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    Thread: Finally popping the question. What is a sneaky way to find out her ring size?

    1. Member HI SPEED's Avatar
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      04-13-2012 05:27 PM #1
      I think five years is long enough. I'm going to propose on a trip to France next month. I have tenatively been looking for rings, but it struck me that I have 0 idea of what size finger she has. How did you married guys figure out what ring size your gf finger was without her knowing?

      Also if you had a relatively modest budget, and a minute chance of rejection would you buy a cheap engagement ring, and splurge on the wedding ring. Or go full throttle on the engagement ring and get a modest wedding ring. She has said in the past that she doesn't want a blood diamond so I am relatively good because I can shop manufactured, or vintage jewelry. My gf is very active and probably prefer a plain band for day to day use, so a 20 carat ring would be a expensive paper weight.

      Does anyone know a good place to shop for estate jewels, or second hand rings?

      So many questions but I hope she is the one. Wish me luck!

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      04-13-2012 05:29 PM #2
      Have her finger you ass.
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      04-13-2012 05:30 PM #3
      steal one of her other rings and go to the jewler to get it sized. make sure she wears it on her ring finger, although they do vary from right hand to left. Most places you buy from will offer free resizing though.

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      04-13-2012 05:31 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tquattro View Post
      Have her finger you ass.

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      04-13-2012 05:34 PM #5
      She doesn't have any rings to my knowledge. And if she does I doubt she would wear them on her ring finger.

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      04-13-2012 05:35 PM #6
      While she's sleeping, cut off her ring finger and take it to get measured. Make sure you do it quick, because they'll only have a short window to reattach it before she wakes up.
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      04-13-2012 05:39 PM #7
      just buy it and have it resized later.

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      04-13-2012 05:46 PM #8
      Does she have any tight fitting gloves?
      Make a plaster mould of her hand? But how...
      Convince a child that you know mutually well that they want plastic moulds of her hands for a project?
      Take a phone snapshot of her hand next to something, measure the object, compare the difference in photoshop to get the diameter
      Get her blackout drunk and use a plastic ring sizer?

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      04-13-2012 05:49 PM #9
      You probably hold her hand alot. If you use the interlocking grasp, you should be pretty familiar with how her hand feels in yours. I took my mom to the place I bought the diamond, and held her hand to see how different it felt. Mom's hands were a bit smaller, so I bought one ring size larger. Fit perfectly. Buy gold or white gold to start since they can always be resized.

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      04-13-2012 05:49 PM #10
      just guess slightly large

      That way you can slip it on for that first moment, and get it fixed if you need to later

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      04-13-2012 05:50 PM #11
      Hubby just bought mine and then we had it resized. I have tiny fingers...I think it needed to go down to a 4.5. The only thing that sucked was I was without my new ring for a bit. But it was much less stressful that way I think.

      Also think about going with other stones for the ring. We had been together for over 6 years when he popped the question for me and we went to look at rings together for a bit. I ended up really liking blue sapphire rings a lot. There are a lot of gemstone options now and most are much cheaper than a diamond (unless you get a gemstone coupled with some bigger diamonds). Different is good IMO. Mine is a band with blue sapphires and diamonds. Wedding ring was also modest but because I wanted to set my engagement ring off well.
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      04-13-2012 05:51 PM #12
      If I got a little kid to trace her hand in a fake craft project do you think I could extrapolate her diameter by just knowing the width of her finger?

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      04-13-2012 05:53 PM #13
      Did he give you promissory ring before you guys went shopping for engagement rings?

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      04-13-2012 05:57 PM #14
      Nah. We're young'uns so he asked me first when we were seniors in high school, saying that if we got through college (going to different schools 2 hours apart) then we would get married. Yes, we were committed but I also knew of people who were officially engaged in college and it was rough on them. It was hard enough for us sometimes. Having a ring tied to it, promisory or not, wasn't something either of us wanted really. But I graduated college and 2 weeks later we were engaged We had started looking at rings together but we talked about it and had agreed that it wouldn't happen before the end of the year. The day we had that talk he had already bought it
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      04-13-2012 06:04 PM #15
      While she's asleep wrap a piece of string around her ring finger real sneaky like and mark how long it is. Figure out how to convert that length to ring size at your leisure.
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      04-13-2012 06:06 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by gnavs View Post
      While she's asleep wrap a piece of bacon around her ring finger real sneaky like and mark how long it is. Figure out how to convert that length to ring size at your leisure.
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    17. 04-13-2012 06:07 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by gnavs View Post
      While she's asleep wrap a piece of string around her ring finger real sneaky like and mark how long it is. Figure out how to convert that length to ring size at your leisure.
      this.

