Bees, how thick is the shank on your e-ring? How large is your center stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 2.5ct Sapphire: How thick should the band/shank be?
    2mm : (22 votes)
    29 %
    2.5mm : (24 votes)
    31 %
    3mm : (21 votes)
    27 %
    Other (specify) : (10 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @mariatcast:  I have a 2.3mm ering shank, and my stone is .74 carat. I’m getting a 2.5 mm wedding band. To me, even my .74 stone looks big on this shank, and it makes the shank look nice and delicate. With the MUCH bigger stone that you’re getting, I’m sure a 3mm would look and feel just fine.

    My finger is a 6.5.

    Post # 4
    2918 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I “think” my band is 2.5mm but then it is a split shank as well.



    Post # 5
    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have a 1.7mm shank for both my ering and my wedding band and both included micropave diamonds set in platinum. My diamond is 1.06 ct surrounded with a micropave halo. I prefer really delicate rings so i always lean towards thinner shanks, especially since my wedding band sits flush (looks like a double-banded ring instead of two separate rings) and I have a small hand. My ring size is 4.75 – 5.

    Post # 6
    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013


    2 ct (7x7mm) with two half-moon sidestones (kind of hard to make out in the picture), 4mm wide band. In the pic below, both the plain and diamond wedding bands are 3mm.



    Post # 8
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mariatcast:  congratulstions! I love the NSC, how exciting 🙂 I think 3 mm would be perfect, but I don’t like rings so thin and light you can’t feelthem. I want to notice that m y rings are on, dammit! 😉 my center stone is .65, my finger is a 4.75, and both rings are platinum. 2.3 mm ering and 3 mm wedding band. I hope that helps!




    Post # 9
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    PS that is my dog in the last photo there, not some gross pile of dust or something. Ew.

    Post # 10
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m nearly positive that my band is 2.5mm wide. My diamond is .74 carats and my ring size is a 5.

    Good luck!

    Post # 11
    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I “think” my band is about 3mm thick but it might be thicker. I prefer more sturdy bands because I work in the agriculture industry. My enter stone is 1.09 carat and it’s my moms diamond from her wedding ring. 

    Post # 12
    4812 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think the shank on my e-ring is 3mm.  My center stone is 1.10 carats.  I like the sturdy band 🙂

    Post # 15
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    The shank on my e-ring is 4mm because of the three sides of pave. And my center stone is 1.5 carats. 

    Post # 16
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My center stone is 9mm & has about 1mm added with the floral halo. My shank is about 1.6mm. I wanted something incredibly thin, like Leon Mege style. If I had it to do over, I probably would have gone up just a tiny bit, to 2mm with 1.5 pointer diamond melee in the shank instead of 1 pointers. If I were in your shoes, I would go with 2-2.3mm shank, but nothing more (if lots of width scares you, like it did me). Here are a couple perfective shots of my ring, sorry the setting is a bit dirty in a couple.


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