How to Resize a Wedding Ring

Wedding rings are an exciting and essential part of your wedding, so it is important to choose the right ring for you. Some people might think that bigger is better, while some believe smaller is the real deal.

For women, there are few things more important than their wedding ring. The thought of it being too tight or loose gives them anxiety. You may be wondering what the best method is to ensure that your ring is a perfect fit, or if it’s better to size up or size down.

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Size Up or Down: Which Is Better?

The perfect wedding ring should be snug but not too tight. If in doubt, it’s much easier to resize your ring when it’s too big than trying to resize a smaller ring.

It’s not too hard to find your ring size; just head down to your local jeweller to have your ring size measured while advising what type would best suit you based on personal preferences such as style or metal preference. You can also measure the size of your finger from home. Here are a few tips;

1.    Use a Piece of String

Ring size can be tricky to work out, but luckily there’s an easy way. Place one end of the string around your finger and mark where it overlaps with a pen or pencil. Spread the string and line that measurement up against a ruler and record the measurement in millimetres. Use the chart below to determine the perfect ring size for you.

2.    Use an Existing Ring

If you have an existing ring, try it on the finger to determine your size. Print a true-to-size chart and place it against different sized circles until it matches up with the inside circumference of your current ring. This will give you an accurate reading for determining what’s right.

3.    Get a Sizer

You’ve probably heard the notion that “size really does matter.” That couldn’t be any more true when it comes to your wedding band, as people often purchase their bands bigger than what’s comfortable or aesthetically pleasing for them.


The first step would be getting yourself some measuring tools. There are many options online today that will allow buyers, both men and women alike, to get accurate measurements without having to worry about whether they’re wearing the wrong sized ring. You can either get a keyring with a gradient or a measuring tape.

What Is the Most Common Ring Size for a Woman?

For the average woman, the ring size ranges from 4 to 8, and men typically go up one whole number, making them size 8 and 1/2 or 9. A fun and easy way of learning her ring size without any awkwardness would be to have your girlfriend try on some rings while shopping for jewellery.

The Better Option: Get a Custom Ring

It’s tough to find the perfect ring, but you don’t need boring, generic bands. Just make an appointment with your jeweller of choice so they can custom-fit a band just right before your special day.