If you’re looking to get your wedding ring custom made, one of the key things to consider is how wide you want the band to be. As with everything to do with weddings, there are “traditional” ways of doing this – women’s rings tend to be 2-4mm wide, while men’s are usually 3-6mm – but your personal choice is up to you. There’s no right or wrong width, just the width that suits you.
The photo below shows a range of different widths of rings, all measured in millimetres.
Things to consider…
· Durability – if you’re leaning towards a very narrow band, you need to make sure it’s strong enough to last. 1.5mm is the narrowest width I recommend; it looks dainty and elegant but is robust enough to stand the test of time.
· Total width – if you’re planning on wearing your wedding ring next to your engagement ring, it’s important to think about the total combined width of both rings and how that will look on your hand. You might also want to think about whether you’d like both rings to be the same width, or if you want differing sizes.
· Visualising – it’s all very well looking at a ruler, but it can be really useful to use actual physical objects to help you visualise the size of your ring. Coins are helpful for this – a British pound is around 3mm wide, while a 1p coin is about 1.5mm. Try holding one up next to your ring finger to see what you think!
Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to talk about what ring width would suit you!