(Closed) How important is ring-to-hand proportion?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had that same fear. But i soon realized the problem was just solitare settings. Once i tried on rings with a more substantial setting the diamond in the center still looked huge despite having “chubby” fingers. 

Here is a pic of my ring and wedding band so you can see what im talking about[attachment=1275362,162419]

 Here is a pic on my hand that isn’t too clear but you can see the proportion [attachment=1275362,162420]

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I honestly don’t think that’s true at all. I have a really tiny finger (size 3 3/4th) and the size of my diamond didn’t matter.. like a huge diamond didn’t look really insanely huge on my finger or disproportionate nor did a little speck diamond look too tiny.. sooo.. I think your fine πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Me and Mr.PapaBear were JUST talking about this. In the Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, there are pictures of the sizes of diamonds. I wear a size 9.5 so I told him I need a carat (or more) b/c anything else will look tiny.LMAO

Post # 7
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I really don’t get the whole ring proportion thing. I think that you get used to whatever you have (probably informed by how you feel about what you have). If everyone you know has a 2ct ring and that seems normal to you, you could have a size 4 finger and easily think that a 2ct ring looks perfect. Similarly if everyone you know wears .25 ct and that looks normal to you, you could rock it on your size 11 and feel it looks perfect as well πŸ™‚ Just get what you love and what you can afford and don’t worry about what looks “right.” 

Post # 8
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are concerned about costs and getting the most for your money, this may be an option. I read an article about i do now i don’t on glamour.com. This is a website where people sell engagement rings that they do not want anymore. If i recall correctly, the rings are all checked to verify that they are in fact diamonds before the buyer receives it. You can get a bigger diamond this way at a better cost. Just figured I would toss it out :-). Below is the glamour article and the i do now i don’t website.

http://www.glamour.com/weddings/blogs/save-the-date/2010/05/would-you-wear-a-previously-ow.html

http://www.idonowidont.com/

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hope this helps — but I think you are probably the only person who will notice your fingers instead of the ring.  During my engagement, I’ve had fingernails fall off (no joke, slammed in car doors…and no manicures to cover it), I’ve sliced the finger next to it with a knife — and overall, i’ve kept my hands in pretty bad shape.  I’m as positive as I can be about other people’s thoughts —- but I’m positive other people didn’t notice unless i said “i’m so embarrassed by my fingernails!!”. 

I think you should a ring that you think is pretty and doesn’t leave you in debt:-), and shouldn’t worry about your fingers!!

@Corgitales — I think you’re absolutely right.  I think something is “small” not compared to your fingers, but maybe compared to what you’re used to seeing on other people in your area.  So no matter what, I think it’s silly to ever think something is “big” or “small”…it’s whether it works for you!!

Post # 11
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

you should look at some halo settings, as they can make the center stone look bigger by surrounding it with a circle of more diamonds.

Post # 12
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183 posts
Blushing bee

definitely look at halo settings. i have a half carat center diamond with a bigger halo setting and it totally does the trick πŸ™‚ looks big and right within our budget. and they are just SO beautiful πŸ™‚ i love the halo setting and i feel you can’t go wrong with one. but most importantly, go with what you absolutely love and something that won’t break the bank πŸ™‚

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@AudzinLuv: thanks girl! and i don’t think they are that slender … i’m a size 6. i think my fingers are just in the middle πŸ™‚ and i definitely am also jealous of the girls with tiny size 4 or 5 fingers who can pull off anything and make it look big. and no matter when the time comes, you will love your ring so much and you will be so happy that you are finally marrying the love of your life πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think you need to worry. When you go to the select your ring, just make sure the salesperson knows your budget.

One thing I have noticed about my ring is that when I got it I thought it looked huge, but I think it might be shrinking, because it keeps looking smaller and smaller. haha!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@kaitlinandjason:  I know what you mean. I’m a size 6 too, and I don’t think they’re slender either. One thing nice about being size 6 though is that it is an average size, so a lot of the rings in jewelry stores fit without having to be sized!

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