Post # 1
This is my first time posting here 🙂
So, I have really small hands, Australian size is a F1/2 and i think in the states it converts to a size 3 1/8 – does anyone have photos of an engagement ring on roughly that size finger?
we’ve been going out for a pretty long time so we’ve been talking about rings so that when the times comes (and the money to be able to do it hehe) my Boyfriend or Best Friend will have an idea of what i like but im not sure about the carat size, i think i would like a 1 carat center stone but i dont know if that will look silly on my finger since it’s so small.
What do you guys think?
thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
I would suggest that you go to a jewelry store and try on some rings with or without your Fiance there, so you can get a better sense of what you think looks good on your finger.
Post # 4
yeah, i’ve gone to a few places but because the standard sizes are big on me they don’t sit on my finger properly so it’s hard to tell. so i thought maybe seeing carat sizes on small fingers would help me decided on a carat size but i know it’s hard to find people with such small hands, it’s the worst, i have little girl fingers =/
Thank you for the reply! 🙂
Post # 5
There is also this chart. It shows how much “finger coverage” different sized round diamonds would cover each finger size. What “finger coverage” you prefer is up to you lol.
According to this chart, a 1ct round diamond would cover around 46% of your finger.
Post # 6
I agree, go to the store and try on rings with different diamond sizes. We women seem to be programmed by society to think 1 ct is “it”.
I have a 3.75 size finger. I was certain I wanted a 1 ct stone… until I tried on some rings. I then decided to look for something in the .5-.75 ct range. I though 1 ct damonds looked too big and fake/costumey on my hand.
Here’s my .61 ct center sone on my 3.75 finger.
Here’s a chart that shows finger coverage per size of diamond:
Post # 7
@DeathByDesign: Thanks for the chart! that seems like a lot of coverage, maybe too much actually =)
@abbyful: wow your ring is beautiful!! 🙂 and your .61 looks amazing on your finger! i think you’re right… maybe a 1 carat would look big and fake on me too. thank you for the chart too! 🙂
Post # 8
My finger is larger than yours, but it can give you a proportion idea.
I have a 1.5c on a size 4.5 finger, so that amounts to a little less than 50% coverage. So for your finger size, that would be a stone somewhere in the 1-1.25c range:
ETA: My ring is a radiant/cushion cut so the face up size of the diamond is smaller than that of a round brilliant (which the chart is based on). So a round brilliant of the same carat weight would have a larger face and cover more of the finger.
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Post # 10
My finger is a 3.25, my ring is a 3.5 with a .6-.7 solitaire. It has a vintage illusion setting, though, so it looks bigger than it actually is, more like .9-1 ct.
Post # 11
I have a size 3.25 finger, so I’m right there with you. My ring is a 1.4 center stone and I think it looks pretty big on my hand (I was shocked at the size when I first saw it), whereas the same size stone will look very different on a larger hand, so there are bonuses to having tiny hands! Congrats on the ring shopping!
Post # 12
My aunt has the tiniest little adult hands I’ve ever seen. I don’t know her ring size but I would guess a 3-3.5. She’s a very petite woman. She wears her original ering which looks very much to me like 1/4 carat on her right hand, and her upgrade ring (probably 1/2 – 3/4 ct MAX) on her left and both sizes look “big” on her fingers. Both of her rings are simple solitaires. I actually almost prefer the original one on her even though the upgrade/anniversary ring looks beautiful too. Of course, you are lucky in that a .75+ carat will look huge on you if you want something bigger.
Good luck ring shopping!
Post # 13
I 2nd all those who said to go try on some rings with various carat stones. Go either by yourself (tell them you’re scoping out what you like because you know your Boyfriend or Best Friend is about to propose), or with your Boyfriend or Best Friend (tell them that the two of you are starting to thing about rings and want to see what’s out there and what you both might like).
We went ring shopping over the weekend and I discovered that a .75 carat looks a lot better on my 6.5 finger than I expected. Depending on the setting 1 carat looks too big for my taste.
So, you never know ’til you just get out there and take a look. The settings create so many variables with stones of the same size that you just have to try things on.
Have fun shopping!