Wedding Rings | Popular Widths Shown on the Finger

Popular wedding ring widths

Showing a full spread of widths including, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, and 8mm.

If you’re at that time in your life when shopping for a wedding ring is a next step, we have a few photographs that might just come in handy.

We’ve listed a few photos of various wedding ring widths, starting with a 2.5mm wide band, not necessarily a typical width for a men’s wedding ring – but handy for comparison.

There are other important factors to consider before you arrive at the perfect wedding ring. These considerations we add here, because along with width, they are quite important.

A note on metal choice – besides the usual options of 950 Palladium, 950 Platinum and 18ct gold for wedding rings, we are delighted to offer the ethical option of 18ct Fairtrade Gold wedding rings. Although this remains a premium choice, we aim to keep the price consistent with regular 18ct gold for as we can.

Metal choice

Ring style 

Optional extras such as engraving

Finger size

Popular widths for plain wedding rings – shown on the hand

2.5mm plain wedding ring shown on the finger




Style shown RWD001 – medium weight court wedding ring (Prices from £95)

2.5mm is probably more fitting for female wedding rings although strictly speaking all such plain wedding rings can be worn by men or women. Here we see a simple medium weight court profile design which is fairly discreet on the hand.

3mm mens plain wedding ring shown on the finger

Style shown RWD006 D shape wedding ring (Prices from £95)

The 3mm width again is fairly slim, but is a good choice where a more discreet size is preferred. This tends to be the narrower choice for mens wedding bands, with slightly larger options proving a little more popular.

4mm plain mens wedding ring on the finger

Style shown RWD002 light court wedding ring (prices from £120)

4mm is probably the most popular along with the following width. This marks the point at which a mens wedding ring starts to appear substantial. The 4mm and 5mm styles are probably the preferred choice depending on finger size.

5mm wide wedding ring for a man, shown on the finger.

Style shown RWD001 medium weight court wedding ring (Price from £180)

5mm as we have noted above, represents a very popular choice. A slim finger or a larger finger will carry such a size easily, and whether the ring is chosen in light, medium or heavy weight, the overall impression will be the same.

6mm wide mens wedding ring photo, shown on the hand

Style shown RWD001 medium weight court profile (Price from £220)

So this perhaps starts to look a little large. For some this is the desired look. A more prominent, wider band that stands out from the slimmer widths we have already just covered. From this size, it is fair to describe these bands as wider styles.

7mm wide mens wedding ring shown on the finger

Style shown RWD001 medium weight court profile wedding ring (from £250)

The 7mm width now appears almost like an entirely different ring, when compared to some of the smaller sizes. The band covers a larger length of the finger, and carries much more weight than slimmer styles of band.

8mm wide plain wedding ring shown on the hand

Men’s 8mm flat court wedding ring, style RWD004 (from £285)

Our final example is the 8mm width, which is not the widest style by any stretch of the imagination – we can go on to 9 / 10 / 11  12mm or greater.

On a final note – our team are always helpful, willing and knowledgable, so please contact us with any questions, no matter how slight. Our aim is to help you find the perfect wedding ring so please contact us at any time for guidance.

For guidance on finger size order your free ring sizer online via the image below.

Free-ring-sizer

 

 

 

 

Minimum widths for wedding ring engravings

If you are considering one of our amazing personalised engravings, we would suggest minimum widths for your wedding rings.

Minimum width for fingerprint rings 

For fingerprint wedding rings, we can engrave on a 2.5mm wide band. Shown below are two D shaped bands (See product FP01) 3mm and 5mm wide.

Fingerprint wedding rings photograph

Minimum width for Heartbeat wedding rings

When we engrave your actual heartbeat on a wedding ring, we require a minimum width of 4mm to give enough space for the engraving. This service is available for most plain wedding ring styles but we have an example heartbeat ring set up to view with additional information on this service.

When to order your wedding rings, showing heartbeat rings taking around 5-6 weeks to create

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark co-founded Serendipity Diamonds in 2007 after 20 years working with loose diamonds and jewellery. Mark is a keen jewellery and gemstone photographer, blogger and content writer. He works alongside a small team in their Ryde showroom and spends his spare time working on jewellery photography projects and with his two young children.