if you're planning on proposing to your fiancée and don't know her ring size, here are six ways to find out:
phone a friend: contact a family or friend of your soon-to-be fiancée who may have bought a ring for her recently.
[kiwi called dad for permission to propose AFTER he bought the ring..]
borrow a ring: take a ring your soon-to-be fiancée wears (preferably on the ring finger..) to a jewellers to have it measured.
[considering kiwi and i live in different countries.. that's a bit difficult. really, the only way to pull this off would have been to have a family member do this on his behalf.]
when the ring can’t leave the home: estimate the ring size. try one of your soon-to-be fiancée's rings and mark where it falls on your finger. make an impression in a bar of soap or clay. trace the inside of the ring.
[i repeat: considering kiwi and i live in different countries.. that's a bit difficult. really, the only way to pull this off would have been to have a family member do this on his behalf.]
sleeping beauty: while your soon-to-be fiancée sleeps, wrap a piece of paper or string around her ring finger.
when in doubt: size up! guess the ring size and get it resized after you propose.
[what if you guess a size that's TOO big? will she assume you think she's fat? she won't be able to wear it for the rest of the day/evening after you propose.. what if you guess a size that's TOO small? will she think she's fat? and again.. she won't be able to wear it for the rest of the day/evening after you propose.. if kiwi did that and i'd have to have it resized, i wouldn't have gotten my ring back for two months :S]
tell her it’s for someone else: tell her you want to buy a ring for your sister or mother.
[i can't see this going well at all.. a definite giveaway.]
so how did kiwi find out my ring size? when i went to visit him for valentine's day, we went wandering in a mall. we stopped by a jewellery store because he wanted to look at watches. when the sales person came up to help, he didn't ask about watches.. instead, he asked her to measure my ring finger. immediately after she measured my finger, he said thank you then started to walk away. i stood in the jewellery store awkwardly, quietly thanked the sales person, ran to kiwi and kicked him. i was so embarrassed! and a little disappointed that we didn't actually look at any of the rings.. i shouldn't complain because it worked out well for me in the end. i got a beautiful ring that fits PERFECTLY!
from groom's advice