(Closed) Small fingers, which carat?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@juukyuu:  I’d try it on and see, if you possibly can. Or similar styles. You’d be surprised what you think looks good that actually looks bad, and vice versa.

I have pretty small fingers too (5.5) and want a 2 carat solitaire but I want a really thin band. Yes it’ll look huge but that’s the look I am going for. I think thin bands (2 mm or less) complement small fingers.

I wouldn’t worry too much about it looking big. I think it will look substantial on your finger, but not ridiculous or gaudy.

I know I’ve seen some 4.5 fingers w. fairly large rocks posted on this site… do a search and see if you can come up w. anything.

Post # 4
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you tried the ring on? I think you can do whatever size diamond you want to as long as you are comfortable with how it looks on your finger?

Post # 5
483 posts
Helper bee

I have a size 3.5 finger with a 2ct princess … And I’m afraid eventually I’ll feel like its small once I’m used to it >.<  but I’ll still love it forever and would never upgrade so I went bigger  the first time around

Post # 6
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d definitely recommend trying some rings on, with stones, in person. I have narrow size 5 fingers (my knuckle is big-ish), and tried on a 1 carat ring and hated how huge it looked (but some people LOVE that look!). Fiance and I decided to go with something in the .60-.75 carat range – he ended up buying a .81 carat stone, and it still feels big to me, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it!

Post # 7
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

1.28 TCW? Or is that just the center stone? I’m a 3.5 and have a 1.16 princess solitaire and it feels perfect to me. Do you have long fingers? So is the band 3mm wide or 7mm? If 3mm wide, I do not think that is to wide for a size 4.5 but you may want to ask a jeweler if the ring will loose some of the design if scaled down to a 4.5 (I have had that problem before and that is why I went with a solitaire).

Post # 8
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos” title=”a” alt=”” />I have a 4.75 finger. My ring is a 1.5ct oval with a 2.8mm band at the top. Im not oficially engaged yet.. I can’t wait to wear this baby all the time!


Post # 9
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should just go and try some on. I have a sz 4.75/5 ring finger and an ering with a 1.06 carat diamond with a micropave halo and it’s just right IMO. It’s definitely noticeable but not like BAM, IN YO FACE! type noticeable. That being said, I just received a right-hand ring from Darling Husband that has 2.86 TCW (includes 10 diamonds total) in a more intricate design than my ering and that’s definitely a statement piece.

I’m inclined to say that the quality of the diamonds matter too. Obviously, the higher quality ones are much sparklier, which will make them seem bigger and are more noticeable.

Post # 10
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

a setting can really change the look of a stone! 

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a 4.5 and I have a .5tcw ring with a .25 center. It’s plenty big. I have a stand in ring with a .46ct equivalent and it’s way too big imo.

Post # 12
2892 posts
Sugar bee

“Too big” is in the eye of the beholder. No one can answer that for you – you just need to go try it on and see. Some women would find .5 to be big, I could honestly feel comfortable with up to 2.5 (I wish πŸ™‚ Maybe one day). 3 would be my “maybe too big” range. But that’s just me. Other bees would think that’s enormous. 

It would be a good excuse for you to take a field trip. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
340 posts
Helper bee

On small fingers I think pave looks really good. That is what I want! I wear a 4.5 too!

Post # 14
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a 4.5 too and for me, I think that ring would be too bulky.  I have a 1.3 stone and think the size is perfect – I have it on a pave 2 mm band.  But it all depends on your taste, try it out and see what you like on your hand.

Post # 15
9 posts

Haha I just found out over the weekend that my ring size is 2.5.  The lady from the (very reputable) jewelry store said she has been working there for 32 years and has never met an adult with such small fingers.

Anyhow, I digress.  I tried on a multitude of stones, and even 1 carat diamonds with a halo on them still looked gorgeous and not too big at all.  But just as everyone here has mentioned, it’s entirely what you are comfortable with, since everyone has different preferences.  Go to any store and try on a few rings to see what you like!  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
9 posts

Oh, I should add that when I went to other stores later that day, all the other jewelers wouldn’t  believe me when I said I was a size 2.5.  The swore I was a 4 or 4.5 until they measured me for themselves, haha.

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