Does this ring make my hands look big? (lol)

posted 5 days ago in Rings
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  • Post # 16
    751 posts
    Busy bee


    In my humble opinion, it looks perfect on your hand. And it’s not because your Fiance is paying me to say so, because he is not ** fake tears **

    Post # 17
    1984 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Um your hand is beautiful!! Versus me who has a small hand and super short fingers but size 7…. talk about short and wide. Yours looks gorgeous. If you want a bigger ring just because, that’s one thing, but you don’t need one to make your hand look beautiful. 

    Post # 18
    24 posts
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Your ring is gorgeous! If you want some more finger coverage (especially vertically, since your fingers are lovely and long), you could add a unique stacking band in addition to your wedding band (maybe curved or a chevron?)…or simply add an enhancer. Anything you could add to elongate the look could make your set especially unique and make your hand look slender 🙂 But even if you do nothing, your ring is gorgeous! Congrats on your engagement.

    Post # 19
    243 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it looks perfect on you, and I wouldn’t for a second say your hands look the opposite of feminine. 

    Post # 20
    18 posts

    OP, you just made me so self-concious! wink

    I have size 8 fingers, and my hands are convered in scars and callouses from manual labor. Honestly, I never even considered being self-concious. But if your dainty, pretty hands are “unfeminine,” then I’m really in trouble! 

    Seriously, though. Your ring looks beautiful on you. Your fiance has great taste!

    Post # 21
    2917 posts
    Sugar bee

    1. Your hand is beautiful and you honestly have nothing to worry about.

    2. A bigger stone won’t necessarily make your hand look smaller. Bigger rings can look very unwealdy, especially from the side (which, if you think about it, is how most people will observe your ring). 

    3. There is a solitaire sweetspot that really is beautiful for most fingers and it is a finger coverage of just around a third. It’s really incredibly flattering. (This is why 0.7 – 0.75 carat solitaires look so good on size 5 fingers.) It is though a coverage of below a third emphasises the hand, a coverage of above a third emphasises the ring, and a coverage of around a third manages to create a balance.

     Finger coverage can be seen in the table on the following webpage:

    So, I reckon a finger of size 6.5 with a 0.88 carat diamond would give a finger coverage of about 36% -37%. So you’ll have a very slight emphasis on the stone compared with the hand – which I think is exactly what you are looking for.

     If you want to play about with a simulation of diamond size and hand size then try:

    The other advice is to try out quite a few wedding bands with your ring. My 0.5 carat ring looks pretty but when paired with my 1.9mm wedding ring it looks fantastic.

    Post # 22
    37 posts

    Your hands are lovely, and the ring and stone are perfection – they are in perfect proportion to your hand. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Post # 23
    6 posts
    • Wedding: August 2020

    My mother has a very small stone (I think less than .25 carats) and her ring size is like an 11. I think the contrast is actually very cool. You mostly just see people wearing giant rings on tiny fingers.


    Your ring doesn’t even look small. You have nothing to be self-conscious about.

    Post # 24
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    My goodness, women have so many body issues these days, and now we have to worry about whether or not our hands are feminine? XD 

    The ring is beautiful, bee. You have lovely hands. I wouldn’t change a thing. 🙂

    Post # 25
    1495 posts
    Bumble bee


    OP, the ring is perfect, and your hands are too!

    Trust me as a person with “man hands”, who was also blessed with terribly thin nails that don’t grow no matter what I do. foot-in-mouth


    Post # 26
    80 posts
    Worker bee

    Your ring and hand are pretty. I wish I had that kind of fingers/hands 

    my fingers are small short and thick.. like hobit’s hands foot-in-mouth

    Post # 27
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Iowa

    bagelqueen :  I think it looks great, I think it easy to find flaws within ourselves but I’d never look at your hands and think they didn’t look feminine enough. I know how you feel though! I have size 8 fingers and a half carat stone, for a while I felt somewhat insecure of my coverage amount and thought a larger stone would help but ultimately I love my ring and have learned to be more comfortable with how my fingers look!


    Post # 28
    60 posts
    Worker bee

    Hey OP, I can confidently say I have the same “Hand Dysmorphia Disorder” that you do. I think I have “Man hands” because my palm is big…. I can also tell you that no matter what ring I try I think my palm looks big. The only thing that makes me think my palm looks less large is big watches lol…

    Your hand looks beautiful and way more feminine than mine. The ring suits you completely. Wear it in good health, xoxo.

    Post # 29
    743 posts
    Busy bee

    bagelqueen :  I WISH my hands were still young like yours! Just thought I’d post this comparison to show you how young and beautiful your hands are compared to my 43-year-old-age-spotted-over-washed-dried-out-veiny-beef-jerky-hands. Feel free to reference it every time you feel hand hate.

    And I don’t think your diamond makes your hands look big at all. It’s a beautiful ring. 

    Post # 30
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I don’t think the ring makes your hand look big, or bad at all! But if I were you I’d size the ring to fit properly and I think that would make you a lot happier even!

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