When gifting a loved one a ring, be it for an engagement or to mark a special occasion, sizing is vital. More than likely your lucky recipient will want to wear their gift straight away, so it is worth spending some time ascertaining their ring measurements...subtly of course!
APS Jewellery has been designing bespoke rings for 8 years, and have helped many uncertain friends and partners find the perfect fit. APS Head Designer, Paul, has shared his top tips for (secretly) getting the all-important ring measurement.
Ask a friend
If your ring is for an engagement; it is more than likely your partner's friends not only have a good idea of their preference in ring style, but also their sizing. Even if they are not certain of measurements, a close friend is much better positioned to ask to borrow a ring or take your partner jewellery shopping without arousing suspicion.
APS TIP: The average woman’s ring measurement is between K and N Australian sizing, if your friend advises a measurement dramatically different from this, it may be worth double-checking.
Another option to subtly find out your partners measurements is to borrow one of their rings. Ideally you should bring the ring to your atelier to measure, but if this isn't possible, try the ring on your own finger and remember which point on your finger the ring reaches (perhaps halfway down your index finger), from this your jeweller can give an estimated sizing.
If you would like an even more accurate measurement of your partner's ring size without having to leave your home, a complimentary APS ring sizer may prove useful.
APS TIP: When selecting a ring to measure, make sure to choose one they have worn recently or wear regularly, an old ring may no longer fit well, hence being relegated to the back of the jewellery box.
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