You’ve got the perfect location, music, and the words you’ll say, but there is just one small factor missing... what about the engagement ring?
As well as choosing the ring style and the perfect cut for your diamond, you also need to make sure the gold, palladium or platinum band fits your partner’s ring finger.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an MI5 spy to pull this off. We have made a list with some of the easiest and most accurate ways to measure your partner’s ring finger.
STEAL A RING FOR THE DAY
This could be the easiest thing for you to do, providing they have a spare ring handy for you to borrow for the day.
Simply take the ring to your nearest jeweller for sizing. This is a speedy process and is pretty accurate when trying to get the best sized ring. You have to be smart though… you cant take a ring they wear every day. They may panic it has been lost!
Here is something to remember. On average a person’s dominant writing hand is slightly bigger than their non-writing hand. If you take a ring worn on their right and they are right-handed, you may need to scale down for a ring to be worn on their left.
SHOP TOGETHER FOR A GIFT
A gift for a family member or friend as a perfect excuse for a shopping trip.
Take your partner to the shops and explain you want to buy a piece of jewellery as a gift for your family member or friend.
Start with bracelets, earrings and necklaces before working your way to rings and asking her to try them on for size. This way you can take a mental note of her size but it isn't obvious what you're doing.
While shopping, it may be an idea to ask your partner to point out rings that they like. Make sure you pay attention to the diamond cut, the metal or the gemstone they've taken a liking too. This will all help when you come to picking the perfect ring.
There are many romantic tales about couples who have proposed with rings made from string, or rings made from sweets.
Make it personal and propose with something that means a lot to your partner. But, be sure to explain that you will both go shopping to find the perfect ring.
This takes the pressure out of you finding the perfect ring for your partner and allows you to both pick a ring, together.