5 way to find out your partner's finger size without them knowing
Proposing to your partner can seem overwhelming at first. Finding out what they really want in an engagement ring, the colour of gold that will look best on their skin and making sure you propose with a diamond that takes their breath away sounds overwhelming. However, we have some great tips for you to make the whole process simple and easy.
The moment of surprise when you propose is often a crucial element in planning an unforgettable proposal. Once you have found 'The One', the question we often get asked is, how do I find out their finger size without them knowing?
With the following examples we will assume that you have sneakily found a ring that your partner wears on the ring finger of their right hand. If you haven't managed do this, then don't worry, there are still ways!
Measure the internal diameter
The size of a ring is determined by the universal measurement of the internal diameter. Whether you are sizing a ring with the number system. used in the United States of the Australian alphabet system. Find a ring they wear on their ring finger (right or left) and place a ruler over the ring to measure the internal diameter and they presto, with the measurement we can tell you the finger size.
The string/paper trick
Almost the same as measuring the internal diameter of a ring, placing a piece of paper or a piece string on the inside of a ring will let us know what the circumference of their finger is, which will then determine the size.
The soap test
Take the ring you have and place it firmly into a bar of soap. Ensuring that you push it in far enough that we can see the inside line of the ring. Make sure that you clean the ring of any residual soap dry it and place it back in the exact place you found it.
Take an existing ring into a jeweller.
this technique is ideal if your partner only wear their ring occasionally and might not notice it missing for a day or two. The jeweller should only need a minute to place your ring on a ring stick to find out what the right size is.
Use a ring sizer
This involves a zip tie type of material, where your partner can try the on and adjust to her ideal fit. Measure their right hand under the guise of planning a future anniversary or birthday gift. Where possible try and plan this 6 to 9 months before the proposal so they are likely to forget their hand was measured. Request a ring sizer.
Interesting ring sizing facts
Your dominant hand, which is the one that you write with, tends to be slightly bigger by about half a size than your other hand, so when deciding on the right size, make sure that you allow for that.
The most common ring sizes for women are L through to M and for gentlemen it is T through to V. If you are unsure it is ideal to go slightly larger. There is nothing worse than getting down on one knee to propose and discovering the ring won't go on
Wider rings have a tighter fit than thinner bands, so make sure that you allow half to one size if you are using a wider ring to gauge her finger size.
If you don't have a ring finger to size, using the finger next to the ring finger is your next best option. While the difference between a main finger and the ring finger can differ from person to person, the average is three sizes.
At the end of the day, don't stress if you get the finger size wrong as in the hands of a qualified jeweller it can be resized without effecting the integrity of the setting. Using the above techniques will help you get it, if not perfect, at least within a couple of sizes, ensuring your proposal goes off without a hitch.