How To Choose An Engagement Ring That Suits Your Hand
You’ve had the talk with your significant partner and are ready to finally take your relationship to the next step. This next step will have your partner getting on one knee to pop the question, presenting a ring that will encapsulate not just the love you share, but an exciting new chapter in life!
But before we reach that very stage, you’ll first need to hunt for the star of the show: your engagement ring. Apart from finding a stunning diamond proposal ring that fits your style, you’ll want to make sure that it will look just as beautiful in the box as it will on your hand. Every hand is different; some styles look better on certain fingers and some on others.
At Star Carat, we know ring choosing can be a daunting endeavour, which is why we’ve made a guide to choosing that perfect ring for your perfect match!
1. Engagement Rings For Short Fingers
For short fingers, the ring itself should help to create the illusion of elongating the wearer’s fingers. Rings with narrow bands help to do this by reducing the coverage area of the band. You’ll also want to shy away from diamonds with a wide surface area such as Princess and Asscher cuts, as well as any overly large diamonds. For those with short fingers, you can opt for a solitaire ring as its simple, classic design will help prevent the ring from overwhelming the fingers.
The hallmark of engagements rings is the sparkle that they bring to the wearer. For those with small hands, our Star Carat Glamour Diamond ring gives you enough bling to suit this joyous occasion and yet still keep from overwhelming your charming hands. The defining feature of this piece would be the stones set in a twist, showing them off in a unique yet classic way.
If you are looking for a single setting of paved diamonds, our Star Carat Twinkle Diamond Ring would be the one to beat. Set in a pinch mircoprong shank, the sparkle of the beautiful diamond solitaire would catch anyone’s attention.
2. Engagement Rings For Long Fingers
If you have long fingers, you are in luck, as this particular finger type looks great with many styles – from rings, diamonds to bands. Many bold and creative styles look lovely on long fingers, where they may not have the same effect with other finger types. Show off your confidence and bold personality by getting a ring displaying more creative and unorthodox settings.
No number of diamonds is too many for your special day. With 78 diamonds set in an elaborate 18K white gold setting, our Star Carat Fancy Diamond Ring is sure to draw the eye of everyone present for the occasion. The eye-inspired twist setting would also allow the diamonds to catch the light at every angle. Trust us; you will not be able to take your eyes off your fingers once this is on.
For a more classic yet still eye-catching style, you could try the Star Carat Trilogy Halo Diamond Ring, with a unique three-stone pave setting. Each of the three halo-set diamonds carries a meaning of the past, present and future, respectively, reflecting your journey as a couple and the shine it brings to your life.
3. Engagement Rings For Small Hands
When it comes to small hands, the go-to formula would be less is more. Simple styles with smaller stones, such as the round cut diamonds, tend to bring out the best results. Heavy, overly elaborate settings are likely to overwhelm this hand type. As such, here are our top picks for you:
Vintage yet elegant, the standard solitaire diamond captures the bold sparkle of the diamond with its simple design. Scoring an Excellent and VS2 grades for its cut and clarity respectively, our Star Carat Classic Timeless Diamond Ring is sure to draw the eye of everyone in the room. The elegance in this design also brings about versatility, allowing the wearer to pair this piece with something for every occasion.
Our Star Carat Classic Enchanted Ring features the solitaire in a four-prong setting with a gentle twist for simplicity with an added spin. The elegant four-prong setting is known to make the solitaire look more prominent in comparison as more light is captured by the diamond. On a closer look, the added twist also gives off a subtle yet enchanting heart-shaped feature, adding romance to an otherwise clean-cut diamond.
4. Engagement Rings For Big Hands
Many with big hands tend to lament when choosing a ring, as the commonly seen simple styles somehow are not enough. Well, it is time to bring it up a notch. Whether it is a larger diamond, a more extravagant style or both, those with larger hands would be able to pull off types that show off the bling of the stones flawlessly. Halo settings are generally the go-to, adding a layer of brilliance to the standard solitaire.
Opulence at its finest, the cushion halo takes the bling to the next level. With all 53 diamonds set in a brilliant halo and paved along with a stunning 18K white gold setting, our Star Carat Classic Cushion Diamond Ring is the statement piece that a girl needs for her special day. The paved double band setting also provides an added depth to the ring, making it beyond breathtaking.
Another attention-grabbing piece that you would love would be our Star Carat Bloom Diamond Ring. Known as the most dainty and demure of all the halo settings, the floral lines and shape of the flower halo setting shows off the dazzle of each diamond with a subtle nod to femineity.
5. Engagement Rings For Wide Fingers
For a balanced silhouette, wider fingers call for diamonds with a wider cut or wide settings. Although diamonds with wider cuts may seem more modern and stylish, most would turn to look for wide settings as it not only is easier to find, but it also gives an added versatility.
If you do not want to give up your favourite halo setting despite having wider fingers, our Star Carat Resplendent Diamond Ring would fit the bill perfectly. Due to the nature of the diamonds being paved in rows, the ring gives off a slender illusion. The gorgeous solitaire also helps to draw the eye to the middle of the piece, adding the balance that keeps the look together.
In addition, other setting styles, such as the three-stone setting, can also help balance out the look. Our Star Carat Classic Trilogy Diamond Ring could be the ring you are looking for if you seek a more sophisticated look. All three diamonds are set in a stylish four-prong setting, bringing out the elegance of the piece and the sparkle of the diamonds.
6. Engagement Rings For Slim Fingers
Lastly, for wearers who have a slender finger type, minimalism should be the concept of your chosen ring. Elaborate settings with larger diamonds tend to overwhelm this finger type, throwing the look off-balance.
No other ring screams minimalist more than our Star Carat Classic Glow Diamond Ring. With the spectacular ideal cut solitaire in an 18K white gold four-prong setting, this ring defines engagement proposals across time. This piece offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary with its twist design, making it a timeless beauty.
Lastly, if you feel having one diamond is just not enough, our Star Carat Classic Eternity Diamond Ring could be another excellent choice. All seven diamonds in this ring are set in a simple narrow band, creating a wide illusion and striking a balance between the width of your fingers and the ring itself. Effortless yet still striking.
All in all, it boils down to matching the ring to the hand that is wearing it. It does not matter the current trend, but mainly depending on how the trend suits the wearer. Even the simplest of rings can be the most flattering on some, but not so for others.
However, finding the ring might be easier said than done. At Star Carat, we provide you with ample choice and more to make this important decision. We take pride in providing you and your loved ones only the best for your special occasions. Our lab-grown diamonds are not only certified by IGI, but also Type IIA diamonds, a category for the top 2% of the global production – so you’ll be able to revel in both quality and style.
Every ring is unique in its way, and we assure you that with our selection, you would be able to find the perfect ring to match the resplendence that you deserve on your special day. If you are still feeling unsure about the ring sizes, do check out our ring sizer for more resources, such as our ring size chart and a detailed guide to finding your ideal fit. If you’re still not quite sure, be sure to book an appointment with us and we’ll guide you through every step!