Are you trying to figure out what size ring your girlfriend wears? If yes, check out our guide here to learn how to find out your girlfriend’s ring size.
You’ve been dating your girlfriend for a while now and are ready to pop a certain question. There’s only one problem. You have no idea how to find out your girlfriend’s ring size and still keep the proposal a secret.
You know you could flat out ask her but you want the engagement to be a surprising, magical moment for her. You ask around her family to see if any of them know her size but none of them do.
Looks like you’re going to need to get a little creative. We can help you out with that. Check out this guide to learn how to figure out ring size without her knowing what you’re up to.
Go With the Average
It’s not a perfect option but when in doubt, go with the average. The most common ring size for women is between 5 and 7. You can use her size and weight to determine where she falls on this scale.
Women who are a bit shorter and stocker will have larger fingers than one who is tall and skinny, for example. Again, this method isn’t perfect. You also have to consider if she would prefer to have a loose-fitting ring or a tight-fitting one.
If she washes dishes in the kitchen for a living or frequents the gym, a loose-fitting ring might be out of the question.
Once you’ve decided to go tight or loose, it’s important to note that the fingers on someone’s dominant hand are larger than the ones on the other. As long as you keep all of these factors in mind, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to guess her ring size.
Get a Larger Ring
If you don’t want to guess your girlfriend’s ring size (and we understand if you don’t, engagement rings are expensive) always go larger. It’s easier for a jeweler to size a ring down than it is for them to size it up.
If you’re worried that the ring will be too large, you can buy a ring guard when you purchase the engagement ring. Ring guards aren’t that expensive and they’ll help the ring stay on your girlfriend’s finger until you’re able to get it to a jeweler to have it resized.
Of course, the best-case scenario would be to find her ring size instead of having to guess or pay for adjustments later. For that, you’re going to have to be a little sneaky.
You can ask her without being upfront about it. Tell her that you’re buying a ring for a relative’s birthday and they have a similar ring size to hers. She should give you her size without a second thought so you can get the perfect gift.
If you want to cover up your lie, buy a cheap ring from the store when you buy her engagement ring and show her the lovely gift you bought for your mom or sister.
Borrow One of Her Rings
If you’re afraid your girlfriend will figure you out if you ask subtly, sneak into her jewelry box and steal a ring that she never wears. Once you have the ring in hand, you can either take it to a jeweler or trace it on a piece of paper and put it back in the box.
Take it the Jeweler
The only drawback of snagging a ring from the box is that again, someone’s dominant hand is bigger than the other most of the time. So, if you’re not sure what finger she wears the swiped ring on, you may still get the wrong size.
That’s why you take it to an experienced jeweler. They’ll be able to look at the ring and guestimate a size that will at least be close to your girlfriend’s actual one.
If you’re worried that your girlfriend will peek into her jewelry box and realize a ring is missing, you can still use this method but you’ll have to trace it and put it back in the box.
Place the ring on a piece of paper and trace it several times until the line is nice and defined. You can then take the drawing to go ring shopping.
Order a Ring Sizer
You’ll need to be sneaky with how you do this or she might figure you out. Why else would you purchase a ring sizer after all?
Tell her that you got it from a friend and make a show of measuring all of your fingers. Hand it to her when you’re done and have her do the same. She may still figure it out but it’s a little sneakier than straight out asking her for her size.
Enlist a Little Help
The classic tactic is to ask one of her friends to find her ring size and report back to you. Her friends love her and want to see her have a magical engagement. They’ll be more than happy to give you a hand.
Grab a Friend Who is Already Engaged
If one of her friends is already married or engaged, ask them to come out to dinner. Bring up rings in conversation.
From there it will be up to the friend to let your girlfriend try on her engagement ring for funsies. If you don’t want things to be suspicious we recommend inviting a couple of friends to the dinner. Not only the one who is engaged.
Have the Friend Take Your Girlfriend to the Mall
Ask one of your girlfriend’s friends to invite her out to the mall for a girl’s day out. While the two are at the mall, she can pull your girlfriend into a jewelry store to try on sterling silver rings for women.
It’s just for funsies so your girlfriend isn’t likely to question being taken into a ring store. Her friend will get her ring size and maybe be able to give you some design ideas based on the ones your girl tries on.
Have them Flat Out Ask
If your friend straight-up asks, it will make your girlfriend suspicious but it won’t be as suspicious as you asking. Depending on how well her friend uses her words, you might be able to keep your stealth in complete tact.
Compare Her Fingers to Yours
Now we’re back to guestimating. One day while you’re holding hands, take a subtle glance at your intertwined fingers.
Compare her hands to yours. If you know your ring size you might be able to guess what hers is by judging how much smaller her fingers are than yours.
Measure Her Finger While She Sleeps
This method only works if your girlfriend is a heavy sleeper. If the smallest noise or disturbance wakes her up, don’t try this. That being said, if your girlfriend sleeps like the dead, this can be the sneakiest way to get her ring size.
Grab a string and while she sleeps, wrap it around her finger to get a good idea about what her size is. If you bought a ring sizer you can use that as well for a more accurate measurement.
Do Some Finger Art
You and your girlfriend aren’t kids anymore but everyone gets into the spirit when there’s a holiday. If you’re spending Thanksgiving together, for example, ask her to do hand turkeys with you. She may laugh at first but we’re sure you can use the magic of the holidays to talk her down.
If she doesn’t budge go with a different tactic. Invite her out to do hand wax sculptures. You’ll be able to get her ring size and it makes a neat memento.
Just Ask Her Yourself
If none of the tactics above work, cave and ask her for her ring size. If the two of you have talked about engagement before then it won’t be too weird to ask her what size ring she wears.
Besides, even if she suspects that you’ll be popping the question soon, the ring you buy and the method of the proposal can still be a surprise.
How to Find Out Your Girlfriend’s Ring Size for a Magical Proposal
Are you thinking about asking your girlfriend to marry you soon? It can be tricky if you don’t know how to find out your girlfriend’s ring size without her catching on to the fact that you’re going to propose.
There are a large number of sneaky tactics you can try but at the end of the day, it may be best to ask her for her size. It all depends on what you think will create the most magical proposal for your special someone.
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Author: Darcy Write