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You’re ready to say “YES!” to the partner of your dreams, and now it’s time to make it official with an engagement ring. You don’t want just any ring, however. You want a ring that fits your personality, but also makes your best features stand out!
With so many options to choose from, the engagement ring shopping process can be daunting. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or are not sure where to start, there’s hope!
Finding out what kind of engagement ring would look best on you will help you find your dream ring. To do that, you’ll have to look at what type of fingers you have and other defining features, such as knuckle size and hand size.
If you have short fingers or fingers shorter than the palm of the hand, opt for a ring that will help elongate them, such as oval, emerald, pear, or marquise stones. These fancy diamonds are perfect for making your fingers look longer without overwhelming them. Also, choose a thinner band size to create an illusion of length.
If you’ve been blessed with long fingers, then luckily, you have the option to choose from a variety of unique and creative ring styles. Think outside the box! Asscher, cushion, and princess cuts are classy and timeless choices.
If your fingers are slim, opt for rings that make your fingers appear fuller. Classic selections, like marquise or pear-shaped diamonds, are a great choice. The key is to choose smaller, delicate-looking gemstones that don’t cover your entire finger.
While it may not seem like it, wider diamonds pair well with wide fingers! Large stones accentuate the qualities of your fingers, allowing you to show off more bling. Try wide emerald, oval, or heart cuts for your rock. Choose a wider band as well.
If you have small hands, it’s a good idea to keep the diamonds reasonably small as well. Skip the heavy, elaborate rings and select smaller stones like round, princess, or heart-shaped diamonds that will complement your hands without seeming like it’s weighing you down.
On the other hand, you’ll want to opt for a larger stone if you have larger hands. In fact, larger hands are great for showing off more elaborate diamonds! Have some fun with your selection and don’t be afraid to go big and get a sizable dazzler.
While these are good rules to keep in mind when selecting your ring, the MOST important consideration is to find a ring that you will love for life. An engagement ring is something you’ll keep (and wear) for a long time, so it should be something you get excited about wearing.
These aren’t hard and fast rules, so feel free to change them to fit your style. Whether you love big rocks or swoon for dainty diamonds, focus on enjoying a successful engagement ring shopping experience with your partner! Have fun and have a good manicure.