You’re finally ready to pop the question! The next step is finding the perfect ring. And, with diamond engagement rings costing an average of over $6,000, this is one purchase you want to get right the first time. Unfortunately, when you don’t know their ring size, that’s easier said than done. Thankfully, there are numerous means of figuring it out without them knowing. Ready to learn more? Keep reading for five surreptitious ways to find out someone’s engagement ring size.
1. Lie to Them
Start the rest of your lives together in the best way possible: with an outright fib…Tell your future wife that you want to buy a ring for a female friend of yours. Under this guise, ask if you can borrow one of hers to act as a reference for the jeweler. However, be subtle! Many women dream of their wedding day since childhood. Lack subtlety, and you’ll give the game away.
2. Borrow One
Alternatively, think about borrowing a ring without her knowing about it! Maybe she has one in her jewelry box that’s similar to the pear shaped engagement ring you’re looking at buying. Assuming she won’t notice its disappearance for a day or so, take it to the jeweler to get a sense of the ring size.
3. Ask Her Girlfriends
Want the easy way out? Go and meet with her best friend. There’s a chance they’ll know the ring size, or even have similar-sized hands you can use as a guide. Just remember that girls talk! Also, if they promise to keep your secret, it may somehow ‘slip out’ in their excitement. Pick the person wisely to make sure they’ll hold their tongue!
4. Make a Stencil
Remember our earlier advice to borrow one of her rings? Well, there may be a chance you won’t be able to take it for long enough without her realizing it. In this situation, try creating a stencil of it instead. Get the ring and a piece of paper. Next, use a pencil to trace the inside edge of the ring onto the paper. Finally, using a ring sizing guide (you can find them online for free), you should be able to work out her size!
5. Make an Educated Guess
Think back to your high school math class. When all else failed, there was nothing left to do but guess, right? Thankfully, guessing the correct ring size doesn’t have to be up to complete chance. Know that the average ring size is a 6. Get into the habit of holding your partner’s hand! Look down to get a sense if their fingers seem above or below average in size. Adjust the average ring size accordingly!
6. Time to Figure Out Her Engagement Ring Size
Asking someone to marry you is a big step. You want to do it perfectly. Alas, that’s difficult when you don’t know her ring size! Thankfully, there are ways to work out the right engagement ring size without her realizing your intentions. Hopefully, this post will help you do it. Good luck! Want more articles like this one? Check out our similar posts on the website.