(Closed) What is your engagement rings band width?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
17 posts

My band is 2 mm with a 1 carat solitaire.  I think it looks pretty dainty, never realized how much I liked the thin band until I got one.  But it is also pave and I’ve read 2 mm is the thinnest that is recommended for thus style.

Post # 3
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Engagement ring band is 1.7mm and wedding band is 2.0mm if that helps! 



Post # 4
2894 posts
Sugar bee

Both my ER and wedding band are 1.5mm.

Center stone is a 1.26 EC…

Post # 5
3053 posts
Sugar bee

My jeweler was really hesitant to make my band any smaller than 2.5mm…. my centre stone is a 1.08ct equiv with .25 equiv side stones. My ring size is a H, which I think is a 3.75. Honestly, my fingers are quite small and short so I am worried if a 2.5mm wedding band as well as my e-ring is gonna feel kinda bulky.

Post # 6
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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jl2017 :  Mine is 2mm and I am not sure I would want it any thinner, just my personal feeling/taste.

Post # 7
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Vineyard Lake

I’ve been flip-flopping between 2mm & 2.5mm. Although I think a somewhat thin band makes the center stone pop, I also want to be able to see the stones in the band & I don’t want to have to worry about the strength of the band. I think the look of 

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madeinthe80s :  band/ring looks great. Very proportional!

Post # 8
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You have a good jeweler! While for a plain band you might be able to get away with 1.8mm, 2mm+ is really best for long term wear and strength and durability. The shank is not just a way to hold the ring on your finger, it is also the support for the crown/setting for your stone. It needs to be able to resist and absorb stresses on it so less stress is placed on that part as well. Also, assuming your metal is gold, it will last longer before thinning and may be more resistant to warping (or for more brittle alloys, cracking). If platinum, it will be more resistant to bending. 


Post # 9
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine is 1.7mm…I love dainty too! My wedding band is going to be a 2mm half eternity. With it being a pave band, I didn’t want to go under 2mm.

Post # 10
7 posts

My band is 1.8mm and I love the dainty look but honestly I wish I got 2.0 or even a little bigger. I am constantly worried about the band stregth and the diamonds.

Post # 12
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

My band is super dainty I think it is like 1.8 or something but it crazy thin it also tappers out from the stone from super thin to slightly larger . My center is 1.03 with a TCW of 1.70 . I am sure your ring will look great ! 2mm is fine . 

Post # 13
352 posts
Helper bee

My ring is a 2ct. radiant with a 1.5mm diamond band.  We had it custom made and I just asked for the thinest band possible and 1.5mm is what I ended up with.  I have been wearing it over a year with no issues.

My wedding band will be closer to 3mm eternity band… I tried on 2mm bands with my 1.5 and there was very little difference


I dont think you will even notice the difference between 1.8-2mm.

Post # 14
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a solid 2mm band and I think any thinner it would seem like costume jewelry.  If it had pave diamonds and were thinner I think that would be fine.  

2mm is pretty durable, but it still bends a bit.  My ring is now more oval than round.  I think any thinner it would bend way outta shape with daily use.

Post # 15
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My band is either 2mm or 2.1mm and I wear it with the matching wedding band. 

2mm is still thin and ultra-thin bands have been on trend for a while now so I’m sure bands will start getting thicker before too long. 

My centre stone is 2.02 carats and around 8.22mm diameter. 

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