(Closed) What is the best style for medium length, slighty chubby fingers?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

That’s my ring size, too, and I always feel like my fingers look chubby.  To me, the important thing is not so much the stone, but to make sure the band isn’t too dainty.  But I also think that rings with side stones are helpful because then the ring doesn’t sort of disappear on your finger, know what I mean?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

@booEXcore:  For sure.  I work with a girl whose hands are similar to mine, and she has some serious hardware on her finger.  Both her e-ring and her wedding band are pave along the top half, and the pave stones are almost as big as her e-ring center stone.  It really suits her and I think it draws attention away from the size of her fingers.  We can’t all afford that kind of bling, but we can use the same theory!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think any elongated stone is going to provide a better thinning effect than other cuts.  You know how strips going horizontal make a person look bigger than they are, while stripes going down can be both slimming and elongating – well I think the same concept goes for rings.  Anytime you have a pear, emerald cut, oval, elongated cushion, etc. your finger will look longer and I’m presuming thinner.  On the other hand, if you were to place these same stones going E to W instead of N to S you would have a “chubbying” effect for lack of a better word. Also, rounds and princess cuts probably won’t get you the effect you’re looking for either. I noticed you have a tendency for three stones (in your other posts too (= ), and I think this may be to your advantage – a solitaire on a dainty band probably wouldn’t give you the thinning effect that you desire.   I have a size 5.5 finger with not much puffiness, so I really don’t know if these statements are fact – they’re just assumptions based on logistical fashion knowledge and having seen a massive amount of rings through board and finger stalking  more than a ring or two.   PS that pear is STUNNING

Post # 8
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659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have similar hands and knew a dainty, small or thin setting would get eaten up by the size of my fingers/hands.  Sooooo….I told my Fiance when he was shopping to DEF get a split shank.  It made ALL the difference in the world!  (Sorry the pic is gynormous!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think there is a more “finger. Slimming “then a marquise (yes (yes, I am bias though) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have to second @SuzySchmoozy – I have chubby fingers as well and my marquise definitely gives the illusion of my fingers being slimmer due to the enlongated shape of the stone. That being said, I love the pear that you posted if you’re not into marquise! 

Personally, I knew I wanted a marquise for other reasons and this was just a pleasant side effect, but I’d definitely recommend it as an option. People are always telling me how “unique” my ring is. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ok, so I kinda have gumby fingers anyways …but you can see in this picture how elongating the stone is.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I agree that marquise, pear, elongated cushions are your best bet!

You will find even these will vary on your hand. I know for me squarish and rectangular shapes to make my hand look boxier or more square overall. Like they make my knuckles look square and the back of my hand look more square. Pears look awesome, and so do fat marquises (narrow marquise just are not as flattering). I have fairly long fingers but the added appearance of length does not bother me!

I do not have chubby fingers or hands, or large ring fingers (those are a 5.25 – 5.5) but my other fingers are all about your size (7.5ish), not chubby or swollen but just big knuckled and strangely large boned (thanks maternal side of the family! My great grandmother wore a size 9ish ring finger, my mother wears an 8-8.5 so it could have been worse for me!). And, though my ring fingers are below the average, when you look at my hand you see the whole hand and the fingers beside it so what I wear on the ring finger matters for how those fingers look too, somehow.

I do like rounds (my ering stone is a round) or square cushions, but have found I need chunkier settings if I wear them. Nothing too dainty. I also love pears, and wear them on my other bigger fingers.  You may want to order some cheap CZs (lots on Better Than Diamond recommend Chris UK Cubic Zirconia as it comes in many shapes and are very affordable) and see what you like and what looks good on your hand!

I do think a lovely chunky pear or fat marquise would look awesome in a bezel or a halo on larger fingers, too!

Post # 15
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7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think elongated cuts like a marquis, emerald cut or oval look best. That being said, it should be something that you love so try to focus on that, finding a flattering cut should be secondary. 

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