Thin bands; are they safe??? Pictures please!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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956 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve had my e-ring for less than a year, so I can’t comment much on wear and tear! It’s antique 18k gold and probably about 2mm, but really thin depth-wise… I do worry a lot with housework, wrestling the dog, etc. but it’s been ok so far (touch wood!). When I get married, though, I won’t keep wearing it – it’ll just come out for special occasions. Although my wedding band will be a fairly thin (18k gold) antique too! Argh! I just try to be wary of things that may damage it. Could you look at getting a super-strong metal, maybe?

Post # 4
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My e-ring has a very thin, pave band, less than 2mm. It holds a .5 ct center diamond. I’ve had it for a little over 5 months and haven’t had any issues with it. Also, it’s 14kt white gold, which arguably would be more risky. I wear it all the time except to shower, so it has been put through the ringer of sleeping, caring for horses, dogs and cats, doing dishes and cooking, moving, you name it. I think it has more to do with the craftsmanship.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I want a thin band too, but I wouldn’t go lower than 2mm or 1.9mm at most – especially if there are going to be stones in the shank.  I think plain bands might be more forgiving but I don’t know for sure.  At the very least, you won’t have to stress about stones in the setting falling out!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a three stone engagement ring, and had it filed down from 2.7mm to 1.7mm. I haven’t had it for too long, but I don’t think it has compromised the strength at all. I think it’s definitely strong enough- but I do have a plain band and the depth is pretty thick still. I know I made the right decision to go thinner. 

Here’s my post about having it narrowed, so you can see pics if you like.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wanted-a-thinner-bandhad-the-band-on-my-engagement-ring-narrowed-in-love#axzz2pGhUMqu3

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@ayirk723:  I too have a thin band (1.5mm at its widest), and it has held up perfectly for many many years (10+).  But it was made from platinum.  If you are dead-set on YG, then go as low karat as possible.  Anything over 14K would be too soft, IMO.  But bear in mind, I am not a jeweler… just a jewellery lover!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a 14k 1.5mm band, and I love it. I haven’t had it for terribly long yet, but it seems pretty solid and I have no concerns.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have a 2mm plain white gold setting for a 1.5 carat stone.  I actually wanted something thinner but this was the thinnest my jeweler would set my diamond in.  I think my band is the perfect size though, thin enough to look dainty but not thin enough to where I have to worry about it breaking or wearing down.   

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a 1.4 carat on a 1.8mm platinum band. I absolutely love how dainty it looks. I’ve only had it since March 2013 but it has held up wonderfully in that time.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My band is pretty thin, and I love it! I’ve had the ring for over a year, and I’ve never had any issues with it…I work in healthcare…

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I have a pretty thin band. Ive had a few problems. I lost a lot of weight and it got out of shape really easily. I had to get it reshaped 3 times in 9 months actually. I LOVE it but I did end up upgrading to a band equally as thin but with more chunky metal on the sides. Here’s a picture of how out of shape it got next to my wedding band before I was allowed to wear it. And also of my new band that I have have had no problems with. I should also mention I don’t sleep with my rings on and take them off when I shower and do dishes. I work in retail so I’m not that hard on it! More metal on side prongs is definitely a good option imo. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I have a 2mm knife cut with a .80 diamond on it. I love it. It’s weightless. I got a 3mm plain wedding band to wear with it when we get married.  I don’t have issues with wear and tear on my knife cut e-ring. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

Mine is a 1.1 centre stone and i think the band is around 1.2 mm?<br />The wedding ring is the same. So far mine is doing great, I bang it a bit but have never had any problems. <br />

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