Post # 32
@MissTX: I think the most important thing when you are pairing a band with an engagement ring is not the width but the depth of the band–meaning, how far the metal extends out from your finger, if that makes any sense.
IMO rings of different widths can look great if they both sit the same distance from the finger. But even rings of the same widths can look mismatched if one is very flat and the other is much more rounded.
Here’s an example of what I mean–these rings have very different widths but they look great together because they have the same depth; the outside edges of the rings align perfectly:
Whereas this set doesn’t work as well IMO even though the widths are similar, because the wedding band protrudes farther than the engagement ring:
Post # 33
2.5 mm band on size 5.5 wedding band will hopefully be my mother’s old band if we can get it resized–it will be a round, yellow gold 1.5 mm band.
Post # 34
My wedding band is 2mm. I’m not exactly sure what my ering is but it’s very similar. Ring size 6.
Post # 35
My engagement ring is 1.5mm and my wedding band is 1.8mm
Here’s a picture of my engagement ring on my finger for some perspective. My ring size is 4.75
Post # 36
@Over the Moon: YES i can see EXACTLY what you mean. the second picture, the diamond band does stick out farther on the sides, i definitely don’t like that. I think I could for sure get the ring I want which is like 1.4mm and get a 2mm wedding band. I could probably even do a 3-4mm as long as it GOES with it. This is tricky business, wedding band picking!!
thank you all for your posts, it has really helped a lot. Seeing stock photos online is only helpful to a certain extent, you want to know in relation to the finger what it would look like! 🙂
Post # 37
Engagement ring: 1.5mm width
Diamond eternity band: 2.1mm width
My finger is a size 4.75. Hope that helps!
Post # 38
Just the thread I’ve been looking for!