Love is indeed a beautiful thing. If you have been in a happy relationship for a while, the time will come when you will want to take the next step.
This will begin with crowning your love with a perfect piece of jewellery.
As exciting as all these can be, finding a ring for your loved one can also be nerve-wracking. The perfect ring should feel tight over the knuckle but comfortable on the finger in the area below the knuckle.
Before you think about the cut, design, metal and so on, you need to get the correct ring size. Same as clothes, rings are sized on a standardized scale so that one size is the same from one jeweller to the next.
Ring sizes vary from 3 to 13 in Canada and the United States. These include half and a quarter sizes and are in millimetres or inches based on a ring’s circumference or diameter.
The circumference measures the entire length of the band, while the diameter measures the inside length of the ring.
International ring sizing follows similar rules. However, numbered sizes run on different scales, often varying by country. The United Kingdom and Australia use an alphabetical scale for sizing.
Here are what the alphabet sizing means:
Letter connotation Measurement in mm
D ½ 42.3
E ½ 43.5
F ½ 44.8
G ½ 46.1
H ½ 47.4
J ½ 49.3
K ½ 50.6
L ½ 51.8
M ½ 53.1
N ½ 54.4
0 ½ 55.7
P ½ 56.9
Q 57. 6
Q ½ 58.2
R ½ 59.5
S ½ 60.8
T ½ 62.1
U ½ 63.3
Size Matters: How To Get Your Partner’s Ring Size Without Them Knowing
There are two ways to propose. The first is where you propose without an engagement ring and then go ring shopping with your spouse-to-be. This is easy, albeit unexciting.
The other option takes more time and effort and is more exciting and romantic. This is where you plan a surprise engagement. The thing about this plan is that you have to get their ring size without them knowing.
This will take some creativity. So how do you go about it undetected? Here are some tips.
Use Of Her Rings
If your significant other has a jewellery lover, the chances are that you will find a ring or two by raiding her jewellery box. You will, however, need to be keen to use one that fits her perfectly.
When you identify the perfect candidate, all you need to do is take it to the jeweller, with the other features you want in mind. They will measure its size and show you ring options in her size. Easy does it.
Ask Her Friend To Go Ring Shopping
If the previous suggestion is not an option, this might work.
Talk to one of her friends or relatives to develop a plan to get her to a jewellery shop. The friend can maybe request her to come along to help her pick rings. And off they go shopping.
At the store, the friend needs to act like they are shopping for their own ring while at the same time encouraging your girlfriend to try on different rings. They need to do this in an easy, fun way, and her friend will figure out her size going by the rings that will be a perfect fit for her.
Ring sizes are often indicated on a tag on the ring, so she just needs to note this down. If it’s not, the friend can ask one of the attendants for the ring measurements- discreetly, of course!
Measure Her Finger
This will take some sneaking around but is very doable.
For this, you will need a piece of string or paper. The goal will be to roll it around her finger where the engagement ring should sit. This should be a snug fit but not too tight to cut circulation.
Once you have the diameter, make a mark or a knot (if using thread). Take this measurement to the jeweller to help give you the size before you get to shipping.
You can also get a ring multisizer to take the measurements to be as accurate as possible.
If you opt to take measurements yourself, you need to think about the temperature, time of day, activity level, medications and so on.
The ring size is most stable after lunch and before dinner. That said, cold temperatures make fingers shrink, and very hot temperatures can cause them to swell. You might want to take the measurements at the end of the day when they are at their most swollen. Repeat the same when it’s hot and find common ground.
You want the ring to fit but not too snuggly that it can’t accommodate hot days or months.
If your girlfriend’s knuckle is bigger than the finger’s base, measure both spots and pick an in-between size.
Aside From The Diameter…
While the diameter is important, there is another factor to consider when buying rings. The key one is:
Thinner banded rings tend to give a looser fit, while those with thick bands offer a more snug fit. Essentially the wider a band is, the more space it takes up on your finger; therefore, the tighter the fit feels.
If you think the recipient prefers a thin band, go slightly smaller. The other thing about slim bands is that they make the stone stand out even more.
Once you are done with your homework, you need to find the perfect ring in the correct size. The best thing you can do for yourself is find a jeweler with a varied number of designs. This helps you see what’s available and pick the best one for your loved one. Visit our site for the perfect, exquisite ring for your soon-to-be wife.