Choosing an engagement ring can be a fun and exciting experience but it can also be a little daunting. We’re here to take the guess work out of it and make sure you make a happy confident choice! We have weekly posts that help you explore all your design options but this week is especially tailored to help you find a ring that’s both beautiful AND flattering! Read these guidelines and learn how to find a ring that suits your hand shape.
With short fingers the objective is to elongate the line of the hand. Avoid any band that might be too thick or a center that’s very square or round. The best choices to make for short fingers are longer line diamond centers. Marquise, pear shaped or oval shaped centers can be amazing in terms of creating a longer more graceful finger line.
Long and slender fingers tend to be the most accommodating when it comes to engagement ring styles, being able to carry many different styles well. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that while you can wear bold styles it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to. Choose a style that complements your personal style. A good note to take is that princess cuts and rounds do look particularly flattering.
The important thing here is to avoid rings which could appear too dainty. A very thin band or demure center mounting might make the fingers appear even wider than they are. The best thing to try would be a split shank band, by breaking up the shank and widening the band of the ring it can help break up the finger itself. OR a larger stone, surrounded by a cluster or diamonds like a halo can also help to balance out the width.
The lovely thing about rings is that it draws the attention away from the knuckles. Choosing a style with a more prominent or ornate style can help guide the eye to the engagement ring itself. If you choose a ring with a thicker, heavier, shank it will by comparison help diminish the appearance of your knuckles.
Small Hands/Large Hands
Proportion is key in any selection you make. Think small hands smaller rings, larger hands larger rings. With smaller hands it’s best to keep the details and elements minor. With larger hands a bolder or chunkier look is appropriate and won’t run the risk of being too overwhelming.