Are you wondering how to choose an engagement ring to suit 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 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.
When you look at diamond rings on hands, some styles look better on certain fingers and some on others. It’s something that tends to be overlooked. To help you figure it out, we’ll give you some tips on how to choose an engagement ring to suit your hand. In the end, it’s important to find a style that you’ll want to wear forever.
How to Choose an Engagement Ring to Suit Your Hand
The first order of business is understanding what hand shape you have. 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. 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. Pear, emerald, and oval engagement rings are beautiful and timeless.
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 diamonds 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 (princess cut engagement rings are very popular), 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 helps make fantastic engagement rings for small hands.
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 of 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. Larger stones allow you to show off the best quality of your fingers and flash a little more bling in the process. The best stones for wide fingers are wide oval, marquise, or wider emerald cut engagement rings. Three stone settings or two stone engagement rings 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!
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 that you’ll wear with love every day.
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 have any questions, contact our team and we’ll help you find the ring of your dreams.