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Best Engagement Rings for Small Fingers

Best Engagement Rings for Small Fingers

If your beloved has petite hands, ensure the ring you choose looks even more impressive by selecting the right setting, cut, size, and style. Here’s your guide to the best engagement rings for small fingers!

The Setting

A solitaire setting looks beautiful on any hand, no matter its shape or size. Thanks to its minimal design, this classic style is also perfect for women with small hands. To add an interesting twist to this traditional look, consider a bezel setting, which encircles the center stone in a graceful halo of metal.


Three-stone engagement ring styles can also be appropriate if you want to increase the amount of sparkle present. When shopping for someone with small fingers, just be sure to select a setting that features a center stone flanked by smaller diamonds, rather than three equally sized stones. The smaller side stones will look sleeker on a slimmer finger.

The Size

A perk of having petite fingers is that small gemstones look much more substantial. With that said, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to the size of your center stone. Depending on the size of your finger, if the ring’s diamond surpasses 2-carats, it can start to look disproportionate.

Instead, enjoy the fact that demure diamonds can look larger on your hand. Consider choosing a more modest center stone. If you have your heart set on a halo setting, be sure that the center stone is small enough to accommodate a halo without the entire look being too extravagant—unless you love a really bold look! 

The Band

Thin bands are ideal for those with slender fingers and small hands. A thin band will also make the ring’s center stone look more prominent and impressive. In contrast, a thick band takes up lots of space and can leave fingers looking short and stout. If you want your ring’s band to be covered in diamonds, choose stones that are pave set rather than channel set. Less metal on each side of the band will make the ring look lighter and ensure the band takes up less space overall.

The Cut

When selecting an engagement ring for a woman with small fingers, choosing the correct cut is key. While a round diamond is always an excellent choice, an oval diamond is an ideal pick for people with petite hands. When set vertically upon a thin metal band, it elongates the fingers and imparts a decidedly feminine appearance. Shy away from rings that feature a pear-shaped or marquise-shaped center stone. These cuts work best for those with long and slender fingers.

The Style

While stacked styles look dynamic and incredibly detailed, they are not a good choice for women with small fingers. There is simply less room for multiple bands to reside, and the resulting look can quickly become crowded. Instead, opt for an engagement ring paired with a beautifully simple wedding band. Effortless elegance is always in style, and a slender wedding band imparts a sweet, understated look that is perfect for small hands.

Find The Perfect Ring

It’s easy to find the perfect ring at Victor Barboné. Explore our expansive collection of vintage and antique engagement rings today. We carry a full range of setting styles, cuts, diamonds and gemstones, bands, and more!

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