Finding the ring size of your bride-to-be (without making your intention to propose obvious) can require imagination, ingenuity and some luck. Since most women keep their ring finger sacred and free of jewelry, this provides a real challenge. To help, we've provided a list of ideas we've developed from our years of experience with Diamond engagement rings. Here are a few sneaky ways to figure out what the size of her ring finger is.
Trust In Friends To Help
Most of those close to you and the one you love will be more than happy to help you on your quest to uncover her ring size. Consider asking her best friends, coworkers, and even her mom to get the ring size information. The ring size can be revealed if they allow her to try on their rings, go window shopping for jewelry, or have them simply ask.
Covertly Capture the Ring’s Size
If you are fortunate enough to have a bride-to-be that enjoys jewelry, then make it a point to “borrow” a ring-finger ring once it is removed. In some cases, the wearer won’t notice that the ring is missing if it’s only gone for a few hours while you’re having the jeweler obtain its size. However, if the ring-finger jewelry is only removed for brief periods (such as while showering), a model or imprint will have to do. To capture the ring’s size, simply trace the inner circle of the ring on a piece of paper or make an imprint of the ring in a soft material such as soap, clay or bread and return the ring to its former location. In this way, a measurement can be made without the physical ring being present.
Bring It Up in Group Conversation
If all else fails, then simply comment (or have your friend comment) on a ring that belongs to someone else. This may get the ring size conversation going in your direction. Fabricate as necessary by talking about the similarities of the ring in question with your (mother’s / grandmother’s/ sister’s) ring; ask
what size it is and if you can see it; allow your bride-to-be to try it on; comment on the stones; anything to get the ring conversation going. You don’t have to get the exact size now; you can subtly revisit and finish the discussion at a later time when the two of you are alone.
Both you and your soon to be fiance deserve perfection from start to finish, and hopefully, these tips will help you to make sure the engagement ring is sized perfectly. By taking the time to secure the right ring size, you open up more options on your ring selection and ensure that she is showing off her engagement ring immediately following the proposal.
Time spent finding the correct size for her engagement ring is sure to pay off big dividends on the day of your proposal.