(Closed) Less Than 2mm Band for Engagement Ring – Too Thin and Fragile?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My ring has a thin shank, and I love it.  It’s platinum and very dainty.  In platinum and palladium, the shank does have a higher chance of bending if you drop it, but I think it’s worth it.  Because you’re considering a plain shank, it’s sturdier than a pave band would be.

Post # 33
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t know about durability (I assume it depends largely what you do for a living, or while wearing it, anyway) but I just wanted to say that I love thin bands! I think they’re ladylike and dainty…definitely not cheap looking. There is the proportions compared to the finger to consider though, and less than 2mm can he hard to wear unless your finger really suits it. You would know best!

Post # 34
7 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have a 1.5mm pave band and I don’t think it is too thin/fragile! I probably wouldn’t lift a bunch of weights with it on but otherwise it has been quite sturdy and makes my stone pop!

Post # 35
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like the look of thin bands, and my engagement ring, which is antique, is 2mm. But the problem with thinner bands is that they tend to spin. Also, if the material is gold, the band will wear down over the years, so there’s the issue of maintenance.

There was an interesting debate on Pricescope on this very topic a while back:


Post # 36
2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1.5 mm band…sometimes I do think it’s too thin but then again, it features the center basket so well that way!! It keeps the ring delicate on my thin fingers…size 4.75

Platinum 1.5 mm shank:

Post # 37
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine is under 2mm! Perfectly beautiful!

Post # 38
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I love thin bands!

Post # 39
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like super thin bands. I’m looking at 1.5mm for my wedding ring. 😀

Post # 40
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Nope ! Mine is about the same I think-  

Post # 41
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love thin bands! I think mine is 1.8 mm. Sorry, not the best quality picture

Post # 42
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I absolutly adore thin bands!!! Especially on thin fingers. It really show cases the diamond.


Here’s my thin band….

Post # 43
18 posts

@Nextvie:  i love your ring that is one good looking ring! i am getting mine soon yay 🙂

Post # 43
5 posts

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Nextvie:  love love love love (did i say love? ) your ring! Can I ask because your stone is sunning what is the cut quality and colour? its freakin stunning!

Post # 44
1113 posts
Bumble bee

Not too thin at all.  However, you need to exercise proper ring care (take it off if you are doing chores/heavy lifting), but that’s just what I do regardless of what ring I’m wearing.  I place it in the box in my jewelry drawer when I’m at home usually, anyway.  

I like my thinner band (I believe mine has almost identical tapering to yours), because I think it now looks better with my thicker wedding band (which I cannot wait to wear!).  I think if my e-rings shaft was the same as the wedding band, it would look too big.  You have a LOT of flexibility with a thin band!

Just be kind to it, that’s it. Same as any other ring.  I really don’t understand what someone are doing who can really wreck these, aside from boxing someone in the face or powerlifting (both bad times to wear a ring!).  I pretty much only wear my ring in public if I’m not doing any physical activity. 


Post # 45
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

i’m uncomfortable wearing thin bands. Too many of my old thin rings look like an oval after few years of wear. It all depends on your finger size- the larger the finger the more fragile the ring is. 

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