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This is driving me nuts! 3-tone braided band

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I recently fell in love with this style of band (something about the 3 gold tones and the woven style is romantic to me).

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I've contacted 3-4 different manufacturers of this style, and all of them say that it cannot be made thinner than 3.5mm (ish). Is there a reason for this that I'm missing? Is it just that the colors wouldn't look noticibly different? Or something structural?

Thanks!
 

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Had a friend with a band like that. Over time normal wear made the corners and edges of the band sharp and there were areas that were pointy, especially at the edges/rim of the band. It was uncomfortable and painful. Perhaps the thickness is to prevent that?
 
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My original wedding band was exactly this style, but in white gold. It was 6 mm or 7 mm wide and I loved it. The braids looked like individual strands of gold, very 3-dimensional. I lost that ring and replaced it with a 4 mm wide version of the same ring and was disappointed in it. The braids looked/were flat against each other, if that makes sense. I ended up returning it.

I think these bands are hand made and it's more difficult to make them in narrower widths and still get the to braids look like the pictures. Hope this makes sense.
 

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My original wedding band was exactly this style, but in white gold. It was 6 mm or 7 mm wide and I loved it. The braids looked like individual strands of gold, very 3-dimensional. I lost that ring and replaced it with a 4 mm wide version of the same ring and was disappointed in it. The braids looked/were flat against each other, if that makes sense. I ended up returning it.

I think these bands are hand made and it's more difficult to make them in narrower widths and still get the to braids look like the pictures. Hope this makes sense.

That definitely makes sense, thanks SO much for your perspective! I definitely appreciate hearing from someone who's had this exact style. Sorry you lost your original one :(
 

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Would a different sort of weave pattern suffice or does it just not have the same appeal?
This reminds me of a fishtail braid.
 

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Would a different sort of weave pattern suffice or does it just not have the same appeal?
This reminds me of a fishtail braid.

I saw that one. But somehow it just doesn't have the same appeal to my eyes, unfortunately
 

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So pretty! I have a 3 tone gold braided/woven necklace! Love the 3 shades of gold, it's one of my favourite pieces
 

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It's such a pretty design and it's frustrating that it has limitations, because it would be so delicate and beautiful with thin satiny ribbons. I wonder if they're too brittle when that thin and snap?
It's so pretty I went searching, and found bupkus, empty handed:((
I wonder if they would flatten this to a more ribbon profile and give it a satin finish for you?
It's 2.5mm
*I just realized it's only bi and not tri.
It can exist because here it is fused to a wider band. Have you contacted this shop about it? Take off the fiddly bits and just make the center for me, dammit!:lol:
 

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*I just realized it's only bi and not tri.
It can exist because here it is fused to a wider band. Have you contacted this shop about it? Take off the fiddly bits and just make the center for me, dammit!:lol:

they have a tri-color option but it looks like the smallest they make this ring is an 8.
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Stumbled across this one :)


Size 7.5
 

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Stumbled across this one :)


Size 7.5

Ooooo that's so pretty! Ugh, why am I obsessed with the specific braid pattern??? I hate my brain sometimes
 

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Ooooo that's so pretty! Ugh, why am I obsessed with the specific braid pattern??? I hate my brain sometimes

Haha! I get it. The heart wants what it wants. Perhaps I’ll scoop it up… :lol:
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Hey!
I don't know if you've come across this artist but he hand makes everything. He might be able to do what you want in the mm/colors you want.

 
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