You’re thinking about popping the question and then a sudden wave of dread comes over you: you don’t know her ring size. Of course, it can go the other way as well. This situation comes up more than we like to discuss, so we’ll go over some of the simplest ways to figure out your partner’s ring size without them knowing:
Use Another Ring
The simplest method is to use a ring that they already have. You might want to make sure that ring actually fits as well and preferably be one that your partner regularly uses. Note if they complain about it being “too loose” or play with it a lot. Once you have the ring, there are a couple of good ways to get the size:
If it’s a ring you can borrow, set up an appointment with us and we’ll take a look! We’ll guide you through the process and get the proper size for you.
Buy a ring sizer. They’re these little rod-shaped decided that you can slide inside the ring to get an exact measurement.
If your partner doesn’t wear rings or you’re having difficulty on that front, you can:
Ask Their Friends
If their friends don’t already know then they can sneak it into a conversation. This might be trickier for guys as ring size is not a particularly common subject.
It’s suggested not to be blunt about it or ask them directly. The proposal is often one of the most special moments a person will have, so you want to do everything in your power not to ruin the moment or lead any hints that might deflate the surprise.
What If I Get It Wrong?
As long as you didn’t buy a hula hoop and call it a wedding ring then it can be resized. You only want to resize a ring once as the structural integrity starts to go by the wayside if you do it too many times, but it’s definitely an option and something that many couples do. Fingers can be quite mysterious and sometimes seemingly change in size for no reason, so don’t be ashamed if you have to go this route.
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