Post # 1
Hi everyone, Ladies, I need your expert opinions. I ordered a new setting for my ering: .32 ct round solitaire in white gold (my ring size is 6). The jeweller suggested a 3mm band width and said he can always make it narrower. Later, I reconsidered and called him back to request a 2.5 mm width so that’s what he is making.
I know my diamond isn’t big and I like the delicate tiffany-like settings, but will a 2.5mm look too flimsy? What is the width of the real Tiffany solitaires for smaller diamons? And what width wedding ring (semi-eternity) will look best? Same or narrower? I’m so worried!
Here is a picture of the in-store ring (with a .41 ct diamond). I liked the setting but found it a bit wide (I think it was 3.5 or 4mm):
Post # 3
A narrower setting will make your stone look bigger- 2.5 will be great! I’m definitely a fan of thin shanks, I’m looking at wedding bands of 1.8-2.0.
Post # 4
i would have picked the narrower band too. it does make your stone look bigger.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
The Tiffany Setting should be the same on all diamond sizes… I think they are @ 2.6mm at the top, narrowing to 2 at the bottom.. But replicas range from [email protected] top to 2 on bottom.. So you are right in that range. I think 2.5mm will be great!
Post # 6
For the size of your stone, I think that is perfect and you won’t be sorry!
Post # 7
I think it would look lovely!!!
Post # 8
Mine is 2mm and I dont think it’s too narrow at all. Dont forget it’ll basically double too once you add a wedding band if you get the matching one.
Post # 9
My shank is 1.8mm and you really should not go any smaller than that because the ring may become instable. I think 2.5 will look great with your ring and still make it strong enough.
Post # 10
Thank you ladies. I guess my worry comes from seeing many other larger stones on here, with narrow bands. I like the look but I know that the “oomph” of the ring comes largely from the big stone. Since my stone is smaller (but sparkly, baby! LOL), I don’t want it to look flimsy or cheap on a narrow band. Hope i’m explaining myself clearly…
Post # 11
I don’t think it will look flimsy at all. I have a narrow band (2mm) and generally preferred thinner bands when shopping – I think it looks dainty and delicate, not flimsy!
Post # 12
@ECH258: I think 2.5mm is perfect! My set is 2.5mm (wedding band is a tiny bit wider for some reason but pretty close to 2.5mm) and I think it’s the perfect width. It definitely doesn’t look flimsy at all. My center diamond is .61 carats just for reference.
Post # 13
THANK YOU for the picture! I love that size. You made me feel so much better. (and your rings are beautiful)
Now I have to be patient for another week til I get the ring! ARGH! LOL I feel so naked without anything on my left hand that I’m wearing another ring my FI gave me a while ago.
Post # 14
2.5 mm is definitely fine! It will not look flimsy or cheap at all. You can measure and cut a strip of paper that is 2.5 mm and see for yourself.
Post # 15
My ring is 2 mm and I have LOVED it. Doesn’t look flimsy, just very delicate and beautiful. 🙂
The jewelers did let us know that if any part of the ring is less than 2 mm, they recommend that the e-ring and band be sautered together to increase durability over time.
Post # 16
I think a thinner band def would be better with your ring!