Post # 1
Hi ladies I’m a newly engaged bee and I’ve had my ring for about a month now . I love my ring so much and I love that my so picked it out himself. But it’s just every time I look at it I can’t help but wish the band was thinner. It’s 3.2mm and I went to a jewellers yesterday and he said it would cost £50 and he can get it under under the 3mm mark.
My partner isn’t really on board with the idea because I’m changing the ring he gave to me. I understand this in some sense but it will still be the same ring !
what are your opinions on this? Does anyone have any before and after pictures of any work similar to this ?
I’m pretty lost on what to do so any help would be much appreciate. Here our some pictures sorry there so big I don’t know how to resize on an ipad !
Post # 3
I think it looks lovely as is.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t! It is so pretty!!
Post # 5
I really like the proportion of stone size to band thickness, and you have long fingers so you pull it off nicely. is there any particular reason you wish your band was thinner? were you wanting a thick wedding band?
I’m currently wearing TWO 3mm rings stacked, and it’s quite comfortable! before getting engaged I’d never worn rings before so I thought I wanted something really thin, like 2mm or under. but after getting used to 3mm rings I find I really like substantial rings! give it some time first, see if you get used to it? you can ALWAYS shave it down, but if you regret afterwards it’s much harder to go back.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
@MarthaMason: i personally wouldnt bother – if you were thinking of shaving it down to 2mm then maybe, but 0.2mm is hardly anything!! i think the ring looks great as is.
Post # 7
@MarthaMason: I think you should if you want to. Pitch it at you FI in the way that once you get a wedding band you don’t want to have a super thick stack of two rings maybe?
Post # 8
I love it the way it is now!!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
At first I agreed, but looking again, I think it’s a very flattering ratio on your lovely long fingers!
Post # 10
@MarthaMason: I had my massive chunky prongs shaved down twice. It was really bothering me (they overpowered the diamond) and it was NOT like the sample in the store. I’m so happy with it…. It doesn’t bother me anymore and it’s still the proposal ring!!
Post # 11
Dont do it, it’s grogeous!
Post # 12
@MarthaMason: I think your ring is beautiful, but I can see how it might be too wide depending on the type of wedding band you want. Before you do anything, I would try on some wedding bands to get an idea of what you want and how it will look together.
Also, I wonder if you shop around to different jewelers, you might be able to get it done for cheaper or even for free because they keep the extra gold that’s removed.
Post # 13
Noooo…I like it the way it is. Everyone has thin bands, so it makes it unique. But if you really dont like it, then just go down to a 3mm, but nothing thinner.
Post # 14
Don’t shave it down, it’s beautiful! I always wanted a dainty band until my FI got my a thick band (I think about 2.7mm) and now I LOVE thick ones, I feel they’re just sturdy.
Post # 15
THANK YOU EVERYBODY! All your comments have really helped me into deciding what I want to do and I’m going to keep it how it is. I love it so much and the sentimental value of it is priceless and I wouldn’t want to do anything to it! I’ve had a few comments from people saying how nice it is and I realised it’s just me being silly!
One thing I will keep in mind is to try on some wedding bands and see how that goes!
Again thank you ladies for all your help 🙂 x
Post # 15
cantonbride: hi! I have the same ring and same concern! Would you be able to show how shaving down affected the side profile of the ring? It looks great from the top. Did a jeweler do it or did it have to go back to Tacori? Thanks!!!