(Closed) Finger Coverage – Whats it to you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It wasn’t a thing for me. I wanted a solitare, so unless you go crazy large with 10 carats plus I don’t think you can cover your whole finger! My ring is around 2.5, and while I think it looks amazing I don’t have the coverage that say a halo ring adds.

Post # 63
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I wanted a big ring, that was non-negotiable.  I wouldn’t have gone down in quality but I would have gotten a colored gemstone or something (even a ring that was all metalwork was fine as long as it was big!).  I don’t care for small (2 carat or below) rings for myself, although I do have a few small-ish right-hand rings.  

Post # 65
12274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I never heard of the term finger coverage when I got engaged, but I knew I wanted something that looked substantial.  Luckily my ring size is 4.25 so that didn’t require a huge stone.  I was willing to sacrafice quality down to a point (as low as VS2/H), but budget also wasnt really an issue for getting what I wanted.

Post # 66
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@DaniDev143:  I wanted clarity and cut over carat. It was very important that I have an emerald cut. That was a dream of mine. I have other diamond rings, oval and round, but emerald was something I always loved. When I was asked about size, I felt that a carat, if not overly expensive, was a good size.

Post # 67
6252 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Luce587:  I noticed that too!!! JA’s ring info is totallyincorrect on theiir site. The mm are flat out wrong. How can this be??? Lol.

Can we see your ring?? 🙂

Post # 68
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have large hands, size 9.5, but I didnt pick my ring.. Hubby got me a thin 2mm band on the Engagement Ring, which at first I thought was too thin, but in hindsight it is perfect because I totally fell in love with stackable bands and it left me some room to stack anywhere from 3-5 bands… so I made my finger coverage up wtih my bands.

Post # 69
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I won’t even pretend like I didn’t care about the size of my ring. I like big, obnoxious pieces of jewelry because I don’t wear much so I want what I wear to make a statement. My original set didn’t offer a lot of “finger coverage” but my new one is massive and I’m obsessed with it. It’s not a big center stone, though. It’s a smaller center with a double halo. I love how it has “levels” to create visual interest. I didn’t set out to find the biggest thing I could. I set out to find something I could live as much as my original set, and I love the new one even more!

PS, sorry for the chipped nails!

Post # 70
817 posts
Busy bee

I wear a 8.5 … not the biggest nor the smallest; so FOR ME i would like a bit of finger coverage. With that being said … if he proposed with with a .3 diamond so be it. I want bigger coverage and i dont want a diamond …. so it makes things different for me in price. However, my mom has a diamond she has offered us to use but im sure its less than a 1 carat and i think the smallest would be a .5. But if we use my moms diamond i want to reset it from a solitaire to a double halo! 🙂 


I guess in short i dont need a big diamond to get the coverage i want and can get with the setting.

Post # 71
788 posts
Busy bee

@DaniDev143:  Yes it is, I wish that my ring covered exactly half of my finger, it almost, does Although I wish it was a 2carat, but I will get an uprgrade at our ten year, so ill wait till then:)

I have reallly really long fingers.

Post # 72
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@DaniDev143:  I never considered finger coverage. I just knew what I liked and wanted and that’s what I told my Fiance I needed.

Post # 73
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I looked at the ring coverage chart too, and technically the ring I chose is just on the “too small to be ideal” percentage size, but I chose it based on the feeling I got when I tried it on and the way it looked on my hand to my naked eye. I love big honking rings as well, but everything’s subjective!

Post # 74
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Finger coverage is somewhat important to me. Luckily for me (and my SO’s wallet I suppose…), my ring finger size is a 3.25 so it’s not too difficult to get me a satisfying finger coverage! We talked about ring budget and expectations, and we decided on a 1.2 ct round with a halo. I went to the stores recently to try on a few 1 to 1.3 ct halo rings, and they looked great on me, so I’m really hoping he will propose and give me my ring soon! 

Post # 75
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I never heard of the concept of finger coverage. I just knew I wanted a thick euroshank band.

The .70 diamond it has in it looks massive to me. I wear a size 4. If I had bigger fingers I might feel differently.


Post # 76
888 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

When Fiance and I began our ring search finger coverage was never considered because we had never heard of it.  Also,  when we self taught ourselves the importance of the 4 c’s, finger  ‘coverage’ wasn’t one of them. Fiance asked me to choose what spoke to my heart and that’s exactly what I did. Even after falling in love with the cluster rings it never occurred to me how much finger coverage they gave.

Just recently while speaking with a private jeweler about making custom bands for my ering, he told us that my center cluster of diamonds have a 4.0 carat  diameter. Wow, it was at that moment I fell in love with finger coverage and it made me love my ering even more.

 My ering has a 1/2″ diameter; thats about the diameter of a 5.0 carat solitiare and I love it.  Here’s daisy:   





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