August 5, 2015
The width of your wedding or engagement band is very important for the comfort and appearance that it will provide for the wearer. Band widths are usually measured in ‘mm’, this is the same even in countries where metric measurements are the not standard.
Commonly, men tend to choose bands that are thicker than ladies, usually opting for anything between 5mm and 6mm, however, women prefer a more slender band measuring between 2.5mm and 4mm.
The overall look and feel of a wedding or engagement ring depend on whether it flatters the wearer’s hand. We have found that narrow brands tend to go best with narrow fingers and wider bands, between 7-9mm, look much better on broader fingers. The length of the fingers has no impact on the thickness so be sure to rule this factor out.
Also, remember that you must pick a band width to suit your lifestyle. It must be comfortable and work with you, not against.