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Which Engagement Ring Shape Is Perfect For Your Ring Finger?

27 June 2017

So you’ve found your dream stone, you have an idea of the cut you prefer and you’ve picked your metal … but did you know there are particular shapes that are more flattering on certain fingers?

The theory follows the formula of balance, specifically, how the length and width of your fingers contrasts against the featured diamond or stone.

If you’d like an insight on the most ideal shape for you, we’ve shared some of our favourite tips below. They’re extremely helpful but it’s important to remember, the perfect ring for your finger is the one you and your partner adore.

Short Fingers

For petite hands, elongating them is a great way to create balance. The ideal ring is a style that has a slender, narrow-width band to avoid cutting off your fingers. A longer shape that draws attention to the tip of your finger by drawing the eye upwards can help to add the illusion of length.

Consider:

Oval

Pear

Marquise

Long Fingers

Aesthetically, long fingers can accommodate most styles of diamond due to the amount of surface area available. Elongated ring shapes can give the appearance of longer fingers, so for optimum balance, consider a round stone or a wide band. If you’re a fan of bold pieces, you’re in luck – long fingers can accommodate these styles beautifully.

Consider:

Round

Asscher

Radiant

Princess

Pear

Wide Fingers

 A tip to help wide fingers appear more balanced is to add length, and to take advantage of your surface area. Similar to long fingers, you can also accommodate large shapes with high carat sizes and wide bands. Narrow or petite stones may appear smaller in comparison to finger width, so there is opportunity to experiment with cluster styles.

Consider:

Wide Oval

Round

Marquise

Emerald

Asscher

Slender Fingers

Finding the most ideal shape for slender fingers is about selecting a style that won’t overpower them. To give the illusion of additional support, a small stone can help thin fingers appear wider and similarly thicker bands can give the appearance of width. Large, bold pieces and clusters have the potential to overwhelm.

Consider:

Small round

Princess

Heart

Oval

To find out more information about the right diamond shape for your ring finger, visit our engagement ring guide, Ever After.