Guide on how to measure your ring size

How to measure your ring size – Selecting the correct ring size can be a tricky task. In South Africa, we traditionally measure ring sizes by using letters of the alphabet. Below is a quick guide to help you measure your ring size:

  • On warm days or during exercise, your fingers may be swollen – so it is advisable that you do not attempt to measure your finger size under these conditions.
  • Cut a piece of string or a thin strip of paper.
  • Wrap the piece of string / paper around the finger where you are planning to wear the ring.
  • Make sure the string / paper is not too tight or too loose.
  • Use a marker to draw a line on the string / paper where it completes the circle around your finger.
  • Measure the string / paper with a ruler (in mm). This is the circumference of the ring.
  • Use the converter table below to determine your ring size and order the ring size closest to what we have available.
  • NB: Please bear in mind that broad rings will require extra width on your finger! We do not offer a ring sizing service, so it is to your advantage that you purchase the size closest to your measured finger size.
Circumference (mm) South African Alphabet Size
46,5 H1/2
48 I1/2
49 J1/2
50,5 L
52 M
53 N
54,5 O
55.5 P
57 Q
58 Q1/2
59,5 R1/2
61 S1/2
62 T1/2
63,5 U1/2
64,5 V1/2
66 W1/2
67,5 Y
68,5 Z


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