Post # 1
Sorry about the wonky text and layout..posting this from my phone is more difficult than it should be.
My fiance and I have been looking at wedding bands but because of the tapering and thicker width of my e-ring band, it is difficult to find a wedding band that matches perfectly (there is a small gap between the e-ring and wedding band)..I love the look of the thin wedding bands with diamonds around it, but because of the thicker width of my e-ring, they do not sit nicely together. I do not want to compromise getting a wedding band that I adore just because it does not match well with my e-ring.
This is something I will be wearing everyday and I want to feel 100% about it.
I do not want to reset the ring entirely because I do want to keep the original that my fiance picked out for the sentimental value of it.
I am considering bringing my e-ring to a jeweler and asking about thinning/shaving the band.
At it’s widest part, the band is 3.5 mm near to the diamond and gradually gets thinner as it moves further around.
I would not be shaving the entire band, but only the portion that measures 3.5 mm . Ideally, I would like to take 0.25 mm off of each side and I think that will make a difference.
I have posted some pictures to give you all a better idea of what my ring looks like.
Has anybody shaved or thinned their e-ring band before? How did it turn out?
Or do you have any other suggestions?
All feedback is appreciated. Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
It wouldn’t be feasible to have it thinned. Having a jeweler “thin out” even the widest section will result in uneven, less fluid lines, and you will not be happy… Even the most skilled benches would frown on this.
Unfortunately, you just need to find a similar setting with a thinner shank. I guess if you wanted to be sentimental, you could have the existing metal used to make another setting — that way it’s sort of the same. If it’s altered, you’re still changing from the original, so there’s really no difference in just getting another setting. To me, it’s not worth the risk of ruining the fluidity of your ring.
With the taper at the basket, you will always have a gap… it’s just the style of the setting.
Post # 3
How about a pic with the wedding band u liked?
Post # 4
msop04: Thanks for your help. Using the same metal is a great suggestion, but I am not sure how that will work with Platinum. If melting platinum is not a realistic option pricewise, we may reset it to white gold.
Have you reset a diamond ring before?
Post # 5
ChelseaDeepak: I don’t think the platinum would be a problem, but in the event that you decide to use white gold, I would highly recommend using X1 white or another alloy that doesn’t require rhodium plating. If you can’t find a jeweler that uses X1, then I would suggest 14K over 18K white gold. The reason is that the 18K has more gold in it, and since gold is yellow in it’s pure state, you would see more “yellowing” as the rhodium wears off. The 14K has more nickel, so it will be “whiter” when the rhodium wears, thus less noticeable.
Hope that helps!