To calculate ring sizes, measure the circumference of the finger with a string or a piece of paper. Compare the length of the string to a ring size chart.Know More
Cut a length of string approximately 6 inches long. This cannot be a string with any stretch. If such string is not available, a piece of paper about 6 inches long and 1/4 inch wide also works.
Have a friend help if necessary. Wrap the string or strip of paper around the ring finger, pulling it snug but not too tight. Mark the spot where the end of the string or paper overlaps.
Take the string or piece of paper from around the finger. Hold it up to a ring measuring chart, or use the following measurements: size 5 is 1 1/16 inch, size 6 is 1 1/8 inch, size 7 is 1 3/16 inch, size 8 is 1 1/4 inch, size 9 is 1 5/16 inch, size 10 is 1 6/16 inch, size 11 is 1 7/16 inch, size 12 is 1 1/2 inch, size 13 is 1 9/16 inch, and size 14 is 1 5/8 inch. Men's and women's rings are measured identically.
If the string method falls between two sizes, choose the larger size for the ring.
A class ring is typically worn on the ring finger of the right hand. This is meant to reserve the ring finger on the left hand for an engagement ring or a wedding ring.Full Answer >
Elevating the hand, applying ice, pouring a lubricant over the area and gentle twisting removes most rings stuck on swollen fingers. If the finger becomes dusky blue or purple due to impaired circulation, go to the nearest emergency room to have the ring cut off.Full Answer >
A signet ring is traditionally worn on the little finger of the wearer's non-dominant hand. That means a right-handed person would wear the ring on the little finger of the left hand.Full Answer >
A ring turns a finger green because of a chemical reaction involving the metal mixed with acid naturally present in a person's skin. The higher the acidity level in an individual's skin, the quicker the discoloration occurs. The type and grade of metal of the ring also contributes to the possibility and speed at which discoloration occurs.Full Answer >