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How to Choose the Best Diamond Shape for Your Hand

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How to Choose the Best Diamond Shape for Your Hand

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is the diamond shape. We’ve all heard of the classics: Princess cut, oval, pear-shaped, square, cushion, marquise… There are so many to choose from, and we understand that it can be overwhelming. When searching for just the right diamond, you’ll want to consider what cut looks best on your hand. You want it to be flattering, of course, because it’s something you’ll wear daily. So, how do you find the best diamond shape for your hand? The size of your hands and fingers will have a lot to do with finding the best shape for you. We have some tips for you to get started below! 

Best Diamond Shapes For Small Hands & Short Fingers

If you have tiny hands and short fingers, your fiancé and his wallet are in luck! Typically, a smaller diamond will look best on smaller hands to stay proportionate and not be too overpowering. Pear or marquise-shaped diamonds are flattering for small hands, as they create the illusion of long, slim fingers. Oval-shaped diamonds are also a good choice, and are currently a very popular diamond shape! Since these diamond shapes have larger surface areas, they’ll also look bigger than diamonds that have the same carat weight. A thin band will best complement your diamond and small fingers. 

Best Diamond Shapes for Wider Fingers 

If you have wider fingers, it means you’ve got extra room for more bling! A little extra width on your fingers makes it easier to easily pull off some bolder, bigger diamonds. Fancy diamonds, such as radiant-cuts or emerald-cuts will look beautiful and even give the illusion of a longer, slimmer hand! Three-stone rings are also a great choice to flatter wider fingers. Medium to wide bands are optimal to stay proportionate with your diamond size and fingers. 

Best Diamond Shapes for Long, Skinny Fingers 

Long, skinny fingers give you endless possibilities for diamond shapes, as typically any cut will work nicely! Oval-cut diamonds, marquis-cut, and pear-cut diamonds will all be flattering on long, skinny fingers. Large, bold designs and thicker bands work well to make your ring look more proportional with your hand! 

Contact the Experts at Bostonian Jewelers

If you’re searching for just the right diamond or looking to create a custom engagement ring, the expert craftsman and designers at Bostonian Jewelers are here to help! With more than 50 years creating unique, custom pieces, you can count on our team to bring your visions to life. Contact us today to set up a consultation and get started, or browse our online selection of engagement rings