What is the best engagement ring style for your hand? As jewellery experts, we recommend you choose a ring according to your hand shape and skin tone. Find the best ring for you below.
FIRST, FIND YOUR HAND SHAPE BELOW
1. Dainty hands
If you have petite hands, it’s best to keep your ring delicate and simple.
For example, a classic solitaire ring.
A dainty ring doesn’t mean you have to forgo sparkle. Choose a round cut or square ‘princess cut’ diamond; these are the two most sparkling diamond shapes.
To add glamour, you can also choose a ring with diamonds on the band. They increase dazzle without looking overpowering.
2. Long fingers
If you have long fingers, you can carry off a striking ring design.
Rings with wide bands will look fantastic on you.
If you want to make your hand appear shorter, pick a design that sits across your finger horizontally.
For example, an ‘east-west’ mount, like the blue sapphire ring below. Or a trilogy ring, like the bottom-left ring below.
3. Wide hands
Pick a ring that covers as much of the width of your finger as possible.
Wide hands allow you to make a big statement. So consider large round, square or unusual shapes.
Wide bands will suit you too, as will cluster rings that are made with multiple diamonds or gems grouped together.
4. Short fingers
Choose a long gem shape to elongate your fingers. Emerald cut, marquise cut, oval and pear-shaped stones are ideal for you.
Avoid big rings that overwhelm your hand.
Don’t pick a ring design that ‘cuts across’ your finger, such as a trilogy ring.
A ‘north-south’ setting that points from knuckle to fingertip is crucial if you want your hand to appear more elongated and elegant.
FINALLY, CONSIDER YOUR SKIN TONE
Warm skin tones
If the veins on the inside of your wrist look greenish, rather than blue, your skin tone is warm. Yellow clothing probably tends to suit you.
Yellow gold and rose gold complement a warm complexion. ‘Fiery coloured’ gemstones, such as red rubies, yellow diamonds or yellow sapphires will also look good against your skin.
Additionally, yellow and rose gold have the benefit of contrasting with white diamonds, making them stand out more.
Cool skin tones
If the veins on your inner wrist look blue, rather than green, then your skin tone is cool.
Cool complexions suit white gold and platinum.
Diamonds, as well as blue, violet and pink gemstones like sapphires, topaz, tanzanite and aquamarine will also flatter your skin tone.
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