Ring Spacers

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

so, I don’t have a spacer, because I don’t think I will need one – my wedding ring is still in production, but we’ve designed it so that it can sit flush to my engagement ring without scratching it – luckily the stones on the e-ring sit high enough that a band can sit underneath, and there won’t be any diamonds on the side of the wedding band which will sit flat against the engagement ring.

If that was not the case, however, I’d need a stacker,.

The idea of the spacer is to keep hard stones like diamonds from digging into the soft metal of the other band – so the width would really depend on what is needed to separate the area you’re trying to protect and the size and shape of the diamonds that are likely to do the damaging. 

And, you wouldn’t generally have diamonds in a spacer since the point of it is to act as a buffer between two elements of your rings – it can’t do that if it has diamonds in it, as they are what is going to cause the friction in the first place. I suppose if you were determined, you could get some flush-set diamonds, but it seems somewhat pointless to do so.

Also, some people get them as the just like the gap between the rings, so there’s that – it’s all personal preference.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I first heard about Tiny Sparkle Studio on Etsy from posters here on weddingbee, several years ago. I’ve since bought several spacers and small rings from them in both yellow gold and white gold and in several shapes (I’ve gotten plain bands, a chevron, a twist and a set of rolling rings from her, too). I love supporting a woman owned business and Katrina (the owner) does beautiful work and gives great customer service. She happens to be local to me and, once when she accidentally sent me the wrong ring (rose gold rather than white gold), she drove to my house to drop off the correct ring.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/tinysparklestudio

 

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I have a spacer ring. I got mine made by my jeweller. It’s approximately 1.2mm wide. I initially requested a 1mm but he saw that it needed to be just a bit wider. I need one to keep the prongs of my e-ring from rubbing against the diamonds in my wedding ring. All 3 rings have bands made of 14K gold. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

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@bluecutie00:  Thank you! I like 1-1.5mm, depending on the placement in the stack. 1.2/1.3 (like pp mentions) is a good sweet spot.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

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@bluecutie00:  maybe try positioning your rings the way you would like them to sit (imaging a spacer in between…. the rings would not be touching at the underside of your finger). Then measure the distance between the rings on the underside of your finger with a ruler that measures in mm. It won’t be exact but you should be able to determine is you need a .8 vs a 1.5 or bigger. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@bluecutie00:  yes, I would go for a spacer with that. I think your best bet is to try some on, and see which separates the two enough to prevent the diamonds rubbing on the gallery, as you say. Or maybe, just wiggle them apart until they don’t touch and measure the space to give you a rough idea of the width you need!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I have a few. My favourites though are by Sennin Esko. I bought them from his Etsy shop. But I have purchased through his personal store and been happy with that service as well. I have 2 argentinium silver hammered bands that are 1mm wide i think. I also have a 1.5ish mm knife edge rose gold band from him that I LOVE. I also have a .80mm platinum one from BlueRidgeNotions when she was still on Etsy. She has her own store when last I looked but I have not purchased from her for a long time as I have developed a preference for Sennin’s work over my 4 years wearing engagement and wedding ring sets.

I can try and find you some pictures of the spacers if you want? And also I absolutely mix metals. My main rings are generally platinum but i pretty happily mix with rose gold part time. All jewellery will rub and scratch over time unless it gets soldered so the different wear argument doesn’t hold much water for me. I’ll just replace my spacers as needed pretty happily.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

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@bluecutie00:  okay so these aren’t the most awesome quality. I swear no matter what I do my camera always turns everything to melted metal. But it will get the point across. I am wearing the two spacers, my platinum and rose gold ones,  between the diamond bands in the top and middle ones and both below the halo in the bottom. I can try and take a picture of my hammered argentinium silver ones tommorow sometime also. It’s pretty dark in my house atm or I would pull them out now.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

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@bluecutie00:  Thank you! I really love it. And yes the invisible one is the platinum one. One thing I will say is it is comfortable unless I am removing it and then it feels more like the skinny piece of platinum wire that it is. My 1mm and 1.5’s from Sennin feel more comfortable going on and off. So I just solve my comfort issue by removing only when needed. Could be a craftsman thing or could just be the mm size. And if you go checking out any stores I reccomend calling ahead. When I turned my spacers over to be inspected with my set my jeweller was fascinated because they had never ever heard of anything like this lol. So you might need to explain it to them.

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