custom jewelry problems

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

slw0546340: well, not knowing the metal, stone size or what kind of pave, if any, makes it hard to assess. 

it’s possible your design might need the band to be thicker because the band is at risk for warping or the head (and diamond) might snap off because your rock is too high / big. Lots of reasons. 

it sounds like he’s not great at communicating with you, so that’s a bigger problem than the thickness of your shank. 

Post # 3
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a custom made engagement ring and when I went back for the wedding band my jeweler also would not “let me” order it as small as I wanted.  🙂 He was super nice about explaining why though- and basically I would likely lose all of the stones that are set in it.  We worked around the problem somewhat by making the ring “taller” to strenthen the setting.

Post # 5
9 posts


For a moissanite that would be around 8mm wide, I can see why a band less than 2mm might be unable to support something that was was four times as wide as itself. Very thin bands also are easier to bend out of shape due to less metal supporting itself. There are more factors to consider like style (4/6 prongs, bezel, basket, catheral settings) or type of metal (gold’s softness increases with carat weight for example.)

Maybe a 2mm ring would work for you if it had a knife edge so it feels ‘thinner’ than a round/flat shouldered ring? Or if the ring with a cathedral tapered toward the centerstone so there would be more metal to support the cushion?

By the way, what kind of ring does your mother have? Maybe the thin band works for her engagment ring because it is much daintier?

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

slw0546340:  Bit late to this but I have a cluster ring and the head is 12mm and it’s widest points, 10mm at its narrowest (floral shape). At the back my band is 2.5mm and it tapers to about 1.8mm at the shoulders. The setting is platinum. 

So based in that I don’t think what you want should be impossible to make, esp with a plain shank. But it depends on the exact setting/band; mine has a cathedral setting which is pretty sturdy. 

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