(Closed) Solitaire Band- What is TOO thin?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My ring technically isnt a solitaire, but it has a thin plain shank. The band of my ring is 1.7mm, I personally wouldn’t go any thinner. Id say anything below 1.5mm is too thin in my opinion. I havnt had any issues with my ring. My center stone is 1.65 carats and I’m a size 3.5. Also the height of the band plays a big part in its strenth, the height of my shank is 2mm. 

Post # 3
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t know the exact width but mine is somewhere between 1.2-1.7 mm. I haven’t had any problems with it’s thinness. It’s 14k white gold, diamond is 1.11 ct. My ring size is 4. 


Post # 4
287 posts
Helper bee


Forgive the chipped nail varnish! Mine is a knife edge solitaire (0.33, so quite modest compared to most bees!) on a band that I believe is thinner than 2mm. I’m not sure on the exact width, but I would say it is around 1.7mm?

Ring size is UK K, which I think it a 5.5 according to Google.

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Post # 5
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

My ering is 2mm with a .25 stone (approximately). I too love thin, dainty rings and the width isn’t too thick at all! It shows off the rose gold nicely. My wedding band is bit thinner. I’d guess 1.7-1.8mm. Please excuse my torn up hands!

Post # 7
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Mine is very thin, I’d guess about 1.5mm maybe?, especially at the top of the knife edge (and with pave, no less). I do sometimes wish it were a bit thicker, it makes me nervous. But it is very pretty and dainty, which I like. And it’s platinum, so not quite as soft as gold might be.

Sixe 5/5.25 finger, 1.53 cushion center stone.

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Post # 8
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m a size 6, and my band is 1.5 mm. Center stone is.7

Post # 9
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


Mine is under 1.7, just over a carat, size 6. image20

Post # 10
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

maybe look into going with platinum if you are looking for a thin band. 

Post # 11
6630 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t have a solitaire but my band is extremely thin on the bottom. Like thin enough that I was surprised when I saw it and a little worried about it.  It’s made of silver, which a lot of people feel is too soft for an engagement ring, but it’s holding up just fine.  It looks to be about a millimeter, per the random ruler lying next to me.  I do think I’d be a little nervous about a stone perched on that though – like what if it was cold and the metal a bit brittle and I whacked it into a doorjamb … would the stone just snap right off?  So personally I’d go at least 2mm just in case!

Post # 12
6023 posts
Bee Keeper

I wear a larger than average (for the Bee — lol) ring size. I’m around a size 7, with my rings generally sized to 7.5. So, I personally like a band with slightly more heft to it. For myself, I wouldn’t be comfortable with anything below 2mm. And I agree with PPs that anything smaller than around 1.7 or 1.5 would make me nervous. (That’s not to say those sizes of bands won’t hold up. I would just feel nervous wearing it.)

My solitaire has around a 3.5 CT stone. The band tapers down to 2mm next to the stone. And, for size reference, the band with it is 2.5mm.

Post # 13
2598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Mine is 1.3 with pave and I’ve never had a problem with it. Not a solitaire though. Center stone is aprox 1 carat equivalent size 6.

Post # 14
7905 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The band on my e-ring is 2mm with a taper to ~1.7 or so. I have flanking baguettes on my ring, so it’s not a solitaire. However, I have often wondered about the integrity of my ring, and I’m hoping that the ring will last a lifetime and more.

My Mother-In-Law has her mother’s ring, and she’s had to have it reconstructed because it’s worn down with time. It probably takes several decades to see significant change to the ring. 

Post # 15
9222 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

MrsTeacup:  I love your set!!

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