Definitive Guide to the D Shape Wedding Ring

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Introduction

In earlier articles we have talked about the various plain wedding ring styles that exist. Today we will give some detailed guidance on the popular D shape wedding ring. This article will briefly describe three possible designs, all slightly different. Finally we have included a diagram to show popular widths in each of these three styles. The most distinctive feature of the D shape wedding ring is the rounded shape. The outer surface possesses a pronounced curve, more noticeable in deeper versions. The typical inner surface is flat against the finger. This can, however, also be curved (see comfort fit below.) The following profiles are all available in most metals and widths. Looking at the following images, the difference is fairly subtle, especially when viewed from further away.

Regular (Medium Weight) D Shaped wedding ring (1.4mm depth)

A regular D shaped medium weight wedding ring on the finger
RWD006 – medium weight wedding ring with regular D shape profile, shown in a 5mm width.

The regular D shaped wedding ring is a medium weight ring. The depth of the band is approx. 1.4mm from the flat inner surface to the domed outer surface. The domed outer surface is fairly subtle. This design is slightly more pronounced than the court style of wedding band, another very popular style.

Heavy D Shape Wedding Ring (1.65mm depth)

Heavy D shape wedding ring shown in a 5mm width
RWD006B – A heavy D shape wedding ring shown here on the finger with a 5mm width

The Heavy D shape wedding ring bears great similarity to the above, medium weight design, but with a slightly greater depth. Measurement for the depth runs from the centre point, from the inner flat surface to the highest point of the outer face. The depth is approx. 1.65mm for the heavy D shape. This can vary from one manufacturer to another, but this width produces a weight fairly typical for a standard Heavy D shape wedding ring.

The D Shaped Court – Heavy Comfort Fit – (1.8mm depth)

D shape wedding ring with comfort fit
RWD003 – D shape wedding ring with inner comfort fit shown here in 5mm width.

This style of wedding ring is very popular. For clients expressing a preference for a deep, domed, outer surface, with a very rounded look, this design is ideal. The ring has a depth of 1.8mm (a further heavier version does exist at 2.3mm.) The ring width begins at 2.5mm, although we have started our chart below at 3mm. For engagement rings with D shaped bands (see R1D005 and R1D007 for examples) this profile is ideal. The comfort fit inner surface is very slightly rounded unlike the above variations which have flat inner surfaces. In heavier metal choices such as Platinum, this design carries a significant feel of weight.

D shaped wedding rings chart, showing medium, heavy and court D shape rings.
D shaped wedding rings chart, showing medium, heavy and court D shape rings in a range of different widths.

We hope that the above information provides a little more insight into the D shaped style of wedding band. Prices are kept up-to-date in all metals. For further advice, guidance and information, our guidance is always available without any obligation. Contact us with any questions but comments are welcome below.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.