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Hello Everyone, What is the most popular ring size for both men and
women? I am making some rings for a show and perfer not to have to
re-size. Thanks, Dolores

I work at Tiffany and Co. and we sell more women’s’ rings in size 6.
Size 10 and 10 1/2 seem to be popular mens’ sizes.


    Hello Everyone, What is the most popular ring size for both men
and women? I am making some rings for a show and perfer not to have
to re-size. 

I’m interested in what other people will say on this too. I’m in the
US and size 8 is usually pretty safe. When I do a batch of rings I
usually go between 5 1/2-8 1/2. I get alot of custom work in 6 1/2 for
women and size 12 for men. It also matters where you are. I have one
shop that gets a lot of young petite women as clientele so they always
order small rings from me. I even had a custom order for size 2 1/2,
for an adult!

Amy O’Connell
Amy O’Connell Jewelry

Depends on the market, I think.

I’m sick and tired of not being able to buy rings at shows because
I’m a size 7 1/2 (American) on my left ring finger, and a 7 3/4 or 8
on my left middle finger.

I’m not very big, but I’m not exactly thin boned.

In some markets, your average women’s size is going to be size 4 or 3,
in others, 7 to 8, in others, size 6.

Also, as someone else mentioned, your target market will make a
difference. Selling to young women? Selling to dowagers?


The avarege jeweler, unless he or she has a one of a kind line,
depends on large national manufacturere for their bulk product. The
manufacturers set the average sizes years ago, not regionally, but
nationally. I started my apprenticeship in 1954 and that was
standard then as it is now.

There is no such thing a average, but if you start to think of it,
most of the time a ring has to go up or down a size or size and a
half. Any more sometimes will put an undue stress or distorton on
the ring. This can be overcome by multiple sizings, which is not
cost effective for the craftsperson. As most of you know, there are
very few jewelry store that employ jewelers today.

We see strings on this format , where can we get the cheapest work,
what country gives us the biggest bang for the buck. How little can
we pay for services, so we can make the big buck.

I am retired now, most of the time was lucky enough to do a great
deal of custom work. (As long as it was cheaper than factory made).
That way I never got rich, but did keep my pride in workmanship…

good luck

I checked this topic in the archives and there were only 4 replies.
I would like to hear more opinions. I am adding rings to my
collection. I will be casting and want to start off with a small
selection of sizes. I was thinking of 2 sizes for women and one mens
size. Or small, med and large. They will be contemporary sivers
rings in $30-$100 price range, probably aimed at 20-30’s. As they
are fashion rings that would be suitable for any finger. What sizes
are the most popular? Is there one size you find consistently sold
more than others?

Laura Cowan

This is just not a simple answer to your question on ring sizes.
Everyone is different, has different size hands and will need
different size rings. While you could generally say that most women
fall in the 4-7 size range and men in the 9-12 size range, you will
still find that there will be women with much larger and much smaller
sizes and the same with men. I can almost guarantee you that you
could make up one ring design in 10 different sizes and of the first
5 people to want them you won’t have the right size for at least two
of them (I think this is related to Murphy’s Law). Probably if you
make a 5, 7, 9 and 11, you will have a ring size that almost
everyone can at least get onto their finger to try on and see how
they look, but the fact is you will still have to size most of the
rings you sell.

Daniel R. Spirer, GG
Spirer Somes Jewelers
1794 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

What sizes are the most popular? Is there one size you find
consistently sold more than others? 

Like you I have been wondering this. I am really interested in some
more responses, since I am trying to do more one-of-a-kind rings. I
really hate resizing them. I do a combination of shows and web
sales, and I think that it hurts the sales process at shows to have
to tell the customer that it will have to be resized, even if you
offer to do the sizing for free and send it to them.

That being said, I ran a quick check on my orders for a semi custom
ring style that I sell that is worn much like yours on any finger
and by men and women. These are my figures for website sales for the
last two and a half years that I had handy.

Size # Sold

4.5 = 1
5 = 5
5.5 = 2
6 = 3
6.5 = 1
7 = 6
7.5 = 6
8 = 4
8.5 = 6
9 = 9
9.5 = 2
10 = 6
10.5 = 1
11 = 4
12.5 = 2
12 = 3
12.5 = 1
14 = 1
15 = 1

From this (very small sample), I am probably going to aim my women’s
rings at 5, 7, and 9 and my men’s rings at 10, and 12. These should
fit most people and if not, should be a minor size change if I have

Paul Ewing

Laura - I do a few rings, not a lot, and I find that 6 tends to be
too small for many women - they want a ring for a non-traditional
ring finger, and the 6 only works on fairly thin fingers. I do
better with size 7. The other thing to watch is the relationship
between the ring size and the stone or design on top of the ring - I
have one lovely ring that everyone picks up and tries on, but the
large stone screams to be on the pointer finger (next to the thumb)
and the size is too small for that finger. Everyone who has tried it
on has wanted to wear it there. Big sigh…I am obviously going to
have to make a new ring for it!

Good luck!
Beth in SC

Hello Laura, what works for me is size 6.5, 7 and 8 for women and
size 9.5 to 10 for men. I usually have more then just those sizes
for my basic design for it is easy to make and women with small or
largel fingers will buy a ring if it fits them, because they usually
have a hard time finding one that does. I hope this helps…Ann

    What sizes are the most popular? Is there one size you find
consistently sold more than others? 

I have found that most stock size rings have been a size 7 lately.
In the past I seem to remember size 6 being more prevalent. (10’s
for men)

In choosing a stock size for your own line, I would take into
consideration that some styles of rings are more easily sized up than
down or vice versa once stones are set. Also consider which finger a
ring is designed for. An index finger would usually require a little
larger size.

If your stock size is below a size 6 it might not show as well or
sell as well to a retailer. Not an issue if you are the end seller.


In over 30 years of making rings, I have found the most popular size
by far for women has been 6 and 3/4! I do a lot of wedding rings, so
that’s probably mostly for ring finger.

Rings are a large portion of my sales, and it’s almost funny how
often the people with big fingers like the small rings and vice
versa. I make rings from size 4 to 14, and it’s still guesswork as
to what size I should make a given new design.

I bought a ring stretcher for stone set rings, which clamps the ring
and rocks the shank back and forth to stretch it without harming the
setting, so I can easily enlarge the ring to the customer’s size at
a show. This only works for rings with a plain shank. Rings where
the design goes all the way around can’t be enlarged by this method.
Still, it helps a lot. So for these I tend to start smaller, about a
5 or 6 for women’s rings. But there are a lot of women out there who
wear a 4, and they have a difficult time finding rings, especially
pinky rings which for them would be about a 3.

It’s fortunate for us that people wear rings on all fingers these
days- makes our job somewhat easier.

Janet Kofoed