(Closed) Ring sizing hints

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say, ask the girlfriend’s best friend.  My college roommate and I talked about engagement rings ALL THE TIME before I got engaged – and we informed each other in case there were going to be any surprises. 🙂

Post # 4
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m with you cupcake, while out one day he pulled into the diamond’s direct store by where we live and we browsed together. It was fun to look at all the settings together so he could have an idea of what I like and don’t like. While we were there the lady sized me and gave it to him so he would know for future reference. It was a fun experience although nothing has come of this YET!

Post # 5
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

FH and I NEVER looked at rings, talked about what I liked, etc. He wanted it to be a 100% huge surprise……….so he just got the ring a little too big on purpose and then the jeweler resized it the next day. It was a little sad to part with it for a day, but well worth it for the surprise factor. Disclaimer: owner of the jewelry store proposed this idea to FH (that we could resize or even change the band if I didn’t like it for no additional cost)…….jeweler is a friend of a friend. Not sure if there is usually a cost factor involved with this type of thing?

Post # 6
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i think it depends on the guy. if you feel your bf might be the type who’d want to do this all on his own, maybe a properly fitting ring laying around would be a good thing. for me, the mister was agreeable to my idea of ring shopping together [apparently i validated a jeweler’s suggestion] because i mentioned that i’d need to get formally sized anyway since the promise ring he bought me a few years ago is now loose. i hope he remembers what my size was because i’ve forgotten! lol.

Post # 7
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@CupcakeLove: I went to Shiels, tried on their sizing sample and found out I’m a J. My friend recently got engaged and she has much larger fingers, so i managed to drop it into conversation how I had tried on her ring and it was far too big, because she’s a size whatever and I’m only a size J.

Post # 8
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just requested a ring sizer online, because I’ve heard some of the sizers in some stores can vary a little. Anyway, I can’t remember my exact size, especially not for my slightly larger left hand. I plan on leaving my size on a sticky note on his desk. Subtle, right? Wink

Post # 9
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My boyfriend asked me what size I wore months ago. I have no other rings so he had nothing to compare it to. I’m a little worried because I don’t know if he already bought a ring or not but he commented on my ring size again last week and thought it was a size smaller then it is. I hope it’s not to hard to resize them bigger. He said “lets just say hypothetically I bought a ring I would’ve asked if I could get it resized”…I think that means he bought one and it’ll be fine to resize!

I would just tell your friend to get it big and it can be resized. It’s not the end of the world to wait for a resizing. At least then they would already be engaged so not really waiting for it! Otherwise maybe her parents might have a general idea, maybe they got her a ring at one point (class ring?).

Post # 10
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got my diamond in a temporary plain white gold band that he knew wouldn’t fit (too big).  After he proposed we went and got my finger sized and he ordered my setting.

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