Choosing an engagement ring can be a mine field. There are so many choices to make, it’s hard to know where to start. Picking a style of ring to suit your fingers is as good a place as any, so here’s our guide to some of the options.
Regardless of the width of your fingers, if they are short the right ring can trick the eye into making them look longer.
A solitaire ring can make the most of shorter fingers. The shape of the stone is the main part of the magic, with slender stones such as emerald, marquise or oval, and the point of a pear-cut stone drawing the eye up the finger, making it appear longer.
A slimmer band can also boost the length of short fingers, so look for a more delicate setting rather than going big and chunky.
Those with long, so-called piano player’s fingers can pull off almost any look- as long as the ring suits their overall style – but princess cut or round styles along with wider bands can be especially flattering.
The main aim for someone with slender fingers is not to overpower them, so look for smaller stones to balance the proportions. Solitaires can look especially good. Thicker bands can be used to make slender fingers look wider.
To make a wide finger look slimmer we need to minimise the skin that’s on show either side of the setting. So go for angular shapes, asymmetrical designs and wide settings – a marquise or emerald cut diamond set sideways, or a cluster of stones set width-ways will work really well. Stones on the shoulders of a ring and a thick band will balance your proportions.
A thicker, heavier band will draw attention to your engagement ring, not to your knuckles. So will a larger statement diamond or halo setting.
We have many couples arrive in the studio with a Pinterest board of inspiration and leave with an entirely different style. With literally hundreds of design ideas to view in our custom-made studio, and the availability to change every element of a ring to suit your preferences – there is certainly no substitute for sitting down with an expert and trying something on for size.
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