When looking for an engagement ring suitable for small fingers, you should consider a couple of factors. Every woman’s hands are different, but certain diamond shapes and ring settings will create various effects.
A pear-shaped diamond seems to lengthen the finger when worn pointing outwards. A marquise diamond – due to its distinctive shape – may make your finger appear slender. Round brilliant diamond cuts are a popular choice, while the more unique oval diamonds are also worth looking at. Oval shaped diamonds bring the classic sparkle of round diamonds, with an elongated shape that flatters.
It’s easy to find diamonds in the most popular cuts – round and princess - that suit smaller fingers. The trick is to not go too big with the carat weight. If you want to keep things in proportion, it is a good idea to go for a carat weight of less than 1.0. This means that you can focus on finding a diamond with stunning sparkle, as opposed to size. You may also wish to allocate more of your budget to the quality settings and metals that you adore.
The width of the band is also important. A trend for art deco style rings has made wide bands very popular. If these styles appeal, don’t let anything hold you back from your ideal ring. Understated bands, however, may be the most universally flattering: “A delicate setting with a thinner band puts an emphasis on the diamond’s sparkle,” says Brian Watkins, President of Ritani. “Round diamonds deliver that classic sparkle that everyone loves”. With Ritani, you can design your own ring – so that if you love vintage styles but prefer a simpler band, we can make this a reality.