Whether you’re in the market for a modest engagement ring or a larger sparkler, it’s a good idea to visualize how those carats will look against your hand. The folks at Erstwhile Jewelry note that while a setting can affect how large a diamond looks, the stone will naturally look different across various hand sizes. Women with smaller hands tend to gravitate toward smaller rocks, but the Instagram video shared by the brand shows how a woman with a size 4.5 finger can easily pull off a 1.5- and 2.5-carat ring without it looking too bulky. And if your ring size is on the bigger side, you can always add a halo or clusters on either side to create the illusion of a bigger stone. Whichever way you go, it’s always a good idea to try before you buy.
Check out how different size diamonds look on one hand below.