your guide to wedding ring sizing

Ring sizing can be tricky if you don’t already know your sizes and it’s important your rings fit just perfectly for both comfort and so they don’t slip off at all.

There are two ways you can go about finding your ring size:

Get Your Measurement Taken In-Store

All our boutiques will be able to take your finger measurements whether you’re looking for an engagement, wedding or eternity ring.

You can find your nearest boutique here.

Take Your Own Measurements

You can buy ring sizer’s inexpensively online or you can take it yourself by following the instructions below but it may not be as accurate.

  • Find a piece of string or strip of paper no wider than 1.4 cm (1/2 inch).
  • Wrap it around the base of the finger you’re looking to measure.
  • Use a pen to mark the point on the string/paper where it overlaps, forming a complete circle.
  • With a ruler, measure the length from the starting end of the string/paper to the pen mark.
  • Use the chart below to determine your UK ring size.
ring sizing chart

Free Resizing

All Brown & Newirth rings come with free resizing to ensure the perfect fit when registered with our TLC promise.

What about surprise engagements?

Without wanting to drop obvious hints and taking your potential fiancé to a boutique to have their ring size measured there are a few ways you could get a good estimate.

Borrow One

If they already own rings you could borrow one and take it to a boutique to have it sized.

Measure Their Current Rings

You can take a ring and draw round the inside of it on paper, cut a thin string to that length and then use a ruler.

Heavy Sleeper?

You could buy a ring sizer online and try to gage their ring size or use the string method mentioned above.

Enlist Help

Ask their parents or a trusted friend if they could help determine ring size by accompanying them to a boutique or ordering a ring sizer for ‘themselves’ without being too obvious.

Go With The Most Commonly Ordered Size

The average engagement ring size for in the UK falls between finger size L and N, if in doubt it’s always better to go slightly larger to ensure

Take a look at our dos and don’ts for the perfect proposal here!