Choosing the right ring is like finding the right dress. You want something that suits not just your style, but the shape of your hand as well. Here are some basics that can help you find the ideal style for you.
Consider the length and width of your finger - along with the overall size of your hand - against a couple key things:
Also consider your typical nail length and shape: are they usually trimmed short or long, manicured and shaped? Longer nails lengthen the appearance of your fingers.
Consider these guidelines but if your heart is set on a particular stone and shape, you need to honor that. We also advise trying on different styles - even if it's "just for fun" before he pops the question - to be sure you find the style with the perfect fit.
Most styles work nicely on engagement rings for long, thin fingers, but consider these points when choosing:
When choosing an engagement ring for slender fingers, the main consideration is not to overpower them:
An engagement ring for short fingers should help elongate your fingers - no matter their width:
The trick to choosing an engagement ring for wide fingers is to find a style that doesn't show too much skin on either side of the ring. On the flip side, having wide fingers gives you more room to really make a statement. Consider the following styles:
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