Thin bands!!!

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I personally wouldn’t put a 3ct. stone on a 1.6mm band.  I have a 1ct. sapphire with a halo on a 1.7mm band and even that makes it a bit top heavy.  I also wish I would have went with a 2mm instead as my 1.7 feels a bit delicate for my daily life.

Post # 3
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Center stone is only 1ct., but my band is 1.5mm. I agree with PP, I feel like a 3ct stone would be incredibly large for a band that thin.



Post # 4
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

1.6mm does not sound sturdy enough for everyday wear if you have a 3 carat stone. I have a 2.2 carat sapphire and my jeweller would not make the band thinner than 2.3mm.

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee

Most jewelers do not recommend going thinner than 1.7-1.8mm for plain bands and at least 1.8mm for pave bands so as not to compromise durability (especially for something worn daily like an e-ring).  Mine is 1.8mm (with a softened knife edge so it appears thinner) with a 1.85 ct MRB (ring is size 5.5).



Post # 6
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

As much as I love the Pinterest look of the incredibly thin band and giant rock, and some online companies will sell that, I have to agree with PP’s on this one. Definitely go into a jewelry store and try on different band widths to see what you can be happy with but what will also last! 

Post # 7
704 posts
Busy bee

Echoing above. that thin would be pretty delicate for a stone so large. I have a 2.3mm band (underneath) which tapers to 1.8mm with a 0.75ct stone, and it still looks very dainty.


Post # 8
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - New Hampshire

This isn’t my photo (just got it from jeweler) but I originally had 1.8mm band with pave with a 2.5ct stone. I read lots of things about how I should up it, so I went to 2mm both for band and ering band. I am a size 5 (4.75 “true” size) finger so I am sure it will look dainty enough! If you have your heart set on a thinner band, I would recommend straying from the Tiffany style basket and adding a cathedral for added security in case you knock it on something. 


Post # 9
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I have a ~1.25 carat diamond on a 1.7 mm band, and it does nothing but spin because of how top-heavy it is. I also suspect that, given how dainty it is, I’m looking at an eventual re-set. 

Post # 10
2080 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

1.5mm band with a 2ct eq stone. I will say that I had to have the bottom half of the shank beefed up to 2mm because the ring spun so bad and it bent. I still love the look of my dainty ring, but the part of the shank that faces my palm is 2mm and tapers to the 1.5mm on the top by the stone. The wedding band is 2mm for refernce 

Post # 11
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I think my band is a little thicker (maybe 1.7mm?) but here is my 3 carat cushion on thin diamond band. 

Post # 12
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

2.4 carat round on a 1.5mm band  I requested and my jeweler made it custom no issue. I haven’t had any problems with it yet but who knows what will happen in the future. I wear it constantly and am not a gentle person.



Post # 13
2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

marimita :  I agree that sounds super thin. Mine is 1.9 mm and the black diamond is 2.25 carats and it spins like crazy, when though it’s a pretty right fit on my finger in the warmer months. Even 2mm with a 3 carat stone will look like a dainty band with a huge rock, so I’d probably go a bit thicker on the band.

Post # 14
94 posts
Worker bee

I used to work for a jeweler and she used to warn her clients about thin delicate bands with big stones, especially in prong settings. I know it’s a cool aesthetic because it really looks like the stone is floating on your finger, but it’s pretty risky in the long run….maybe go for a band a little bit wider?

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