One of the most frequently asked questions we get when talking about engagement rings with a customer is how to figure out their fiancée-to-be’s ring size. How can you buy a ring when you don’t know her size? Of course the ring can be sized after the proposal, but we can all agree that it’s best when things go perfectly right the first time!

Here are a couple of ways to help determine her ring size:

1. If she has a ring she doesn’t wear daily and won’t notice if it’s gone for a little while, simply bring it into our store and we can measure it. Just make sure it’s a ring that she wears on her ring finger. Although this is very simple and easy to do, many people overlook this as an option! Why make things more complicated than they need to be?

2. Take one of her rings (again, make sure it’s one she wears on her ring finger) and place it on a piece of paper. Then, trace around the outside and the inside of the ring – voila! Bring the paper into our store and we can measure it.

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3. Take one of her rings and slide it onto your finger comfortably—don’t force it. Using a pen, carefully mark on your finger where the ring sits. If you’re coming into our store that day, perfect! We can measure the mark. If not, take a small piece of string, wrap it around that pen mark, and cut it to make a “string ring”. Bring it in when you visit the store, and we’ll take it from there.

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4. Ask one of her friends to do a little investigating. If the topic is brought up nonchalantly, she’ll have no idea a proposal is in the works! The friend can simply ask what size she wears out of curiosity, or to be more discreet, ask to try on one of her rings—this will help give a good estimate as long as the friend knows their own ring size.


We hope that these tricks are helpful for you! If you have any other tried and true methods, please share them with us on our Facebook page:


Our expert staff is ready to answer your engagement ring questions, so feel free to stop into one of our stores or give us a call at (860) 521 – 3202.

West Hartford - 65 LaSalle Rd
Old Saybrook - 105 Elm St (Near Stop & Shop)

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