Size 7 is considered to be the “average” size in North America.
BUT everyone’s hands are different.
I am a Size 7… but my hands are really really small… and my fingers short & stubby
So I require a ring that has some “presence” (width) rather than a knife thin band
PHOTO – My mis-matched ERing & WBand (although they go together really well)
My ERing is just under 2 Carats in Total Carat Weight, and is a Custom Design from a Family Jewellery Store… Cathedral Setting (arch style ring) 18 Kt White Gold Channel set with 46 Diamonds (Rounds & Baguettes) aprox 1.1 CTW… they are all Canadian Certified Diamonds ranging in size from 0.01 up to 0.05 each and are I in Colour and Clarity. The Feature Diamond is a .80 Good Cut Round Brilliant Canadian Certified Diamond with SI-1 Clarity and F Colour, and set into place with a traditional 4 Prong Setting. The Ring is also GIA Certifed.
My “Sparkly” Wedding Band came from an International Chain Jewellery Store (Peoples / Zales) and is 14 Kt White Gold Channel Set with 10 Diamonds (Rounds) all in the 0.05 range … all Certified Canadian Diamonds. They are I Clarity, and G in colour. And the total carat weight is just over .50 Carats. This Ring is also GIA Certified.
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Honestly because everyone’s hands are sooo different, you really have to go try rings on and keep looking until you find THE RING you absolutely fall in L♥VE with. That can be a quick process (love at first sight) or take awhile.
Personally, as I am an Encore Bride, I knew I wanted an ERing that wasn’t anything like my first… so it took me 6 weeks to find THE ONE. I am very very happy I didn’t settle… and now I sport a ring that truly is as much ME and what I like, as it is also something that my Now Hubby loves and represents the two of us.
The Chart that msbeautygeek: has posted above in Reply # 44 shows the coverage that a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond will have on ones finger in any given carat size. It shows there that my .80 Feature Diamond has aprox 35% on my size 7 finger… and I’d say that is very accurate.
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It sounds to me like you may not have a lot of knowledge about Diamonds… in which case I suggest you do as much reading & research as you can muster prior to making a purchase… learning alll about the Cs of Diamond Buying…
CARAT – CUT (Shapes & Quality) – COLOUR – CLARITY… as well as CERTIFIED – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN… COMFORT… AND COST
Blue Nile’s Webite and their Education Pages are a good place to start
Blue Nile – Diamond Education = http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamonds/diamond-education
That is a great website… cause you can also check loose diamonds, and play around with the parameters to discover how they are priced. Great info to have / be aware of before you go shopping in real life.
However, I’d never buy a diamond off the Internet… because I won’t buy a Diamond without seeing it first under a Jeweller’s Loupe
Hope this helps,