Jeweller cant do thin band

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX

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dedenm :  for what it’s worth, 1.7mm is still VERY thin and dainty. I would take the jeweler’s advice and have a slightly more durable band. It will still be super thin! and at least you won’t run the risk of having it break or needing it adjusted all the time. 

Post # 17
5472 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

1.7mm with that stone size will still look super thin and delicate. Trust the jeweller, 1.5 will be too thin!

I have a 1.5mm band and it is too thin, and my stone is one 0.75 so it doesn’t even need to hold much weight. I ended up having my diamond reset into something closer to 1.7 only a year after being engaged. I was sucked in by all the gorgeous images of thin rings on Pinterest and instagram and the truth is those rings are not built to last. I also find it quite telling that lots of bees post about how well their thin bands have held up after 9 month, 1 year, 1.5 etc and frankly all I think yeah duh of course an expensive piece of jewellery should look like new after a year but show me what it looks like in 15. 

Post # 18
4959 posts
Honey bee

Just because you see someone willing to sell it doesn’t mean it is durable or meant for every day wear.  Ultra thin bands have been trendy for a couple of years now and if someone thinks they can make a buck they will make it for anyone willing to part with their money.  But the reality is there is only so thin you can go if you want to wear the ring daily and not have it warp or constantly fix it, like most people want to wear their engagement rings.  In fact most reputable jewelers will recommend no less.than 1.8 if no side stones or no less 2.0 with side stones.

Your jeweler sounds like they are giving you sound advice (albeit still not going as thick as they probably ought to) and is uncomfortable giving you a product they feel is inferior.  Either trust them or go find yourself a jeweler who is willing to do exactly what you want.  It’s that simple.  Your jeweler isn’t required to do what you want, particularly if it means their reputation is on the line.

Post # 19
1536 posts
Bumble bee

If you want to replace the band every year, then yes, 1.5 mm is fine.  East/West Gem company has been in business for 1 year and they are doing 6 carat rings on a 1.4 mm band to market the ‘look for less’ of celebrities in LA (where they are located).  When you read the reviews on them, the first thing people mention is losing pave in the first 2 weeks. You can have a super thin band with no pave and it willl last for awhile but if you have never seen what a 1.8mm band looks like in person, I would go try some on a jeweler’s.  That is already super thin! I would never go under 2 mm personally.  Every person who does just comes back and says they have to redo your band. If you want your ring to be worn every day, I would take your jewelers advice and don’t look at companies like East/West Gem company, which is basically fashion jewelry, as an example for a daily worn e-ring. 

Post # 20
66 posts
Worker bee

Here is my very thin (1.5-1.6mm?) ring after a week of light wear. I can’t reccomend going under 1.8mm in either width or thickness. 

Post # 21
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I have a 9x7mm stone and my jeweller would not make my band thinner than 2.3mm because it would not be durable enough for lifetime daily wear. I would definitely trust your jeweller on this.

Post # 24
264 posts
Helper bee



I had my ring made at 1.5 mm wide, even after my jeweler suggested otherwise. He and I compromised and had my ring made at 1.8mm in thickness. It’s denser that way, but not where you can see from the top. Best of both worlds because it’s nice and sturdy, but still gives the ultra thin appearance 😊

Post # 25
66 posts
Worker bee

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dedenm :  yeah just be careful. I treated that ring like my baby. I never slept with it, washed dishes/did chores, worked out or showered with it on.

Post # 26
26 posts

Ive heard stories about side stones from East West Gem Co falling out, and im not surprised because their bands are very thin. 1.7 is still going to be very thin, especially with that size center, I promise you.

Post # 27
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Mine are 1.5 bands and I have not had a problem. I’ve never had any of the diamonds fall out and none of them have ever been loose. But, if the jeweler you are using is uncomfortable doing the 1.5 then I would just go with the 1.7 band like she says. That is still very thin and I don’t think it will make that much of a difference.

Post # 28
2211 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019


So I had a super thin 1.5mm band and within a few months of light wear it completely bent and a side stone fell out. Plus it spun like crazy. So the jeweler replaced the bottom half of the band. Basically he made the bottom half of it 2mm and kept the top half the same 1.5mm. So I have the same dainty look I was going after but, had the strength of a 2mm band. You can’t tell at all when you look at the top of the ring. And it feels so much more secure now and like it’s not going to bend anytime I pick up my purse. Maybe your jeweler can do something similar? 

Post # 29
894 posts
Busy bee

I have a 10k white gold right hand ring and the band is 2mm with a slight taper right at the stone. The stone is a blue topaz and less than 1ct, and the band still looks very thin and dainty. I am rough on my hands and very rarely take my ring off (even in cicumstances where I know I should whoops), and haven’t had any problems yet. Anything less than 2mm is going to look absolutely tiny and delicate, no worries. 

Post # 30
9878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a 1.5mm RHR with a morganite and I would NOT recommend it for everyday wear. It’s very thin.

I doubt you will notice much of a difference in .2 mm.

You could see if maybe they could taper it at the top?

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