(Closed) Will a 2mm solitaire engagement ring band still look "dainty"? Post yours (poll)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do yo think a 2mm band would still look dainty on a size 4 finger?
    Yes, that will look thin. : (92 votes)
    63 %
    It will probably be in the middle; it won't scream "thin band" OR "thick band". : (45 votes)
    31 %
    No, on a 4 size finger that will not be considered "dainty". : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    5159 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    2mm is plenty thin. It will still look ‘dainty’.

    I would not go less than a 2mm for any ring you want to last a lifetime. Definitely not if you plan to have any pave in it. With a plain band you might be able to go down to 1.8mm, but that is still on thin side.

    Post # 3
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have a 2mm band on my solitaire I have a size 6.5 finger I think it looks average it’s not thin n it’s not thick. 

    Post # 4
    551 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My engagement band is 2mm… together with my 3mm wedding band they make up the same thickness as DH’s wedding band.
    Never thought it looked particularly thin or thick…


    Post # 9
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee

    naturelovebee :  Actually, rose gold won’t be as prone to warping as platinum would be. Platinum is *stronger,* but it’s also *softer.* Rose gold will hold its shape better, but it’s more brittle, so prong may snap off (instead of bending like plat would.)

    What you DO need to consider, though, is that when you polish rose gold, you actually lose weight. So, over a LONG period of time, if you like to keep your rings shiny and polished, you will lose some width in the shank, especially underneath. Plat does not have the same problem – polishing it just moves it around, doesn’t subtract it.

    Post # 11
    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Yes it will look thin. Don’t go below 2mm… every bench jewelry class I have ever taken the master goldsmith instructors have insisted upon this. Jewelers will make them ultra thin to meet demand but it’s not advisable for an heirloom everyday wear ring. 

    Post # 12
    1352 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

    I’ve always heard NOT to go below 2mm; that’s the thinnest a band should be. Here is my 2mm solitaire/pave band.


    Post # 13
    2357 posts
    Buzzing bee

    naturelovebee :  Yes it still looks dainty. When you hit the 3mm it looks rather large. I have short small hands and a 3 was too large. 

    Post # 14
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    im not sure the exact width of mine but it definitely is dainty and I’ve had no problems with it

    Post # 15
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve been wondering this same thing! Keep the pics coming!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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