Valentine’s Day may have passed, but plenty of people are just deciding to pop the question now. Once you are ready to ask, you might wonder how to find the perfect engagement ring without your significant other knowing. If you want the proposal to be a surprise, figuring out the ring size can be just as stressful as choosing the diamond cut or type of setting. Good news! There are some sneaky techniques you can use to determine the right fit without letting on to your future fiancé what you have in store.
Borrow a Ring
This is probably the easiest method if they have multiple rings. Borrowing a ring to bring to your local jeweler is simple enough to get it sized in a timely manner. If your partner doesn’t wear or own multiple rings, try and choose the right time to borrow it. Pick a time where they may be at the grocery store, at the gym, or doing something where they won’t be wearing jewelry.
If you have a bar of soap lying around the house, take a current ring of theirs and imprint into a bar of soap. Not only will you get a perfect imprint to figure out the size, but they won’t even notice it missing. Just bring the imprinted bar of soap in and any jeweler should be able to get the perfect size needed for your perfect proposal.
Keep it General
It might seem a little obvious if you just openly asked, “what size is your ring finger?” Instead, make it seem like you are asking a general question. Pretend you are getting a ring for your mother for Mother’s Day and ask your partner to help choose the perfect ring. Even having them go with you to the jewelry store and try different styles and sizes will be very helpful not only to find the right size, but also what style they prefer. It is crucial that you do this subtly, otherwise it can become obvious that you have other things in mind.
Ask for Help
If none of the other options have worked, you can turn to their loved ones for help! Chances are that your significant other may have already had a conversation with family or friends about your marital future. Plus, someone may have purchased jewelry for your significant other before and know what their ring size is. It doesn’t hurt to ask if all other options have failed, though be careful who you tell!
In no time, you should be able to figure out the ring size so you can create that perfect custom engagement ring for your surprise proposal. Whether it is a solitaire, halo-style, or multiple-stone engagement ring, Johnson Jewelers of Lake City is your local, independently owned fine jewelry store; we are here to help you for your big day!