Planning to propose to your partner on Christmas Eve, but still not sure about their ring size? Well, we know a few clever tricks that might help you make the right choice. Below, discover eight simple ways to find your partner's ring size without them having a clue. Good luck!
Borrow One of Your Partner’s Rings for a Day
The most accurate way to know your partner’s ring size is by discreetly "stealing" their favorite ring for a day and taking it to a nearby jeweler for measurements. The trick, though, is to be quick and pick the right ring - one that your partner finds perfectly comfortable yet doesn’t wear all the time, so they won’t notice their favorite accessory is missing. Ideally, it should be the ring they wear on the ring finger of their right hand. Why? Each finger can have a unique size, and surprisingly, the fingers on our left and right hands might not match up perfectly in size either.
Try Your Partner’s Ring On Yourself
Turns out, you can use your own finger to guess your partner's ring size! For this trick you just need a pen and a big will to surprise your beloved. When they're away or not paying attention, sneakily put their favorite ring on one of your own fingers. Once it’s on, draw a pen line below where the ring is sitting. With the mark as your guide, head to your local jeweler and let them help you get the exact size. Just be careful not to smudge or wipe away your pen mark before you get it measured!
Use a Bar of Soap
Another creative and effective method of finding your partner's ring size involves a simple bar of soap. Here’s how it works: while your partner is distracted, take one of their rings and gently press it into a bar of soap to leave an impression. Later, show the imprint to a jeweler for accurate measurements. But make sure to clean off any residue from the ring. You wouldn't want any signs giving away your secret mission, would you?
Test Your Speed Drawing Skills
Got a pen, paper, and your partner's favorite ring? Well, you're all set for this no-fuss method! Simply place the ring on the paper and trace both its inner and outer circles. Take this drawing to a jeweler, and they'll easily determine the size you need.
Download the Ring Sizing App
Or just use your smartphone! There are tons of user-friendly ring sizing apps available on both the App Store and Google Play. Apps like Ring Sizer or Ring Sizer by Jason Withers let you effortlessly measure the ring size using an existing ring and your phone’s camera.
Use a Piece of String
Feeling bold? Then this method is for you! Try measuring your partner’s ring size while they are asleep. Delicately wrap a piece of string around their ring finger, then mark its length using tape or a marker. Bring this measured string to a jeweler for guidance. Just remember to tread lightly and keep those spy skills sharp!
Get Crafty Together
Attending a ring-making workshop together with your partner is also a win-win plan. This cute date idea might be the perfect way to discreetly find their ring size. Most workshops kick off by measuring your finger to ensure the crafted piece fits right. Be all eyes and ears when it's your partner's turn! If you're concerned about being too nervous to remember the size, secretly approach the workshop professional beforehand and ask them to note down the details for you. They'll be more than willing to help!
Ask Family or Friends
Sometimes family and friends hold the answers we seek! Your partner's parents might have bought a ring for their precious child at some point in the past and might still recall the size. Or you might chat with your partner's close friends for the desired information. Who knows? Maybe your beloved was one step ahead and shared the ring size with them, anticipating such a moment.