What is the Average Ring Size for Ladies and Gents?

Written by Linda Rafferty on 21/04/2022


What is the Average Ring Size for Ladies and Gents?


Getting the perfect fit is essential when purchasing a ring, so we cannot use the ‘one size fits all’ approach. As you might expect, generally, ring sizes for women are smaller than ring sizes for men. Knowing the average or most popular ring sizes for ladies and gents is a good starting point if you are unsure of your ring size.

The average ring size for women is US size 6 to 7, with the most common ring sizes varying between sizes 5-8.

What is the Average Ring Size for Ladies and Gents?


The average ring size for men is US size 9 to 10, with the most common ring sizes between sizes 8-12.

Different countries use different ring size scales, so we will refer to the scale used in the USA and Canada for this article. This scale ranges from size 0 to size 16. If you are more familiar with the letter system used in the UK and Australia, you can view the US-UK ring size conversion chart here

What is the Average Ring Size for Ladies and Gents?


What Factors affect Ring Size?

What Factors affect Ring Size?


There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ ring size. Just like people, our hands are all different. Some people have long, narrow fingers, while others have shorter, wider fingers. Some of the factors that affect your ring size are:

Knuckles:

Knuckles


Some people have large knuckles, which will affect the size of the ring they choose.

Temperature:

Fingers tend to shrink when cold and expand when hot. Finger size can even alter slightly at different times of the day (usually slightly smaller in the mornings).

Dominant Hand:

In general, our fingers on our dominant hand tend to be marginally bigger than our fingers on our non-dominant hand.

Weight:

Fluctuations in weight can affect your ring size.

How do you measure your Ring Size?

How do you measure your Ring Size?


If you are looking to find out your ring size, you can use our helpful ring size guide here to measure your ring size accurately. Here you will find three simple methods to measure your ring size at home.

If you don’t know your ring size, opting for a standard or average-sized ring is a good idea. An average-sized ring is generally easier to alter. Our team of jewelry experts are here to help if you have any queries - you can use our online chat platform or call or email us for support.



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