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Thin Band Engagement Rings...How Thin Is Too Thin?

We have had so many requests for the Thin Band Engagement Ring and while we absolutely love them, they need to be done right and with the consideration of longevity.

When we design a ring we consider a few things...

The thickness and width is a huge consideration. Gold is not a hard metal it does bend and warp very easily and because of this we tend to steer away from the super thin bands. Believe me you would only be calling us again after six months to tell us that the band is losing its shape.

With Diamonds set on a thin band there is no guarantee they wont come loose if there is movement in the band. 

Below is a little explanation from:

https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/why-is-gold-called-a-heavy-metal-despite-being-soft/

Gold is called a heavy metal because of its high density, which comes from the fact that each of its atoms is individually very heavy.

The density of tungsten is almost identical, but tungsten is hard and brittle because its atoms are tightly linked and it is difficult to force them past each other. In contrast, gold atoms slide past each other relatively easily, which makes the metal soft and malleable.

Gold is so soft, in fact, that one gram of it can be beaten into a sheet covering nearly a square metre. Such sheets are used in the process of ‘gilding’.

With this in mind we try not to make rings that are too thin. Anything less than a 1.3mm wide by 1.3mm thick should be especially well looked after and not worn everyday. We always recommend taking off your Jewellery when you are doing anything that may tarnish or knock it around.

If you have questions regarding your ring design call, email or chat to us online.

- Gabrielle