Jewelry Size Guide

Jewelry Guide – Jewelry Size Guide

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

Ring Size 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:

  1. Select a ring that fits comfortably in the figure for which you are intended to know the size.
  2. Take a printout of the below given figure A as per the given print instructions.
  3. Place that ring over the circles to match with nearest circle size to find the inside size of the ring.
  4. If the ring falls in between two sizes then it is advisable to go for the larger 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:

  1. Take a printout of the below given figure B as per the given print instructions.
  2. Carefully cut this printout from the image outline to get a size strip. Also give a slit inside the strip at the left end.
  3. Wrap this size strip around the intended finger with the scale facing out and then slide the narrow end of the strip through the slit.
  4. Pull the narrow end until the fit is snug. Also try to move that fit through the largest part of the finger, this may be the knuckle.
  5. The number that lines up at the slit represents the ring size for that finger.


Print Instructions

To get the accurate ring size results, please follow these print instructions:

  • You must make sure that you do not have ‘Shrink oversized pages to fit paper size’ or ‘Expand small pages to paper size’ selected in the Print Dialog Box.
  • You must also make sure that you have taken printouts without changing image size either intentionally or unintentionally.
  • You can verify the sizes of the image printouts by measuring them with a ruler.

Tips for Measuring Accurate Ring Size

  • You should avoid measuring cold fingers as this is when fingers are at their smallest size.
  • You should measure your finger in warm temperatures at the end of the day.
  • If your ring size falls in between two ring sizes then it is advisable to go for the larger size.

Tips, if you’re buying the Ring as a Surprise

  • You should ask your intended recipient’s mother or one of the friends if they know his / her finger size.
  • You can also borrow your intended recipient’s best fitted ring and find out the ring size by using above mentioned diameter method.

Other Tips and Information

  • Engagement and wedding rings are traditionally worn on the ring finger on the left hand. The ring finger is located between the little finger and the middle finger.
  • Ring sizes are expressed differently in different countries. All sizes listed in the above images and in tips are standard American Sizes.
  • The average adult woman’s ring size is ranged in between 5 to 7 whereas the average adult man’s ring size is ranged in between 9 to 11.

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.

Facts about International Ring Sizing

  • In the United States and Canada, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, with quarter and half sizes.
  • In the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, ring sizes are specified using an alphabetical scale, with half sizes.
  • In Japan, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, that only has whole sizes.
  • In Switzerland, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, with quarter and half sizes.
  • In Europe (excluding Ireland and the UK), ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, with half sizes.

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.

Necklace Length Guide

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)
Babies 13
Youth 16
Adult Women 18
Adult Men 24

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.