Post # 1
Hi bee’s! Long story short, my mom’s engagement ring is 1.8 mm in width and I want an engagement ring as similar to her’s as possible! Also, I have very tiny hands, and I think 2 mm looks big on my fingers. So why is my jeweler giving me a hard time about wanting a 1.5-1.8 mm band? He’s dead set that I need 2 mm and keeps saying that I’m making a big deal over nothing (which is rude.) I thought the whole point of custom jewelry was to get what you want, not what he wants to make me. Anybody have any suggestions as to why a 1.5-1.8 mm band wouldn’t be possible? Should I just switch jewelers? Thanks bees! 😀
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
All I want is a 2 or 2.5 cushion cut solitaire moissanite, no diamonds on the band, no halo, just a smaller size band. I guess it might not be thick enough to support that size?
Post # 5
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
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.