Clear Cut Classroom: Best Diamond Shape For Your Hand

Welcome to The Clear Cut Classroom where we take deep dives into all things diamonds (and jewelry)! In this episode, we discuss the best diamond shape for your hand! Big, small, long, short--we got you covered! Watch the full video below:

Let’s start with those of you who are blessed with long and skinny fingers!! For you, rings that take up a lot of space north to south are ideal! Elongated shapes will be super finger flattering. Ovals are amazing for those with long fingers and overall stunning + classic! You can also go for elongated radiants or emerald cuts -- side stones can also be your best friend!! Pear shapes, too! I think we often overlook pear shapes, but they are incredibly finger flattering for long fingers.

If you have short chubby hands, you want a diamond that covers the finger all around! Right, left, up, and down. I recommend something that shows its weight well, too. Round brilliant and old European cuts will elongate your finger beautifully. Pear shapes also have an elongating effect because they start carrying weight in the bottom and thin out to a point. I also recommend adding side stones to add extra umph!

If you have super tiny hands (like me!) Some say you are blessed and that any diamond will look amazing. Personally, I think it is best to keep your stone proportional to your finger size. Round brilliants, cushion cuts, radiants etc -- it is all about the carat weight proportions and you always want to make sure that it looks balanced. I usually recommend more minimalist rings. Solitaires will look incredible!

If you have larger hands in general, I always say to go for a thicker band and to add side stones. This can help make the ring look bigger and more proportional to your hand size.

These are all suggestions, but I think finger flattering shapes (that look amazing on anyone) are ovals, round brilliants, and pears. All in all, it is all about your personal preference and what you like the most! What’s your favorite shape? Let us know in the comments below!