Being surprised with a diamond engagement ring is a magical moment that will never be forgotten. And with a little planning, the event can happen brilliantly.
Below, you’ll find some easy solutions to getting her ring size while keeping your gift a surprise. Keep in mind that a woman’s ring size will vary for each finger, so the below suggestions are meant only as a guideline.
Make an Impression
If she is in the habit of leaving any of her rings lying around, make an impression of one. A bar of soap, a piece of clay or even a piece of bread can be used to take a reliable measurement.
Trace a Line
By tracing the inside of the ring on a piece of paper, a jeweller can then use the drawing to form an accurate measurement
Try it on for Size
The simplest solution is to put one of her rings on your own fingers. Push it down as far as it will go and then mark the spot with a pen. Then show the marking to a jeweller who can measure it for you.
Enlisting a friend of the bride-to-be can be greatly helpful in this endeavour. It is not uncommon for one friend to ask another for their ring size as a matter of curiosity. Just be sure to choose a friend who can keep a secret.
Stealth while She Sleeps
Once she has safely dozed off, take a string or piece of paper and wrap it around her finger very carefully. Use a pen to mark where the string or paper meets around the finger. Lay the paper flat and measure the distance – this is her finger’s circumference. Take this measurement to your jeweller.
The Real Thing
If bringing one of her rings to the jeweller without arousing any suspicion is a possibility, this is probably the safest course of action. Try to pay attention to which rings she wears on which fingers. Offer to take her jewellery to be cleaned and have the jeweller measure her ring at the same time.