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Shopping for wedding rings can be a journey. Whether you’re a stylish man or a casual guy, chances are that the scales of the jewelry world remain an unexplored territory. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve created a no-nonsense ring size guide so you can find the perfect fit. But before diving into the nitty gritty, it makes sense to get a baseline for ring size itself.

So, what exactly is the average ring size for men, anyway?

In the United States, the average men’s ring size is a 10. However, if you happen to be shopping in the United Kingdom, you will want to look for “T ½.” Japan and Switzerland both come in at 20, even though they have different conversion scales. For Japan, simply double the U.S. measurement, while for Europe you can add 10.

What are the exact measurements?

Need to know the specific measurements of a ring? Across the board, the standard “stock” size (aka, a ring size around 10) possesses an inside circumference of about 2.44 inches or 62.1 mm. And the inside diameter is .78 inches or 19.8 mm. Keep in mind that a wider band will slightly alter these measurements.

What are some other factors to keep in mind when measuring ring size?

Depending on the time of day, the internal diameter of your ring finger’s size will fluctuate by about 0.7 mm, and the fingers on your dominant hand will likely be bigger than those on the mitt opposite. For the most accurate ring size, we recommend measuring your finger size at the end of the day.

If you go to a jeweler in person, they should be able to provide you with a ring sizer tool to help measure your finger. Don’t have time to visit the jewelry store? No worries! We have a handy online ring size chart you can reference from the comfort of your own home.

Not Sure What Your Ring Size Is? Consult Our Ring Size Chart Here!

Ring Sizing Tips to Consider

Ah, the old shoe trick. We’ve all heard it, so it has to be true, right? Right? We hate to break it to you, but that just isn’t a real thing. While your ring size can correspond perfectly (or at least within a half size) to your shoe size, that’s just a coincidence.

So, what can you do to find the perfect size? Before wrapping a measuring tape around the base of the finger, you’ve got a couple of options.

Option 1: Work From Average

There’s a decent chance you probably wear a size 10 ring. It is, as we know, the most common ring size for men. Does that mean you’re guaranteed to wear a 10? Well, no. You might have slender fingers that require a smaller size or big fingers that would do better with a larger size Definitely tough to guess the correct ring size there. Take your left hand and then utilize some tools you can find around the house, like a piece of string to wrap around your finger. Once you get the circumference of your finger with the string, lay it next to a tape measure to determine the measurements. Then, consult our ring chart, starting with the average size, and go from there.

Option 2: Just Get Close

Hand grenades, horseshoes and certain types of rings, as the saying goes. While you can’t resize all rings, there are plenty of materials that can be resized. You can go up to about one ring size up or down without much trouble. As long as you’re in the ballpark, you should be able to ensure a comfortable fit after resizing. Do note that not all ring materials can be resized, so make sure you’re getting the size exactly right if you’re getting one of those. At Modern Gents, we offer affordable rings with hassle-free returns and exchanges, so if you don’t feel confident about how your ring fits, we’ll make sure to get you a ring you feel comfortable in!

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