How to (sneakily) find out your partner's ring size

October 15, 2019 2 min read

How to (sneakily) find out your partner's ring size

It's a wonderful feeling to be able to surprise your partner with an engagement ring or special present. Your giftee will be delighted to see that you put so much thought into getting them something that you chose and will be even more over-the-moon if the ring fits perfectly. Guessing their ring size can be difficult since not all hands are a like but we've got some tried and true tricks for guessing their ring size as close as possible. 

1. Ask a family member or friend.

We can't tell you how often we see Instagram users sharing our posts with their family and friends, commenting things like "Tell X I love this style" or "In case X wants to know what I like", etc. If this is happening on Instagram, it's also happening in real-life conversations. Your partner may have even disclosed their ring size with their mom, sister, or best friend so make sure to always check there first. 

2. Borrow one of their other rings.

Even better if the ring happens to be for the same finger they plan to wear this ring on so we can get the size perfect, but we understand this is rare. If the ring you borrow is for a different finger, we can usually help you make an educated guess. Keep in mind that since everyone's fingers are different, there is no hard rule about proportionate ring sizes. Dominant hands usually have ring sizes significantly larger than the non-dominant hand. 

3. Ask them outright.

It can be a disappointment to receive a ring that doesn't fit perfectly because it means they won't be able to wear the ring immediately until they get the ring resized or remade which can take a few days to a few weeks for some styles. Your partner may be excited to know you're thinking of them and would be glad to chime in about ring sizes and ring styles. If choosing the ideal ring style and perfect ring size seems overwhelming, we find that many of our couples have a progressive, modern-day mindset of including their partner in these major decisions. If this is an engagement ring, picking the ring together can be an enjoyable experience to have with one another. If you're in Seattle, you can book an appointment to view and discuss ring styles in person.

Still didn't get the size right? Most of our ring styles with diamonds or gemstones can be resized within 1 or two sizes depending on how intricate the stone setting is. Need to resize a plain metal band? That's no problem! Don't hesitate to reach out if we can help you resize your VM ring.