Try these ring sizing tricks of the trade to find the perfect fit.
- Go for a snug fit. “As jewelers, we always say the ring should ‘go on easy, come off hard.’ ” “This means you have the right fit and the ring is sized properly for the finger, minimizing the risk of loss.”
- Keep seasons in mind. “Your fingers tend to change size throughout the course of the year, especially during summer and winter. They’ll swell up a bit during the summer so keep that in mind so the ring doesn’t become uncomfortable to wear during those months.”
- Consider the width of the band. The wider the band, the tighter it will fit.
- Warm up your hands. If you’ve just come in from the cold or naturally have colder hands, Pomije recommends warming them to room temperature for the most accurate ring sizing.
- Go big. If you get two different finger measurements or find that a ring you wear often fits differently from time to time, Duke says it’s best to choose a slightly larger ring size, and, if you can, consult a professional.
How to Measure Ring Size Without Her Knowing
Wondering how to measure ring size without her knowing? Don’t worry! You don’t have to ruin a surprise proposal by asking your partner their ring size. Find an insider source who might have the scoop on what ring size she wears. A mom, best friend or sister may know, or can work their magic to find out her ring size without her suspecting a thing.
“Also pay attention to the jewelry she’s already wearing,” Duke says. “Does she have a ring she loves that fits on her left ring finger or even her middle finger? If so, wait for her to remove it and secretly take it to a jeweler to be sized. If she only takes it off to work out or shower and you have limited access to the ring, buy a bar of soap and press the ring in to make a mold. Your jeweler should be able to use the markings to identify the correct ring size.”
If she literally only takes her rings off to lotion her hands for five seconds, slip the ring on your finger and note exactly where it fits on your finger. Using the various ring size charts and sizes, you or a jeweler should be able to replicate the fit.
And when all else fails, go for a larger ring size; it’s easier to resize a ring smaller than it is to go bigger.