Even once you have decided on the perfect gift for your loved one, it can be difficult having it sized to fit!

If you have found the perfect ring for your mother, brother, friend or even your fiance-to-be but have to delay the purchase due to not knowing their ring size, we have a few tips for you to eliminate this problem.

1. Borrow one of their rings

This is the most foolproof way to attain the information you need – especially if the person you are buying for already wears a ring on the correct finger! At a time when the ring is off and they won’t notice its disappearance, pinch it from their jewellery box or bedside table and head down to your nearest Showcase Jeweller. We will size the ring for you, and can often have it back quickly enough for them never to even realise it was gone.

2. Trace their ring

A similar suggestion to above, but for those who have less time to be sneaky! If you worry that you won’t have enough time to steal the ring and bring it instore, then simply take a piece of paper and carefully trace the inner circumference of the ring. Again, bring it straight to us and we’ll be able to work from there.

3. Measure their finger

Especially a good option if you are buying for your partner or live in the same house as the recipient. Wait until they are asleep, and use a piece of fine string to measure their finger. This tip works best on heavy sleepers – otherwise they may wake up, startled and confused, wondering why they have a piece of string attached to their hand!

4. Ask their friends

Women, in particular, often purchase rings for their friends as gifts, so check with them – they may hold the key to unlocking this information! Make sure you swear them to secrecy though, the last thing you will want is them dropping hints that you’ve been asking around.

Remember that most rings can be resized after the purchase however, so the incorrect size isn’t the end of the world. There is a limit on how much change a jeweller can do however, so it’s preferable to get it right the first time.