You have memorized your shoe size, hat size, and even the length of your inseam, but do you know your ring size? Chances are the answer is no. There is also a very good chance that you have no idea about the ring size of your soon-to-be fiancée, either. You should know that this is one of the most important details that you will need when purchasing an engagement ring.
Unfortunately, if you want to surprise your loved one with the ring, figuring out her ring size may be easier said than done. Here are some tips that will help you along:
Grab Another Ring
Does she wear rings every day? If so, you can grab the one she wears on her left ring finger. However, if she will see it is missing, you will not be able to take it with you to the jeweler, but you can press it into clay or soap so you have an outline of the size.
Another option is to tie a piece of string around her finger and tie a knot at the proper size. You may have to be sneaky about it, but you will be able to use the string to determine the size she wears.
Ask Her Friends
You can enlist the help of her friends to find out her ring size. Ask them to pass around their rings for her to try on and see if any are the same size.
While the majority of rings can be sized up or down as needed, you don’t want this sizing to be so significant that it is noticeable. Also, there are a number of materials that are more difficult to size than others, so you should keep this in mind when you are shopping. The ideal situation is to get an accurate measurement of the ring size you need.