(Closed) Thick ering band is causing me stress! Pics please

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@NekoKitten:  Hello!

I don’t have anything similar, but I will say that 3.6mm sounds quite thick for a size 5 finger. Have you tried any rings on to look at band width? It depends on what you want because if a chunkier band is more your style then it will be great, but if you didn’t particularly want a thick band then that ring sounds like it might be too thick for your ring size.

For comparison purposes, my ring size is 6.5 (UK M) and my band is 1.9mm at its thickest (I do prefer thinner bands). My centre stone is 0.45cts so roughly the size you’re looking at. I know this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for but I hope it’s at least vaguely helpful!


Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have a knife edge engagement ring, but my engagement ring is 2.5 mm and my wedding band is 3.5 mm. I have size 5 3/4 fingers and it works out fine for me even though I was worried too. You should get the ring you like, it you can try it on and see how it works for you. My phone won’t let me post pictures right now, I’ll try when I get home.

Post # 5
3227 posts
Sugar bee

@NekoKitten:  Will you be wearing a band with your ring? And if so, how thick would you want it? 3.5mm alone I don’t think is too thick but I just love thicker bands. Of course, if you will be getting a matching band I think 7mm is a lot and might or might not be uncomfortable. I solve thick rings but I don’t have much real estate so I can get uncomfortable fast and have around the same finger size as you. 

Post # 6
87 posts
Worker bee

mine is about 3.5 mm but my diamond measures 7.5×7.5mm, so it still had that “solitaire” look I wanted. My finger size is 4.5 and it wasnt too thick for me, even with a wedding band (my wedding band is 1.5mm, although I could have gone to 3mm comfortably). I was worried about it being too thick too, but when I saw it I knew it was perfect!

Post # 7
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Post # 8
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@NekoKitten:  IMO that’s too thick for a band.. especially for a diamond of that size. I would prefer something thinner… like max 2.5 mm.

Post # 9
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My ring has a 3.5 mm band at the top and it tapers down to 2 mm at the very bottom. 

Post # 10
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My engagement ring is 4mm wide and my wedding band is 3mm wide, and my finger size is 4.5. I really don’t think that’s too thick at all, but it’s a matter of personal preference, really.

Post # 11
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not sure what my ring is, i’mguessing at least 3.5mm if not more… my finger is size 5 – i love it.  Here’s a photo with the wedding band I just bought as well

Post # 12
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My ring is half of that (1.8mm) and my finger is size 5 and everyone always says how thin it is… I’m sure 3.6 will look great! I can imagine mine being twice its width and looking nice. 🙂 

Post # 13
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine is about 3mm at its widest, so that should give you some idea.. (but I’m a size 6.25)

Post # 14
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Honestly, it has less to do with what size your fingers are (girth) and more about length…

Sort of how your Shoe Size has very little to do with your height.

Someone 5 Feet Tall might wear a Size 9 Shoe… BUT so may someone 6 Feet Tall.

All that really matters is WHAT IS THE DISTANCE between the base of your Ring Finger and that first knuckle… short fingers have a lot less space generally.

My best advice…

Measure the distance and see what it is…

AND go try rings on.  Rings look differently on everyone… just like we all look different in a particular top or pair of jeans.  NOT EVERTHING SUITS EVERYONE !!

Hope this helps,


Post # 15
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Both my engagement ring and wedding band are knife edge.  My engagement ring is 4mm at it’s widest, a fraction over 4 actually.  The diamond is 4mm and and the gold sticks out past it a bit so I have to thump on something just right to actually hit the diamond. The wedding band is 3mm.  Ring size 6.  Worth noting is the fattest part of my finger is above the ring and not the knuckle, always been that way even when I was 110lbs, I’m a bit overweight now.  I’ve also been told repeatedly that I have long slender fingers (which I guess just means they are long and the knuckles don’t protrude at all). 

But any ring as wide as both combined (like the family heirloom ring I wear on the right hand) makes a muffin top effect, just because of the width, no matter how skinny I am.  If it didn’t it would fall off.  So it’s worth considering how your fingers are shaped and if you mind the bit of “muffin top” like I have if your fingers are like mine (I don’t care).  If you have slim fingers and normal/large knuckles (bigger than the fleshy part of your finger) I don’t think it matters as much, just takes up more space on your finger.

Good luck!  Definitely try on various rings to see how they look and feel!


Post # 16
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A knife edge will definitely make the band look thinner but I personally would find 3.6mm to be a bit wide for my liking, mainly because of comfort.  If it is a plain band, the jeweler should be able to have some of the metal down, making it thinner.

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