popular necklace lengths and it comes in between princess and opera length. Matinee necklaces look stunning on casual or business attire.
Length: 30 to 36 Inches
Opera necklace comes in a stretched length which ranges from 30 to 36 inches long. You can wear this as a single or double strand. It is perfect for high or crew necklines and gives ease and versatility especially to evening wear.
Length: 40 to 45+ Inches
Rope necklace comes in the longest length and it offers a different and astonishing look. Usually rope necklace looks elegant on any type of clothing. Often this necklace can be transformed into multi-strand necklace and when it is worn with strands of graduated lengths, it is known as bib necklace.
Most Common Lengths for Necklaces / Chains
Following table shows the most common necklace / chain lengths depending on the wearer.
|Wearer with Average Neck Size||Length (in inches)|
Necklace Length Comparison Chart
You can use below given necklace length comparison chart which illustrates where necklaces / chains of different lengths will hang on a person with an average neck size.