(Closed) Finger Coverage – Whats it to you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I will give up size for quality.  I am just a loser that cannot say no to spark haha

 

Post # 18
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1072 posts
Bumble bee

It’s totally something I’m concerned about.  I have a picture in my head for approximately how much of my finger I want my rock to cover…if I were to get a diamond for my size 6 finger, I’d hope for something in the neighbourhood of 6.5mm (1 carat), hopefully no less than 6mm (0.8ish carats) – that is, of course, with our finances in mind.  If we get a moissanite, I’d like 7.5mm (1.5 carats).

And I’m one of the few people who’ll admit that I’d sacrifice quality for size.  In an ideal world, I’d like to get a diamond that’s no less than H colour and at least VVS2 clarity.  But because I want to max out the size we can get at a reasonable budget, I’m willing to go down to I colour, and VS2 clarity, though I’ve been considering SI clarities lately too.

Post # 19
Hostess
9631 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I think diamdb.com is the best source to figure out finger coverage based on stone size, cut, finger size, etc.

With that said, yes finger coverage was absolutely imporant to me. I wanted a ring with presence and that’s what I got!

Post # 20
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wanted a big ring, but I could not imagine my now husband shelling out 10K just for a ring. I actually wound up with a double halo/invisible cluster setting/square e-ring, a diamond eternity band, and a plain band (so I could always wear my wedding band). I am very happy with my decision to get the cluster e-ring (I was allowed to pick my own e-ring) because it allows for a larger ring at a smaller price. I love the bling and sparkle, but sensible spending is more important to me. 

Post # 21
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783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have never heard of finger coverage and I don’t even remember how many carats my ring is so guess it’s not important to me lol

 

Post # 22
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2284 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@DaniDev143:  There was a specific look I’m going for in designing my ring, part of which requires a certain size of stone (somewhere between .75 and 1.5 carats). I felt a little superficial at first because of some posts by people on WB, but then I thought “fuck them, I’m getting what makes me and my SO happy”. My SO is totally on board with the designs, and we can comfortably afford what we’re getting, so that’s all that matters to us. and no, we won’t be sacrificing quality. 

Post # 23
Hostess
9631 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@mrspinesol:  LOL your new avatar is the best.

Post # 24
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8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I prefer my coverage come from the centerstone… So since I wanted a nice center, the finger coverage had to be negotiable!

Luckily, DH picked a REALLY great ring!

Post # 25
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6397 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

It was important to me in that I didnt want full coverage. I find wearing rings to be uncomfortable, so I wanted as much free space as I could get.

Post # 26
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I didn’t even know that “finger coverage” was a thing until I found weddingbee…

Post # 28
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1262 posts
Bumble bee

I think finger coverage only means width-wise right? I wanted a larger stone but I seriously have the world’s longest finger and I would have had to get a really big oval or marquise to get even a little bit of coverage length-wise. I wear a 7.75 and my diamond is 2.27 but it doesn’t look it at all because my fingers are so long lol

 

Post # 29
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2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@DaniDev143:  I really didn’t know what “finger coverage” was until I got here post-engagement. All I knew was that I wanted a whopper rock. Done.

Post # 30
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t actually know there was a term when we went e-ring shopping, but yes, it mattered to me. I have a smaller ring when it comes to carat size, but it covers most of my finger, which makes it look much larger. I loved that look as opposed to a solitaire.

Post # 31
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2585 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

I actually wore a bigger rock for a bit and traded it in for a smaller one with alot better specs….so quality over size for me but I do love 1ct+ diamonds…

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