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The Thin Band Engagement Ring: All You Need to Know

by Molly Jones
Last updated on May 22, 2023
Thin Band Engagement Ring

A thin band engagement ring continues to be one of the hottest engagement ring trends for 2o23. From Kourtney Kardashian to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, thin band engagement rings seem to have taken up our entire Instagram feed. But what determines what is or isn’t a thin band engagement ring? And is a thinner band even better? We’ve done the research so you don’t have to, so keep reading to find out!

What Is a Thin Band Engagement Ring?

Thin Band Engagement Ring: Ava Halo Ring
Ava Halo Ring + White Gold

First, let’s discuss just what is considered a thin band engagement ring. A band is thin when its thickness makes the center stone appear larger than its actual carat weight.

The band is usually rounded in thickness, allowing for added comfort for the wearer and stability for the diamond. Furthermore, a thin band engagement ring can be any style of wedding band. Solitaire, though, is the most common, as it draws the eye directly to the diamond and makes it pop.

How Thin Is Too Thin?

Avant Halo Ring + White Gold
Avant Halo Ring + White Gold

While thin is in, there is such a thing as too thin, thanks to the structural integrity of the ring. After all, your engagement ring is meant to be worn every day. Having a thin band that can hold up to the daily bangs and bumps while protecting your diamond is integral.

In general, when looking at thin bands, it’s recommended to not go below 1.5mm in width. This ensures that your engagement ring can withstand all that life throws at it.

What Celebrities Have a Thin Band Engagement Ring

Sapphire Halo Ring + White Gold

As we mentioned before, thin bands are kind of having a moment, and, as usual, celebrities are leading the charge. Below, we’ve highlighted our five favorite celebrity thin band engagement rings.

Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner met her now husband Joe Jonas on social media when she was twenty years old, and after a whirlwind year of dating, the two made it official in October 2017.

Jonas proposed to Turner with a stunning pear cut diamond that most experts believe to be between 2.5-3.5 carats. The large diamond is held in place by two thin bands that are glistening with melee diamonds.

Hailey Bieber

Is Hailey Bieber the celeb that put the thin engagement ring on the map? We think so! The model rocked an 18k yellow gold thin band with a sparkling solitaire oval cut diamond.

Here, the delicate band works to draw the eye toward the diamond, allowing it to effortlessly become the star of the show through daring simplicity.

Kourtney Kardashian

Much like Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian opted for a modern and classic solitaire oval cut diamond set on top of an elegant thin band. However, unlike Bieber, Kardashian opted for either white gold or platinum, and the ring features micro-pave diamonds that cover the thin band to hug the finger.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley said yes to husband and action star Jason Statham’s proposal in 2016. He proposed with a platinum thin band bedazzled in melee diamonds and featuring hidden accent diamonds.

The diamonds on the shank lift the eye towards the star of the show: the five carat round brilliant center stone. Uniquely, the engagement ring is also a vintage piece, as it was first created in the Edwardian era when delicate thin band details were very much en vogue.

Jennifer Lawrence

Hollywood It Girl Jennifer Lawrence started dating art dealer Cooke Maroney in 2018 and became engaged in 2019. To pop the question, Maroney chose a 4-5 carat emerald cut diamond daintily set atop a thin white gold or platinum setting.

Is a Thin Band Engagement Ring Right for You?

Thin Band Engagement Rings
Thin Band Engagement Ring

If you find yourself smitten with thin band engagement rings, consider the following to ensure that it’s the right engagement ring for you.

How Active Is Your Lifestyle

Thin Band Engagement Ring: The Adeline
The Adeline + White Gold + Oval

One of the most important things to consider when determining if a thin wedding band is right for you is to assess how active your lifestyle is. As we mentioned before, engagement ring bands have an important job — they have to hold up and support the diamond — so it’s important that their structural integrity is intact.

If you have an extremely active lifestyle, a thin engagement ring may not be the best ring for you. Of course, it also depends on the type of activities that you are partaking in. Rock climbing, for instance, will have a very different risk factor for thinner bands than hot yoga.

Stabilize Your Center Stone

Thin Band Engagement Ring: Deanna Solitaire Ring
Deanna Solitaire Ring + Oval

When buying a thin band engagement ring, you will need to prioritize a setting that will protect your center stone. Four or six prong settings that place the diamond high off the band are your best bet to protect and prolong the life of your diamond.

Your Precious Metal Choice Matters

Thin Band Engagement Ring: Classic 3 Stone Ring
Classic 3 Stone Ring + White Gold

Different metals make a difference in the longevity of your ring. While yellow gold is currently all the rage, it can get scratched up more easily than other alloys. White gold and rose gold are relatively stable but actually lose metal over time. This means that the width of the band you purchase may actually have less material as the years press on. Finally, platinum is the strongest metal available and doesn’t wear as time progresses; however, it moves around a lot, and if you get it snagged on something, your ring could get bent out of shape.

Thin Band Engagement Rings You Can Buy Now

Thin Band Engagement Rings
Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

If you’re looking at engagement rings in hopes of finding the perfect thin band, Clean Origin has an extensive selection of stunning diamonds and delicate thin bands.

Anna Solitaire Ring

Thin Engagement Ring: Anna Solitaire Ring
Anna Solitaire Ring + Oval Cut

The Anna Solitaire Ring is the perfect testament to your undying love and devotion to your partner. Available in yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, or platinum, this delicate band draws attention to the center stone, an immaculate lab created diamond. The sparkler is held securely in place with four prongs, and the band is polished smooth for a comfortable and all day fit.

Pair the Anna Solitaire Ring with smaller bands to create a wedding band look that combines maximalist sensibilities with minimalist style. Or highlight the thinness of the band with a wedding band that is just as chunky as the engagement ring is thin for a look that is effortlessly cool.

Quiet Beauty Engagement Ring

Thin Band Engagement Ring: Quiet Beauty Wedding Ring
Quiet Beauty Wedding Ring

If you’re looking for more sparkle in your engagement ring, consider Quiet Beauty. This beautiful ring lives up to its name with a thin band that supports a high-set center stone.

When viewed from the side, a delicate hidden halo is discovered, which allows for extra sparkle through the inclusion of small diamonds. This engagement ring is a perfect match for your needs, regardless of whether you prefer princess cuts, emerald cuts, or round brilliants.

Vivienne Ring

Vivienne Ring + Yellow Gold

The Vivienne Ring brings the bling with three diamonds that sparkle and shine all day long. Two marquise-shaped diamonds rest on top of its thin, creamy band that effortlessly supports the round cut diamond center stone.

This engagement ring is the perfect mix of modern and classic, and it melds sleek style with understated elegance for a look that is anything but boring.

Find Your Perfect Engagement Ring at Clean Origin

Thin Band Engagement Rings
Thin Engagement Rings

Clean Origin has an incredible selection of engagement rings in a variety of stunning styles, settings, and diamond shapes. All of our beautiful diamonds are lab created, meaning you get the same stones you know and love but at 20-40% of the cost.

Plus, with free shipping, a 100 day return policy, and complimentary ring resizing, you never have to worry about getting your ring selection wrong. So browse our selection of engagement rings today, and you’ll find your perfect thin band engagement ring in no time at all!