How do I choose my ring' size?

You can't wait to treat yourself with a beautiful ring or choose a gift for someone special?Which size do you need to choose? How do you take the measurement? Is women' size different than men' size?

Don't panic! We will go through everything in details for you to make the best choice!

There are different methods to know your ring' size or the one's who is going to receive the gift... and that, without even measuring their finger (which would spoil the surprise…)

Method n°1: Go to the nearest jewelry store

The best way to make the right choice is to go to your nearest jewelry store to ask a professional to measure your ideal ring' size. Supported by a specialized instrument (Ring Size Gauge), it only takes one second to get a response.

Method n°2: Use your own ring size gauge or ring stick

You will need:

  • A ring size gauge or a ring stick (accurate)
  • A ring that you can currently wear on your finger on top of which you will wear your new ring (in the case that you own a ring stick)

If you have a ring size gauge or a ring stick, it will be very easy to measure one of your current ring. But be careful, these instruments are not always exactly the same…

Every suppliers are not always that accurate, it is therefore better to take your measurement with an instrument of quality.

Triboulet pour taille de bague femme Baguier pour taille de bague femme
The Ring Stick The Ring Size Gauge

Check your ring stick

To do that, you need to avoid low cost ring stick, often made in plastic, they could have a one size difference with the official one.

You can check the accuracy of your ring stick by rolling a string around size 50, mark with a pen, the spot where the circle closes. Then measure the distance between the beginning of the string and your mark.

If that distance is equal to 50 mm (5cm) then your ring stick is accurate.

Check your ring size gauge

To do that, you need to measure the interior diameter with a ruler. Then compare the measurement in the chart below (Method N° 3: Measure one of your own ring)

For instance, size 47 should measure 1.5 cm

Method N°3: Measure one of your own ring

You will need:

  • A ruler
  • A ring that you can currently wear on your finger on top of which you will wear your new ring

If you have a comfortable ring that you like to wear, or if you have the possibility to discreetly get the other person's size to whom you want to make the surprise, this is a very good way to make your choice.

To do that, you will only need that ring and a ruler. Measure the interior diameter inside the band:

Diamètre intérieure de la taille de bague

Be careful to be accurate by measuring the largest spot of the band, each millimetre counts!

Once the measurement has been completed, compare it to the chart to know your ring' size:

European Size Interior Diameter in CM European Size Interior Diameter in CM
45 1.43 56 1.78
46 1.46 57 1.82
47 1.50 58 1.85
48 1.53 59 1.88
49 1.56 60 1.91
50 1.59 61 1.94
51 1.62 62 1.97
52 1.66 63 2.01
53 1.69 64 2.04
54 1.72 65 2.07
55 1.75    


Example: a 1.50cm diameter will be size 47, or diameter 2.01cm will be size 63.

Method N°4: The virtual ring size gauge

You will need:

  • A printer
  • A ring that you can currently wear on your finger on top of which you will wear your new ring

The virtual ring size gauge is a very good tool to define your ring' size. To do that, you will need to download it, to print it and then to follow the steps written on it.

  • Download the Anoli Jewelry virtual ring size gauge right » here «

To ensure that you did choose the accurate size, and that the virtual size gauge is at the right scale, it is important to follow the written steps on the document and to follow the accuracy of the measurements taken.

This method is easy and simple to follow, however, it is only possible if you have a good printer at home which is able to print at the right format.

Method N°5: Measure the circumference of your finger

You will need:

  • A strip of paper
  • A ruler
  • A pen

You can define the circumference of your finger and therefore your ring' size thanks to a strip of paper, a pen and a ruler.

To do that:

1- Cut a slim and long strip of paper.
2- Roll it around the thickest part of your finger.
3- Mark a spot on the strip of paper where the circle closes.
4- Lay the strip of paper on the table.
5- Measure the distance between the beginning of the strip of paper and the mark.
6- Compare the measurement with the chart below to define your ring' size.

We recommend you to repeat the method many times in order to make sure you got the right measurement.

* European sizes match to the finger's circumference (mm)
- If in between sizes, we recommend to going up on size.

European Size Finger's circumference in CM European Size Finger's circumference in CM
45 4.5 56 5.6
46 4.6 57 5.7
47 4.7 58 5.8
48 4.8 59 5.9
49 4.9 60 6
50 5 61 6.1
51 5.1 62 6.2
52 5.2 63 6.3
53 5.3 64 6.4
54 5.4 65 6.5
55 5.5    


Example: A diameter of 1.50cm will be size 47, or diameter 2.01cm will be size 63.

Some details to know:

  1. If you want to choose a ring which has a larger structure, we recommend you to size up to get a more comfortable wearing. Indeed, it will avoid any discomfort with your motions...
  2. Measure your ring size to room temperature.Your size might change according to the weather, when colder, your fingers get slimmer and on the contrary, when warmer, your fingers get swollen.
  3. Your ring' size differs from one hand to another.
  4. Women ring' size are quite similar to men ring' size.

Ring Size Conversion Chart

Each country does not use the same measurement to define ring' sizes. Please find a ring size conversion chart below:

European Size American Size British Size German Size Italian Size
45 3 ¼ G 14 ½ 5
46 3 ¾ H 14 ¾ 6
47 4 H ½ 15 ¼ 7
48 4 ½ I ½ 15 ½ 8
49 4 ¾ J ½ 15 ¾ 9
50 5 ¼ K 16 ¼ 10
51 5 ¾ L 16 ½ 11
52 6 L ½ 16 ¾ 12
53 6 ¼ M ½ 17 13
54 6 ¾ N ½ 17 ½ 14
55 7 ¼ O 17 ¾ 15
56 7 ½ P 18 16
57 8 P ½ 18 ¼ 17
58 8 ¼ Q ½ 18 ¾ 18
59 8 ¾ R 19 19
60 9 S 19 ¼ 20
61 9 ½ S ½ 19 ¾ 21
62 10 T ½ 20 22
63 10 ¼ U ½ 20 ¼ 23
64 10 ¾ V 20 ½ 24
65 11 W 21 25


  • European sizes correspond to FR, RU, DK, SE, NO, FI
  • American sizes correspond to US, CA, MX
  • British sizes correspond to UK, AU, NZ, ZA, IE
  • Italian sizes correspond to IT, CH, ES
  • German sizes correspond to DE
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Bonjour faites vous les bracelets merci de votre réponse cordialement Madame Leterrier
Giot Gisele 03 September 2019

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