Good news for owners of larger than average fingers worldwide: your finger is a beautiful canvas to paint on, a place to manifest your biggest, wildest dream ring ideas. If you’re looking to make a statement with your ring, here’s the ultimate guide to design a plus size ring to match your personality.
Choose more finger coverage
Big stones are the right match for bigger fingers. With more finger coverage, larger stones can make your finger appear smaller and more proportional, whereas smaller stones might disappear against your finger.
Rose cut stones and diamond slices distribute their weight over the width of the stone (which is what you see), rather than the depth of the stone (which is usually hidden). These are quick wins to get more finger coverage if you’re on a budget.
The ever so feminine pear-shaped diamond adds a lot of sass while the shape makes your finger look more slender.
Rose cut gemstones don’t have as much weight on the bottom or backside of the stone. So you get more finger coverage for your money.
Opal's unusual, curvy shapes bring sexy to the next level!
Opal is a wild and unique gemstone. With its shimmering play of fire, even on its own, opal can make a statement ring. We have beautiful opal shapes with little to lots finger coverage for a range of drama.
Opt for oval, marquise, rectangular, or pear shaped stones
… and make sure the angles are pointing up. Whether you choose oval, marquise, pear or rectangular shape, facing the stones vertically rather than horizontally, will lead the eye looking at the vertical length of your finger. This will help your finger look longer and slimmer. An emerald cut with stripy lanes along its sides can help your finger look more slender.
This hexagon diamond ring is an eyestopper, whatever your ring size.
These hexagon diamonds come in a range of colors. Pick a width that’s not too small on your finger, go for an elongated hexagon shape and have it point up to make your finger look more slender.
Bicolor sapphire flaunts its flaws like no other, all the more reason to love it!
This is another statement ring to wax poetry on! Choose a pear or oval cut, and opt for a stone over a carat. With larger stones, the contrasting color will look more dominant. Choose a prong setting to make your gemstone pop even more.
Avoid round stones
Although this isn’t a complete no-go, round stones can add a weighty appearance into your overall look. If you love round stones, there are so many ways to navigate through this.
Choose stones with larger diameter (for the finger coverage), then use a prong setting to hold it up, instead of using a bezel setting which puts the stone closer to your finger (see next point).
Add a V shaped nesting band. The tip of the V will direct the eyes vertically along your finger, making it look longer.
Oval and marquise cuts are slender options with the feminine effect round stones are famous for.
With rose cut sapphires you get more finger coverage for your budget.
For those who love minimal designs, these rose cut sapphires speak a whole lot, so you can keep the ring itself simple. Included, silky and asymmetric shapes, these Montana sapphires have just enough finger coverage to avoid looking bulky, even with their rose cut’s doming effect. Bonus: ethically sourced.
Unusual and uneven in its shape, polki cut diamonds make a great alternative to round diamonds.
Polki diamonds are the older sister of diamond slices. They’re cut by hand and a nice alternative to round stones with their uneven, raw edges.
Prong setting helps up your ring game
Any leverage to your stone will help add dimension to your finger. This can be done by setting your stone in prongs, or if you want to avoid snagging or need a little more protection for everyday wear, an open bezel setting will do the job with its extended shoulders. By setting it up higher than your finger, your gemstone will look more prominent, making it the centerpiece it deserves to be. (Read the pro’s and con’s of prong and bezel settings here)
Choose your favorite diamond shape and use prongs to make the stone sit higher on your finger.
Did you know that the rose cut is one of the oldest cutting techniques? It’s also why it has more shimmer than brilliance, and why it flickers like candlelight. If you’re a lover of rose cut diamonds, amp up its youthful look with a prong setting. Looking for an edgy ring with history? There you have it.
The prong setting is the ultimate setting for a brilliant cut diamond.
Brilliant cut diamonds seem made to sit on a throne! Choose larger stones to up the finger coverage. With bigger stones, you can have more flexibility to play with the number and orientation of the claws, giving it more sass and personality.
Play it up with a nesting band, side stones, or stack them!
The more, the merrier, the better. Larger fingers have more room to play with and you can avoid looking ‘too much’ even if you think you’ve gone ‘too much’. All of these help make the overall design stand out more on your finger, diverting eyes from the finger to the actual ring. Nesting bands help accentuate the shape of the main stone, making the whole look more adventurous and classy. Stack your rings if you’d like to wear your dainty rings all at once!
This V-shaped nesting band will direct the eyes vertically along your finger.
This nesting band is as versatile as it can be. Wear as a wedding band made to fit your dream engagement ring.
If you have a giant diamond ring and want a wider band to match, then this dainty nesting band can make a seamless appearance.
design it to complement the main ring you want to stack it with, like adding the same number of stones to the band. This way, your rings will look more put together and in sync with one another for a powerful stack.
With so much flexibility in its design, there are so many looks plus size fingers can play with. How would you design your ethical dream engagement ring?