Help me determine her ring size?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

No one is going to be able to tell you what size she is from a picture of her hand. My suggestion is to borrow one of her songs and take it to a jewelry store- they have tools that will tell them what size it is, and you can go from that.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Why can’t she get it resized?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

If you really can’t get it resized and can’t ask her, could you enlist the help of one of her friends? Would her mom know?

You could also ask her for her size in everything, like shoes, wrist circumference etc., and tell her you want to be prepared for any gifts you may want give to her in the future for birthdays, etc.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @mybat:  First and foremost, as this is your DEBUT post on WBee… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

As @MeiFrancis:  has mentioned the easiest way to do this (and you aren’t the first guy to ask) is by sneaking off with another ring that she owns that you know fits the finger you have in mind.  In so much as a Jeweller has a Ring Sizer (Rod or Circles) that they can use to determine sizes

With the rod they slip rings onto it… with the circles one inserts their finger to find the correct size.

PHOTO – Ring Sizing

Beyond that, I’m sorry it would be too much of “guessing” on our part when it comes to finger sizes.  In the same way that you cannot guess someone’s shoe size or bra size.  Just cannot be done without having the person in front of you… and certainly when it comes to accuracy the best way is just to measure.

Sorry, I don’t have better news.

I do think that getting a Promise Ring for her is sweet in the time until you can afford to do more… (I had a Promise Ring in my first marriage, had it during Uni until we graduated, my Ex got a job, and could save up for my actual ERing).

But short of her telling you what size she wears (or someone else who does the “spying” for you) I’m not sure how you’ll be able to make an accurate guesstimate

But here is a thought… they say the average woman is a size 7 … you could buy a ring in that size and then arrange for her to have it sized to fit if necessary.  Easy enough to do, especially so if the ring isn’t an Eternity Band with stones all around (those cannot be sized)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MeiFrancis:  Re – Reply # 5 regarding ALL her sizes

That is a really smart answer to this problem.

Just before my first Christmas with Mr TTR he did this.  He asked me to write down ALL my sizes on a small business card, that he then carried around in his wallet.  He too used the premise of buying me presents… and in particular for that Christmas.

So… Dress Size, Blouse Size, Skirt Size, Pant Size, Bra Size, Shoe Size, Coat Size etc.

I would think that this would work for you… just make sure to let her know you also want her “Jewellery Sizes”…

So… Ring Finger Sizes (Left & Right Hand) – Wrist Size (good for Bracelet & Watches) – and if she has a preference for Necklace Length (ie 16″ – 18″ – 20″) as well as whether she has pierced on non-pierced ears.  And if she likes her earrings Big or Small… Close or Dangly etc.

If you put it out there as just getting the facts for “future” reference she may be more likely to coopertate.  I know I certainly was.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @mybat: Thanks for the UPDATE

Hmmm, are you certain these are the sizes for her finger DIAMETER… as they could very well be the length of her fingers… in so much as 6.4 cm = 2.5 inches (possible if one has small hands)

Otherwise 6.4 cm diameter is going to be a very large ring size (11) for most women.

http://www.amscoonline.com/jewelry-ring-size-chart

I am guessing as you told her you were knitting gloves, that she assumed you needed the length of her fingers (makes sense) more so that the diameter

Example…

My own Left Hand Ring Finger is about the same size as she has given to you 6.4 cm = 2.5 Inches (I have small hands with stubby fingers) and I wear a Size 7 Ring (54.4 mm)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @mybat:  Sorry, I meant Circumference, but somehow wrote Diameter.

Yell *brain fart*

Don’t know what you are going to do size wise if it doesn’t fit … as you say you cannot get it resized for whatever reason.

I suppose she could wear it on a chain around her neck if it doesn’t fit on her finger in the end.

All my fingers are different sizes… altho they typically correspond from one hand to the other hand…

So BOTH my ring fingers on are Size 7s.  My Pinky Fingers are smaller.  The Middle, Index & Thumb are all larger than a Size 7.

FYI – Blue Nile says that they sell Women’s Rings in Sizes 3 to 9.  With the most common ring sizes are in the 5 to 7 range for women, among other things on this great web page = http://pics.bluenile.com/assets/chrome/pdf/ring_sizing_guide_0610-US.pdf

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I looked at her hand pics and what you typed in for measurements. I wear a size 10 ring, and her hands look like mine. I think the best thing to do is give her a solitaire for a promise ring – gemstone or diamond. If it’s a promise ring, then I suggest you go 1/4 to 1/5 carat. Solitaires can easily be resized. Rings with side stones cannot.

My index fingers are also a little larger than my ring fingers, and my ring sizes are different on each hand, so it’s definitely normal to have variance.

ETA: a lot of girls wear promise rings on their left hand ring finger, but it’s her choice what finger she wears it on. It doesn’t have to be that one.

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@mybat:  1. The ring finger is typically smaller than the index finger, so yes, that seems normal. 2. If her ring finger circumfrence is 6.4 cm, her ring size would actually be closer to 11 than 10 (this chart says 10.34). 

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@mybat:  be careful going by that chart that the PP posted- usually the circumference of a ring is a little smaller than the finger. I measured my hand like your girlfriend did and came up with 5.3cm, which in that chart would be a 6.5 ring size. However, I wear a 5.25 (about .5cm smaller in the circumference), because the ring has to be slightly smaller than the finger, otherwise it won’t stay on.

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