How do I get the right size of wedding ring as a surprise for my fiancee?
December 17, 2008 7:36 AM Subscribe
How do I buy an engagement ring if I don't know my fiancee's ring size? It obviously can't be a surprise if I measure her ring finger ahead of time...
posted by thewalrus to human relations (41 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the near future I plan to propose to my girlfriend. We've talked about marriage in the past and both agree that money should be saved for practical purposes (like down payments and graduate degrees) rather than spent on fancy diamond rings. We both want to wear plain gold bands.
If I want to buy a ring and surprise her by asking the question, in the old fashioned way, how do I know what size of ring to get? I can't think of any secret way to measure her ring finger size ahead of time. Is there some standard range of sizes that can be expanded or shrunk as required? How does this usually work? Can anyone offer first hand experience of how this worked for them?