Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Saira Farman
Jewelry holds a certain meaning for most people. They are often worn for aesthetics or for a sentiment they hold. The act of gifting jewelry has its own historical and cultural roots as well.
Usually, gifting jewelry to the opposite equated to a marriage proposal or something romantic. Rings, for example, are given and worn as a sign of promise. Engagement rings, wedding rings, friendship rings, and more are symbols of a pact.
With that said, if you intend to propose to your partner, you should peruse the many beautiful engagement rings that you know she’d like. For diamond rings, why not consider lab-grown diamonds?
A lab grown diamond may sound inauthentic but in reality, it grew in a lab that simulated the same process that a mined diamond went through. It’s just as real and it won’t symbolize that your love is fake. They’re also friendly to the environment. Their acquisition doesn’t endanger the lives of miners.
With all that said, how would you know if you have the right ring size? Let’s go over some tips.
How Do You Know if You Have the Right Ring Size?
Before we get to the actual measuring for your beautiful diamond engagement ring, we’ll talk about some of the information you need to know. This will help you have some knowledge prior to the task. Knowing these tips can save you some time in case you make a mistake under some of the instructions.
Not to mention, these pieces of information are also interesting trivia about one’s fingers.
For example, did you know that your fingers actually change sizes during the day? They’re actually bigger when they’re warm and smaller when they’re cold.
This means that it would be best to measure your fingers when they’re warm so that the ring will fit regardless. As for the time of day, it’s best to measure your fingers in the evening.
Your fingers also have slightly different sizes on each hand. Your dominant hand has a bigger size. In this case, we recommend measuring all of the fingers individually.
Did you know that your knuckle is usually bigger than the base of your finger? If that is the case, measure both of them and then choose a size in between the two measurements. Keep in mind that the ring has to be big enough to slide over your knuckle but not that it would fall off your finger.
Now, with some prerequisite knowledge laid down, let’s discuss the methods to measure your fingers!
Use a String or Paper and a Ruler
The first step is to get a string or a strip of paper. Wrap it around the finger you intend to put a ring on. Keep in mind that it should be below the finger’s joint, near your knuckle.
On the string or paper, mark the spot where the two ends meet. Using a ruler, measure its length by millimeter. Then, compare it using a ring size chart.
You can check online for the size chart. We also recommend doing this around three to four times for accuracy.
If you’re using a string, please make sure not to pull it too tightly because it can stretch. This will lead to unwanted inaccuracies in your measurement.
Borrow a Ring
If your partner already owns a ring that they recently or frequently use, you can borrow it as your reference. If you intend to buy a ring as a surprise gift, then you’ll need to come up with an excuse to borrow it.
For example, maybe say that your mother really likes your wife’s ring and would like to use it as a reference when they order from a jeweler.
If your partner has a close friend, you can ask that friend for the favor of borrowing your partner’s ring. This way, they wouldn’t suspect a thing concerning your surprise.
Putting in the extra effort to make your partner happy will pay off!
Buy a Ring Sizer
Money can also make some things easier. If you have the extra budget, you can go buy an adjustable ring sizer online. It comes with comprehensive instructions and can measure from sizes one to seventeen.
There are also plastic ring sizers online. These ring sizers come in a solid plastic punched with holes corresponding to the ring sizes.
With this method, you won’t be as discreet as the previous one if you plan to gift the ring as a surprise. However, it will save you from a lot of trouble and avoid any misconceptions or misunderstandings.
The method with which you plan to give your partner their ring depends on whether they appreciate surprises. If they prefer you to be straightforward with your plans, then do so.
The point of giving them a ring is to make them happy and to associate your gift with those happy memories.
Jewelry holds precious memories and sentiments for many people. Most especially, engagement rings are tied to supposedly happy memories. This is because these rings are symbolic of the giver’s promise to the receiver.
There are a few methods to get your partner’s ring size at home. Let’s recap.
You can be resourceful and use a string or a piece of paper to measure their fingers. You can also borrow one of their rings or ask a friend to borrow it for you if you intend to keep the gift a surprise.
Finally, you can use a ring sizer for better accuracy. Always remember that, in any of those methods, it’s best to measure three to four times. And in measuring, keep in mind that the ring needs to be loose enough to get through the knuckle but not that it would fall off.
The last point that we want to emphasize is to ensure that your approach to gifting your partner makes sure that they’d be happy with the gift. You’d want them to look at their ring and remember you and how you’ve made them happy in the way they appreciate it.