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Figuring Out What Engagement Ring Size to Buy

4 Easy Ways to Figure Out Her Engagement Ring Size Without Her Knowing


'Man putting ring on woman's finger, focus on hands'
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It's a common conundrum. You're ready to propose, but you're clueless about what engagement ring size to buy. Or perhaps you didn't even know that rings came in sizes! Here are four ways to sneakily find out her engagement ring size without her knowing.
  1. The easiest way to tell is if she already has a ring that fits her third finger. If it's one she doesn't wear very often, you can just take it with you to the jeweler. Otherwise, trace around the inside of the ring onto a piece of paper. The jeweler will be able to work from there.

  2. If she's a heavy sleeper. you can take a piece of paper or string and wrap it around her third finger. Be sure to mark where the two ends overlap.

  3. Ask her closest friends; sometimes women try on each other's jewelry, or have bought jewelry for one another.

  4. If all else fails, try to estimate how much bigger or smaller your hands are than hers. The jeweler can give you an approximate size.
Don't forget to ask the jeweler if the ring you're buying can be sized! There are some rings with elaborate detail that need to be made-to-order.

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