Would you wear a wedding gown that doesn’t enhance your body type? Well, the same applies to your engagement ring! We’ve taken a light-hearted approach today in looking at how to select a ring that best suits your hand type. Whether you have petite, hefty or average-sized hands, you’ll definitely want to see these lovely ring finds from our friends at Blue Nile.
10 Tips for Choosing the Most Flattering Ring for You
1 – Start your ring search online. The major jewelry sites, such as Blue Nile, present their rings in amazingly helpful categories.
2 – For small, delicate hands, narrow down your search by looking for ring styles in the “petite” category at the online site or your favorite jewelry store.
3 – To suit slender fingers, slim bands with a brilliant solitaire diamond or a dainty diamond cluster work best.
5 – For hefty hands, you may choose a more elaborate ring design with a wider band, perhaps even twisted or combining different metals.
6 – Larger diamonds and gemstones with fancy cuts, such as halo, princess or emerald cut, are also an option for those with heavier fingers.
8 – For average-sized hands (said to be around 6.77” for ladies, from palm base to longest fingertip), your choices are wider! Let your personal style, preferences and maybe your birthstone guide you.
9 – Medium-sized hands allow you to select from solitaire diamonds to clusters, slim bands to medium width ones, clear to colored stones.
10 – For all types of hands, if you are adventurous with nail polish colors, we suggest sticking to a clear diamond for your ring to avoid visual overload!
Pretty Ring Options for Petite Hands
For petite hands, we suggest a ring that is “light” and more on the dainty side. Nothing that is too heavy on the hand, if you will. Whether your fingers are long or short, a ring with a more chic and simple design will flatter your hands perfectly!
1 – Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring (in 14k white gold)
A preset piece with a 1/2-carat round near-colorless center diamond, set in a rhodium plated 14k white gold solitaire setting
2 – Petite Pave Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A stunning, preset 3/4 carat round near-colorless center diamond, with 1/4 carat of pavé-set diamonds for a total diamond weight of 1 carat.
3 – Petite Twist Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A graceful ring design featuring a delicate twist of pavé-set diamonds to complement your choice of center diamond
4 – Princess-Cut Petite Diamond Engagement Ring (in 14k white gold)
A stunning, preset 3/4 carat princess-cut near-colorless center diamond set in rhodium-plated 14k white gold, with 1/10 carat of pavé-set diamonds
Lovely Ring Designs for Hefty Hands
For those with more generously-sized hands, you can venture into fancier, more complex ring designs. You can also consider more elaborate diamond cuts and boldly colored gemstones.
1 – Classic Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A 1-carat round, near-colorless center diamond in a platinum band, with a setting featuring 1/4 carat of pavé-set diamonds
2 – Sapphire Diamond Halo Twist Ring (in 14k white gold)
An oval sapphire encircled by a halo of brilliant diamonds, with entwined rows of shimmering diamonds hinting at the symbol for infinity
3 – Floral Halo Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A Monique Lhuillier design, showcasing a floral-inspired silhouette and an opulent halo of pavé-set round diamonds
4 – Cathedral Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A more lavish Monique Lhuillier design, showcasing a striking cathedral design and opulent pavé-set diamonds, with her signature blush pink sapphire set in the interior of the shank
Perfect Ring Choices for Average-sized Hands
If you have medium or average-sized hands, lucky you! Your options for an engagement ring are more varied. You can let your personal preferences for design size and stone cut and color guide your search for your dream ring!
1 – Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring
An elegant Zac Posen design showcasing a preset 3/4 carat round, near-colorless center diamond and a pavé-set diamond bridge, with his signature 18k yellow gold interior accent
2 – Petal Garland Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A Monique Lhuillier piece handcrafted with marquise-shaped diamonds in a floral garland-inspired pattern
3 – Hand-Engraved Micropavé Diamond Engagement Ring (in platinum)
A vintage-inspired design, featuring a hand-engraved motif framed by delicate milgrain edges, and each shoulder set with micro-pavé round brilliant-cut diamonds to accent your choice of center diamond
4 – Emerald Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring (in platinum)
A classy emerald cut sapphire platinum ring. This gemstone ring has two matching emerald cut diamonds and set in platinum.
Gorgeous all! But which one is perfect for your hands? If you have more questions about choosing your engagement ring, drop us a line in the comments below. We’d love to help!