(Closed) Tiny Ring, Huge Finger?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
639 posts
Busy bee

My fingers are a 7.75 and I freaked about the same thing. I don’t have a problem with finger coverage but I do with ‘finger fat’ and freaked for months about it happening. I looked at split shank rings to give more coverage and lessen the finger fat. The stone is 1ct but I’m not sure about halo size.

Have you tried going into jewlery stores and pretending to be interested to get an idea of how a 1/2 ct stone will look on your finger.

Post # 4
1945 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My center stone is 1 carat, but I do have size 9 fingers like you!


Post # 5
6397 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@raychul13:  Wow, those rings are gorgeous. I almost wish I had seen them before I got my ring. My weakness is halos with a plain shank.

And I think that the size will look fine. Theres plenty of threads on here devoted to smaller rings, you could look through them and get a feel for the size.

This thread might help you out.


This is a .50 size 9. Yours will look bigger because of the halo.


Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

I am a size 7.75 and my ring is 1/4 ct total weight. 


Post # 7
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am a size 10.25 (!) and it’s a 0.43 carat ring. You will be fine!

Post # 8
653 posts
Busy bee

@raychul13:  have you considered getting a moissy to start out with? Get the setting you love, with the size stone you prefer, then upgrade when you can. That’s most def what I would do! 🙂 I am only a 3.5, so a half carat would look big on me, lol. 

Post # 9
281 posts
Helper bee

Halos will add like 1-2mm per side, so remember to double it for both sides! It adds a lot of “finger coverage” since 1 ct stones are about 6mm. If you have 2mm thick halo, you just need a 2mm center stone to “equate” it to the visual coverage of a 1 ct.

Anyway, I wanted to say I wouldn’t go with Pompei if I were you. Their diamonds are listed as I1-2 clarity. Those are very very heavily included diamonds, and they aren’t even GIA or AGS certed.. so it can be worse. 

I’d also avoid Etsy in general unless it’s a very well-known seller since Etsy (the site itself) has a poor track record of defending a buyer in case anything happens. I prefer eBay and the protection of PayPal. You have triple the protection: eBay itself is super pro-consumer, your PayPal, and your credit card. 

Avoid buying from out-of-country, or from sellers that use stock images (meaning it’s either one of those computer generated ones, it’s photoshopped heavily, or if they use the same photos for multiples of listings). 

I know you’re young and on a tight budget, and it may be tempting to just find something online and go for it, but please be careful. I was on a very tight budget with my first ring, and Fiance and I ended up with something that looked like frozen spit because we weren’t realistic with our budget. Luckily, we were able to return it, but we went through HELL to do it and then spent a bunch of money to insure it while it got returned. X_X.

And.. then.. I also have to chime in with the previous poster. Have you thought of Moissy? I finally saw it in person for the first time, and really, it looks realistic to the average person. I could only tell it’s a Moissy when I was seriously scrutinizing it super-up-close. After it was set in a ring and then in a normal distance, I could no longer discern the difference. 


Post # 10
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Have you considered gemstone rings if you are looking for something more sizeable?

Post # 12
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yes yes yes to everything Madelise has said.

And I second the moissy recommendation. Look, I’m a diamond girl (I own diamonds, work in the industry, handle dozens on a daily basis, etc.) but I think moissanite is great. It has all of the advantages of diamond without the price tag, and is visually very similar. I have a friend who wanted to propose to his girlfriend and he came to me for help. Her fingers are size 11.5 and his budget was about $1500. That posed a challenge. I suggested going with moissanite and the ring looks INCREDIBLE. The finger coverage is fantastic, they look like diamonds, and the whole thing is just beautiful. They love it and thought they might eventually replace the moissanites with diamonds, but after seeing the finished product, just love it the way it is. 


Post # 13
108 posts
Blushing bee

@allyfally:  your ring is so beautiful and looks just great on your finger!

Post # 14
2842 posts
Sugar bee

@raychul13:  That ring is not soooo tiny. The center stone may be 1/4 ct., but with the halo it will look bigger than it is. I think you’ll be fine, even with a size 9 finger.

Post # 15
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you are really worried about the size of the stone I would recommend looking into alternative stones. Moissanite, sapphires (not always more affordable), morganite, etc can give you more size for your $$$. If you are set on diamond that’s cool too! Just pointing out some options. 

Post # 16
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wear a size 8 ring.  My diamond is a 0.76 carat princess cut.


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