Demystifying Ring Sizes: A Guide to Measuring According to Indian Sizing Standards

Rings hold a special place in Indian culture. They symbolize love, commitment, and tradition. Whether you're buying a ring for yourself, as a gift, or for a special occasion like an engagement or wedding, getting the right size is crucial. In India, ring sizes are typically measured in millimeters, which might be different from the international sizing standards you're familiar with. In this guide, we'll demystify ring sizes according to Indian standards and help you find that perfect fit.

Understanding Indian Ring Sizing

In India, ring sizes are expressed in millimeters, which represent the circumference of the inside of the ring. Unlike the international standards that use letters or numbers to denote sizes, the Indian system uses a set of numbers that correspond to specific millimeter measurements.

How to Measure Your Ring Size

  1. Use a Ring Sizer: The easiest and most accurate way to determine your ring size is by using a ring sizer. Many jewelers in India offer this service for free. They will have a set of rings in various sizes, and you can simply try them on until you find the one that fits comfortably.

  2. Measure an Existing Ring: If you have a ring that already fits well on the finger you plan to wear the new one, you can measure its inside diameter using a ruler or a digital caliper. Then, match the measurement to the Indian ring size chart.

  3. String Method: If you don't have access to a ring sizer or an existing ring, you can use a piece of string or a strip of paper. Wrap it around the finger where you want to wear the ring and mark where it overlaps. Measure the length in millimeters and use the chart to find your size.

  4. Printable Ring Sizer: You can also find printable ring sizers online. These templates allow you to cut out a strip of paper, wrap it around your finger, and find your size using the chart provided.

Indian Ring Size Chart

Here's a simplified version of the Indian ring size chart:

  • Size 1: 41.1 mm
  • Size 2: 41.8 mm
  • Size 3: 42.5 mm
  • Size 4: 43.1 mm
  • Size 5: 43.8 mm
  • Size 6: 44.4 mm
  • Size 7: 45.1 mm
  • Size 8: 45.7 mm
  • Size 9: 46.4 mm
  • Size 10: 47.0 mm
  • Size 11: 47.7 mm
  • Size 12: 48.3 mm
  • Size 13: 49.0 mm
  • Size 14: 49.6 mm
  • Size 15: 50.3 mm

Tips for a Perfect Fit

  • Measure your ring size at different times of the day. Fingers can swell or shrink depending on factors like temperature and activity.
  • If you're between two sizes, opt for the larger one. It's easier to resize a slightly larger ring than to stretch a smaller one.
  • Keep in mind that wider rings will fit more snugly than narrow ones, so you may need a slightly larger size for wider bands.

With this guide, you're now equipped to navigate Indian ring sizes and confidently select the perfect ring for any occasion. Remember that a well-fitted ring not only looks great but also feels comfortable, making it a cherished accessory that reflects your style and sentiment.

Average ring sizes

Keep in mind the average ring size range for women is between 9 and 14 (India), while sizes commonly range from 17 to 22 (India) for men. If you have no other information available, it’s best to choose between these ranges.


Time of day

An ideal time to measure their finger size is in the evening.
Most people’s fingers tend to be at their largest in the evening and smaller in the morning. Measuring your partner’s finger size in the evening will guarantee a comfortable fit.

Optimal temperature

Fingers tend to react to temperatures, and can change size depending on the weather. The cold winter air will shrink fingers while the opposite happens in summer or when it’s warm and humid. Avoid measuring finger size outside in the very cold or very hot.


Fingers expand and contract

Other factors can cause fingers to grow such as exercising, water retention, pregnancy, ageing, and arthritis. Weight loss and low temperatures can cause fingers to decrease in size.

Thicker bands

Thicker ring bands (larger than 6mm) will fit tighter. It is advised to always go for half a size up when purchasing a thicker band, for the ring to be comfortable.

Please note that the information in the guide is provided for guidance only
and RishiRich Jewels is not responsible for any errors that occur as a result of
using this guide.