It is hard to choose the perfect engagement ring. There are an overwhelming variety of designs and styles you can find online and in stores. How do you find the perfect one for your hand shape and finger type? Let us help you narrow down your search.
Engagement Rings for Your Finger
Before you look at rings, have a good look at your fingers. Study the length, width, and shape. Though all rings can be resized and customized, not every design brings out the best features of your hand.
Broad Rings for Long Fingers: Your fingers are perfect to carry off most designs and styles. Look for wide bands and round cut diamonds to balance out the long length. Broad, bold rings are best for you.
Slim Band for Short fingers: On a square hand with shorter fingers, engagement rings with narrow bands make your fingers look longer. Big, broad rings can look oversized. Rectangular or square stone cuts will complement better. A simple white gold band can also look elegant.
Thick Bands for Wide Fingers: Thick, broad bands give a slimming look to the base of wide fingers. Oval, rectangular or marquise shaped diamonds in asymmetrical designs can elongate the finger.
Ornate rings for Strong Knuckles: Delicate bands with ornate floral designs will draw attention away from your knuckles towards the engagement ring. Go for round-cut diamond rings with eye-catching focal points.
The Right Stone Shape for Your Finger
A good understanding of the 4C’s of a diamond – colour, cut, carat and clarity – plays a big part in the quality and value of your engagement ring. Choose the shape with care. There are 10 basic diamond cuts for different fingers: round, emerald, heart, pear-shaped, princess, cushion, Asscher, radiant, oval, and marquise.
Check the intricacy of the cut and the carat weight on a scale. Many stores tend to round off the carat for convenience but that is not an effective way to put value on your stone. A 0.80-carat diamond should be priced lower than a full one carat stone, if all other elements are equal. All four characteristics of the gemstone come together to make your ring as unique as you are.
Check out diamond shapes that will compliment you:
Small diamonds look bigger on small hands with petite fingers. Focus on the colour and clarity of the diamond to draw attention. Avoid large round, emerald, and heart-shaped designs.
Big, bold, and asymmetrical diamonds complement the length of slender fingers. Round, emerald, cushion, princess, oval, and Asscher are best suited for you.
Wide fingers have more room to play with. Go for bigger or wider stones. You can also go for clusters.
Find The Right Ring for Your Finger at Rain City Jewellers in Vancouver
At Rain City Jewellers, you will find the right ring that you love and goes with your finger from a wide variety of choices, We have beautiful hand-crafted jewellery at competitive prices. From beautiful engagement rings that express your love to wedding rings that spell commitment, our studio offers the finest diamonds in the market.
Our staff is happy to talk to you to understand your needs and help you select. We have over 50 years of combined experience in the jewellery industry. For your special someone, you need a special ring from a trusted jewellery studio.