(Closed) What size stone looks best on larger fingers?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What carat size looks best on larger fingers?
    .5-.75 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    1-1.5 : (48 votes)
    41 %
    1.76-2 : (48 votes)
    41 %
    3+ : (18 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @VintageMartini:  I think any size can look good depending on the setting. But I voted 1-1.5 because I think it will look amazing!

    Post # 4
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d say like 1.25+, but the setting can make a huge difference too I think. I have really long spider fingers, and my new setting makes a big difference of how my ring looks proportionally. 

    Post # 5
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think the size of the setting is more important if you’re concerned about large fingers.  if you have a solitare, you may want a larger stone but if you had a 3 stone ring or 3 stone halo ring, they would take up a lot of finger.

    Post # 6
    2118 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think it matters. 

    Post # 7
    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I have a size 7 finger and have a 1ct princess and I find it small so i voted over 1.5

    Post # 8
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It really depends on your taste. I have size 7 fingers and wanted a solitaire so I knew the center diamond would have to be a bit bigger to look proportional. If you like halos, the center ring can be smaller but still have a big impact. 

    For reference – my center is 1.93 carats. It’s an asscher though, which is a deep cut. A round of the same size would cover more of your finger. 

    Post # 10
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @JustLove25:  agreed.  The style of ring determines the right stone size more than anything.  For example, a lot of antique rings are made of small stones, but because they tend to be intricate, size isn’t missed.  A tiffany style solitaire, though, would look better in a larger size.


    Post # 11
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2004

    i have a size 5 finger, and a 1.2 ct asscher and it looks proportional on me. it’s about 6×6 mm. I of course wouldn’t say no to a larger stone, but this one was gorgeous and in our price range. If I had a bigger finger, I would prob want a bigger stone, closer to 1.6-2 cts. But that’s just if it was a solitaire.

    if you got a setting with diamonds in it, especially a little bit larger side stones, i think a 1-1.5 ct stone would look great.

    what shape diamond do you want? i think with rounds you get the biggest bang for your buck. if i got a round stone the same carat weight as my asscher, it would have been over 7×7 mm’s.

    Post # 13
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I agree that it depends on the setting. I would go smaller in a halo setting compared to a solitaire, for example. Personally, I am fond of stones in the 1.5-2ct range (assuming a round). Some prefer larger, and certainly can pull it off in many cases, but for me I have this point where bigger rocks seem to costumey or big for myself for everyday wear. I am a 5.25-5.5ish but wear rings at least a full size more to accomodate stacking, wider rings, swelling with bodyheat (I fluctuate by a size or so!) and a slightly larger knuckle.

    For me the setting is just as important to the look as the stone. I like them to compliment one another, rather than for the stone to take over, or the setting to take over. Some settings (like intricate antique filligree, or many halos) work better with smaller stones, some work better with larger stones.

    Post # 14
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted 3+ carats but I love me some big bling! I’m a size 8 and I love some good coverage. Lol I’m already getting shrinkage on a 3.5 ring I have lol.

    Post # 16
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wear a size 8 ring and have a 1 ct solitaire… It looks perfect.

    I have people compliment it all the time.

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