Post # 1
First the bad news: I recently lost my e-ring and band on a vacation (they were soldered together). Boo!
Now the good news: A new stone is on order and I am working online with a designer in Chicago (I’m in NYC) to design the setting. It can be made as a 1.8mm or a 2mm. I have small hands (ring size 4) and the ring will be a round 1.51 carat solitaire.
So my question is: Do those of you with the skinnier 1.8mm band notice that your ring “spins” due to the daintiness of the band/setting vs. the weight of the diamond?
Thanks so much for any advice. It’s been almost 20 years since we purchased my original e-ring & wedding band, and I have no idea what size they were, so I’m a bit lost here!
Post # 2
My ring size is 4 and it’s 2mm and it doesn’t spin – it shouldn’t if it’s sized properly.
How did you lose your rings? That’s a nightmare!
Post # 3
PP is right. As long as the band is appropriately-tight, it won’t spin, unless your stone is MASSIVE which your stone is not.
Post # 4
aquamarine15 : It was a bit of a freak accident…long story short, we think one of the prongs got caught on the (very fine) mesh lining my husband’s swim trunks when he went to put it in his pocket, and the ring popped out instead of going straight into the pocket. Lesson learned: Never wear your rings anywhere NEAR the water….or sand. Apparently they sink in BOTH!
Post # 5
The difference between 1.8 and 2 is pretty much nonexistant, and certainly not enough to make a difference with spinning. Whether or not your ring spins is going to depend on how tightly it is sized. And that will depend on how much you swell in heat and how large your knuckles are relative to the base of your finger.
I have a 2ct stone on a 1.8mm band and my ring spins a tiny bit, but that is caused by the relative looseness of the size (4 on my 3.75 finger to accomodate swelling when hot), not the width of the shank.
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! Apparently my knuckle is larger than the base of my finger, which is making sizing rather difficult. (I also spend alot of time in humid places, so I probably do “swell” a bit!). I appreciate all the advice!
Post # 7
tracey3345 : I have a 1.8 mm band (with a smaller stone) and my ring spins when I’m cold and I wear it alone. My ring is slightly too big purposely because: my fingers swell in the heat and I like to stack (thicker) bands without cutting off my circulation. My band is sized less than half a size larger than my actual size (5.5 ring size, band is sized at 5.875).
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
I have a 1.6mm band with a .9ct stone. My hand shrink and swell a lot during the day; in the mornings I can barely even get my ring on and by evening it spins. Theres no way I could size down since it already barely goes on sometimes. It’s just something I’ll have to live with… it’s a pretty good problem to have in the grand scheme of things haha!
Post # 9
I have the same ring size as you. Whether or not it spins depends on the ring’s design (the base, is it top heavy, comfort fit? regular fit?)
My ring is very top heavy and it only shifts a little bit. When I wear it with the wedding band, it pretty much stays in place.
Post # 10
I have the same problem! Size 4 ring, 1.5 ct diamond and 1.8mm band. My ring used to spin a ton because it’s about half a size too big because of swelling (I got it this summer when my ring size was more around a 4 than the 3.5 it is now that it’s cold) and wanting to stack. When it’s cold out (now) I got one of those plastic ring sizer coils on amazon to prevent it spinning/slipping off
Post # 11
Sorry about the loss of your rings. I have a 1.8 mm plain solitaire e-ring setting with a 1.85 ct round diamond and have very minimum spinning…not enough to be bothersome. My ring is sized at 5.5 and I have large knuckles and swell a lot with heat, salt, etc., so I can’t go down in size, but another option is to go up in size and have sizing beads added (regardless of the width of th ring), which helps with larger knuckles, swelling and with spinning.
Post # 12
My .61 carat on a 2mm spins, and I’m a size 3.5 So yeah yours probably will spin sometimes.
Post # 13
Vestedbee, my old ring had sizing beads, too. I actually really liked them, but it seems a shame to add them to a brand-new ring that’s being custom-made just for me! I’m keeping them as an option though… 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
tracey3345 : My ring finger is a 5.5, my e-ring (tapered 2mm with a 1.5 carat stone and a halo) is a 5.75, and my knuckle is probably around a 6. When I’m cold, the ring spins a lot since my finger is a good amount smaller than the knuckle. I used to wear a small size adjuster on the band, which was great for the spinning but really hurt my knuckle when trying to take my ring off, since it was even less space than usual, so I don’t wear it anymore and deal with some spinning when I’m cold.
Post # 15
tracey3345 : that’s terrible! I can’t imagine.
I should clarify, my ring does move around a bit when my hands are cold but never completely swivels around (it’s a 1ct) and certainly wouldn’t fall off. When my hands are warm or normal temperature I have no problems. If you get sized by a professional and mention your concerns, they should be able to make the fit ideal. My ring was also custom and they did a great job with the sizing.