If you are ready to pop the question, you need a few things to make sure that everything goes smoothly. You will need to create the perfect atmosphere, a suitable location, and of course, an engagement ring. When picking out a diamond engagement ring, you may be so focused on the four Cs of diamonds and finding the ring that suits your chosen one perfectly that you may end up forgetting the most practical aspect of picking out a ring – the size. Even though the band can be resized and changed, wouldn’t it be ideal if you got it perfectly the first time? Here’s How To Figure Out Her Ring Size Without Asking.
Take One of Her Rings
Women tend to have more pieces of jewelry than they wear at any given moment, which is perfect for your intention. Even though it is technically stealing, it is all for a good cause, and you’re going to give it back, so it’s fine.
When using this method, it is important to know which ring to choose as a comparison. Each finger is different, so you cannot rely on a middle finger ring to tell you the size of her ring finger, even though experienced jewelers can give you an estimate. Another thing to remember is that her left and right hand are likely a bit different too, depending on which one she uses as a dominant hand.
When you have the ring, you have two options. The better of the two is to take it to a jeweler and have it measured accurately. However, that will only work if she doesn’t wear that ring all the time and she won’t notice it is missing. Your other option is to measure it yourself, or make some kind of a mold of it, either tracing it on a paper or actually putting it in clay or playdoh.
Ask for Someone’s Help
You can’t ask her that question without spoiling the surprise, but perhaps her friends can. Of course, that would mean trusting your secret with someone who is really close to her. Pick a person who you feel you can trust not to ruin the surprise. Who knows, maybe they’ve already talked about engagement rings and you can be given the information right away.
However, keep in mind that this may not be as accurate as actually measuring her ring or her finger. So unless they are certain, you should probably have them ask again and start the topic of ring sizes with your chosen one again.
Compare Your Fingers to Hers
This one is fairly easy to do but is not as accurate as the previous two methods. Essentially, it relies on your visual judgement. Check if one of your fingers, typically your pinky is at least a close match to her ring finger. A good thing about this method is that it is uninvasive and you can pass it off as just being playful.
There is a bit more reliable way to do this same thing, and that is to try on one of her rings. It can give you an idea of how much smaller the engagement ring would have to be to fit her. However, if you already have her ring, you may as well do the first thing on this list and make an outline or a cast of it.
If you really want your proposal to be a secret one, these are some of the best ways to figure out her ring size. On the other hand, if you’re not too set on the whole surprise aspect of engagement, you can always ask her and even have her pick out the ring.
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