(Closed) Is my finger too small for a halo with a split shank?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

You should be able to see the split, although the ring will look on the larger size. I’ve got a split shank halo with a sapphire cushion that’s 6.8×7.2mm – so a little bigger than a 1.5 carat diamond (which should be about 6.5×6.5). My finger size is smaller than yours (4.5) and you can still tell it’s split shank. 

Apologies if the photo turns out really huge – this is my first post! I normally just stalk the forums, but figured this was such a specific question I probably could be some help 🙂


Post # 5
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have a picture right now, but my ring is 2ct total and it is a split shank halo. I have a size 6.5 finger, and it looks fine on my hand. I think you would be ok.

Post # 6
3360 posts
Sugar bee

@ilex: Oh your ring is GORGEOUS !! I cant stop looking at it !

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have to post because that first pic looks almost EXACTLY like my ring! I have a 1.21 carat cushion cut diamond in a halo with a split shank, and my finger is a size 6, so just barely bigger than yours. If you go to a local jeweler (like I did) and get the ring custom made, you can have them “start” the split shank closer to the diamond, so you can see it more. Here are some pics:

Post # 9
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Mrs. Fireworks: Agreed, I was just about to recommend the placing of the split shank.Good idea.

My center diamond is a little over 2 carats (sorry oval not cushion cut) and I had to modify my splitting (and twisting) shank so that it was pretty obvious, otherwise it got lost on the side. A good jeweler will have techniques and options they can use to make the ring exactly as you want it, regardless of finger size.

Post # 10
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ilex: OOOOOOOO new ring porn emerges!! Thats a beautiful ring!!! AND Welcome to the Bee!

Post # 11
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 1992

While my husband and I were looking for an “upgrade” ring for our 20th anniversary, we had this exact problem.  We finally decided that the split shank with the halo was just what we wanted and had it custom made.  Finished product just picked up today.  A 1.75ct Ring Bearer center with a cushion halo and split shank on my size 4.75 finger.  I LOVE it!

Hope this helps…


Post # 12
10 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

@2boysmom:  beautiful ring! D you know what size diamonds are around your halo ? Thanks 

Post # 13
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 1992

@Gia8289:  Thank you so much, I absolutely love it!  The halo and band diamonds are approximately .013 carats each, a little over 1mm in diameter for each. 20 total diamonds on the halo and 44 total on the band.

I hope that helps!

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