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Rings are the sign of eternal loyalty and solidarity. That is why it is customary to give the partner a ring for marriage proposals, engagements and weddings. Once the basic information such as color, material, etc. has been clarified, another important question when buying a ring is what the ideal ring width is for you. The typical ring width is between 3.0 and 8.0 mm. We tried to investigate this question and to list the typical ring widths for different finger and ring types ...


Ring width for different ring types

Whether proposal ring, engagement ring or wedding ring, each of the different rings is for a different occasion and therefore has a different shape and width as well as a different shape. If you are not sure what the difference between an engagement ring and a proposal ring is and would like more information, just read our article "The difference between a proposal ring and an engagement ring"

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The proposal ring is given to the (hopefully) future bride when the marriage proposal is made. This is a purely women's ring, which is usually very, very narrow. The application ring is therefore characterized by its simplicity. Small but nice is the motto here. In addition, the application ring is quite chic, as it is traditionally equipped with a single gemstone. The typical ring width for application rings is between 2.0 and 4.0 mm.

Engagement ring width

An engagement ring is worn by both partners after the engagement until the wedding (and of course beyond that). These are partner rings, which are usually identical in men's and women's rings. These rings are a little wider than a proposal ring, but an engagement ring is usually not worn wider than 6.0 mm. Exceptions confirm the rule, especially with the men's ring, as men's and women's rings can be ordered in different widths depending on your taste. Often men's rings with a width of 8.0 mm are also worn. Most of the time, the engagement rings are also worn narrower, since with many couples it is also a question of cost and the wedding rings should be something special.

Wedding ring width

Wedding rings are traditionally changed in front of the altar (alternative: registry office) and put on the partner's ring finger. These are worn by both partners as a sign of eternal love and loyalty and the eternal covenant. In the case of wedding rings, it is often the case that the women's ring and the men's ring are different, whereby the women's ring usually has one or more gemstones embedded, whereas the men's ring is usually kept simple. Most of the time, the size of the rings also varies. The ring width of the men's ring is sometimes wider than that of the women's ring, but this also depends on the shape of male and female fingers. The typical ring width of wedding rings is 5.0 to 8.0 mm, although depending on taste (especially the men's ring) it can be wider.


Ring width for different finger types

Not every ring fits every wearer. The type of wearer is important here. Everyone has different fingers with a different size and shape. Therefore, the ring width should also be decided based on the wearer's finger. We have listed different finger types and a recommended ring width for you below ...

1 .: Short & narrow fingers

If you generally have shorter fingers and these are also narrow, you should refrain from using wide rings. Instead, wear very narrow to medium rings (approx. Up to 6 mm) so that your finger does not appear even shorter.

2 .: Short & wide fingers

A ring of medium width (approx. 4 to 7 mm) is recommended here. Your fingers are quite short, but they are wide, so the ring must not be too narrow.

3 .: Medium-length & narrow fingers

You have the ideal ring finger! You tend to be able to wear any type of ring without any problems. Wide rings look very good on you, but narrow rings can also be worn ideally on your thinner fingers.

4th: Medium length & wide fingers

If you have wide, medium-length fingers, you should rather wear medium to wide rings (approx. 6 to 10 mm). These accentuate the length of your fingers and make your ring stand out nicely.

5th: Long & narrow fingers

Do you have narrow but long fingers? Then you should choose a medium to wide ring width (approx. 6 to 10 mm). Alternatively, you can choose a ring with a large design so that it can be worn perfectly on your finger.

6 .: Long & wide fingers

If you have a long and wide finger shape, you need a fairly wide ring (7-8 mm upwards), otherwise you run the risk that your ring will not come into its own on your finger.

We hope that we were able to help you and wish you good decision-making in your selection of the rings and a great wedding ceremony.

Your Rings of the World Team

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Sikorski Magdalena