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Measure Right to Fit Right

Measure Right to Fit Right

Don’t you think you have enough to worry about than to add on the trouble of a ring that screams about its existence on your finger every second by being terribly tight or one that won’t even let you know when it slipped and escaped to taste freedom?! Yes, that’s why you need the perfect measure of your fingers and toes if you are planning to adorn them with an expensive piece of jewellery. Why bother, go to a jeweller, you might say, but what if you’re ordering online or someone wants to gift you a ring and is asking for your finger size. That’s when you need to know about how to measure your finger or toe size and convert it to the desired terms and units.

Well, it’s very easy to get a finger measurement done and all you need are a paper or a string, scissorsand a pen. Now cut an average sized strip of paper which can be wrapped around the desired finger or toe smoothly and also has a little excess length so that you can hold it yourself comfortably. Be careful while wrapping it around your finger or toe, that it’s not too tight or too loose. A perfect snug fit is what you want. With one end fixed and held in position on your finger, turn the strip or string around and mark the point where the overlapped part meets the fixed end. Now, measure the length from that end to the pen mark. That’s your correct finger size. You can now follow a table which plots jewellery sizes against finger lengths or you can divide the length measured by 3.14 to get the diameter of your finger and check jewellery sizes accordingly. Do note that different countries follow different standard sizes, so please check for the same. However, charts and conversion tables are easily accessible over the internet.

Important things to remember here are; note the season when doing this as fingers have a tendency to swell during the summer and shrink during winters. Also, if you are pregnant or are on steroid medication then there may be a chance of swollen fingers as well. The best way is to measure the knuckle and the base of that finger and modify the final reading accordingly so that the ring is comfortable to put on and take off, saving on resizing expenses.