Advice: 1.8 carat solitaire e-ring, band ended thinner than anticipated

posted 3 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 2
1267 posts
Bumble bee

I think it looks great but if it’s not what you ordered you could absolutely return it. Maybe take it to a local jeweller and have them check the thickness with their calipers so you know exactly what thickness it is.

Post # 3
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@deeann:  The thinner band makes the center stone look more pronounced and larger.  I would leave it.  It’s gorgeous.  

Post # 4
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2022

I like it better with the thinner band, but Im not the one wearing it! If you want the thicker band you have to send it back. Yes, it sucks, yes, it’s annoying, yes, you have to wait, yes, it’s SOOOOO frustrating because you wind up suffering for someone elses mistake and it’s unfair, but it’s CLEARLY not what you asked for. If i got something I didnt ask for it would annoy me and i would have to have it fixed. I would mad and resentful since THEY screwed up but I would just send it back. If you fix it you will forget all about the mess up in a year, if you dont fix it, it will probably bother you forever! Im mad for you, LOL, stuff like this really makes me so mad.

Post # 8
3926 posts
Honey bee

You aren’t being picky or ungrateful, just let them know it needs to be made the way you approved it. Nothing wrong with expecting what you approved! 

Post # 9
7995 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

You should not be grateful to the jewelers; they’re doing their job and being paid. You should get what you asked for and what you want, and it’s better to send it back and get it right before you start wearing it. Beautiful ring regardless of the band size, though!

Post # 11
1624 posts
Bumble bee

I think it looks great! If it’s going to bother you though, just get it fixed!

Post # 12
24 posts

I think they both look fantastic. It would bother me that it’s not what I designed and approved. (Personally I love the super thin look. Proportionally my band is 1/5th of the diamond width and it’s a paved band). My only concern would be the tapering and if that offered enough support as I tend to be hard on my jelwery.

Post # 13
63 posts
Worker bee

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@deeann:  so I definitely understand the disappointment in not receiving exactly was was agreed upon, however I have to say the thin band is so flattering on both your hand and for the Diamond itself.  That said, both settings are beautiful but there is a clear difference between the two, so if you really have your heart set on the thicker band you shouldn’t feel bad about bringing it up.  You will be wearing it for a very very long time, so you should be in love with it!

Post # 14
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it’s perfect on you, but if that’s not what you envisioned then by all means change it. Have you tried wedding bands on with it? 

Post # 15
741 posts
Busy bee

I love the thinner band, the stone really pops with the smaller band, maybe wear it for a week and see how you feel. Either way you must be 100% happy.

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