If you are choosing a diamond engagement ring, it’s worth considering the hand that will be wearing it, as well as the type of person it belongs to. Here is our short guide on choosing a ring to suit your hand. (For choosing a ring to suit the person, see our blog on that!)
We’re assuming diamond engagement rings here… and a woman wearing them, but any ring, or a ring for a gent, generally follow the same rules.
There are no hard-and-fast rules for choosing a ring to suit your hand-shape, so this article contains suggestions about how you can choose a style that will accentuate and enhance your hand. Pretty much any engagement ring will look great when worn with flair and a smile!
Longer fingers, slender hands
If you have long elegant fingers that are quite slim, or regular length fingers but with statement nails, then congratulations – many ring shapes will look great on your hand! The best styles will be ones like Fleur which are long on your finger, rather than wide. These will elongate your fingers, enhancing the natural elegance.
A trilogy ring with evenly sized stones will detract from the length of your fingers, and look slightly unbalanced. If your heart is set on a multi-stone ring, choose one with a larger central stone, like Eranthe.
Shorter fingers, small hands
You may think that your short fingers don’t suit any rings, but with a bit of investigating, we’re sure that there will be several designs to choose from that will have you cooing about how well the ring works with your hand.
First off, we’d recommend avoiding large rings. Art Deco, cluster or halo rings will look out of proportion with your hand. Something with a slim band, without additional diamonds set on the shoulders, would be better. A solitaire on a delicate band would be perfect. At the moment, we’re loving the Meredith.
If you want something more elaborate, we would recommend choosing a longer shape, that adds length to your fingers, rather than being wide on your hand. The Fleur, above, would be great.
Wider fingers, larger hands
We know girls with wide fingers complain about having hands that look masculine, but you’re in a very fortunate position. You can wear all of our really glamorous styles, the generously-sized diamonds, the halo settings, and the statement pieces, without them looking out of proportion on your hand.
On a larger hand, our halo ring, Mia, is the perfect size.
Having a ring that points down the length of your finger could look a little odd, on large hands, with too much skin showing on both sides. You’ll do better with a ring that runs around your finger, like the Talia, which definitely counts as a statement ring!
We hope you enjoy wearing it, whatever you choose.