How to find out her ring size22

The surprise of a Diamond Engagement Ring is a magical moment that will never be forgotten. And with a little planning, the surprise will be even more magical. Below, you’ll find some very easy solutions to getting her ring size while keeping your gift a surprise. Keep in mind that the ring size will vary for each finger, so the suggestions below are meant as a guideline.

Make an Impression

If she’s in the habit of leaving any of her rings lying about, make an impression of one. A bar of soap, a piece of clay or even a piece of bread can be used to take a reliable measurement.

Trace It!

You could even trace the inside of the ring on a piece of paper which the jeweller can then use to determine an accurate measurement.

Try it on for Size

Simpler still, just put one of her rings on your own fingers. Push it down as far as it will go and then mark the spot with a pen. Then just show the marking to your jeweller who can measure it for you.

What Friends are for…

A friend of the soon-to-be bride’s can be of great help in this case. It’s not uncommon for one friend to ask another for their ring size as a matter of curiosity. Just be sure you choose a friend who can keep a secret.

The Real Thing

If you can bring one of her rings to the jeweller without arousing any suspicion, this will probably be the safest course of action. Offer to take her jewellery to be cleaned and have the jeweller measure her ring at the same time


  • Pay attention when she admires someone else’s ring.
  • Notice which advertisements or photographs of rings she admires.
  • Ask her friends and family what she likes. Take time to notice the other jewellery she wears — whether she prefers a simple design or a more intricate piece.
  • Note metal choice as well—white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Browse with her at a dependable jeweller.
  • Learn about the 4Cs so that you can make an educated purchase.
  • Surprise her with the engagement ring that goes beyond all her expectations.