Post # 1
Hey Bee’s!! Need some help! I love my engagement ring but I always pictured a thinner band, and mine is just a little bit thicker than i wanted. Is it at all possible? I don’t want to make my fiance feel as though he didn’t do a good job as its a really amazing ring but to wear with a wedding band later I think I would prefer it to be thinner. Also what kind of bands would match it? I don’t want a thick wedding band either. If I can’t get the engagement ring band smaller would it look weird to go with a slightly thinner wedding band? Crazy questions!
Post # 3
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
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
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
@country88: I think you would have to get a whole new setting
Post # 7
@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!