Post # 1
Just recently, BF and I picked out a stone for my engagement ring. I didn’t actually get to try any rings on because my finger is a size 8, and most rings came much smaller. I am a little concerned about finger coverage. My BF did go all out and let me choose exactly what I wanted. I went with a 2.02ct cushion cut diamond. I know 2 carats is rather large. It isn’t like I want something bigger. I also know that cushion cuts tend to face up smaller than other cuts. I just can’t help but wish my fingers were a bit more like those of a ballerina instead of a linebacker.
Did/does anyone else have those concerns? Will Bees with larger fingers please post pics of their e-rings?
I do not have my ring yet as we are still waiting for the stone to be set.
Post # 3
I totally wish I had smaller fingers, but… they are what they are. Even when I was a lot thinner, I was still a size 10! My fingers are long, too, so I can never find gloves that fit.
I wound up going with what I thought was considered a halo, but is actually more like a cluster setting for more finger coverage for less money. (I would have loved a 2 carat, but it was waaay out of our price range. Congrats, you lucky lady!) My mom has a size 10 finger with a 2 carat round diamond, and it doesn’t look gigantic on her finger – it looks (IMHO) just right.
Here’s mine! ETA: This is a .58 center stone; the smaller diamonds in the halo/cluster bring it up to a TCW of 1.16.
Post # 4
@shortie1848: I hear you! My fingers are not big, and I *still* wish they were smaller! I think 4 is the perfect size …. something I never considered before the bee! I got finger envy from this website!!! 😉
Post # 5
Size 9.25 here. I do wish for smaller fingers sometimes, but it’s not that big of a deal. I love how my rings look on my finger!
Post # 6
@KatieBklyn: I really like your cluster/halo! It looks like a great size for your hand.
@littlemisst08: Your wedding band is exactly what I was thinking of when shopping for bands for myself!
Post # 7
I’m a size 8.5. Every once in a while i wish for a size 8. lol. This is my RHR and not sure of the carat equivalent.
Post # 8
Mine is a size 8, I am thinking I may have to go to an 8.5….it is what it is, nothing wrong with big hands 🙂
Post # 9
Size 9-9.25 here!!! I just changed the setting for my e-stone because I didn’t like the lack of finger coverage I got from my original set (and DH didn’t either!) So we chose a new set together that I LOVE… Here is my before and after. The stone is a 1 carat princess.
Post # 10
@shortie1848: I feel your pain — I wear a size 10 1/2 ring….and a size 12 WW shoe…so while I am plus-sized, I do also have REALLY big bones! 🙂 I like my fingers because they are long and not too chubby, and I don’t have ring “muffin top.” Here’s a picture of my 20th anniversary/50th birthday ering and band upgrade — the center stone is .93.
Post # 11
@shortie1848: Here’s my 2.02 center stone on a size 8 ring.
Post # 12
I do! My ring finger on my right hand is a smidge over an 8, and even though my ring finger is a bit smaller, I occasionally worry that the ring of my dreams will be out of reach. I prefer my jewelry bold (my favorite loose stone in terms of finger coverage is a star ruby of mine that faces up at 7.5×8.8 mm – with its depth, it’s the equivalent of 2.5 carats of diamond), and I will likely get engaged around age 21 or 22.
Oh well. Who knows what will happen before then? 🙂
Post # 13
I also wear a size 8 and wish they were a tad slimmer, but oh well. I do have a 2 ct cushion cut stand-in from Berricle and I think the coverage is more than enough.
Post # 14
@shortie1848: I have a size 8.5 ring finger, you tell me what you think about my finger coverage.
Same ring, different (natural) lighting..
The only thing I hate about the size of my fingers is that I feel like I have a mini fat roll above/below the ring (not sure how to explain this better)
Post # 15
I frequently wish I had thinner fingers. I wear a 9 and my hands are rather big, so smaller stones just look ridiculous.
Post # 16
@MissMay3003: Hi! I love your Ering! My ring too has stones front, back, & top. What type of wedding band are you considering? I’m wanting eternity bands but I’m just not sure.