(Closed) Finger Coverage – Whats it to you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
457 posts
Helper bee

I don’t care about finger coverage to be honest. It has never been a factor while shopping around with SO. We are looking for a beautiful, good quality setting and stone within our determined budget. If I fall in love with something that barely covers my finger, oh well. 

Post # 33
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve only ever heard of “finger coverage” on this forum. I think it’s a load of bull.

No, I didn’t care how much of my finger was covered by a rock.

Post # 34
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Terms like “finger coverage” didn’t/don’t mean anything to me.


I just want to marry the love of my life!

Post # 35
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I definitely didn’t want a tiny spec of dust on my finger, but I’m not one of those people that HAS to have a specific carat weight or it’s not good enough.


I think there is a happy median to be found with quality, and quantity based on YOUR personal budget. That’s why they make different sized rings, different stones, etc not everyone can afford the same ring.


My fiance did perfect in my opinion. It is not a huge, whopping 2 carat stone, but it’s not tiny either. And the specs are nearly perfect. However if his budget was lower, I would have been more than happy to have a smaller diamond, but I would PERSONALLY still want clarity, cut, color over a larger ring.


I think it all depends on your taste, and also the ring itself.



Also, while getting engaged the LAST thing on my mind was the ring, it was how happy I was to marry the love of my life! Then after a good hour passed I had a good 100 picture photoshoot with my ring lol


Post # 36
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@leahthehun:  Me too!!

OP, I was more interested in the setting when we went shopping. 

Post # 37
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My ring finger is a 5, so I knew that I didn’t need a huge stone to have an impressive look. 

Post # 38
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had not choice in my ring as my hubby picked it out…. He decided he wanted me to have 1.01 carat cushion cut diamond with a thin 2mm band.  I have a size 9.5 finger and belive it or not it looked just fine on my hand…. Also he said he knew I woudd do something funky with my band so he wanted to leave enough ring on my finger for me to do that.  I have always worn big rings, so finger coveage as important, but I did not require a large diamond to do that, I did it with the stackable bands. 

Post # 39
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I wasn’t as worried about “finger coverage” as I was about my center stone standing out. I’m not a fan of most rings where the center stone is hard to locate (halos, clusters). For people who want finger coverage (or just like the style) those are great options, but they weren’t for me.

Post # 40
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@DaniDev143:  Finger coverage wasn’t really a concern when my Fiance was getting my ring. He had a budget in mind and wanted to get the best combination of quality and quantity. It just so happened that he picked out a 1.51 carat round solitare diamond on a 3mm diamond band. It covers almost 50% of my 5.5 finger and it is lovely IMO.

Post # 41
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

No, finger coverage didn’t matter to me.  I’m not a big person to start with and my fingers are on the small side anyway.  I didn’t want a huge ring that looked like I was playing dress up with my mom’s jewelry.   Now…..if my dh was to surprise me with a honker diamond would I turn it down…..?? NOPE. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a large ring size (7.25) and knew I wanted a large stone. So yes finger coverage mattered to me. my solitaire is about 3 carats and I wouldn’t want to go any smaller. Luckily I didn’t have to sacrifice quality or quantity. Otherwise I have no clue what would have won. 

Post # 43
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I care about coverage! My diamond was an heirloom, and at about 1.5ct on my size 5 finger the coverage seems about right to me, though I wouldn’t mind a little more.

If I were buying a diamond, coverage would absolutely be a consideration. I don’t think it’s any more “shallow” than wanting a “perfect” diamond, frankly. When you choose a diamond, you pick the one that is most beautiful to you, and what that means in terms of balancing the 4C’s and the 5th C (cost!) is going to be different for every person!

So for instance, I would rather have an eye-clean, included stone with a higher carat weight than a flawless, smaller stone. I would sacrifice the other three C’s for “carat” until it began to make a visual difference to me or decrease sparkliness. 

Post # 44
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I just want what ever I get to look proportionate. I have size 4.5 fingers and anything going over 3/4 ct justs looks a bit silly and gaudy to me. We’re aiming for .50cts ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 45
1061 posts
Bumble bee

At first all I cared about was finger coverage! I was sooo uneducated about diamonds and knew nothing about the 4 c’s I literally thought they were all equal/the same you just picked a size! How dumb right! Lol so once I got educated about diamonds AND their prices I didn’t care about finger coverage anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ lol I always wanted a 1.5 ct until I realized they were upwards 10k. my dh ain’t got that kinda money to spend on a ring, and even if he did I wouldn’t let him! Lol so I got a 1/2 ct diamond with a halo that adds coverage but I also have a size 4 finger so it looks pretty big on me I’m sure if I had larger fingers I would care more. 

Post # 46
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I was concerned about my ring being too big! I have very little hands… We ended up selecting a trilogy ring from James Allen with two trilliant cut side stones and a 0.73ct oval centre stone. It’s 1.14ct total on a size 6 finger. The band is 3mm, which is much bigger than their website says it will be. Thank heavens, it looks beautiful on. I plan to match it with a 1.5mm or 2mm plain gold wedding band. 

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