You’ve found the one, and you’re sure this time. You can’t wait to pop the question, but as you think of the specifics of the engagement ring, you can’t help but stress out because you’re not sure what her ring size is!
Good News: You are already halfway to pulling an amazing proposal.
Bad News: You don’t know her ring size, and you cannot tell the future wife about it.
Don’t let an ill-fitting ring ruin a perfectly planned romantic moment. We have listed down below five different tactics you can use to secretly find her engagement ring size.
Plan #1 Sneak into Her Jewellery Box
One of the easiest ways to know her size is by “borrowing” one of her rings and bring it to your jeweller to have it sized. Just make sure to choose the ring that is not the one she wears every day, otherwise, she will notice it missing!
Another important thing to note is which hand and finger she typically wears the ring. Each finger will have a different size and the dominant hand would have a larger finger size than the other. If you disclose this information with your jeweller, they can help you come up with an approximate size.
Plan #2 Involve Her Friends
If you are on very good terms with your girlfriend’s friends, and you trust them not to spill the beans with your significant other, you can ask them to help you in your mission. Maybe, at one point, they purchased a ring for her as a gift, you can use this as a good reference.
You can also ask her friend to steer your significant other to window shop at a certain jewellery store and let her try on some rings for fun. This way, you’re not only getting her professionally sized, you might even get ideas about her preference.
Choose a friend of hers who is down to help and you’ll find that two heads are better than one.
Plan #3 Be Subtle
This tactic requires you to be casual, and chill. If you think you can subtly ask her ring size without giving away everything, then go for it.
You can do it by pretending you are buying a ring for your sister or mother and ask her ring size to use as a reference. Make sure that the recipient you mentioned is someone whose hands are similar to your girlfriend.
Be creative and choose the one that will not raise any suspicion. Women are very perceptive especially if you are nervous. If you have time, practice your pretend conversation to make sure you can execute it naturally.
Plan #4 Compare Her Fingers to Yours
Since you’re just getting a rough estimate of her ring size, the level of difficulty of this trick is low, but the room for any error is high.
You can do this by simply trying on her ring and see if it fits your finger (probably your pinky). Now, use a pen to put a mark on the part of your finger where it fits and then have your finger professionally sized.
Plan #5 Don’t Stress Yourself
Truth is, it’s almost impossible to find a perfectly sized ring without asking your girlfriend to fit it for you. The rule of thumb is getting a slightly larger size than your approximate. This is because it is easier and more affordable to have a ring sized down than to make it bigger. If you are still having second thoughts about her ring size, you can always pick a slightly larger size then have it resized afterwards.
Looking for a stunning engagement ring that fits?
No matter which tactic you choose, we want you to be confident popping the question with the perfect ring. Let our jewellers at Monty Adams Jewellery Concierge assist you in finding the ideal size for your significant other. Simply give us a call and we will visit you at your choice of location.