Will a .55 oval be too small?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5711 posts
Bee Keeper

Define small?  Are you talking about finger coverage?  I don’t think anyone can really answer this correctly unless you think she will develop the dreaded shrinkage complex after you give it to her.

Watch the video-he uses a size 6 finger-but you’ll get the jist.



Post # 3
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

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foundlove25 :  personally, I don’t think it’s too small. Sounds lovely in my opinion. This is coming from a woman who has a “small” 0.25 on a size 6 and BTW, her love for her husband is bigger than any diamond could ever show. 

Post # 4
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

It depends on what you or she thinks is small. It won’t cover much of the finger. If you want it to look larger or cover more of the finger you could get a bezel setting or halo setting.

Post # 5
193 posts
Blushing bee

There’s a website called mysparkly.com where there’s lots of real life photos of engagement rings you can look at to get an idea of what different sizes/shapes look like on someone’s hand.

I pulled a few examples for you that seem to fit the size/shape you are looking for. Hope this helps! 🙂

To answer your question, I think .55 carat will be lovely on her size finger and ovals are simply beautiful in my opinion. From what I understand, if it’s a well cut diamond the light return and sparkle makes it look bigger than it actually is, so cut is more important than carat size a lot of the time. Good luck to you! What an exciting time for the both of you!

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

 My center stone is just under .5 and I’m a size 4.75 for reference.

Post # 8
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Sorry this photo is crappy! I think it really depends on the design. I find a solitaire .5 to be on the small side, but my ring is just under a .5 on a 6.5 finger and I don’t think it looks small because of the halo and finger coverage of the setting. Similarly my best friend has a .5 on a size 4 but it looks larger because it has a halo, vintage cathedral setting and diamond studded shank. Also depends on her lifestyle and personal taste!

Post # 10
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I would do a halo to bump up the coverage slighty Xx

Post # 11
373 posts
Helper bee

See the chart below to help with the finger coverage. My center is a .68 on a size 5.


Post # 12
5132 posts
Bee Keeper

As far as I’m concerned, in diamonds there’s no such thing as too small or too big. What’s important is if it pleases you – and your budget.

Post # 14
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: By the lake

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Sunshine528 :  I love your ring!  I like that sideway princess cut and the split band.  🙂

Post # 15
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

I have a .50 carat round on a size 6 finger, so close but not exact. She’ll have more finger coverage than I do and ovals face up larger.  I think it’s a good size, and am happy with it! 



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