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Choosing an Engagement Ring to Suit Your Hand

April 10, 2024 3 min read

Choosing an Engagement Ring to Suit Your Hand

Selecting the ideal engagement ring transcends just picking a dazzling diamond or gemstone—it's about discovering a design that perfectly complements the shape and size of your hand. The proportions of the ring should harmonise with your fingers and overall hand structure, creating a look that's as unique as it is beautiful. McGuire Diamonds specializes in crafting rings that achieve this harmony, catering to all hand shapes and sizes.

 For individuals with slender, elongated fingers, thicker bands and bold styles, such as the halo setting, offer a balanced aesthetic. Conversely, if your fingers are shorter, a narrow band paired with an elongated diamond shape, such as oval or pear, can enhance the length of your hand. Those with broad or square-shaped hands might find round or princess-cut stones set in slightly thicker bands to be more flattering.

 It's important to consider the length-to-width ratio of your chosen gemstone, as this can significantly influence how large the stone appears on your hand. Your lifestyle should also play a role in your decision-making; intricate settings with numerous small stones might not be ideal for active individuals or those who work with their hands frequently. Additionally, for those with larger knuckles, a slightly tighter band can ensure the ring remains secure without compromising comfort.

 Experience the difference by trying on various styles in person. Photographs can be deceptive, so visiting McGuire Diamonds to explore a diverse range of shapes and settings will help you find what best suits your hand.

Why Trust McGuire Diamonds?

We've compiled a list of common finger types and hand shapes, offering tailored design recommendations for each one. Our aim is to remove the guesswork from your engagement ring selection process.

Best Engagement Rings for Petite Fingers

Petite fingers radiate elegance, making them perfect for showcasing fine jewellery. McGuire Diamonds recommends pairing petite fingers with smaller stones and understated designs for a truly special look. Avoid overwhelming designs; instead, opt for minimalistic elegance or pavé settings to capture attention without overpowering the hand.

Engagement ring to suit small hands - McGuire Diamonds

Best Engagement Rings for Small Hands

Delicate rings with small stones stand out beautifully on small hands. McGuire Diamonds offers high-quality round brilliant cuts in simple solitaire settings, providing stunning options without the need for large diamonds. Avoid overly bold designs to maintain a balanced and elegant appearance.

Round cut diamond engagement ring - McGuire Diamonds Ireland

Best Engagement Rings for Short Fingers

To create an illusion of length and slimness, McGuire Diamonds suggests vertically-set, elongated diamond shapes like oval, pear, or marquise for short fingers. Narrow bands can also enhance this effect, drawing attention to the diamond's brilliance rather than the finger's length.

Oval cut diamond engagement ring - McGuire Diamonds Ireland

Best Engagement Rings for Chubby Fingers

For fuller fingers, choosing larger rings that cover more of the finger can create a balanced look. McGuire Diamonds' halo style rings, three-stone, and cluster settings are perfect for enhancing the ring's appearance and drawing attention away from the finger's width.

Halo diamond engagement ring - McGuire Diamonds

Best Engagement Rings for Large Hands

Large hands offer the freedom to choose bold and attention-grabbing designs. McGuire Diamonds' range includes larger stones and settings that stand out, such as three-stone, halo, and vintage designs, ensuring the ring makes a statement.

3 stone diamond engagement ring for larger hands - McGuire Diamonds Ireland

Best Engagement Rings for Large Knuckles

To balance the appearance of large knuckles, McGuire Diamonds suggests wide or bold bands and elaborate settings that draw the eye to the ring itself. Avoid thin bands that can exaggerate the size of the knuckles.

What engagement ring will suite large Knuckles - wide band diamond engagement ring

Best Engagement Rings for Long Fingers

Long fingers can carry a wide variety of ring styles. McGuire Diamonds encourages exploring bold and unique designs, including Princess, Asscher, and Cushion cuts paired with attention-grabbing settings to make a statement.

Asscher cut diamond will suit long fingers - McGuire Diamonds Ireland

Picking the Right Ring

Choosing an engagement ring is a journey of matching the ring to the wearer's hand, enhancing the beauty of both. McGuire Diamonds understands this intricate balance and offers personalised advice to ensure your selection not only captures the heart but also complements the hand.