Not every style is going to look exactly the same on you as it does on the model in the photo and the display in the store. Finding the perfect ring is just as important as searching for that perfect dress that fits you like a glove. It is, after all, you who will be adorning it for years to come. While there is no foolproof method, considering the length and width of your finger against factors like the shape and size of the main stone on the ring itself is a good place to start.
If you have slender fingers, most engagement rings will be a good fit for your finger. Often times, it is hand models with slender fingers who many jewelers feature in their advertisements. Slender fingers look best in a thick band accompanied by a smaller stone.
With shorter fingers, it is important to aim for a more narrow band so the ring isn’t overwhelming and distracting on your finger. Diamond cuts to look for include oval, pear, and marquis.
Like slender fingers, long finger are open to more options versus small and wide fingers. The best cut for long fingers is the traditional princess cut paired with a medium-to-wide band. Similarly to wide fingers, ladies with long fingers can sport more unique and bold styles.
For wider fingers, thicker bands are suggested to coincide with the shape of your finger. (Narrow bands? Think muffin top.) Choosing cluster, angular, or asymmetrical styles also attract more attention to your ring. Women with a trendy side – go bold! Wide fingers can rock many chunky and non-traditional rings styles as well. Diamond cuts to consider include oval, marquis, or rectangular emerald cut.
If you are concerned your knuckles will draw the attention away from your ring, opt for heavier bands or a larger stone to draw immediate attention to your ring instead of stressing if it will fit over your knuckles.