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      04-13-2012 06:28 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      just guess slightly large

      That way you can slip it on for that first moment, and get it fixed if you need to later
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      04-13-2012 06:36 PM #19
      The place I used has plastic ring sizers. So just wait till she's asleep, or give her roofies, then size her up. Go a bit large, easier to size down than up.

      Also, a ring box in your pants pocket feels like dynamite. It's so incredibly awkward due to the size and value... in other words, wear a jacket with deep, zippered, pockets.
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      04-13-2012 07:01 PM #20
      That is a great idea to wait for her to be sleeping. I think I will feed her a bunch of drinks this weekend and try it with a clothing ruler. She is a light sleeper though. I would hate for her to wake up and be like what the hell are you doing? leaving me with no choice but to say something stupid like i have a ruler fetish or give up the secret.

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      04-13-2012 07:02 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by nokturnal View Post
      just buy it and have it resized later.
      if you know your ring size, and know roughly how big her hands are...should be pretty easy to guess really. everyone is right about easier to size down as well.

      congrats on getting hitched!

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    22. 04-13-2012 07:06 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tquattro View Post
      Have her finger you ass.
      Took my answer!!! Measure one of her other rings.

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      04-13-2012 07:10 PM #23
      my fiancee and I broke it off 5 months ago, I'll sell you a nice ring on the low.
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      srsly

      edit: also after I asked her parents permission, I asked her mom what her ring size was, being that they had bought her jewelry in the past for birthdays and such,

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      04-13-2012 07:13 PM #24
      Have your mom find out. Seriously.

      She can call your girl, and say something along the lines of, "hey, what's your ring size? I have some old jewelry that I'll give you.....Ohhh, you're a size 6, darn these are too small"

      Worked for me, and good luck

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      04-13-2012 07:36 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeone718 View Post
      Have your mom find out. Seriously.

      She can call your girl, and say something along the lines of, "hey, what's your ring size? I have some old jewelry that I'll give you.....Ohhh, you're a size 6, darn these are too small"

      Worked for me, and good luck
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      04-13-2012 08:08 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      She doesn't have any rings to my knowledge. And if she does I doubt she would wear them on her ring finger.
      Does she have a sister with a similar build? If yes, clue her in and enlist her help in picking the right size. It doesn't have to be a perfect fit when you pop the question - it just has to stay on for the trip and then you could get it re-sized when you get home.
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    28. 04-13-2012 09:54 PM #28
      All I gotta say is go big, if it doesn't fit that's like a champagne bottle NOT breaking when christening a ship. hahaahaaha

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      04-13-2012 10:04 PM #29
      I'm in the middle of this right now. I know my gf and I know she's very particular with what she likes, but she doesn't wear much jewelry either. The last thing I wanted to do was buy something that deep down she doesn't really like. So we went ring shopping to get an idea of the styles she liked. While ring shopping we had the jeweler measure her ring size.

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      04-13-2012 10:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by mikeone718 View Post
      Have your mom find out. Seriously.

      She can call your girl, and say something along the lines of, "hey, what's your ring size? I have some old jewelry that I'll give you.....Ohhh, you're a size 6, darn these are too small"

      Worked for me, and good luck
      I'm pretty sure that a lot of girls (mine too) would see right through this. I need alternate ideas. So far the sister one is looking the best, I think I could get her to keep her mouth shut (not entirely confident on that though).
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      04-13-2012 10:38 PM #31
      Take another one of her rings and go one size bigger, since she will gain weight the first year of marriage.

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      04-13-2012 11:02 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      I think five years is long enough.
      That's how long we were together when we got engaged.

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      04-13-2012 11:20 PM #35
      I'd say get a piece of string and measure it while she's asleep. Just be accurate when measuring the string.

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