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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok so my wedding anniversary is coming up on Dec.16 and I wanna surprise my husband with a gift. About 3-4 years ago when we moved up my husband lost his job and we had to pawn our wedding rings for money. And to this day we have not gotten a new set. Partly because we just can not afford a lot. And all this year I have hinted around about wanting at least the wedding band and it did not have to be expensive. And yeah we talked about maybe the first of the year. But I want to surprise him at out anniversary with a band for him. I have been checking a few out. They are not to expensive and kinda plain but its the thought that counts right. So the question is I don't know his ring size and he does not own rings. How can I get his ring size without him catching on to why I need it.

Oh and it will be our 6 year wedding anniversary this Dec.
post #2 of 12
Maybe measure his finger while he's sleeping at night? Hopefully he's not a light sleeper!!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
No he is not a light sleeper. But the other day we were talking about ring sizes (which he did nit know his) I can tell him I was still curious and then size it.
post #4 of 12
You could get him to try on one of your and sort of go from there too! My DH surprised me with that when we got married he knew that my class ring fit to a certain point on his finger so he had the lady show him a couple different sizes and kept putting them on and found one really close (it was the biggest they had, I needed a half size bigger) but it's very cheap to resize them here! That might be an option if you want to really remain sneaky!
post #5 of 12
You could get him a band that you know will be too big, then have it resized. I shouldn't cost much to go down a size or two since they will be removing instead of adding to it.

Oh, check ebay for some GREAT deals on wedding bands!
post #6 of 12
Also, a lot of jewelry stores have very few stock sizes (women's rings are size 6, can can be sized up or down, men's I can't remember)... and then you have them sized from there (I used to work in a couple of them). So unless the place you're looking in has every size imaginable(which I doubt, if it's a good store), you buy the rings then once given, you bring them back for sizing. Most reputable stores will offer free resizing, or very, very low cost. if they don't, I wouldn't bother shopping with them.

So, it's okay if you don't know his size right now... just get the rings and then have them sized. Honestly, I wouldn't guess his size. Because if it's wrong, then you may have to pay to get it resized again.

Amanda
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Somewhere around here I have an old ring of his from when we first got married (fake and cheap) and check the size of that one. Also my mom said when in doubt just get one that I am pretty sure is a little bigger and he can have it resized.
post #8 of 12
I'm sorry that you had to sell your rings That must have been a hard thing to do.

If you want to get him a ring, go back to the pawn shop. You can get a very nice ring at a pawn shop for pretty cheap. Don't pay the first price they say. They paid next to nothing for it and they are in the business to make money so they will grossly inflate the cost to make the maximum profit. So haggle and negotiate.

Years ago when my finances weren't all that great, I managed to buy a diamond and ruby ring for $100.00 and then had it appraised for insurance at over $600.00.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
Also, a lot of jewelry stores have very few stock sizes (women's rings are size 6, can can be sized up or down, men's I can't remember)... and then you have them sized from there (I used to work in a couple of them). So unless the place you're looking in has every size imaginable(which I doubt, if it's a good store), you buy the rings then once given, you bring them back for sizing. Most reputable stores will offer free resizing, or very, very low cost. if they don't, I wouldn't bother shopping with them.

So, it's okay if you don't know his size right now... just get the rings and then have them sized. Honestly, I wouldn't guess his size. Because if it's wrong, then you may have to pay to get it resized again.

Amanda
Most men's ring sizes are either 9 or 10. I used to work for a jeweler and those were the most common sizes
post #10 of 12
If you cannot find any rings of his (since you said there was an old one lying around somewhere), then buy one you think is too large. To resize my wedding band was free (the jewelry store definitely did not carry 4's!), so I'm sure wherever you buy one at it, it will be relatively cheap to have sized. Rob's an 8, so I think that 8-10 is a very common man-size (hah, I just said man-size... I'm easily amused today).
post #11 of 12
Remember when you were little and had to trace your hands with your fingers wide open to make a turkey for thanksgiving. How about everyone sitting down and tracing everyones hands (both right and left) on the pretense of doing some sort of crafty thing with them.
Even do it on colored paper to be more convincing. Perhaps a jewelry store could use his finger trace as a guide to size????
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well I got the info I needed yesterday. Either he knows my plans but is not going to ruin it for me or he has no idea what is going on. Then I went to town yesterday afternoon and checked out some rings. With my price range I am pretty sure I know which ring to get him. Its a 4mm gold ring size 12. The store will do one free sizing so we are good there. I dropped him a few hints that "if" he gets me one to get white gold because I am not fond of yellow gold.

Now my big decision is how do I want to do the surprise that day. Any ideas? What I am thinking of doing is this. Sneak the ring and card inside the house somewhere a day or 2 before the big day. I will keep it locked in my glove box until this point. And get up 10-15 mins before him and place the box and card on his desk. And as he comes into the livingroom play the song we walked down the aisle to (Shania Twain You're still the one). Then he will see the card and box and well you know the rest.
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