What size stone for a 4.5 size finger?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What size stone ?
    .75 carat or even less : (14 votes)
    23 %
    1 carat : (25 votes)
    41 %
    1.5 carat or more : (22 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 2
    2341 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    With those long slim fingers any size centre stone will look good, so it really does come down to personal aesthetic, budget and possibly lifestyle. 

    Try different sizes on and look in the mirror (somehow much better than just looking down at your hand). I wouldn’t compromise on cut or too far on clarity for size, so if you want maximum sparkle and light return,  stick to GIA or AGS graded stones that are ExExEx or 000 respectively. Decide your specs on colour and clarity  after a bit of research on here and Pricescope then put them into Whiteflash, Blue Nile or James Allen as search criteria and you will find what size you can afford to go up to with your assumed budget. That’s your ceiling size, but you may prefer the look and/or price of a smaller stone.  

    Post # 3
    57 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m waiting for my ring/proposal, 1.75 E SI oval solitaire- 4.5 but I think my fingers are shorter

    oval measures 9.53×6.59, 1.45 ratio

    Post # 4
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    It really depends on you. Any size would work. I have a 1.7 on size 3 finger. 

    Post # 5
    2677 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Mine is size 4.5, around 1/4 ct total with a .2 center, not a solitaire, but the full setting measures 6mm so the finger coverage would be similar to a .8 ct solitaire for comparison. I think my fingers are on the shorter side, but I’m really not sure.


    Post # 6
    532 posts
    Busy bee

    This is a 0.8 on a size 5 finger if that’s any help. 

    It’s all personal preference. I don’t think I’d be comfortable with anything much bigger but I have friends with huge rocks that look fantastic!

    Post # 7
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    And elongated stone like an oval would look great.  My fingers are long and thin and the reason oval looks the bests. My ring was sized to a 4 but still big so I had sizing beads put in but just to give you an example.  Oval 2.05 carat on 3 row pave.

    Post # 8
    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    nowmarriedgirl :  mines not a solitaire but this is a 1 carat on a 4.25 finger. I love it but could definitely go bigger lol wouldn’t go over 2 but could handle 2. 

    Post # 9
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’m a size 5 (my ring is currently sized to a 5.5, I need to resize again) and I’ve got a half carat that I have to say honestly looks big on my finger to me. Would I mind having bigger? No. Would I mind paying the price for something bigger? Yes.

    Post # 10
    233 posts
    Helper bee

    my finger is 4.25 and my ering is a 2ct oval 🙂 I think the size of the stone is just whatever you’re comfortable wearing, but your fingers are so elegant I think any size stone will look gorgeous! 

    Post # 11
    946 posts
    Busy bee

     I havea size 4.5 finger…ring sized to 5. Center stone is 8mm = 2 ct equivalent. 

    Post # 12
    1123 posts
    Bumble bee

    Go with whatever size your comfortable with, there’s no right or wrong answer to this question! 

    I have a 1.8 carat, skinny oval (1.5 LxW ratio) on a size 4 finger. I have kind of short fingers and I feel that this shape helps to elongate them. I love the size, it’s not too flashy nor is too small for my liking. 

    Post # 13
    784 posts
    Busy bee

    I have 1.5 ct and am a 4.5. I think it gives the perfect coverage for my hands. Mine is currently getting soldered together so I’m wearing a 1 ct solitaire stand in & it just doesn’t do anything for me (although I think the exact ring looks wonderful on other & suits them perfectly). It really is a personal choice. 

    Post # 14
    672 posts
    Busy bee


    Size 4 with 2 carats 

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