[Posted on February 25th, 2013 by Beth Bowes-Carter]
If you’re getting ready to pop the question and are thinking about shopping for Engagement Rings in Houston, it really helps to know your girlfriend’s ring size. However, that information can be hard to get if you want to keep your proposal plans a secret. Here are some sneaky ways to find out her size without letting her in on your plans.
Borrow One of Her Rings
If you have access to her jewelry box, borrow one of her rings and take it to a jeweler to have it sized. Make sure it’s one she wears on the third finger of her left hand when sizing for Engagement Rings Houston, because the fingers on the right hand can be a whole size larger than the ones on the left in right-handed people. (It’s the opposite in left-handed people, though in rare cases a person’s can be perfectly matched.)
If you’re afraid she’ll notice that a ring missing and get suspicious, you can simply trace around the inside of the ring with a pencil and take the paper to the jeweler. If you don’t have a piece of paper when you find yourself alone with the jewelry box, try the ring on your own finger and mark with a pen how far down it will go.
If you’re feeling especially sneaky, carry a small, hotel-sized bar of soap in your pocket until the perfect moment, and then press the ring into it. A jeweler can often times determine a ring size from the impression. Be sure to clean the soap off before you return the ring, of course.
Ask Friends or Family
It is possible that her sister, mother, or best friend knows her size. Ask around, but only if you think they can keep a secret. If they don’t know it, maybe you can persuade them to take her on a shopping trip and try on rings with her.
Make an Educated Guess
An average woman is about 5′ 4, weighs in the vicinity of 140 pounds, and wears a ring between sizes 6 and 7. If she is much larger than that, or has big knuckles, she might wear a size 8 or 9. A very petite woman will wear a size 3.5 to 5.
The important thing to remember when guessing is to err on the high side. If she tries the ring on and finds it too small, she might feel as if her hands are fat, or “manly,” which is the last thing you want her feeling on this special day!
And if you must resort to guessing her ring size, make absolutely sure that you buy a ring that can be comfortably resized preferably down. Choose a ring that has a simple setting, not one with a channel setting stones set all around inside a groove — or tension setting. Consider focusing on a nice stone with a simple setting that fits her finger, and then returning to the jewelry store to let her choose her own setting and get it properly fitted.