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The Ring Size - Finding The Perfect Fit

Posted on: 02/04/2018

We know exactly how daunting it can be when you’re planning on popping the question, and we appreciate there’s so many things to take into account.

When you purchase an engagement ring from us, we do offer one free ring sizing. So if your partners new fancy engagement ring doesn't fit its not a problem. However, wouldn't it be great if the ring size could be perfect for the proposal? If you want to get the ring size right first time without giving anything away then you're in the right place. We've put together some easy tips on how to source the correct size for that special someone without letting them catch on.

Tip 1: Ask a close relative or friend

It's always worth asking close relatives or friends as they may already know their finger size from previous discussions or past gifts. Failing that, it’s always a nice idea to involve their loved ones in the secret mission. Encourage a loved one close to her to take her shopping for the afternoon, this will allow them to ‘accidentally’ bump in to a jewellery store, where her loved one can enquire about their ring size which will hopefully trigger her wanting to know hers too. This is a good way for their loved one to report back to you without you having any obvious involvement.

Tip 2: Pretend the gift is for somebody else

Make out you’re browsing for a special gift such as a ring for your mum/sister/niece/auntie for their birthday, graduation or any special occasion. Make sure that this recipient is someone whose hands are similar in size to your partner. This will allow you to ask her what her ring size is for reference without her suspecting a thing. If she doesn’t know her size, go in to a store together to try different styles on to see ‘if they look nice on’ or ‘what style she thinks would be best' for the pretend recipient. This will then give you a better understanding of a rough sizing and it’s a really good way to get them talking about what kind of styles they like too. You could even buy an inexpensive ring to make the story more believable, so she definitely won’t suspect a thing!

Tip 3: Borrow their ring

If they already wear another ring on their left hand, you’re in luck! This is a great way to find the closest size possible that they will need. If it’s a ring they wear daily, try and discreetly measure it when they’re in the shower or fast asleep with our size guide. Print the size chart here. Once printed make sure the 120mm bar at the bottom measures exactly 120mm, this ensures an accurate size reading. Place the ring on the circle that best matches the interior diameter which will then determine the size you require. Alternatively, if you are having trouble printing the size guide, feel free to contact our Customer Service team on 0115 9400 500 and request a free ring gauge to be sent discreetly to your home address. If it’s a ring she doesn’t wear on a daily basis, pop in to your local Chapelle store and one of our dedicated team members will be more than happy to give you an approximate ring size using a ring stick.

Tip 4: What if I still can't figure out the size?

If none of the above tips are feasible, don’t worry you can always pick a ring that they will love in any size to propose with. If the ring doesn’t fit once it has been presented, return it back to us in the brand new unworn condition you received it in and we will do all that we can source the correct size afterwards. In cases like this we will ensure we do everything we can to provide you with a suitable exchange they will love!

Things to consider

  • Weather conditions can affect the size of the finger. Fingers tend to be smaller when it's cold and larger when it's warm
  • Fingers can be larger than normal if the person is pregnant
  • Our usual standard sizing range for women are sizes between J-R.

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