How important is finger coverage to you?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1634 posts
Bumble bee

I had never even heard the term “finger coverage” until I came to wedding bee, after I was engaged. Size had very little to do with the ring I chose, and I couldnt care less how my ring size compared to my finger size, I just cared that the ring itself suited my hand.

Post # 3
4638 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not important at all. My focus was finding a ring that suited my hand, not finding a ring that covered as much of my finger as possible.

I don’t understand that logic, even in the slightest.

Post # 4
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I don’t think I was looking for “finger coverage” specifically. But I was looking for a ring that looked proportional to my hand. If that makes sense. 

Post # 5
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As a woman who has rather large fingers, finger coverage for me was important, I have long fingers.  Having said that I wasnt responsible for picking out my E-Ring, My FI did and he got me a delicate 2mm band with a 1 carat solitaire which I love.  My finger did suck up the band, but I remidied it by doing stackable bands and now I have enough coverage and the stackables support my 1 carat cushion cut nicely.



Size 9.5 finger

Post # 6
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I wanted something that looked dainty but still substantial. My mom always had a spec of a diamond and I stressed about it being too small or too big… i wanted it to be ‘just right’. So i guess my answer is…. yes? I ended up with a 0.5ct which is around 30% coverage. I would have prefered something closer to the .75ct but when it came down to it, it would have been twice the cost and that just didn’t seem ‘worth it’ to us. Maybe someday I’ll get an upgrade.

Post # 7
4591 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I, too, was looking for a ring that looked more proportional than anything else… and in the style that I wanted.

Post # 9
1599 posts
Bumble bee

Ls413:  Not at all important to me. I never notice it on myself or other people

Post # 10
195 posts
Blushing bee

I care, but then again I don’t. I didn’t want something big and clunky, so I opted for a 3-stone ring. It makes the ring look more substantial, rather than just one dot in the middle of my finger (size 6.5) because my center stone isn’t huge (5.2mm). 

I think this is part of the reason why halos are so popular, they give you more bang for your buck in terms of how much ‘coverage’ you get. 

Post # 11
8589 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I guess it is important to me, I like to have around 50% finger coverage for a solitaire. My halo gave me about 70% coverage which i feel is too much for me. My finger is a size 3.5. It’s all about what your comfortable wearing!

Post # 12
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

not important at all. band width was my biggest concern – thicker bands make my already meaty fingers look super sausagey, so I knew I wanted a dainty ring. In regards to stone size, I felt like 1ct+ diamonds were too “much” for me (since I rarely wear jewelry, and all the jewlery I own is rather delicate). I got a halo because I love the art deco look of them. I’d never heard of “finger coverage” before weddingbee, and I think it’s kind of silly.

Post # 13
851 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t pick my own ring (it’s an heirloom) but I had no idea “finger coverage” was a thing until joining the Bee. Honestly, I never notice other people’s coverage, and I don’t care about it in the slightest.

Post # 14
1358 posts
Bumble bee

My ring will be based on budget and style, finger coverage will not be a factor. I had never heard that term prior to this website.

Post # 15
189 posts
Blushing bee

I was not aware of the term “finger coverage” until weddingbee.  So when we were looking it was just for what was best suited to us.  Turns out that a .85 with a halo was perfect.  And an added bonus is since I have small hands it just happens to look ginormous =)

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