(Closed) New to engagement, could use help with ring :)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
94 posts
Worker bee

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 # 7
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i dont know but i love it, you should totally go for it!

Post # 10
5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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.

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