(Closed) Thin band. Should I be worried?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

1.8mm is as thin as I would personally go for a daily wear piece.  It may still warp a bit over time, but if there is not pave in the shank I would not worry.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think mine is 1.8, and it doesn’t seem that thin to me. It’s also in platinum, so supposedly, that’s supposed to be stronger than WG. For reference, my wedding band is 2.3mm.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

My band is pretty thin towards the top (1.35mm), but it tapers, so it is more substantial as it goes around (2.25mm at the widest point).  However, even though it’s thin width-wise, height-wise, it’s not as dainty as it seems.  I was actually surprised at how strong it feels, and I think I would have to hit it pretty darn hard on something to bend it (but not going to try that to find out just how hard ).  It’s also from Rosado’s Box, btw, and I’m really happy with the quality.  That said, I am also super easy on my jewlery, don’t wear it to wash dishes, clean, workout, sleep, shower, etc, so if you’re someone who will wear it 100% of the time, you might be better to go a little thicker.  

And here’s a pic from the side view so you can see what I mean about it being more substantial than it looks from the top.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

ari530:  Hey, I * think * we’re ring twins, except mine has no pave and is slightly thicker. 🙂 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My Grandmother had a thinnish wedding band that wore so thin it came off and she never found it. On the plus side though it lasted her whole 50 year marriage as it only happened shortly after my Grandfather died. Of course she probably didn’t want to lose it just at that time but it was symbolic in it’s own way. She ended up getting a new thin gold band as she felt lost without it. 

My mother’s eternity band, also a thinnish band, wore down and snapped off in 15 years. I still think it was a different carat gold to her wedding and engagement rings and the fact she wore it in between them caused it to wear down like that, but she doesn’t think so. She had it rebuilt recently.

So it might wear down, but not for a long time yet and you can always have it rebuilt if it starts to show signs.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

My band is 1.5mm, in platinum, and it does not feel “too thin” at all to me. I don’t think I could bend it if I tried. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think that proportion (1.8mm on with a carat-ish size head) is fine. I definitely would not go below 1.8, especially if you add in pave, especially if the head was larger.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

klb641:  I would at least go to 2mm.  I would be afraid of warping as well.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have a 1.4ish mm pave white gold band on my ring and I have no idea how it could warp – I’ve caught it on so many things, and it’s still good as new (had it for almost a year now with zero issues). I also wear it prety much all the time except to shower, sleep, handle raw meat, or clean with chemicals.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If it was platinum then it would be ok for white gold 2mm is probably the minimum to go. I know i wanted under 2mm for my wedding ring and my jeweller said no! He said it wouldn’t last a lifetime and he wont put his name to substandard work. It would be ok for 15-20 years so ok if you plan to upgrade later.

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