(Closed) Really tiny hands

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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 # 5
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

Post # 10
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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! Wink Congrats on the ring shopping!

Post # 12
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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!

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