Engagement rings width: what's the best choice for you? When you're choosing engagement ring designs for your hand, think about what makes you look good, not just what is in fashion.
As a thirty six year jewelry designer, I've designed for all ages and thinness's and thicknesses of hands. It's always fun to help a bride-to-be get that ring that shows her beauty.
Not every bride is 20, and this post talks about what to look for in engagement rings, and what design helps to make your hand look its best, regardless of your age.
Why Thin Wedding Rings Work for the Young
Thinner rings work for young women because it shows off their clear, youthful skin. A thin ring highlights the feminine beauty of the young.
The smooth, shiny surface of the ring quietly sets off the blemish-free skin of a young person.
This concept is similar to wearing clothing. Young people can wear tighter fitting clothes, revealing more skin. When you have perfect skin, thin and delicate shows off that perfection.
Why Wider Rings Are More Complementary for Mature Hands
Wider rings often work better for mature women. I speak from experience when I say that our hands begin showing more “personality” as we age.
Where a thin delicate shank shows off the skin, a wider shank doesn't. The extra width in a ring calls away attention from freckles, blemishes, and sun-damaged skin. A wider ring makes your hand look prettier.
If you dislike some aspect of your skin, the shape of your hand or fingers, or just feel you don't want to call attention to your hands, the last thing you want to do is go tiny. Or worse, not wear jewelry.
What works like magic is to wear bigger pieces that call attention to themselves—and not your skin. And a wider shank for your ring does this beautifully.
Have You Outgrown Your Wedding Ring?
That little, dainty wedding ring that looked fabulous on you when you were twenty-two may need updating today. After three kids, twenty years, thirty pounds, and saying “I do,” you might consider “enlarging” your wedding ring.
Oftentimes, women replace smaller center diamonds with something larger and bolder. Other times, I make whole new bolder and wider designed rings from the ground up for women. Sometimes we incorporate the old ring and its side gemstones; sometimes we don’t.
Your Ring and the Perception of Beauty
The jewelry you wear is integrally linked to other people's perception of you. A bold, beautiful ring automatically makes you and your hands look better.
A ring with the proper width, color, and texture, along with good gemstones and design elements, will compliment you and your hand.
Regardless of any skin discoloration or "issues" your hands may have. I call this, 'the overall impression of beauty.' The impact that wearing that ring makes, is beautiful.
However if you're wearing a ring that is out of balance with your hand, then you lose that beautiful impression and you're just wearing a ring.
The Final Rule
For wedding rings—and most others for that matter—thinner and smaller is better for younger. Wider and higher or with curves is better for the more mature.
Just show this blog post to your husband if you’re getting any static about that diamond upgrade!
"Basing your ring decision on looks alone is like choosing a groom without having spoken to him first." ~ The Knot
It's important to know what width looks well on you before you decide that this one is "The Ring."
May your ring be the right one for you.
Your Personal Jeweler,