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How To Choose An Engagement Ring To Suit Your Hand

How do you look for an engagement ring that will flatter your hand? While this most likely isn’t the first thing you’d think of when you start discovering what type of ring you want, it’s actually important to factor in! You want a ring that will look just as stunning in the box as it will on your hand. We’re all different, and that means we all have different hands. Short fingers, long slender fingers, big knuckles, petite fingers, etc., there are styles that look better on some fingers than others, and that tends to be overlooked. We’ll give you some tips on how to find a setting and diamond shape that looks best on your hand, but in the end, it’s important to find a style that you’ll want to wear forever. 

Figure Out Your Size

The first order of business is understanding what handshape you have, something you may never think about. Notice the size of your hands, are they on the bigger side? Smaller? Do you love how long and slender they are, or are you self conscious about the length? Do you have larger knuckles or a larger finger size? These are all important factors to account for when you begin looking around for your dream ring. While all engagement rings are beautiful, they may not look the same way on different hand shapes. And knowing what type of hand and finger shape you have, will help you narrow down styles and help you choose the perfect ring! 

Engagement Rings For Short Fingers

Your engagement ring should elongate your fingers, and there are diamond shapes that will help you achieve that! Choose fancy shaped diamonds such as the oval, emerald, pear, or marquise stones to help lengthen the appearance of your finger and not overwhelm your fingers if they are shorter. Classic settings like our Grassetto Oval Ring or our Barcelona Ring will help to elongate your finger while adding some eye-catching sparkle. 

Engagement Rings For Long Fingers

Long fingers allow you to experiment with many different engagement ring styles. Unique and creative styles look great on longer fingers, so don’t be afraid to sport something out of the box! Asscher cut and cushion cut are great choices for long, slender fingers, and are especially eye-catching when paired with a vintage setting. Try our Fifth Avenue Ring featuring an oval diamond in a halo setting. Or for a more contemporary look, our Soprano Ring with a center stone floating between shimmering encrusted arms.

Engagement Rings For Small Hands

With small hands, it’s best to keep the overall ring style and diamond proportions small as well. We would recommend avoiding heavy, overly elaborate settings. Choose smaller stones like round, princess, or heart-shaped diamonds to flatter smaller hands. Our Quiet Beauty solitaire ring features our thinnest band style, featuring a hidden row of diamonds under the round center stone, for an extra addition of sparkle. This delicate design will compliment your hand beautifully. 

Engagement Rings For Big Hands

While smaller rings look great on smaller hands, smaller rings do not look as good on a larger hand. Luckily, lab-grown diamonds are 20-40% less expensive than mined diamonds, so you can use the money you save to opt for a bigger diamond size or more elaborate style, like a halo setting. Larger hands can also sport larger diamonds that are on a simple solitaire band, so whatever style you like, know you have plenty of choices. We love the Viaggio Oval Halo Ring featuring two rows of stunning lab-created diamonds. Wide bands also work great for larger hands, like our Venus Ring, with 3 rows lab-created diamonds. 

Engagement Rings For Wide Fingers

For wide fingers, choose a wider diamond! Narrow stones will make your finger look even wider, as they will show more skin on either side of your ring, exaggerating your finger size. The best stones for wide fingers are wide oval, marquise, or wider emeralds cut. Three stone settings balance out the look of wider set fingers. Try our Toujours Oval Ring, which also features an oval center stone that will help elongate your finger. Wider fingers can also carry asymmetrical or geometric styles better than most fingers, like our Cleopatra Ring

Engagement Rings For Slim Fingers

Extravagant and over the top ring styles can overpower slim fingers. For this finger type, we’d recommend a minimalistic approach to the ring design. A classic style setting will give your ring just enough glamour that will beautifully accentuate your slim finger. Choose marquise or pear-shaped diamonds paired with a thicker band to give the illusion of a wider finger. We love our Colonial Ring, with its thicker band, that is compatible with any diamond shape! Another great choice is our Perfect Fit Channel Set Ring. The perfect fit design will keep your ring from twisting on your finger, providing a more comfortable fit! 

Remember, these are simply suggestions and not rules that you need to follow. If you have your heart set on a certain ring style, go for it! Take your time finding the perfect ring, because this is something you’ll wear daily! 

Still Unsure?

Clean Origin offers a fantastic 100-day return policy, with free shipping and delivery, which gives you ample time to try on your engagement ring and make sure everything fits and looks just right. If you are unsure of your ring size, we would recommend using our ring sizing guide to help you figure out your size before buying. A properly-fit ring will give you the best idea of how it looks on your finger. We offer one free ring resizing within 100 days of your purchase. If you are still stuck between two sizes, pick the larger size as it will be easier to re-size, if you need to. If you have any questions, contact our team and they’ll be happy to help you out!