Bottom of wedding band thinner than the rest of the ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think that is pretty normal. My channel set band is the same way. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The bottom of my band is also way thinner than the rest of the band. I think it still looks thick enough that I shouldn’t have any problems.

My mom’s band is also the same and she’s been wearing it for 25 years with no problem. If it’s covered by insurance and/or a warranty I probably wouldn’t worry too much.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

My ering is the same 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@brooke25:  i think it’s very common in a ring.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My band is tapered at the back! It’s hairloom (my great-grandmother wore it for about 65 years), and now I wear it every day!

It’s definitely sound.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@brooke25:  It might have been like that before you got it sized too! Very common in semi-eternity rings 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s what I’ve learned about this issue: 

Many rings are designed with a thinner back so they are more comfortable. 

Some rings get very thin after resizing because they cut out some gold and stretch the remaining gold. This sucks, because the bottom can get used up from everyday wear. 

Some jewelers never stretch the gold and simply add gold when resizng. You can also specifically ask for jewelers to resize your ring this way, which is a higher quality service. 

If the bottom of a ring gets so used up the ring can break, you can pay for them to cut out the metal and resolder another thicker piece of metal. It’s called soldering a half shank to a ring. I’ve had a shank soldered to my ring and the result was perfect! Otherwise, ALL my other rings have a thinner back, like the rose gold band in this pic:

 

 

As yourself, I’ve gotten rings back from sizing (7 to 4.75) and the back was just ridiculously thin. Now I ask for a better job from my jewerlers 😉 When I had my wedding rings custom-made, I asked that the thickness be uniform and they did a perfect job. These rings were custom-made to my size, so never “resized”

 

Hope this helps!

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

To echo PPs – my half-eternity band is the same 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Echoing what others have said already, it is pretty common.

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