If you are planning that big surprise proposal and you want to make sure that the size of the ring is right – because this will earn you major points, you may also be one of the individuals we know who have tried everything in the book to secretly determine the ring size of their partner.
You may have tried talking to her best friends, sister or rummaged through her jewelry collection to determine her ring size but failed. And we understand your frustration, but here to inform you that you don’t have to stress over it too much anymore.
So, if you are wondering if it’s possible to accurately determine your S/O’s ring size using just her height and weight, you will be relieved and happy to know that this is an option that works too. This is an expert trick that also works for you if you’d like to determine your ring size.
This article will guide you on how weight and height can be used to determine ring sizes, and we’ll show you how to do it. Let’s dive in.
How to determine ring size by height and weight
Well, the truth about this is that it may or may not be possible to determine ring size using one’s weight and height.
The reason why the weight and height of an individual may or may not point to their ring size has to do with the uniqueness of every human body/ form. Some individuals who are short may have big or thick fingers, yet others who are tall have slim fingers.
But also, some short individuals have smaller fingers while other tall people have ‘giant’ fingers. Therefore, we can’t always assume but only base the projection on the averages.
Here is what we mean by the averages in terms of weight and height and how that relates to the ring finger sizing.
- Height – Below 5’3″
At around 130lbs, the average ring size is a 5; at below-average weight, the average ring size is between 4 and 4.5; and persons whose weight is above average is between 5.5 and 6.
- Height – Between 5’4″ to 5’6″
For persons in this height range, weighing around 140lbs, the ideal ring size is considered a 6, below the average weight, the ring finger is between 4.5 and 5.5; and at above the average weight, the ring size is considered to be between 6.5 and 7.5.
- Height – Between 5’7″ to 5’9″
The ideal weight in this height range is a ring size 7, and at below-average weight, the ring size is ideally between 5.5 and 6.5; and between 7.5 and 8 ring size for individuals whose weight is considered to be above the average.
- Height – Above 5’10”
At the ideal average weight of around 160, the ring size is between 7 and 8, below average weight is 6 to 7, and at an above-average weight, the ring size would be between 8 and 9.
You could also look at this differently in terms of the hand sizes – tiny, average, or big hands.
- For tiny hands and thin fingers, the ring size would be between 4 and 5, and the ring size for the thicker fingers is between 5.5 and 6.5.
- For the average-sized hands with thin fingers, the ideal average size of the ring finger is between 6.5 and 7.5, while thicker fingers will be ring size 6.5 – 7.5.
- And for the big hands with thin fingers, the average ring finger size is between 6.5 and 7.5, and 8-9 for thicker fingers.
That said, the average ring size or number mentioned above doesn’t always mean that the ring will offer the right fit.
However, knowing this average will increase your chances of choosing the right size of the ring.
There are two other ways of determining someone’s ring size correctly:
Whether the ring size is the most purchased one
And the most common ring sizes that are purchased overall
Differences in Ring Sizes for Men and Women
Generally, most of the rings for women fall into five main categories for the ring sizes, while men’s ring sizes are divided into 9 main sizes, meaning that it is often almost impossible to correctly guess the size of a man’s ring finger, and you can easily get the size of the ring wrong.
That said, the average size for most women is between 6 and 8, and mens’ range from 8 – 12.
- Average Ring Size for Women
Based on statistics by different groups and for women from most parts of the world, the average ring size ranges from 5-7, with 6 as the median.
But looking at the side of the scale for women’s rings, the ring size that is most often purchased by women is size 7, followed by the size 6, and number 3 on that list is, surprisingly, ring size 8.
Very few women wear rings in sizes 3 or 3.5, and most of their ring sizes are from size 4 to 7. And a very small number of women wear rings in size 10.5.
- Average Ring Sizes for Men
Most men wear rings in sizes 9 to 11 (including half sizes), with sizes 8 and 8.5 being the second most common ring size for men, and also the sizes and 11.5 and 12.
Beyond The Average Ring Sizes
It is not enough to know the average ring size based on the weight and the height of the person you are getting a ring for. And for you to find the right ring size, you will need additional information about the ring size and more facts, including evidence of their ring size. The other things that play into the right ring size for an individual include:
1.The size of her knuckles
Generally, her frame is important in determining the ring size, and it’s what actually determines if her ring size can be considered average, smaller, or bigger.
Her knuckles may also be skinny. The weight doesn’t always point to her ring size or the size of the ring finger. So, make sure you take note of the size and shape of the knuckles.
If the knuckle size is bigger than the rest of your finger, you’ll have to opt for a bigger ring size because you need to make sure that the ring goes past the knuckle.
Whether she is right-handed or left-handed
Everyone’s fingers are slightly bigger on the dominant side, and in most cases, the ring size in the dominant finger is about half a size bigger than the size of the other hand.
2.Personal preference in terms of the ring’s fit
Does she prefer rings with a tight or a loose fit? Look at the rings in her jewelry box for this.
You could also look at her fingers and how the rings fit.
3.Ethnicity or race
Generally, men and women from different parts of the world will have different sizes and feel of their fingers.
Persons who work hard with their fingers have stronger and thicker fingers, meaning a bigger size for the finger.
This is the case for both men and women. Most of the time, Asians tend to have smaller and more elegant hands and fingers compared to Africans.
4.How her fingers compare to yours
Is her height and weight the same as yours? How about your fingers? This information gives you a better idea of what to expect or an estimate of your ring size.
Look out for the similarities and also the differences between your fingers to determine the average size of the ring.
Some families naturally have bigger bodies than others, and other families are shorter generally. So, the hands will be thinner, thicker, taller, or shorter, depending on their genetics.
In most cases, bigger individuals have thicker and bigger hands than taller and leaner people.
As people grow older, they gain or lose weight, which is an important factor to take into consideration. This means that her ring size today will not be the same size two years later or was 2 years ago.
She/He may gain or lose weight, and this will affect the ring size. If you’re buying a teen a ring, for example, you should know that their ring size will go up after some time.
7.Occupation or job
An artist will have slender and smaller hands and fingers than a gardener or a construction worker.
8.Whether she’s pregnant or not
If she is pregnant or planning to be pregnant soon, she will/ might gain while pregnant, and this will affect the ring’s fit.
The average ring size for a man or woman will vary based on weight and height, but having the big picture will ensure that you have the right ring or at least the ring that fits almost perfectly.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.