Ring Size Guide
You’ve decided to pop the question and take the first step to spending the rest of your life together. We have some invaluable advice for choosing that special ring – even if you’re planning a surprise proposal.
Let’s start with the basics: The engagement ring sits on the third finger (next to the little finger) of the left hand.
The average women’s ring size is L½ and the average men’s ring size is Q
Guessing your partner’s ring size correctly can be done with a little common sense.
If you have a petite partner, it’s likely that their hands are smaller with slender fingers, so try starting at a size H or I for women, and around an N for men.
If they’re closer to an average height, chances are they have an average finger size to match. An average finger size is L½ for women and a Q for men.
Finally, if your partner is above average height or build, their weight will be naturally distributed across their whole body, so it might be a good idea to start at around a ring size M or N for a woman and a size T for men.
How do you find out your partner’s ring size without them knowing?
If asking out-right isn’t an option, you could ask your partner’s family and friends for help because they may be able to offer their advice. You could even ask her or his friends to suggest going out to try on rings and have their finger size measured while there.
There are other options like having a ring they already wear on her left-hand ring finger discreetly measured. However, if the ring is wider or narrower than 2mm, the more likely it is that the ring size won’t be entirely accurate, but it will be a rough indication.
It’s worth noting that around 40% of rings end up being resized, so as long as you can get a rough estimate by following these basic ring size guidelines, you’ll get a pretty close idea.
What does it cost to get a ring resized?
If you don’t manage to find the right ring size, we offer a complimentary first re-size on most Taylor & Hart designs to make things nice and simple.
Can all rings be resized?
Unfortunately not. If the ring needs to be resized any more than two sizes larger or smaller, there may be a fee that you must pay as your ring may have to be re-made.
Also, some designs are unable to be resized, for example, full eternity rings or twisted bands. In this case, product pages will specify if they are unable to be resized and for bespoke designs, your design consultant will notify you if your design is unable to be resized.
Does resizing a ring weaken it?
In cases where the ring is being resized one or two sizes up or down, no.
Resizing is commonplace at our workshop. To resize your ring, we make a small incision in the band and extend or tighten it as required. Once that’s completed, the gap is soldered and polished to seamlessly hide any evidence of alterations.
When a ring needs to be resized any more than two sizes larger or smaller, there may be a fee that you must pay as your ring may have to be re-made to ensure its durability.
You can download our free printable ring sizer below.
Now it’s your turn to guess the ring size of these well known stars…
We estimate Adele’s ring finger size to be an O.
2. Eva Longoria
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We think that Eva Longoria’s ring size is around an I.
3. Kate Winslet
We estimate Kate Winslet’s ring finger size to be the national average of around L½.
4. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s ring finger size would be around a size K.
5. Serena Williams
We think Serena William’s ring size would be around an O.
We would estimate that Rihanna’s ring size is around average, like Kate Winslet’s at a size L½.
7. Rebel Wilson
We would estimate Rebel Wilson’s ring size to be an S.
8. Jennifer Lawrence
We think Jennifer Lawrence’s ring finger size could be a K½.
9. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s ring size would be around a size J.
So you see, with a little common sense, you can guess you or your partner’s finger size as close as possible.
UK to US ring size converter
At Taylor & Hart, we realise how important it is to get the perfect fit on your ring. Some jewellers use the US sizing system, while others opt for the UK. It’s easy to convert your US ring size into UK ring size and vice versa. Simply use the ring size conversion chart below to obtain your ring size.
Visit one of our London showrooms
Begin your Taylor & Hart experience by discussing your ideas with one of our expert design consultants in person at one of our London showrooms, based in the City of London and Mayfair.