What is the width of your e-ring band?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Creiddylad:  That’s very pretty! I agree — I would not want a band THAT narrow unless you are soldering your wedding band to it or something. That said, there are a fair number of bees who have 1.5 mm ering and wedding bands and they are holding up just fine! Mine is 2.5 mm. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Creiddylad:  Mine is 2mm, and it’s pretty ‘dainty’ 🙂 

1.2mm at the narrowest point would make me a bit nervous too, just out of concern it might be a structural weakness in the making.  Any chance you could go for a stronger metal?  The jeweler may be able to thicken that point for you, as well.

 

 

 

That all being said, I think you could get away with touching on your activity level vs ring sturdiness needed in a quick conversation with your guy 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ooo…pretty ring!  I think 1.2 mm should be just fine.  My ering is 2 mm.  I’ve had it over 1.5 years now and it’s holding up fine.  I never take my ring off.  I’m also a major klutz so my rings has banged into plenty of things. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

1.2mm on a hand for reference:

http://www-static.weddingbee.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/29/1053.jpg

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Creiddylad:  It is my understanding that gold is more durable than silver. My e-ring band is 3mm at the widest parts and slightly under 2mm at the narrowest.

It is also 2mm thick up by the stone and tapers to 1mm at the bottom.

It feels pretty stable as far as I can tell. Though I do have a very thin band (1.5mm that tapers to 1mm) diamond solitaire. I’ve had it for about 15 years, but I rarely wear it. The band is not exactly circular anymore and there are a couple dings in it.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

Mine is about 5mm at the widest part.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Creiddylad:  Oh, yes, you’re right!  Gold is sturdier than silver.  I thought you were looking at a gold ring.  Sorry! // Would you be able to have the ring made with gold? 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Creiddylad:  14k is a good compromise.  18k is a bit more softer since it has more gold but some people chose it knowing they have a “finer” piece of jewelry; and, 10k has more alloy and the least gold in it.  So if you do a yellow 10k, it might be more paler.  //  I’m sure whatever you get will be beautiful!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a 1.5 mm 14k gold wedding ring. It is soldered to my engagement ring and so far so good. (It has only been a year, though.)

I think soldering was a good answer to the “It’s too thin!” problem, though.  

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine is about 2mm. The ring is a size 5… but I think I’m closer to a 4.5/4.75. The center stone is 1.21 carats and I think total with everything (the halo and diamonds on the band) is around 1.80 carats hope this helps!

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My e-ring and wedding ring both taper to 1.2mm at their thinnest points. I’m not too concerned. Also they’re platinum which is very soft (softer than gold) but malleable, so it would be more likely for them to bend than break, which can be easily fixed. However I don’t see that happening. They’re pretty sturdy.

As long as you get your rings inspected regularly, a thin band shouldn’t be a problem. No matter how thick the band is, it will probably wear down on your finger at the same rate.

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