Your engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment and finding the right diamond shape can enhance its beauty and complement your hand. The shape and size of your fingers play a significant role in determining which diamond shape is best suited for you. We’ve created this guide to help you select the ideal diamond shape that will make your engagement ring truly shine on you!
If you have wide fingers, you have the advantage of being able to pull off bold and striking designs; Opt for three-stone settings (our Isabel or Scarlett), diamond halos (Blake or Kate), or cluster stones, as they have plenty of room to make a statement. Consider radiant and emerald cuts that can fill up the width of your finger, or explore princess or pear shapes that elongate and widen, allowing you to maximize carat size.
With long fingers, you have the freedom to choose from a wide range of diamond shapes. However, elongated cuts such as emerald (see our Rose design), oval (Em is a favorite), and marquise are particularly flattering as they accentuate the length of your fingers. Consider complementing the center stone with smaller supporting diamonds or an eternity band, which adds sparkle without overpowering the hand. For a more delicate look, opt for a thinner band that allows the diamond to take center stage.
Proportion is key when it comes to selecting a diamond shape for petite hands. Round and princess cut solitaires are great choices as they maximize shine while balancing out the width and length of your finger. If you prefer a larger diamond, opt for shapes that extend lengthwise rather than widthwise. This creates the illusion of longer, more slender fingers.
Choosing the best diamond shape for your hand is an exciting and personal process. Remember to consider the width, length, and proportion of your fingers to guide your decision. Whether you have wide fingers, long fingers, or petit hands, there is a diamond shape that will make your engagement ring and hand truly shine.