Visualizing Ring Widths: Just Grab Some Pocket Change
Because ring widths are measured in millimeters (mm), it might be difficult to visualize and to make an individual choice on the band width you prefer. Also, keep in mind that a ring's width is the distance in a straight line from the left side to the right side of the ring. This is not the same thing as thickness, which is the distance the ring extends out from its inner diameter -- most rings have a set thickness.
Some of our rings come in a preset width, but very often the width is up to you. A great way to illustrate band width starts with a few nickels and pennies:
Is this 100% accurate? Technically, no. For example, older coins might be .1 or .2mm narrower than newer ones due to wear. Your eyesight is not good enough to tell the difference.
The perfect width is always in the eye of the beholder, but for guys the most popular ring widths are 7mm to 8mm For women, the most popular ring widths are 3mm to 5mm.
There's a lot more to picking out a ring than just selecting a width. Fortunately, we've got you covered. For a step-by-step guide to ring shopping, check out Ring Buying 101. If you still have questions or want to learn more about our custom creations and one-offs, we'd love to chat with you. Give us a call at 1-866-255-1861 or send us an email anytime.