(Closed) Engagement ring too thin

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

1.4 is WAY too thin. A minimum of 1.8-2mm is best (and more is better for pave). I wonder why the original jeweler went that thin to start – did they warn Fiance or did he push for it?

I don’t know what to say. Your Fiance is being unreasonable if he won’t even listen to his own jeweler. Depending on why it was made that way (FI going against recommendations, jeweler not warning), the jeweler ought to be remaking it at no cost.

I would also look into getting it reshanked. It’s not a big deal to get it reshanked (I just had a ring reshanked) and it would still be the SAME ring, just with a stronger shank that can withstand being worn day to day!


Post # 3
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Assuming you want exactly the same ring design with the same stone you could always pay with your own money to get your current ring melted down and then remade again with same stone and some extra metal to widen and make sturdier. 

I don’t really understand what you mean by the band having gotten thinner after 5 months though, seems an unlikely time frame of it having worn down.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee

Is there anyway you can get it melted down into another piece of jewellery? Maybe a small heart pendant that way you can still get use out of it without worrying about it breaking?

Post # 5
366 posts
Helper bee

Go to whatever jeweler he got the ring from and complain.  That is crazy.  They should have some kind of warrenty against manufactoring defeats or be able to give you a good chuck of money off having it reset in something more durable.

Post # 6
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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producersarah :  Can we see your setting? 1.4 mm is very thin, and that’s coming from someone who likes thin rings. I would recommend finding a replacement setting that won’t break the bank. Depending on what your setting looks like I bet we could all help you find something that isn’t too crazy.

If you want to “prove it” to him I’d either take him into the jeweler or another jeweler for a second opinion, show him responses to this thread, or maybe another page online that discusses band thickness and why it’s important. Sometimes guys let their egos get in the way when it comes to engagement rings, but realistically if he wants it to last “forver” you’re going to need a thicker shank. 

Post # 7
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Yeah that’s super thin…1.5mm is the thinnest I’d go. The ring I had my heart on is 1.3mm and I just couldn’t do it, the risk is too much. Your Fiance is being unreasonable IMO.

Post # 13
25 posts

I just measured my band and it 1.5 mm.  Ive had it since November and I havent had any problems with it.  I have and old ring that was brass that the band would warp from my body heat but I only paid like $50 so I wasn’t surprised.  I would be less worried about the thickness and more about the quality of the metal.  

Post # 14
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Did the jeweler warn him that was way too thin? Because just because he asked for it does not mean it should have been done. Also 1.4mm is an odd specification to make.

With a ring that thin resizing is not a good idea either.

Did you ask same jeweler who made it about reshanking? Because I would go and ask someone else. I really would not trust this jeweler after making it that thin to start with.

What metal is the ring? You might have a bit more longevity if it is platinum as opposed to gold, but since it is already warping that won’t be much comfort.



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