While choosing an engagement ring can be a fun experience, it can also be a tricky exploration. One of the most important aspects of choosing an engagement ring is determining the ring size. Fortunately, there are various tricks you can use to determine the correct ring size for your girlfriend without spoiling the surprise. This may involve using special sizing tools or asking for help from friends and family members.
If you have an upcoming birthday party or any other major family event, tell her that you would like to shop for sentimental gifts for your family members or friends. Alternatively, if one of your friends or family member is getting married soon, deceive your girlfriend that you have been tasked with the responsibility of buying a suitable ring for the bride. Ask her to accompany you to the jewelry shop to find suitable gifts for one of your friends or family member. Although you may end up buying her a few items that you had not planned for, this trick will help you know her ring size.
As you look at the items in the jewelry shop, have her try a few items including bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Act calm and composed at all times. However, take note of the rings she compliments including their shapes and colors, because this will help you choose the engagement ring that suits her taste. It would be a great surprise if she later finds out that the ring she tried while window shopping with you is what you actually got for her engagement.
Measure Your Girlfriend’s Ring Size While She Is Away
Order a ring sizing tool online and use it to determine her ring size. Sneak into your girlfriend’s room and go through her drawer while she is away to look for one of her rings. Consider looking for the ring that she normally wears on the target ring finger. Use the ring sizing tool to measure the diameter of the ring. Be sure to return the ring to the original location before she returns.
Alternatively, wear the ring on your finger and mark where it fits on your finger. This will help you accurately determine her ring size. You may also make an impression of the ring on a bar of soap. Use the ring sizing tool to measure the diameter of the impression of the ring on the bar of soap. This will help you to accurately determine your girlfriend’s ring size. If you have good drawing skills, trace the inner part of your girlfriend’s ring and have a jeweler match up the size.
Measure Her Fingers While She Is Sleeping
While she is asleep, wrap a small sheet of paper around her finger. Mark the spot where the sheet of paper comes together. Be sure to consider her knuckle size while marking the spot. Use the sheet of paper to determine her ring size.
How to Measure Ring Size While She is Sleeping
Find a string measuring 2 to 3 inches long. Any type of string will do provided it lies flat and can be bent.
Wrap the string around the base of the target finger. Using your thumb and the forefinger of the other hand, pinch the string at the point of intersection. Slowly slide the ring upwards and downwards on the finger to make sure it does not get stuck over the knuckles. Consider taking the measurements at the end of the day when her fingers are relatively larger. In addition, make sure her fingers are not cold because that may cause her skin to shrink, which may result in incorrect measurements.
Using a permanent marker, mark the point where the string makes one full circle.
Take measurement of the string’s marked length and use a ring sizing chart to determine the right ring size for your girlfriend. Consider choosing a slightly bigger ring size than the ring measurement to guarantee comfort.
Be careful when using this method to measure her ring size because a minor mistake can lead to wrong measurements. In addition, be sure to mark accurately.
Ask Close Friends and Family Members
If everything fails, consider asking a trusted friend or family member to find out her ring size. You may be surprised to find out that some of them know the exact ring size she wears. She may have spent some time shopping with her friends and might have tried on a ring or two while window shopping.
If none of her friends know her ring size, try convincing one of them to secretly help you determine your girlfriend’s ring size. Ask one of her friends to take your girlfriend out window shopping pretending to look for an engagement ring for a family member. Your friend should ask your girlfriend to try on a few rings while window shopping. Although this is one of the most effective ways of determining your girlfriend’s ring size, it should be used with a high degree of caution to prevent spoiling the surprise.
It is important to know that rings with thicker frames may have smaller diameters than their estimated size. Although choosing the right ring size for your girlfriend is an important factor, consider choosing an engagement ring that suits her taste. You do not want to be a killjoy by choosing the right ring size that does not suit her taste. Talk to her friends and go through her social media pages to get a rough idea of the type of engagement ring she likes.
Measuring your girlfriend’s ring size does not have to be a complicated process. You can use the standard North American conversion scale to accurately determine the ring size for you and your girlfriend. Although many people determine the ring size of their girlfriends by guessing, you can get a more accurate estimate of her ring size by seeking help from friends and family members. Surprise your wife-to-be with a perfect, nice-fitting ring.