Choosing an engagement ring for your finger is like choosing a dress to flatter your figure. There are certain dresses that fit perfectly, and other styles that we would probably never choose to wear, despite how beautiful it might look on the rail.
Short, long, slender or wide; there are different engagement rings to flatter all hand sizes and finger types. If you've been trying on rings and think nothing suits you, it may just be that you've been trying on the wrong type of ring for your fingers.
This guide will narrow your options down and show you the style of ring that will work well for you, saving you hours of trying on various rings. There is a style to flatter every hand and every finger.
To find a ring that will look perfect on your finger, you need to consider the following:
Your nails also play a key part: are they usually long, trimmed short or manicured regularly? Long nails create an illusion of longer fingers, so it becomes a vital part of the equation.
As well as determining your finger and hand shape, finding your perfect ring will also factor in your personal style and lifestyle. We've set out some guidelines to help you along your quest, but if your heart was set on a particular metal or stone – go for it. Ultimately you have the final choice and you should honour what your heart desires, just carefully consider the style that will look the most flattering for your finger shape.
Most engagement ring styles work well with long, thin fingers but for an extra touch of elegance, consider:
You want to avoid over powering slender fingers, choose styles that will make your fingers appear wider:
The aim for shorter fingers is to help elongate them, whatever the width:
Broad fingers can appear more slender with the right ring. Having wide fingers gives you more room to have fun with a range of styles:
If you fear you have big knuckles, you can draw attention away from them:
Once you've established the ring style based on your fingers, combine the results with the size of your hand for ultimate perfection.
Hopefully, you have more of an idea of the style of ring that will suit your hand and finger but ultimately, the choice is yours! [Link to ring size guide]