Do I have the right ring size?!?!
One of the most important aspects of choosing an engagement ring is making sure that it fits. Nothing ruins the romantic moment of a proposal more than breaking into a sweat trying to squeeze the ring on your fiancée’s finger. Fortunately, there are several ways to assure the perfect fit without blowing your cover.
Today, we’re sharing five sneaky strategies to secretly find your partner’s ring size.
1. Borrow one of her rings
You’ll have to be careful with this tactic because if you choose a ring she wears daily, she’s sure to notice if it’s missing. What you want to do is look for something she doesn’t wear too often. Once you’ve selected the right ring, simply take it to a jeweler to get sized. Alternatively, if you’re worried about losing the ring, just place the ring on a piece of paper and trace its outline, then take that paper to the jeweler for sizing.
2. Ask a friend or family member
When choosing an engagement ring, friends and family are often great sources of information. Not only will they know what styles she prefers, chances are they’ll know her ring size, too. And if they don’t, having them ask for you can get the job done without raising much suspicion.
3. Sneak it into conversation
There are some subtle ways to incorporate the question into casual conversation without spilling the beans. One option is to explain that you’re purchasing the ring for a family member (mom/sister/niece etc.), and would like to use her ring size as a benchmark. Additionally, take her shopping with you. You might be able to get an idea of what she likes, and what she doesn’t. You can even take it one step further and actually purchase an inexpensive ring for said family member!
4. Wait until she’s sleeping
This one's a little tricky and definitely won’t work if your partner’s a light sleeper. However, if you’re feeling confident she won’t wake from her slumber, simply wrap a piece of paper around her ring finger while she’s asleep, and voilà! You’ve got her ring size!
5. Make a game out of it
If you are into board games, order one of our ring sizers and use the sizers as pawns. Each player has to choose a pawn that fits their finger. By the end of the game, you will have her ring size!
6. Just ask
If all else fails, just straight up ask her. It’s common nowadays to include the partner in the process of engagement ring shopping, and many may feel more comfortable knowing they had a say in picking out their own ring. If you still want to keep the element of surprise, not to worry! Just because she knows you’re shopping for a ring, doesn’t mean she knows where, when, and how you’ll be popping the question.
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