Made to Order Thin Wedding Bands
How Thin Can Wedding Bands Be?
Personally, I tend to think of anything 2mm and under as being a slim ring, a ring doesn’t need to be 1mm to have a delicate look. At 2.5mm you are looking at something which will generally be wider than it is thick, and have a more traditional wedding ring look.
Your ring size will affect how something looks proportionally, and for slightly larger fingers a bigger diameter ring will give the same look as a smaller one on tiny fingers. A 1.5mm round or square band will look delicate unless your fingers are really tiny but be much stronger.
The difference between small measurements like 2mm and 1.5mm is quite visible. Squinting at a ruler can be misleading, Try not to avoid defaulting to the slimmest option that could end up being very thin.
Which Metals Can Thin Wedding Bands Be Made From?
I offer slim bands in 9ct and 18ct gold, sterling silver, platinum and palladium.
The strength of gold varies differently depending on the colour, 9ct yellow is a bit stronger than 18ct, white and rose are the other way around with the 18ct being the stronger version. I don't think this difference is vast, and I don't think it's worth paying the extra money for 18ct unless you prefer the look of it. All slim rings will need to be treated slightly gently.
Sterling silver is the softest of the precious metals normally used for jewellery, it’s sometimes not advised for wedding jewellery but lots of people do wear silver wedding rings. A bit more metal is probably a good idea for a bit more strength.
Will my slim wedding band last?
Gold and silver are known to wear down over time, but this is an extremely slow process. Rings don’t generally lose a visible amount of material with normal daily wear. You don’t need to buy a wide ring for it to last a lifetime.
Lots of resizing or repolishing will affect this, so it is worth bearing in mind if you have a very small amount of material to start with rings will be less flexible in the long run.
The main potential issue with skinny rings is that gold and silver can become brittle if bent out of shape repeatedly, and rings can snap. I have sold hundreds of skinny rings and had less than a dozen back to repair for this reason, but it is worth bearing in mind that a delicate ring will need to be treated a bit gently and not bent out of shape. Something very thin can last for decades with a bit of care.
To help with this I would advise making sure the ring size isn’t too small, as pulling a ring on and off if it is tight will potentially pull it out of shape.
Also as I mentioned above, 1.5mm is slim enough to give the delicate look most people are looking for, unless your hands are really tiny you don't need to go for the slimmest possible option to get an elegant slim look.
My Thin Wedding Bands
Below there is a selection of slim wedding rings I have previously made. There are some on the website to purchase, but if you don't see what you are looking for please send me an email. There are lots of options.
When it comes to profiles, under 2mm rings are generally a similar thickness to the width, there will probably still be rounder or squarer options available but they won’t be proportionally the same as a wider ring. A D shaped ring at 4mm would probably be about 2mm at the thickest point, but a D shaped ring with the same dimensions at 1.5mm would be too thin to hold it’s shape, so a fully round band gives a similar look.
Slim hammered bands, 2mm, 1.5mm, 1.2mm
1.2mm band in 9ct rose gold, and a 1.2mm stone set ring in 9ct white gold with a teeny stone
1.2mm hammered bands in 9ct gold
A range of slim bands
1.5mm hammered bands in 9ct white and rose gold
1mm and 1.2mm 18ct yellow gold hammered bands
1.5mm 18ct yellow gold square band
1.5mm hammered band band, and stack of 1mm bands
Thin hammered bands, from left to right, 1.5mm, 2mm and 1.2mm
2mm hammered band in 9ct white gold
1.5mm hammered wedding band
Slim Hammered Wedding Bands