Post # 1
Are there two different conventions for ring sizing? I have pretty thin fingers (and a petite frame) and I wear a size 5. I know that finger sizes vary wildly but vver the past few weeks, on this board and pricescope, I’ve seen various references to ring sizes and sometimes I see pictures of hands that are definitely larger than mine and they say something like “I wear a size 3.5.”
Are we operating on two different scales? I’m so confused.
Post # 3
I would also love to know the answer to this!
Post # 4
Hm, I’m not sure. I’ve never heard of a different system.
I will say, though, that my fingers look really stubby and I’m a small ring size. They look stubby more because of how short they are than anything else, so it might look like some people should wear a larger size? Knuckle size has a lot to do with it as well.
I don’t think it’s a big deal either way. One size isn’t “better.”
Post # 5
I think they are standardized in the US. Maybe these people are from other countries?
EDIT: I found this on Wikipedia. Hope it helps!
Post # 6
I think that the UK has different sizes than the US and Canada. I know their shoe and apparel sizes are different than ours.
Post # 7
I think the US has one standard size but other countries definitely have different sizing systems. I have very slender fingers and I wear a 4. I don’t think I’ve every even seen 3.5. Maybe they were talking about sizing from other countries.
Post # 8
In the UK they have sizes in as letters not numbers… e.g I’m a ‘K’ in the UK, which is a 5.5 in the US.
I think it’s very hard to tell from a photograph what size peoples fingers are… some people might have small fingers that don’t look small in a photo because of the proportions