Ring Width Guide

The width of a ring refers to the distance across the surface of the band from one edge to the other. Many people may not have ever thought about ring widths, but they are an important decision for wedding rings.

  • Thin Band Options

    These widths are popular as complementary bands for engagement rings.

  • 1 mm

  • 1.5 mm

  • 2 mm

  • 2.5 mm

  • 3 mm

  • 4 mm

  • 1

  • 1

  • Thick Band Options

    These bands work well as standalone rings since they take up more space on your finger.

  • 4.5 mm

  • 5 mm

  • 5.5 mm

  • 6 mm

  • 6.5 mm

  • 7 mm

  • 8 mm

  • 9 mm

To visualize the width of the rings better, think of the width of 1 nickel for each 2mm of ring width. So an 8mm ring would be about as wide as 4 nickels stacked on top of one another.

We have bands in every width listed, but many of our bands are only available in one or two widths. For the widest variety of width, our classic bands are the best bet. These simple rings are made from precious metals and come in most width options.

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Choosing the Right Width for You

  • Finger Length

    Different ring widths flatter fingers differently. For short fingers, you may want to stick with a slimmer band, as a thicker one can make your fingers look even shorter. For long fingers, you can go thicker.

  • Finger Size

    Wide fingers look great with thick rings, but if you want to give your fingers a slender look, stick with a thinner band. Alternatively, slender fingers look great with thin rings, but for a wider look, go for a thicker style.

  • Ring Purpose

    On top of thinking about what flatters your hand, the purpose of the ring is an important consideration. If you plan to use the ring as a stacking band to complement another ring, one of our thin, delicate bands is the best option. If you’re shopping for a standalone band, you can choose whatever width you like.