Rings can be tricky to shop for, especially if you don’t know your ring size. I wear a variety of rings on a few of my fingers, so if it’s too big on one, I slip it on another. But, if you’re looking to wear a ring on a certain finger, it’s important to get the size right.
The quickest and easiest way to determine your ring size is to download our ring sizing guide and follow its simple instructions.
Now, let’s say you’re in the market to buy a ring for someone else and you don’t know their ring size. If you don’t want to ask them outright, here are a few tips to sneakily find out that magic number.
1. Try on their ring and memorize where it hits you on your finger.
If you’d like to buy a ring for your loved one and they are wearing a ring that day, bring up how different your hand sizes are from each other and start to compare. If your hands are larger, say “I bet your ring wouldn’t even fit on my finger.” This will most likely prompt them to take off their ring and give it to you to try on. Memorize where it hits you on your finger and then refer to the ring sizing guide I’ve provided and you’ve got your answer!
2. Borrow a ring of theirs for reference.
My brother shared this trick with me when he was shopping for engagement rings. Take a pencil and a piece of paper and trace around the inside of a ring that you’ve seen them wear. Then, compare your tracing to the ring sizer guide and you’ll get close enough for a good fit. My brother slyly grabbed one of her rings when she was washing the dishes and the rest is history!
3. Share a fun fact as a ruse.
Mention that you heard a fun fact at the office today: if you take your shoe size, divide it by two and add three, you get your ring size. Work out the equation together and compare your results. If it’s wrong, she’ll probably mention what her real size is. If she doesn’t know her ring size, you can swiftly “pull up your coworker’s email” that includes our ring sizing guide for reference. Pro tip: if you pay attention to her equation, you’ll find out her shoe size as well for future gift giving ideas.
Now that you know your own ring size and have 3 ways to find out someone else’s, make sure you visit The Bradford Exchange Online to see our stunning selection of women’s rings and men’s rings. They really make unforgettable treasures for yourself and amazing gifts for whoever’s in your heart, so don’t miss them!
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