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  • Size matters !

    I was talking to a customer last week about the subtleties of volume and proportion when it comes to wedding bands. Quite often when it comes to mass-manufactured bands the makers are very conscious of the weight of the band in terms of the retail price point and the cost of the material. Therefore by common denominator, bands tend to be dictated by width and will be as thin or shallow as possible in the height off the finger, usually ranging between 1.3mm and 1.6mm deep. But I have even seen rings that I have repaired which have been 0.9mm to 1.1mm !
    To go the opposite way, if you leave a small fraction of extra depth, it can have a considerable effect on the feel and heft of the ring. We really like to make our standard rings a minimum of between 1.6mm and 2.0mm deep. You would be surprised how little extra it takes to make an appreciable difference and also how short a time it takes wearing something for your hand to assimilate the weight and become accustomed to it.

    It reminded me of a wedding band I made last year. This was really simple, but very effective, and a really gorgeous feel. It is 3mm deep and has a very pronounced curve on the inside and is a real statement of simplicity. As soon as you pick it up you know that it is something special.

    Our tip is never to scrimp on weight if you can manage it, especially with wedding bands. After wearing it every day for 20, 30 or 40 years, you won't regret it.