Post # 1
I have an almost size 7 finger. It’s probably 6.75 , but so I don’t complicate this, we’ll just say 7! I do not have dainty, cute hands. I was wondering if you could help me decide what would look best on my finger! I don’t want anything too big, but I would still like a diamond big enough to be happy about!
Please help me decide by posting pics of your size 7 finger with 1.25 to 1.50 solitaires! PLEASE! I have never been engaged, but will be very soon! I need to figure it out asap! Also, I think I will go with a round diamond. Please give any advice! I can’t do this on my own! 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to help me! I really appreciate how you all stick together and look out for one another!
Post # 3
Also, what type of setting do you recommend for a solitaire? Please share some ideas. I would like it to be clean and fit my bigger fingers. Thin would not compliment. I think I would need something thicker in width. Thanks!
Post # 4
@Athenavalo: There isn’t gonna be much of a difference in size to the eye between 1.25 and 1.5. Being a girl with chunky fingers – 8 🙂 I have a 1.6 carat round
Post # 5
A picture of your hand would be a great reference. Also, I know there are programs which allow you to take a picture of your hand and then put a virtual ring on it. I’m sure one of the bees know what it is called. But, krstino1012 is right, there won’t be much of a visual difference, and with what you save by buying the smaller diamond, you can use to improve the quality.
Post # 6
@Athenavalo: I also wear approximately a 7, and my center stone is 1.7. I think it looks great on my hand, not too big, not too small. But, I also think 1 – 1.5 would also look great on my hand! So, I may not be a great referance 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
It’s easiest just to go to a store and try on different rings of various sizes. Then you can see IRL what it will look like.
Post # 8
Here is a chart showing carat/mm size and finger coverage.
size 6 finger and from left to right are 1.02ct, 1.21ct, 1.51ct, and 2.01ct
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Decide on which of the 4 C’s is most important to you. Then get whatever is in your budget! I would say for a solitaire go big or go home! I would get a 1.5 if I could afford it, but I wouldn’t get a 1.5 if that meant I had to sacrifice clairty (I prefer warmer stones). Also make sure to avoid clarity enhanced diamonds – they are filled with glass!
Post # 10
@Athenavalo: I have a 1.25c Moissanite and a size 6.5. I think it is absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t want any bigger or smaller. Good luck in your decision!
Post # 11
I have hideously ugly, non-dainty hands too. Especially in the top picture because I had just taken off my acrylic. At any rate, I know you’re asking for a round diamond, but here’s my 1.4 carat center (radiant) on a size 7 For comparison.
Post # 12
Size 7, 1.25 ct diamond. I actually went with a thinner band because my fingers, despite their girth, are short and a little stubby.
Post # 13
@Athenavalo: 1.20 diamond on 7 1/4 finger:
Post # 14
@Athenavalo: I have manly looking size 7 fingers. Ering is 1.75 but on my plus size frame looks smaller on me
Post # 15
My BEST ADVICE…
Go try rings on.
Think of it this way… if this was a pair of jeans, dress or top you were wanting to buy would you post such a topic on an Internet Discussion Board asking for input.
The reality is, not every pair of jeans, dress or top (ERing) suits every body type / woman etc.
You really really need to go look for yourself and see what looks best on YOUR FINGER and what it is you absolutely fall in love with
There are literally thousands of rings and settings, some look great on some people, some on others
To be honest some look absolutely horrid… not every ring out there is going to look great on each and every girl, cause we are all individuals.
Lots of Bees here on WBee who have thought they liked a particular style that they fell in love with based on a photo, and then when they went and tried it on, they suddenly realized that it wasn’t meant for them (stubby fingers, short fingers, long fingers etc)
Trying on rings is truly the best way to get a feel for what is out there, and what suits you. Period.
Hope this helps,
Post # 16
Kristino1012, Thank you so much for your help! You are absolutely right! I made some time today to go see a few jewelers. I still have no idea what I want ! haha. Your ring is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Thank you for taking the time to answer and give advice! I really appreciate it!