You’ve found “the one” and now it's time to put a ring on it! Before you do, there are a few objectives that will require some strategic thinking. Identifying the right style of ring is one thing… Getting the correct ring size is a whole different ball game! Funny enough, this is a question that comes up a lot during the engagement process. So, we’ve put together a list of secretive ways to secure this valuable information without tipping off your true love.
Now, sneaking around and keeping secrets may feel a little counterintuitive during the foundation of your future marriage. However, seeing the surprised look on your partner’s face will be well worth the trickery. Trust us, she’ll forgive you in the end. Plus, the goal here is to not get caught! Read below and start developing your recon strategy for confirming her correct ring size. Also, download this handy Ring Sizing Guide from Beré. No matter what method you use to find her size, this will help you confirm accuracy.
Use an Existing Ring
One of the best ways to find your girlfriend's ring size is to use an existing piece in her collection. When you have a moment alone, go through her rings and see if you can find one she wears on her left ring finger. Then, trace it with a pencil on a piece of paper. Another method is to press the ring into a small bar of soap, like the kind you get at hotels. Take the trace or impression of your ring to Beré Jewelers and we’ll help you find the perfect size. Tip: Make sure to wipe any soap residue off of the ring so you don't get caught!
Ask a Friend or Family Member
You can always enlist the help of an ally, such as one of her friends or family members. The easiest way would simply be to ask. Say that you're thinking of buying your girlfriend a ring for her birthday and need to know her ring size. Her family member or friend will probably be happy to oblige and to keep it a secret.
You could also have your ally do some of the spying for you. Perhaps they would be willing to look through your girlfriend's jewelry collection or take her on a “just for fun” jewelry shopping trip where they could determine her ring size.
While She's Sleeping
A third way to get your girlfriend's ring size is to measure her left ring finger while she's sleeping. Simply take a piece of string and lightly wrap it around the base of her ring finger. When you pull it away, mark the length of string with a marker or pen. Take the measurement to Beré Jewelers and we will help you get as close as possible to the right ring size.
Make a Stop at Your Local Jewelry Store
If you can't get an ally to go on a fake shopping trip with your girlfriend, take her yourself. This approach could arouse suspicion, so you'll have to come up with a good backstory, like you're celebrating her birthday, a promotion or maybe just buying something for your mom. While you're at the jewelry store, your girlfriend can try on some rings for fun, revealing her size.
So, what if you can't find the right ring size without tipping off your partner? Don't worry. Worst case scenario, you can always bring your ring back to us to get it resized. At Beré Jewelers, we’ll resize any ring you buy from us, for FREE! We would also love to assist you in finding the perfect style. After you’ve finished your sneaking and spying, schedule an appointment to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable associates. They can walk you through our extensive collections, helping you turn this Mission Possible into Mission Proposal.