The marriage proposal is one of the most memorable events in a woman’s life. Maybe you’ve already planned an unforgettable proposal but you want to make sure it’s going to be surprise so you can really knock her off her feet.
But how are you going to find out her ring size without her knowing that you’re planning to propose?
Lucky for you – there are a few ways of going about it. Here are some tips to find out her ring size without giving your plans away.
The Smartest Solution: Measure Her
The easiest and most exact way to find out her ring size is to simply measure it with an actual ring sizer while she’s sleeping. Blue Nile offers FREE ring sizers, as well as a printable ring size guide. If you don’t mind waiting around for a week or so for the sizer to come, both the ring sizer and the shipping is totally free. If you just can’t wait, you can pay $ to get it within 2 days via FedEx.
Make Like a Magpie
The magpie is infamous for its love of all things shiny – and its ability to seek them out. Emulate the klepto creature and get your hands on a ring(s) that she wears. Bonus awesomeness if she wears it on her fourth finger.
If you’re starved for time, just slip her ring on your own finger and mark where it stops. Take your finger to the jeweler.
If you have a few minutes and want something more exact, place the ring on a piece of paper and trace the inside and outside diameter. Take the paper to the jeweler.
Another brilliant tactic is to ask her family and friends for help. They’ll probably be thrilled for you guys (granted they like you) and willing to do their part to make sure things go perfect.
An accomplice could pretend they need to go get a ring re-sized and ask your girlfriend to come along, finding out her ring size measurements “just for fun” at a jewelry store. Or maybe the next time your wife-to-be is at her mom, sister, or friend’s house, the accomplice could bring up how they have a ring that doesn’t quite fit anymore (weight gain, not their style, etc). and ask her to try it on.
However you decide to go about it, it’ll be easier with inside help.
Stick With Averages
If all else fails, take comfort in the fact that the most common ring size is between a 5 or a 7 (US size) or an M or N (UK size) and size 6 is the most popular size. .
Another handy little trick is to pick up one of her shoes and check its size. Most women have the same ring size as their shoe size.