How To Find Out Someone's Ring Size Without Asking Them

How To Find Out Someone's Ring Size Without Asking Them

Trying to figure out the ring size of your partner can be pretty nerve-wracking. If you’re preparing to pop the big question, the last thing you want to do is ruin the surprise. For this reason, you’ll need to determine your future spouse’s ring size without them knowing. Unfortunately, this might be easier said than done.

So, what are some ways to covertly get someone’s ring size? Are there easy methods to get a man's or woman’s ring size without being obvious? Finally, once you have the ring size, where can you find high-quality engagement rings at affordable prices?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more. If you’re currently trying to figure out the ring size of your girlfriend or boyfriend, be sure to consult our ring size chart for help. With that being said, let’s look at a few different ways to secretly get your partner’s ring size!

How to Figure Out Ring Size Without Being Obvious

It would be much simpler to just ask your partner their ring size, and many people choose this route because it is quick and easy. However, it can definitely give away your plans. If you’re trying to coordinate a romantic evening to ask for someone’s hand in marriage, you probably don’t want to give them clues that you’re shopping for a ring. So, here are a few of the best ways to get someone’s ring size without being too obvious:

Borrow an Existing Ring

One of the easiest ways to secretly determine your partner’s ring size is to “borrow” one of their existing rings. Though this will require you to take the ring, you can still put it back as soon as you’ve found out the correct size. The quickest solution is to draw an outline of the inside and outside of the ring on a piece of paper. Then, you can use this tracing to determine the size of the ring. If you have more time to find out the size, you can take the ring to a jeweler to get a more accurate sizing. You could also ask your partner to borrow their ring, but this will probably arouse suspicion. So, while we don’t endorse theft, “borrowing” a ring for the sake of love is a different story!

And remember, if you choose the tracing method, make sure that your pen or pencil is completely flush with the base of the ring. A tracing that is even slightly off could result in the wrong size. Therefore, if you’re going to use the tracing method, make sure you pay attention to detail!

Ask About Someone Else’s Ring Size

If you want to hear the answer directly from your partner, you can try to talk about someone else’s ring size. Keep in mind that this method is especially difficult, as you will need to keep the conversation very casual and realistic. Otherwise, your partner may catch on! For example, if you have a friend who is getting married, you could ask your partner about the person’s ring size. This may inspire your partner to offer insight related to their own ring size.

Get Help From Family and Friends

One of the best ways to get the answer you need is to seek help from trusted friends and family members. For instance, if your partner has a sibling whom they speak to frequently, you can ask the sibling about your partner’s ring size. They probably won’t know the right size off-hand, but they can subtly ask your partner about it when you’re not around. This way it will seem like you were never involved!

However, before you try this method, you need to make sure that you can trust the person helping out. You won’t want to ask for help from a friend who can’t keep a secret or a family member who is likely to ruin the surprise. Asking the wrong person for help could end up causing more problems than it solves, so choose wisely!

Subtly Compare Fingers

This may not give you the most accurate measurement, but you can always try to size up your partner’s ring by comparing their fingers to yours. Whether you’re holding hands in the park or just watching TV together at home, you can use the opportunity to size up your partner’s ring finger. If you know you’re own size, you can then get a ring based on your approximation. Again, this is definitely not a sure way to get the right size. Fortunately, even if you don’t get the correct size, you can always take the ring back to the jeweler to have it resized later on.

Measure the Ring Finger During Sleep

This is another tricky method that will require you to be very careful, but it can also provide you with some of the most accurate results. The least intrusive way to get the measurement is the yarn method. Simply cut a piece of yarn and wait until your partner falls asleep. Then, very gently wrap the yarn around the base of your partner’s ring finger. Carefully note the length of yarn needed to go all the way around the finger.

Next, use a ruler or similar measuring device to measure the length of the yarn (i.e. the circumference of your partner’s ring finger), ideally in millimeters. Finally, divide this number by Pi (3.14). This will give you the diameter of the ring, which is one of the most common measurements used for ring sizes.

Gift a Decoy Ring

Gifting a decoy ring is yet another tricky method to pull off, but it could also yield some of the best results. Essentially, you can use a cheap ring to conduct an impromptu experiment. Tell your partner that you found the ring or give it to them as a small token of your love. Either way, they will likely try it on. If it fits, you’re in luck! If not, you can use the opportunity to see how much bigger or smaller the ring needs to be. Hopefully, your partner will offer up their real ring size to help you resize the decoy ring.

How Should an Engagement Ring Fit?

Even if you use one of the methods listed above, it may not help you find the perfect ring. This is because most people who aren’t familiar with engagement ring sizes will not know how a ring should fit. Fortunately, fitting an engagement ring is pretty straightforward.

An engagement ring should fit comfortably and snugly on the ring finger of the left hand. Keep in mind that you can also use the right hand if your partner prefers to wear rings on their right ring finger. Either way, the ring should fit tightly enough that it does not slip off, but not so tight that it leaves a mark or causes the surrounding skin to bulge outward. Ideally, the ring should slide over the entirety of the finger (including the knuckle) without any extra effort.

We hope you found this guide on how to find out someone’s ring size without asking them both useful and informative! Are you in the market for an engagement ring? Do you want beautiful, certified diamond engagement rings at competitive prices? If so, be sure to check out the luxurious products available at Liori Diamonds today!

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