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What an exciting time in your lives, it truly is magical! You’ve finally made the decision to pop the most amazing question. You’ve planned the scenario countless times in your mind. You’ve chosen the perfect location, you’ve planned out what you are going to say, and have practiced. Everything has to be perfect. But what if the ring doesn’t fit? In this blog we’ll give you some ideas on how to make sure that the ring fits at that magic moment.
The trick to getting away with this is selecting a ring that she won’t notice missing. You don’t want to tip her off by borrowing a ring that she wears on a regular basis. You also need to make sure that it is a ring that she wears on the same finger that her future engagement ring will rest upon. Since you are looking for a ring that she doesn’t normally wear, this method can be particularly tricky since you may have never seen her wear the ring. If you do find a good ring that the jewel can size, make sure you get the ring right back into her jewelry box before she notices.
If your girlfriend keeps a close watch on her jewelry, take a piece of paper and a pencil or pen with you the next time you visit her jewelry box. Select a ring that she normally wears on her ring finger and trace the inside circumference of the ring onto the piece of paper. A jeweler can place a ring-sizer against the circle and get a pretty good idea of your girlfriend’s ring size.
Have a birthday, Christmas, or other major gift-giving event coming up? Tell her that you would like to buy her a beautiful gift of jewelry and you would like her to accompany you to the jewelry store so you get something she will really like. As you look at the necklaces, bracelets, and broaches, don’t forget to have her try a few rings on her ring finger! Worst case scenario, you end up buying her a nice gift before asking the big question later.
You can easily order a ring-sizing tool online. Simply buy a ring-sizer and sneak into your girlfriend’s room to size her jewelry. You can find ring sizers at web sites ranging from Amazon.com to Ebay.com for as little as $10.
If all else fails, you might consider asking a trusted friend or family member to find out her ring size.
So you can’t get close enough to her jewelry. You still want to buy the perfect engagement ring but you understand that getting the right ring size is not very likely. Keep this in mind when purchasing your ring: bigger is always better. It is much easier for a jeweler to make a ring smaller than larger. Make the best guess on her ring size and increase that number by at least one full size just to be on the safe side.