Post # 1
Hello everyone! My name is Mary, and I’m new here. Hopefully someone could help out a bit! 🙂 I’m a size 4.5 and am in the process of finding a diamond ring. How big is too big of a carat for a size 4.5? My fingers are small and thin, and I’m not sure whether 1.28 carat would look too big. Here’s the link to the ring that I’ve been eyeing on:
The band measures 7mm top and 3mm bottom. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
P.S. – My apologies for being a newbie here as I am unable to post a photo in this post!
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
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
” 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
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
a setting can really change the look of a stone!
Post # 11
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
“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 🙂 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. 🙂
Post # 13
On small fingers I think pave looks really good. That is what I want! I wear a 4.5 too!
Post # 14
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
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! 🙂
Post # 16
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.