Mastering the Art of Diamond Selection: Choosing the Best Shape for Your Hand

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!

Wide Fingers

Scarlett engagement ring features an emerald cut center diamond with trapezoid cut side diamonds

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.

Long Fingers

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.

Oval cut diamond engagement ring with marquise cut side details

Petite Hands


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. 


Try Before You Buy 

We understand the importance of finding the perfect diamond
shape for your hand. That's why we offer our exclusive "Ring Experience
 This unique service allows you to try on different stone
shapes and sizes in the comfort of your own home. Simply order the box, and
we'll send you a selection of engagement ring samples to try on. This way, you
can see firsthand how each diamond shape looks on your hand before making a