(Closed) How to find very small engagement/wedding rings?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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337 posts
Helper bee

If you’re wanting to order online, have you thought about ordering something in a size 4 and havind them sized down by a local jeweler. 

Whiteflash goes down to a size 3 even:

 

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/6-prong-tiffany-style-solitaire-engagement-ring-582.htm

And you should message them and see, they’d probably be willing to size smaller.

 

Tell us more about her style?  Is she a vintage/antique lover?  If so, Ruby Lane has some great deals:

 

Size 2 is SOOOO tiny!!

 

Post # 4
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590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just go talk to a jeweler and see what they can do for you! I believe a standard ring is size 7? I wear a size 4-1/2 and the jeweler we bought from sized it down in an hour. Keep in mind that sidestones are what makes it harder to size. I have a 1/2 karat halo and after sizing lost one of the tiny halo diamonds, they replaced for free. I then had the same problem with the wedding band which has lots of little diamonds on the band. Just make sure the jeweler will cover it if any diamonds are lost because of the drastic size change.

Here is a pic of my rings:

Post # 5
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on the side designs and embellishments, rings can be sized down pretty far. I inherited a size 8/9 ring and my husband had Helzbergs take it down to a 3.5. I don’t recommend chain jewelers, however, since they sent mine out in the mail for a week (of course I didn’t know until later). The local jewelers we worked with for my wedding ring were awesome and willing to help design an intricate ring in a small size. If it’s custom made in her size, then the side stones and details may be ok, but taking something bigger with those details to a smaller size may cause integrity issues. 

I’d say find out her style, likes, and dislikes, and work with a local jeweler with an in-house goldsmith to have a ring custom made or to get the smallest size you can from a designer and then get it sized down to a 2. Just plan ahead in that it may take a few days to a few weeks to get it properly fitted. Congrats!

Post # 7
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337 posts
Helper bee

@rjs33150:  That’s great!!  Whiteflash has awesome prices and great quality in my opinion.  Plus I love that you can choose your own diamond.

Cut is so important!

It’s great that she likes classic styles, because as @indibee said, that makes the ring much easier to size.

Post # 9
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337 posts
Helper bee

Well there are a ton of threads on here for girls with small fingers and their carat sizes.  The good thing is that diamonds look much bigger on smaller fingers, so you get a lot of bang for your buck.  Also the cut can make a diamond appear bigger as well.

 

Here is a good thread.  The girl on this one that has about a .6 ct diamond on a size 3.25 finger and it looks huge to me.  Mine is .82 on the center stone but I wear a size 7.25 so it looks smaller on my finger.

 

It’s all about “finger coverage”

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hfwildcat: Haha, that’s my ring 🙂

That thread can be very helpful, @rjs33150:, especially the finger coverage chart. 

Another thing to take into consideration is the height of the setting. Some gals like it to stand up while others prefer a lower profile to keep from banging on things. Different cuts do appear different on the hand, too, so a .5 princess or round would look very different than a .5 marquise, especially when marquise cuts can be wider or longer. Maybe check out the shapes of the other rings she currently wears and search from there.

Post # 12
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The yellow section on that chart is as I understand it, the “ideal” or “classic” proportion. Depending on where you live that changes though! 

In the UK the sizes are smaller and generally under half a carat, in NYC they are much bigger. Mine is a 1ct on a size 9 1/2 (small wide toddler hands here!) and It doesn’t look small at all, my mum is a size 3 and it looked like costume jewelry on her for where we live. She chooses stones smaller than 0.5 carat. 

The best thing to do is try some on. It’s hard if you want it to be a surprise but what we imagine we want size wise isn’t always true when we see it on. I occasionally wonder if I should have got a smaller stone than the one I have, they just look so pretty and engagementy to me. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@indibee:  No way!!  LOL how funny!!  I love it by the way!! 🙂

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