Big fingers, stone size advice

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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2827 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

bdare16 :  I have chubby size 8.5 fingers, and I have a 1.43ct solitaire but we’re going to upgrade to 2ct because I want more finger coverage.

I would go with the bigger stone.

Post # 4
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922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Honestly, both will be beautiful on you. It just depends on what you feel most comfortable wearing everyday and whether or not you’d prefer to discuss your stone choice or not (I love the more elongated ratio on your finger but I suppose 4ct may be a bit larger than most rings you might see irl. I love elongated cushions and am currently working on setting my own elongated cushion into a solitaire setting! 

Post # 5
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I’d try to look at loose stones IRL. I agree w/ PP that 4 ct. stones are creeping into the eyebrow raising territory. People will question if your stone is “real” and you may find yourself having to explain a moissy to some if not most of them… more so than bees who went with a 2 ct. or under moissy equivalent. 

Post # 8
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

bdare16 :   Good point, your ring is  first and foremost for you.  I think the 3 carat size will be perfect. 

Post # 9
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683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I wear a size 11 ring, so I 10000% relate to this struggle!

I can show you a pic of my ring if it would help! 

My actual stone is only a 6.5mm BUT the actual setting (shaped like a rose) is 10x10mm, so that might give you a good idea of what that sort of range looks like on a finger your size! Just imagine it as one large stone instead of the setting πŸ™‚

I threw together a little collage using pics where you can kinda get an idea of the proportion of the ring on my finger πŸ™‚ 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

bdare16 :   Go for the bigger size, it will look great! 

Post # 12
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380 posts
Helper bee

I also have the chonk fingers. 

I wear a size 10. My ring is about .75ct total, with a center stone of .3 I think?20180923_154406

I feel like the Halo and the split shank really added some umpth to the ring. 

I think the slightly more squre/smaller one might look nicer. 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

First of all, CONGRATS on losing 150 lbs!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ†πŸŽ†

My advice:

– Get the ring you can afford that YOU like best. I mean, we are talking millimeters here! Plus rings here always look huge because of the zoom.

(That being said, I kinda like the elongated shape of the 11×9.5 one on your size per the pic)

– Don’t mind the “is it real” or moissanite comments here or IRL. It’s what you want and nobody else has to wear it if it’s not real enough for them, right?

Before I started lurking in the Bee 2 years ago, I had ZERO idea what a carat looked like. I started learning about dimensions, coverage etc. It was quite fun. I discovered that I’m a size 7.5/8, which apparently is huge in the ring world while I thought I had tiny fingers lol. I fell in love with cushions and radiants which are cut deeper thus look smaller than rounds of the same carat / weight. Plus in terms of coverage, the stones you are considering will look drastically different on you vs a size 4 finger. So why should you be held back by “3 or 4 ct is huge” when it will not look huge on YOU? Do you boo!

We first bought a 1.9 ct (around 7.5×5.5) radiant stone. It looked so tiny on my finger I had to return it. Then I fell hard for a 3.95 ct (9×9) cushion. When it arrived, it was so perfect for ME I never looked at another stone again, it was THE ONE, like Neo in Matrix lol I will not care if anyone says anything about its size once we set it (RG solitaire, no halo). So order the one you like: if you love it on you, set it forever. If not, set it free for someone else.

PS: Mine is a pink spinel. It was waaaaayyyy cheaper than a diamond equivalent, although my vendor had pink spinels of the same ct in the $10k-20k range!

Post # 14
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93 posts
Worker bee

APancakePrincess :  it looks beautiful on you!

If you measure the “face” of the ring (i.e.stone + halo, idk the technical name) in mm, you will see that it has the name dimensions as those of a single stone that “weighs” much more. 1 ct round measures ~6.5mm for example.

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