Shaving/Thinning E-Ring Band

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

How about a  pic with the wedding band u liked?

Post # 5
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 

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!

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