Post # 1
As we’ve been ring shopping, I find myself loving all different shapes..round, cushion, radiant, oval.. It’s got me thinking if certain shapes flatter certain hands better (think face shapes and sunglasses). Anyone have any input on this? Sometimes I think a stone that’s similar to your fingernail shape looks very complementary, or notice certain band thicknesses match better with different sized hands. What do you guys think as far as getting a flattering stone shape for your hand? Gratuitous photos always welcome.
Post # 3
@chillinchillin: I personally love round center stones! Not sure if it is because of my hand type, but it is the most pleasing to my eye 🙂 I also prefer thicker, non-round bands…FWIW, I am a 5.5 size
Post # 4
I tried on a round halo just a tad bit smaller than the cushion I ended up with, but it just looked weird on my finger. We were looking at blue topaz rings and the round was a london blue topaz, a stone that FI and I both liked. The lighter blue topaz in the cushion just looked much better on my finger. Can’t really say why, we just knew that it was perfect when I put it on. We could both tell right away that the round was not right and that the cushion was 🙂
Post # 5
ITT: Why I always thought I’d have a marquise engagement ring.
I have short stubby fingers and was convinced it’s the ONLY thing that would flatter my hand.
The ring I ended up with is nice though. But if I were going to have anything bigger that took up more finger space. I’d need it to be elongated in some way.
Post # 6
I’ve seen an article about that online which had some reasonable sounding things to say about it… but it’s not hard-and-fast rules, it wasn’t accurate for my hand. You just have to try a bunch on and see what makes your heart sing!
Post # 7
I’m partial to radiants bc that’s what I have but I did hear if you have shorter fingers that ovals and marquise cuts look really good bc they are elongated stones. I’m not sure how true that is, but it’s nice to know. =)
My grat pic of my ring:
Post # 8
@Olive12: ovals and marquis cuts look horrible on my hands! I dont think they elongate them. I am very short and so are my fingers. I honestly tried on every shape diamond until I found the ones that suited my hands.
Post # 9
I orginally wanted a round halo but my hand looked horrible in them. I have big hands and I found that the pear with a halo looked best on my hand
Post # 10
I think when it comes to this everyone is different. I heard long stones are flattering for people who have long, slender fingers. If you fingers are wide you should have a thicker band, but honestly, it’s all about what you love.
My center stone is a long cushion, which looks square in my setting but I dont think it really flatters nor looks awful on my hand.