Post # 1
The jeweler we finally decided on offers the same setting in two widths, 1.5mm and 2mm. I honestly cannot decide between the two.. The price difference is so miniscule. I like 1.5mm because it makes my stone look large, but I normally gravitate to 2mm bands just because i normally prefer that size for pave. Can I see your 1.5mm? Ideally I would choose 1.7-1.8mm but don’t want to pay to have it custom made, as this would make it more expensive than the 2mm setting
Post # 2
Can we see a picture of your e-ring? I went small 2.0mm and it really looked off against my e-ring.
Post # 3
Mine tapers. It starts at 2mm at the bottom and gets thinner towards the stone I am not 100% but I think mine is around 1.5-1.7sih mm. I really like how it makes the stone pop. It feels sturdy and heavy even though its quite dainty.
Post # 5
I would not go thinner than 2mm with pave. Even w/o pave it risks getting out of round so easily. It might look good, but if it’s in the shop four times a year because you bent it opening a door I don’t think its worth it!
Post # 7
I have a 1.5mm half eternity band, and it’s very thin looking. I don’t think I’d feel comfortable going with a pave shank that thin for an engagement ring. A 2mm shank will still look dainty and will be more sturdy.
Post # 8
I have a 1.7mm engagement ring which tapers in towards the flower and a 2mm wedding band. My jeweller said he wouldn’t want to do less than 2mm for a diamond band because it was too risky. How wide is your engagement ring? Or is this your engagement ring?
Post # 9
Mine also tapers. I think the top is about 1.6mm. My stone is a 1 carat Montana sapphire, equivalent in diameter to about a .65 carat diamond. I really like the thinness of my setting, but I would choose a minimum of 2mm for anything with pave or diamonds in the shank. I’m just not delicate and would worry about stones popping out more often in the thinner setting.
Why do my pics always post so huge when I go through the effor to make them smaller?? 🙁
Post # 10
2mm is really a lot more durable. Chances of warping a 1.5mm band are a lot higher. Now that said, I have a 1.5mm band. lol. But I don’t wear it everyday and I have only had it a few years. It is still in great shape though.
Post # 11
I tried on a few 1.5mm rings earlier this week–and knew instantly that I’d whack one out of round in no time.
Post # 12
Both my bands are 1.5 mm (my pave e-ring might be 1.4mm) and I love them! I wouldn’t want to go any bigger since I have small hands and prefer very dainty rings. I have zero worries about them being sturdy, even with the pave. It’s only half eternity but has pave under the basket as well, I’ve worn it 24/7 for over two years and have never even had a stone come loose even though I’m very rough with it.
Post # 13
My ring is 2mm at its widest and tapers to 1.5mm.
Post # 14
The band on my solitaire is 1.6mm, I love how delicate it looks. I wouldnt want to go under 2mm with pave though.
Post # 15
1.5 for pave ? Most jewelers won’t even do that…if it’s just solid gold then go for it. Mine is 1.8 and it’s very thin…I like that look and I think it highlights the diamond.