Bands of rings are of different shapes and sizes, but what seems to be the source of a puzzle is the question of how to rightly pair an engagement ring with a wedding band. Should they be about the same width or can they be visibly different? What’s the ideal width of a wedding band and does it matter to the carat? Well, honestly, the width of a wedding band is entirely a matter of personal preference. Other factors do come into play. For instance, your finger size, and yes, the carats of the center stone.
The width of bands are measured in millimeters, which is to say, the slightest increase or decrease in the measurements do not show. However, from the perspective of an ardent fashion follower, such slight changes can make a world of difference. So, that brings us back to the question about the ideal band width for wedding rings. Sadly for you, we don’t have the answer to that question. But what we do have is some information that can prove helpful in finding your ideal band width.
2 to 2.5mm, the Start of the Range
Anything that is 2.5 and under is skinny. They are thin yes, but they look delicate. This size is fine for a jeweler to work with, when it comes to curving microscopic details on the ring body. Being skinny, these bands demand a smaller size diamond. They are also stackable because of their slim design. They make dainty rings for wedding bands, but if your bride has a taste for something bold and chunky, then pieces from this range won’t do for her. This is more for people who like to keep it simple.
3 to 4mm, Average size
Leaving the thin band range behind, this collection is what they call the average size range. Indeed they are. These bands are a striking balance between the thin and thick bands. The bands are neither too thin, nor too wide, just the right size. They offer the jewelers a spacious canvas to work on. It however goes without saying that the 3 to 4mm wide bands come for a greater price than the previous size. They require more metal to curve, and consequently larger stones to decorate. So, feel empowered because with this ring, you can choose a larger stone.
5 to 6 mm, the Hard to Miss Kind
Lastly, we are at the thickest band section. Anything you see here measures between 5 and 6 mm. So beware of a chunky expenditure. If you are looking for something that is bold and big, then this, without the doubt is where you should be looking. These bands are thick enough to be worn solo. However, you can top the cake by adding a stone to it for the added display of glamour.