Post # 1
Hi everyone! My boyfriend of 5 years popped the question with his mother’s first engagement ring last month 🙂 I’m not a jewelry kind of gal, but I wear the ring with pride!
I’m at the stage now where I’m picking out my own e-ring. I was orignally going to have the diamonds from future mil’s ring into a new setting. It was until I saw this ring:
I don’t know why, but I fell in love! I even managed to track the ring down and find it relisted from the person that bought it from topazery.
I need opinions though! I know nothing of buying jewelry, and whether something will flatter my hand or not. I found out last week my ring size is 5.25, the ring in the listing is 7.75. The top ring is listed as 10mm and width 14mm. Is that too big for small fingers? It’s an online ring so I wouldn’t be able to try it on 🙁 If anyone has smallish hands with rings around the same measurement, could you post pics? I would love to be able to get an idea. Also, does anyone know any of the terminology to describe that ring? I can’t find another setting like it! Thanks for any help! 🙂
Post # 3
It is called a cluster setting. There is a couple bees who have similar styled rings on here, though with smaller dimensions I believe.
Size preference or “finger coverage” is very subjective. Everyone has their own preferences. I am a 5.25-5.5 finger (though my rings are sized to a 6.5) and wear an 8mm-ish solitaire, but it has a bezel, so its total dimensions are about 9mm. For me, this is about as large as I want for everyday wear, and hits my “visual sweetspot”. 14mm width for me would cover the entire top of my finger (I am sitting here with a ruler and measured!)
But others have much higher sweet spots or much lower ones! I know ladies who won’t wear less than 10mm on their similar sized finger, or more than 6 mm on their similar sized finger. With cluster settings or settings like the one you linked, you may get more leeway as you are taking into account not a large centre stone, but rather the setting itself. However, it is still going to take up a lot of space on your finger and be large.
The best thing may be is to draw out an oval that is 10x14mm and tape it to your finger. Of course you will not get the height and such which is also a big factor in wearility and so forth, but it gives you an idea. If you go here: http://pics.bluenile.com/assets/chrome/pdf/diamond_carat_size_0810.pdf they have a 14×9.5 oval you can print and cut out that will give you at least some perspective, though it is not quite there.
You should also go TRY some rings on and see what works for your hand. Just walk into a jewelery store and try things on! What you think looks good may not, and what you think does not may just be exactly what you wanted!
Here is my 8mm (+1mm) on my finger. For some perspective the width of all my rings is about 13-15 mm.
This photo gives a better distance perspective:
Post # 4
I’m a 5.5 size. I honestly don’t know the exact measurements of my ring, but it looks like it might be roughly the same amount of finger coverage. I have a .75 center stone with a halo. it’s here:
I think the style of the ring makes it look very delicate, I don’t think it would over power your hand at all. I really like it By The Way, beautiful and unique.
Post # 5
Wow! Thanks so much for the reply. I wasn’t sure about the measurements as the top seems to be a circle instead of an oval. The seller was nice enough to send me a new picture last night and it measures as a circle.
Maybe the 14mm is including the diamonds on the band?
I made a mock clay ring last night, here’s a picture lol:
I think I could live with it. Your picture really puts it in perspective though. I love your rings! I was orignally going to have fmil’s diamonds put into a band similiar to yours. I love the bezel setting too. The antique ring I posted has a setting I can’t find. Not the cluster, but the way the prongs and metal hug the diamonds. I don’t know the word for it, and I haven’t been able to find another picture of diamonds set in that manner.
Post # 6
@jesykah55 I love your ring! Your ring is the size I envision the one I like. The clay mock ring I made looks like it’s roughly the same size as your also. Thanks for the reference! 🙂
Post # 7
I love that vintage ring you’re looking at! It looks great on your hand in your mock clay version. I say go for it!!
Post # 8
I think the most helpful thing is to visit actual stores and try on a bunch of rings… and when you find a style buy a cheapo CZ version and try it out. It does wonders for helping you determine what flatters your hand.
You likely won’t find a cluster like this one in stores – it’s pretty darn unique these days. However, I’d try on a solitare about the same size for an idea.
The clay mockup looks great and I do think it’s flattering btw.
One thing to note when you’re resizing a ring that much you might mess with the security of the side stones in the band. It’s a consideration if you’re actually buying THAT size 7 over that style in your size.
Post # 9
i dont know but i love it, you should totally go for it!
Post # 10
Okay, if it is a circle than a 10mm is round cut out (or clay model) will do! I am not sure what the 14.5 mm refers to either, then! If YOU are comfortable with the size, that is all that matters, really. Some women like daintier rings, some like larger statement pieces. It can be really hard to decide what you like though if you do not wear much jewelery (I know from personal experience), but pay attention to what makes your heart sing.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I have an appointment with a jeweler tomorrow to see what options I have. The ring I posted has a hairline crack in the center diamond 🙁 I’m going to see if it’ll cost about the same to have one custom made, or if it’ll be possible to replace the center diamond.
As for the mock clay ring, I might bake it and wear it for a day. 🙂 Thanks again everyone!