When you are planning to surprise your honey with an engagement ring, there are so many factors to think about. So here’s another one: her finger size. How on earth are you going to find that out?
The most accurate way is, of course, to get her measured by a jeweler. You can enlist the help of one of her friends, who could ask her to stop in together at a jeweler, to shop for her own engagement ring. Or visit the jeweler for any other reason. Then when they are there, they can both get sized.
Or, ask her friend or mother to somehow get your partner to try on their ring. This may not be completely accurate, but it will give you an idea as to whether her finger is bigger or smaller than the friend’s.
Some other time-honored suggestions include secretly “borrowing” one of her rings and taking it to a jeweler. Or, laying the ring on a piece of paper and tracing it carefully around the inside and outside with a pencil. Notice on which finger she wears that ring! Or, press her ring into a bar of soap and bring the soap to the jeweler.
Sometimes guys will put her ring on their own finger and make a mark where it fits, then get that part of their finger sized at the jeweler’s.
It’s better to guess a bit larger rather than smaller. She can temporarily wear a too-big ring, with string wound around it to make it fit, but it’s disappointing if it’s too small to go on her finger at all. When guessing, keep in mind that a person’s dominant hand is usually a bit bigger than their other hand. If she’s right-handed, a ring she wears on her right hand may be too big for her left hand.
After reading all this, are you ready to throw up your hands and give up? No worries -- here are some out-of-the-ordinary ideas to bypass the ring-sizing question entirely:
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