Battle of the Bands : 2mm vs 2.5mm

posted 1 year ago in Rings
  • poll: Is there a noticeable difference between 2mm and 2.5mm band on a solitaire?
    Yes, I can see the difference. : (9 votes)
    29 %
    No, there is no difference. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Not worth the hassle and/or price to alter the band. : (20 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    521 posts
    Busy bee

    That band looks so much thicker than my 2mm band. So yes, I think you’d be able to see a difference. But no, I don’t think the change is worth the hassle. 

     

    Post # 3
    Member
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    If you had a much smaller center stone, I’d say yes, go for the 2mm. However I think the proportions are just right here.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2629 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    isabee :  I don’t understand why everyone wants such narrow bands. My wedding band is 2.5mm and I find it tiny, I would have preferred 3mm but there wasn’t a wider option. Personally I prefer split shanks for engagement rings, that split to near the same width as the stone or setting.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    i would go with the 2.5mm band.  Unless your ering is substantial I wouldn’t consider going smaller

    Post # 6
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    How about shaving the shank into a knife edge. That’s what I did with my rings and they look thinner. Before and after pics:

    These are both 2.7mm each. But after I got the knife edge done…it gives the illusion of a thinner band

    Post # 7
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    I can definitely tell the difference but I do not in any way think it is worth the hassle.

     

    gorgeous ring! 

    Post # 9
    Member
    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I am a fan of super thin bands for myself, and that has nothing to do with stone size. I just prefer dainty small bands. HOWEVER I think that band looks great on your hand. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    isabee :  My stone is 8.5mm and my finger is a size 8. Yeah the knife edge shave down does really make a difference 😃

    Post # 13
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    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think your ring is lovely and I wouldn’t change it. I’m also not particularly sold on the dainty jewelry fad – though I can certainly appreciate its loveliness, I think there are tons of beautiful ring looks. My ering is vintage and had a thicker band so my wedding band is 3mm to match. I love the look of a chunkier set, and think it’s still very feminine — go look at the rings in Mad Men.

    Post # 14
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    isabee :  personally, I like your band thickness. It goes with your beautiful stone. If you were to go skinny, I’d go no further than 2mm. My jeweler said it’s the safest thinness anything below it is guaranteed to warp or snap somewhere over the lifetime of the ring.  Plus, I like the heaviness of thicker bands.

    Post # 15
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    2501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    isabee :  I can’t find one of my “before” photos, but my solitaire started out as a 2.5mm band and I had it slimmed down to just under 2mm. I seriously LOVE it and am so glad I did it. I find the proportions much more pleasing now. This is how it looks now, with my 2mm milgrain wedding band:

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