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How to find out your partner’s ring size without getting caught

20th December 2017 by Rebecca Smyth, posted in Guidance & Education

Choosing the perfect engagement ring when proposing to your partner isn’t always easy, we know.  Besides choosing a style that’s perfect for your partner, you also need to take the size of it into consideration. And, when you’re hoping for it to be a wonderful surprise engagement, of course, asking them outright for their finger measurements is not an option. Fortunately, Zankyou has given us some simple hacks to help you discover your partner’s exact ring size without blowing your cover, as well as what to do if it doesn’t fit!

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Look at their other rings

Take a look at your partner’s favourite rings when they’re in the shower or out of the house. But you have to pay close attention: make sure you choose a ring that she wears on her ring finger to ensure your engagement ring will be a great fit. Then, use a printable ring size chart so you can place the ring on the circles to see which one it fits most comfortably. This will help you realise the size the engagement ring needs to be.

how to find out your partners ring size

Study Her Hands

If you can’t get to her rings or your partner doesn’t have one she wears on the ring finger, this is an easy method to suss out her ring size. When holding her hand, study the size of her finger in relation to yours. Is it larger than your pinkie finger or a little smaller? You could even hold your palm against your partner’s and say, “Look how much smaller your fingers are to mine!” while studying the difference between your hands so that you will be able to explain her ring size to a jeweller.

Oops, the Ring is Too Big!

Now if you didn’t get the ring size right, despite your best effort, don’t worry! Here are three clever hacks that will make it fit.

  • Purchase a ring snuggie. This is a great invention that’s basically a small piece of plastic that you clasp onto the ring to keep it in place on your finger and fill the gap if a ring is too big. If the snuggie makes your partner’s ring feel too tight, you can trim it to make it more comfortable.
  • Get sizing beads. Okay, you’ll need your jeweller for this one but it’s an easy procedure. The jeweller will take two metal beads and solder them onto the bottom of the ring. This basically fills the gap between the ring and the finger, making the ring sit securely.
  • Send your ring back to be resized. Most engagement rings can be resized within two sizes larger or smaller. To resize a ring, a small incision is made in the band and is extended or tightened, as required. Once complete, the gap is soldered and polished to seamlessly hide any evidence of alterations.
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Remember: Some Rings Can’t Be Resized

Before purchasing a ring, bear in mind that there are specific rings that can’t be resized without having to be remade. For example, rings with diamonds all around the band can be damaged by the procedure of resizing, so it’s better to ensure your ring size is 100% correct for this ring style.

Based on the article “The Sizing Hack” featured on Zankyou Weddings, written by Naomi Shaw.

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