- Sep 11, 2013
Dang it. It's the ol' "what looks best vs. what's the most practical" dilemma again!
@lovedogs do you have calipers? If you do, you could use them to try to roll out tin foil bands in 2mm and 2.5mm. It wouldn't be perfect but it might get close enough to help you get a sense of the difference.
I wonder what else might work... Play doh? Electrical tape or duct tape? Thin rope wrapped with electrical tape?
As an update to this thread, I tried tin foil but failed spectacularly at getting it into a "round" shape and then bending it around my finger. Lots of curse words were used.
I ended up ordering a 2mm and 3mm in silver from deb blazer as she doesnt have 2.5mm in stock. The 3mm was WAY too thick between my fingers, so that's out. The 2mm is close to perfect. It fits under my rings and is comfortable.
My plan now is to ask the vendor on etsy if I can customize a 2.2mm band since I want just a *tiny* bit more width but think the 2.5 will end up being too tall to fit under my rings.
Happy to take pics if it would help anyone else!
Long story. They made it, but it wasnt what I wanted so I got a refund. I am getting a 2.3mm from blazer arts in silver to make sure the width works before committing to a nonrefundable one. I'm going to stick with them. Even though they are pricier it's worth it IMHO for the customer service and peace of mind
For what it’s worth I think that looks lovely! It’s also because I have a larger finger. My ring size is 8 but I chose an 8.75 to accommodate for swelling and stacking.
Aww bummer the tin foil was more grief than helpful! And also a bummer that the 2.2mm band didn't work out. It sounds like you are in good hands now though and I can't wait to see the final result!
I am waiting on a plain 3mm band (only 2mm thick though) and I am excited to have one I can wear again. My original hasn't fit for many years, and I have recently realized how much I just love a plain, luxe, platinum band to wear alone when the mood strikes. I love your idea of same width and depth, it will be really special once you get it right!