So, you’re ready to propose. You might even have the perfect ring picked out already, but you’re still missing one crucial piece of information: the ring size. Figuring out the size of your partner’s ring finger can be a doozy, and being subtle is a gift that some people just don’t have. If you’re struggling to make a guess, here are 5 ways to size that ring finger without making your loved one suspicious.
Borrow Their Jewelry
Chances are that your partner doesn’t wear every piece of jewelry they have every day. Borrow a ring from the bottom of their jewelry box and take it to a ring sizer. If you take it to the place you’re getting the engagement ring from you may be able to take home the perfect sized ring that same day.
Ask a Close Friend
Enlist the help of one of your partner’s close friends or family members. If you’ve been staring at hands around London looking for matches to fit your future fiancé, you may have noticed an acquaintance or two with similar fingers. Ask what their ring size is and compare finger sizes, or maybe they’ll know your loved one’s ring size and make the process much easier. You’ll be able to confidently choose from the engagement rings London jewelry stores have available.
Sneak a String
If you’ve fallen for a heavy sleeper you might be able to pull off a bold stunt. Get a string and gently wrap it around their finger, marking the meeting place on the string. Make sure the string isn’t too tight, as the ring should be able to move slightly on the finger. You can use your measurement to find a ring that’s similar to the circumference of the string.
Trace the Ring
If you can’t get a ring out of the house and have a limited amount of time, a sneak attack option is available for use. Grab a ring, a piece of paper, and a writing utensil. Carefully trace the ring on the paper, making sure not to mark anything on the ring itself if you use a marker. This is a surefire way to get the measurement, and if your loved one finds it they’ll just think you drew a random circle on a piece of paper.
Another way to guess the size of your future spouse’s finger is to compare them to yours. Get your own finger sized and use those results to estimate your loved one’s measurements. The next time you hold hands may be really intense as you differentiate size differences between you and them, but it will be worth it when the ring fits perfectly.
Make finding the perfect fit a breeze with one of these techniques. Keep your loved one from having a clue about your plans, they’ll be shocked at how you successfully surprised them. Plus, you’ll get bonus points for getting the ring size right and saving them a trip to the jewelers!