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#1 -*meh*-

Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Is there any way i can find out DP's ring size without actually measuring it... he does wear one ring but rarely takes it off?

I want to order his xmas present but would hate for it to be the wrong size...

#2 bright*future

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

I have been tossing up ideas on this exact problem!  I am thinking I might print out a ring sizer chart, get him to take his ring off under some guise of "I got a new polishing cloth, want me to do yours", or something like that, and quickly measure it.

You can find the sizers through google pretty easily.

#3 -*meh*-

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (bright*future @ 02/11/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been tossing up ideas on this exact problem!  I am thinking I might print out a ring sizer chart, get him to take his ring off under some guise of "I got a new polishing cloth, want me to do yours", or something like that, and quickly measure it.

You can find the sizers through google pretty easily.


DP's ring doesn't come off easily so he is unlikely to take it off for something like that... and i can't think of a reason he would be taking it off...

and i don't wear rings so i don't have the guise of cleaning my own stuff...

any other ideas why a man would take his ring off? he isn't likely to be doing anything mechanical/dirty enough to consider taking his ring off for it.

#4 CountryFeral

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

If you can get him to take his ring off you can measure the internal diameter - that way you can calculate the size (or PM me and I'll calculate it for you)

You can't determine ring sizes any other way than measuring fingers or rings that fit those fingers!


* oops just read your post - he won't take it off.  
OK then you are going to have to get some ring sizers and play the little "What size are all of your fingers?" game.

Luckily for me I have a lovely set of metal ring sizers and people love to play with them...

Edited by countrymel, 02 November 2012 - 12:15 PM.


#5 yayool

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

DH takes his off when working on his car.  He gets pretty greasy etc.  Perhaps something along those lines???  not sure sorry!


#6 -*meh*-

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

hmm maybe i can get my mum on in the conspiracy... tell him she wants my ring size for some hand me down rings or something... and that i want to just try on his ring so i can figure out what size my fingers are...

now to remember which design he wanted... so should have gotten it last year but i didn't have the money back then... *sigh*

#7 Puffin

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Try measuring it with a piece of string when he's asleep. Then measure the string against a ruler.
Good luck!

#8 -*meh*-

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Puffin @ 02/11/2012, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try measuring it with a piece of string when he's asleep. Then measure the string against a ruler.
Good luck!


oh i like your thinking! He sleeps pretty deeply but not deep enough i would be able to get his ring off, but surely deep enough for that...  dev (6).gif

#9 bright*future

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

Countrymel, do you mean that the ring sizer chart things you can find online aren't accurate??  unsure.gif

#10 Tobias'smum

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

say that you want to take a photo for insurance purposes  becuase you know he loves it so much.

or say that a friend wants to get a ring for her hubby but her hubby never takes it off so if you can measure his then you have a rough idea for her

#11 Etienne

Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (-*meh*- @ 02/11/2012, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh i like your thinking! He sleeps pretty deeply but not deep enough i would be able to get his ring off, but surely deep enough for that...  dev (6).gif


Haha.. let us all know how you go!

Good luck biggrin.gif

#12 kez71

Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

LOL..if it was my DH, id just ask him to take it off..hed ask why id say wouldn't you like to know..im sure even having all sorts of other reasons for getting him to take it off hed guess what i was up to, so may as well go the easy route. Of course, my dh would then insist on seeing what i was getting incase he didn't like it..lol

#13 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

I got dh a ring for his birthday, his birthday wasn't until June so in March I dragged him into the jewellers to "look at some bracelets for DD" while there I decided to get my finger sized, just to see ya know  wink.gif and thought hey DH lets see what your size is too  tongue.gif it was far enough away from his birthday that he didn't bat an eyelid.

As it's so close to Christmas, I would tell him you are taking your rings in to be cleaned and can you pinch his ring and you will get it cleaned for him at the same time  wink.gif

#14 -*meh*-

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

as an update... well i found a lot more hurdles...

to start with the site that he wanted the ring from had brought in a lot more designs from last year and i couldn't remember which one he wanted... and then i wasn't sure which hand or finger he would want to wear it on...

so i decided to ask him if he would mind helping me with his present, that it was only one part so he would still get a surprise on xmas day but he was welcome to say no... he was happy to help (partly because i think he is nosey!) so he knows he is getting it now as we went through all the designs and then went to a jewellers to get his ring sizes biggrin.gif

he is still getting his flying zombie shark that he doesn't know about so i can cope with him knowing part...




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