Post # 1
Hi, Bees! I’m so excited because this is my VERY FIRST post! I’ve been a long-time lurker, but now that I’ll be getting engaged soon, I have a few questions for my fellow Bees!
I’ve been to infinity and beyond (and back) in this search for an engagement ring. I’ve been actively looking since January (with my boyfriend’s permission of course) after we started seriously discussing marriage in the next couple years.
It’s been a long time coming, but I think The Natural Sapphire Company is the one! I think it works the best with our limited budget.
I’ve been emailing them back and forth for the past week with a million questions because I’m thinking of combining the head/basket of one of the settings with the band/shank of another setting. They’ve been very helpful, and everything seems to be within budget, but I was told today that given the size of diamonds that I requested for the shank, the band will be at least 3mm wide (and taper down).
Is that too thick? I’m afraid it is, but I don’t want to request smaller diamonds if I don’t have to. The center stone is a 2.5ct sapphire (approximately 9mm x 7mm), and my finger is a size 7. I think I might be more comfortable with a 2mm-2.5mm band, but I want to be absolutely sure before I email The Natural Sapphire Company YET AGAIN!
I was wondering if my fellow Bees could help me out and post pictures of their rings! 🙂 It doesn’t matter if it’s a diamond, sapphire, emerald, or moissanite! And could you also note the size of your center stone, the size of your band/shank, and the size of your finger?
Post # 3
@mariatcast: I have a 2.3mm ering shank, and my stone is .74 carat. I’m getting a 2.5 mm wedding band. To me, even my .74 stone looks big on this shank, and it makes the shank look nice and delicate. With the MUCH bigger stone that you’re getting, I’m sure a 3mm would look and feel just fine.
My finger is a 6.5.
Post # 4
I “think” my band is 2.5mm but then it is a split shank as well.
Post # 5
I have a 1.7mm shank for both my ering and my wedding band and both included micropave diamonds set in platinum. My diamond is 1.06 ct surrounded with a micropave halo. I prefer really delicate rings so i always lean towards thinner shanks, especially since my wedding band sits flush (looks like a double-banded ring instead of two separate rings) and I have a small hand. My ring size is 4.75 – 5.
Post # 6
2 ct (7x7mm) with two half-moon sidestones (kind of hard to make out in the picture), 4mm wide band. In the pic below, both the plain and diamond wedding bands are 3mm.
Post # 7
@mariatcast: Mines I think Is 2.5 mm with a split shank , size 7finger . Diamond center is 1.75 cts
Post # 8
@mariatcast: congratulstions! I love the NSC, how exciting 🙂 I think 3 mm would be perfect, but I don’t like rings so thin and light you can’t feelthem. I want to notice that m y rings are on, dammit! 😉 my center stone is .65, my finger is a 4.75, and both rings are platinum. 2.3 mm ering and 3 mm wedding band. I hope that helps!
Post # 9
PS that is my dog in the last photo there, not some gross pile of dust or something. Ew.
Post # 10
I’m nearly positive that my band is 2.5mm wide. My diamond is .74 carats and my ring size is a 5.
Post # 11
I “think” my band is about 3mm thick but it might be thicker. I prefer more sturdy bands because I work in the agriculture industry. My enter stone is 1.09 carat and it’s my moms diamond from her wedding ring.
Post # 12
I think the shank on my e-ring is 3mm. My center stone is 1.10 carats. I like the sturdy band 🙂
Post # 13
@wrkbrk: I laughed for 20 minutes after reading your post. I couldn’t stop imagining your dog as a random pile of dust! Hahaha! I don’t know why it’s so funny!
Thanks for the advice and thanks for the laughs!
Post # 14
Thanks, everyone! Your feedback has been super helpful!
Keep ’em coming, ladies! I want to see some more rings!
Post # 15
The shank on my e-ring is 4mm because of the three sides of pave. And my center stone is 1.5 carats.
Post # 16
My center stone is 9mm & has about 1mm added with the floral halo. My shank is about 1.6mm. I wanted something incredibly thin, like Leon Mege style. If I had it to do over, I probably would have gone up just a tiny bit, to 2mm with 1.5 pointer diamond melee in the shank instead of 1 pointers. If I were in your shoes, I would go with 2-2.3mm shank, but nothing more (if lots of width scares you, like it did me). Here are a couple perfective shots of my ring, sorry the setting is a bit dirty in a couple.