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4 Tips on How to Get Your Partner's Ring Size Without Asking

Looking for a wedding ring in Pittsburgh? Start by finding your partner’s ring size and make sure to keep it a surprise

Lisa Marie Kotchey Jewelry
November 12, 2021

 Getting ready to pop the question can be nerve wracking. There are so many variables you want to get just right for your partner. One of the things you absolutely want to get right is the ring size — and you have to do it without her knowing! After all, before you go looking for wedding rings in Pittsburgh, you have to get the size. In this article, we’ll be discussing a few of the ways that you can get an accurate ring size measurement without giving away the surprise. 

     1. Borrow a Ring and Take it to a Jeweler

To get the perfect size wedding ring in Pittsburgh, you need to visit your local jeweler

wedding ring size comparison
Always get the help of an experienced jeweler before deciding on an engagement ring.

The most obvious way that you can get an accurate measurement is by simply snagging one from her jewelry box. The key part of this strategy is to take a ring she rarely wears. If you choose a ring worn very often, she is likely to figure out the surprise. So, make sure you take a lesser-worn ring and take it to a jeweler. 

One of the other major things you need to know is which finger the ring you’ve selected is worn on, as each finger has different sizing. Once you have the ring and you’ve figured out which finger the ring is for, it’s time to go to the jewler to start looking for a wedding ring in Pittsburgh. 

       2. Estimate the Ring Size by Tracing or Sizing on Your Own Finger

Another way to find an accurately sized wedding ring in Pittsburgh is by sizing it yourself

engagement ring being placed on hand fitted
Make sure when the time comes that the ring will slide perfectly onto her finger.

Though this isn’t the most common trick, it may be the easiest. Once again, you need to take one of her rings — but this time not for very long. Then once you have the ring, place it on a piece of paper and trace the inside of the ring onto the piece of paper. You can then take that tracing to a jeweler and they’ll be able to size the ring from your sketch.

Another way you can easily — and quickly — take a ring measurement is by putting one of her rings on your hand. When the ring is on your hand, take a pen or a marker and make a small mark where the bottom of the ring hits on your ring finger. Then, when you go to the jeweler, they will size the ring from the marking on your hand. The most important part of this process is to mark below the ring on your finger. This way, you can slightly overestimate the ring size so it will properly slide on during your proposal. If the ring is slightly too small the ring may not go on at all, and you’ll have to size for a different wedding ring in Pittsburgh. 

     3. Gather Sizing Information From Friends

Who knows your partner better than her friends?

young women having fun getting drinks
Her friends might even know her ring size off the top of their head.

If you think she’ll notice you taking and covertly sizing one of her rings, the next step is to go to her friends. One of the best ways to get an accurate ring size for one of her friends is to have them try on each other’s rings. Tell one of her best friends to casually bring up the topic of rings at their next dinner together. Then, they’ll encourage their friends to share rings. Much like the sizing of the ring on your own finger one of her friends will size the ring, make a marking, and report back. 

        4. Get One of Their Friends to Take Them Ring Shopping — Discreetly, Of Course!

She’ll think its a regular shopping trip, when really shes being sized for her wedding ring in Pittsburgh

Her friends are one of the best resources you have for inside info.

This plan may sound like the most difficult to pull off without her finding out, but it is actually kind of genius. One of her friends will take her out on a casual shopping trip. Not to a jewelry store, but maybe a department store or a place that sells accessories. All her friend has to do is point out a ring and try it on and offer it to your partner. Once they’ve done that, they’ll gauge your partner’s ring size from the shopping trip. Then you take their measurement back to a jeweler in Pittsburgh and start planning her ideal ring.  After that it's time to start planning the perfect moment to pop the question.

Buying a wedding ring in Pittsburgh is a life changing decision so you want to make sure you're in good hands. If you’re searching for a wedding ring for your spouse, Lisa Marie Kotchey — an expert jeweler in Pittsburgh — will assist you in finding the perfect match. Contact us today to get started searching for the best fitting piece of jewelry for the love of your life.