Post # 1
Little sis is ring shopping!!! =]
She is looking at a few designs and there is one that we both really like, but we are wondering if it is going to be too wide on her finger. She is about 5’6″, 130 lbs, Ring Size 5.
The ring is 4mm at the top but tapers to 3.5mm on the sides and 2.4mm at the bottom, and will probably have a .75 round or .85 cushion center stone. This is the design… http://www.moissaniteco.com/round-brilliant-moissanite-engagement-setting-48ct-p-10650.html
I told her I think that it will be ok because of the multistone design and that will “hide” the band width a bit. And also that it tapers down should help it look proportional to her finger.
What do you girls think? Any pics to share of 4mm on smaller fingers?
Post # 3
I personally think that size will be a bit wide on such a small finger. The thickness of the band may make center stone look smaller. But if you guys love it, go for it! Channel settings are nice and practical. Personally, I’d go with something like this for such a small finger and that stone size.
Post # 4
I think it will depend on her finger length, not just size, and what type of band she would want to have. That ring is beautiful, I even considered the same setting for myself, but my fingers are so short I wouldn’t be able to comfortably sit a band next to it. If she has long fingers, or even if she wants a very thin band, she’ll probably be fine.
My engagement ring is very thin, but here’s a stock photo of my wedding band on a model (since I don’t have it yet), it’s 4mm and should give you an idea of what that thickness looks like on a finger.
Post # 5
Thanks for the opinions.
BirdWord, I agree the wider band might make the .75 look a bit smaller.
And Merry, her fingers are pretty long so I think there is some room to play with, especially with a smaller wedding band.
We are also looking at some thinner (2.5mm) cathedrals that she likes, but she really likes the multi-stone look.
We found this which might be a good compromise, it is only 3mm wide at the top, but still has the multi-stone look she likes… http://www.moissaniteco.com/moissanite-with-round-side-stones-engagement-ring-setting-p-10290.html
Back to searching!! Any others with pics/opinions please chime in.
Post # 6
4mm is pretty thick, I don’t know that someone with such small fingers could really pull that off. I guess it is a matter of taste really.
Post # 7
I don’t have what equates to “small fingers” around here (size 7.25) but my e-ring shank is 4mm:
Post # 8
I have a size 7 finger and the 4mm is pretty large on my hand so it will be pretty big on hers
Post # 9
Yup…thinking the 4mm is gonna be too big for her.
Have it narrowed down to 3 rings…two of them are 2.5mm and the other is 3mm.
Is the difference between 2.5mm and 3mm really even noticeable or at that point just go with design she likes best?
Post # 10
I think 4mm would look fine. I am exactly the same size as her (height/weight and pretty close to same ring size). Mine are 2mm each (w-band and e-ring). I wouldn’t mind if they were a tad thicker.
I am getting a 3rd ring (anniv band) that will be 3mm. So I will have a total of 7mm on my finger. It’s not too thick at all.
Post # 11
If she likes it, I think it will be fine. The daintier look is certainly more “in” these days but that does not mean that look appeals to everyone. I was at my jeweler today and saw some settings from Gabriel & Co and I looked like I could snap them in a day’s regular wear for me (they were mostly very thin micropave settings) – pretty but definitely not very me style wise or lifestyle wise!
My fingers are technically a size 5.25-5.5 with a finger measuring 8.75cm from the webbing at my pinky to tip (and though I am not sure it matters, I am 5’4″ and 125 lbs), and I wear anywhere from 8mm to 13mm total on my left ring finger (though 13mm is really a tight fit and crosses my knuckle a little so not comfortable long term or when my finger is more swollen!). 8-9 mm is a great size for me. I love the look as it gives a substantial “band” look without overwhelming my finger in the least. I used to have a total of 6mm (2x3mm) and quite honestly, it just did not seem “enough” for me.
She could also get either a wedding band of around same width (4mm) or smaller to go with it, and I think it would look just fine!
She should be aware she may have to size “up” a bit if she is used to wearing thinner bands or has only tried on thinner ring sizers. A wider band, and certainly TWO wider bands together, will definitely fit snugger.
She might want to try cutting out a strip of paper or aluminum foil about 4mm in width, and wearing it a bit to see how she feels about it!
Post # 12
@jennypop: I don’t have any photos yet, but my e-ring is 5mm on 5.5 size finger. I don’t like the look of dainty rings on me, so it was perfect. My wedding band is 3mm.
It is only a matter of personal preference, nothing more.
Post # 13
My Engagement Ring is 4mm at the widest and tappera down the sides and bottom, my center stone is .75 on a size 8 finger
Post # 14
A thinner band would enhance the centre stone even more!!!a 4mm would not make justice to the centre stone I have a 1.8mm band and a .72 diamond and it makes my diamond stand out!I wear a 5.5 size and for a petite person (5’2″, 123lbs) i have short and thin fingers and i think it looks great. Classy and timeless and NOT only because its mine! 😛 This is my engagement ring AND my wedding eternity band