(Closed) Is there any way to get my engagement ring band thinner?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I dont know if they can file it down but if you trade your thicker band in for a new band they might do it for nothing at the place you bought the ring…ask them it never hurts

Post # 4
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hey! I was asking the exact same questions in my head a couple weeks ago so I went in to see a local jeweler. Jewelers can in fact make a gold band thinner by literally shaving the gold away from either side and then polishing it off to make it smooth again. However, it is much more tricky with an engagement ring that has a large stone on it. Jewelers need to be much more careful otherwise they may destroy the integrity of the ring.

I went in to a local jeweler to take a look at my specific ering to see if he could make the band thinner. He said he could but not all the way up to the stone, which was what I wanted. He said he could make the band thinner in the back but not front.

So you should definitely go in to consult a jeweler so they can take a look at your actual ring and show you what they can do. They mkght be able to make it thinner for you, or you might have to simply reset it and they can make an exact replica of your ring but thinner. 🙂

Post # 5
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

When I saw your ring I understood, because I like thinner bands also, but I think it looks really good on your finger! You could def check with a jeweler, but if you’re afraid of hurting your Fiance you might give it a while and see if you change your mind.

Post # 6
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@country88:  I think you would have to get a whole new setting

Post # 7
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@Lacelibs:  Agreed, I think you would need to get a new setting.  But with thin, plain material it would not be super expensive.  For a wedding band, you could get a very thin, pave band.  I think that would look nice!

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