So, you have finally found your “one?” That’s amazing! First, the good news: you know you plan on spending the rest of your life with. The bad news: you need to know her ring size! This is where the hard work starts – besides planning when and where to ask her to marry you, you need to find the perfect ring that will fit her.
Here are some sneaky ways to ensure you pick a ring that will fit:
1. Start with Her
If you want to be sneaky about figuring out her ring size, you’re going to need patience. So, start planning and leave enough time for the discovery process. Don’t start asking what type of rings she likes a few weeks before you start shopping, either. Think long term.
2. Make Casual Conversation
Wait for a jewellery commercial to come on, or wait until she is browsing online to ask her what type of jewellery she likes. Find out if she prefers white gold, silver, or gold.
3. Check Out Her Size While She Is Sleeping
If you want your proposal to be a surprise, and perhaps you are considering handmade engagement rings in Melbourne by Simon West Fine Jewellery, you can wait until she is asleep and wrap a piece of string or thin piece of paper around her finger. Keep in mind that you need to measure her left hand that she will wear the ring on. It does make a difference since the hand she uses to write with will be as much as half a size bigger. If you already have a ring, try to avoid getting it sized any more or less than a size from what you need as it will compromise the stones, particularly if the ring has side stones. Instead, have the ring made slightly “off size” to be safe and to avoid the hassle of losing stones.
4. Fake a Purchase!
Take your lucky lady along on an outing to a jewellery store and pretend that you want to buy a ring for your sister/mother/niece, or any other relative as a special occasion gift. Ask her to try a few rings on and try to judge the sizes that way. An even better plan is call the jeweller before you go and let them in on your plan so that they can determine her ring size as she tries different rings on. This can help you reduce sizing errors significantly!
5. Borrow an Existing Ring
This one may not have occurred to you, but it works well. If you live with your future fiancé, take a look through her jewellery box and find a ring she doesn’t wear often but that you know fits her. Borrow it on the sly to get the correct size from the jeweller – just make sure she doesn’t suspect a thing!
That’s it – 5 possible ways to figure out the right ring size for the love of your life. What are you waiting for? It’s time to start getting your plan together!