Post # 1
I am new here & happy to receive any input. First off, I never thought of my hands as particulary hideous, but after months of pinning perfect hand model’s rings it was a rude awakening to have close ups of mine 🙂 Anyway, here is my dilemma… I am deciding between shapes (pear or oval – leaning to oval) and size (pic below is 1.5 center stone, wondering if I should go up to 2ct). I thought the 1.5 was great when we left the store, but now I am wondering if it gives enough finger coverage (size 6). Thanks for any thoughts/opinions. I do not want to make this a stressful decision, but it’s a big one! I would like this to be my forever ring.
Post # 2
1.5 looks great on you but if you have the means to go bigger then go for it! Oval is a wonderful shape on your hand and personally, I like the symmetry more than the pear gives off.
Also, hand models need to have perfect hands for a living and I’m sure many of them are airbrushed, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it 😉
Post # 3
I have an oval and I love that it elongates my fingers! Are you planning on getting a halo, as pictured? If so I think a 1.5 would look great and have more than an adequate finger coverage! I have 1.7 carat oval solitare, and it definitely has good finger coverage. I’m a 5.5 ring size (but wear size 6 rings all the time).
Post # 4
I think it looks perfect, and if you went to a 2ct, I would say drop the halo.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
Looks beautiful on you and I agree with previous poster that if you go 2ct drop the halo. It’s a beautiful ring, I wouldn’t change a thing and it gives great finger coverage!
Post # 6
Shrinkage is real.. move up if you have even the slightest hesitation about the carat size you initially chose. Changing it out later will be much more costly than bumping it up now.. good luck 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
I recommend a Solitaire 2ct oval.
Post # 9
Any pics of pears on your finger. I think the oval pictured gives you great finger coverage but if you worry now that it may not be enough, then I say go bigger 🙂
Post # 10
I think this looks great on your hand! I agree that if you go 2 to try out in a solitaire. I prefer oval over pear, but I’d have to see it in you to really know 😁
Post # 11
I love a pear with a graduated halo
I prefer my ovals tubby
That ring looks great on you!
Post # 12
Wow! I appreciate everyone’s thoughts. I should have said that while I work in NYC & see plenty of large rings, for myself I feel there’s a point where a ring just looks TOO big, especially with a halo. My best friend is of the mindset that there’s no such thing as too big 🙂 She may be influencing me a bit. I’ve also been reading a lot about how “shrinkage is real”. We are an older professional couple, so we could do a larger stone comfortably. The setting is Simon G…any exeperience with this designer?
Post # 13
I think that picture shows plenty of finger coverage and it looks great!
the oval shape suits you as well 🙂