A Guide to Wedding Ring Widths & Profiles

We are an award-winning jewellers established for over 40 years in Liverpool. We specialise in bridal jewellery, and supply wedding rings in all different widths and profiles. We have an extensive choice of wedding rings however by popular demand we have created a guide to help you decide which width and profile is best for you.

When it comes to wedding bands, it’s all about your personal style and taste. Here at Wongs, we understand that choosing between all the different wedding bands can be a daunting task if you don’t wear a lot of jewellery. We’ve put our wedding band profiles and widths together in this guide to help you make an informed choice.

What is the wedding ring width?

The best way to describe what the wedding ring width is, is to simply consider think about the space along your finger that the wedding ring would cover. Ultimately, when you’re choosing a width you should consider if a large width would feel obtrusive to wear, or a ring with a short width may feel insubstantial on your hand.

The vast majority of wedding rings we supply to our wonderful customers are between 2mm and 8mm. A popular way to pick the right width is to base it on the existing shank which is commonly around 2.5mm (but that’s not to say you HAVE to match widths that way yourself). For men, a popular width of wedding ring is between 4mm to 6mm.

Another item to consider in your choice is your ring size. The width of the wedding band can influence how tight the ring feels. Narrow widths are less likely to feel tight but wider rings can. For women, we’d recommend considering the total width of the two rings together: your engagement and wedding ring. Please don’t hesitate to book an online appointment and visit our showroom where you can try on some sample rings to get a real indication of what is comfortable for you.

What are the various wedding ring profiles?

When referring to wedding ring profile, we are referring to the shape of the metal. We like to describe this as a cross-section. At first glance, wedding rings of various profiles can look very similar to each other however you will find that they fit and feel different.


The most ‘traditional’ of wedding bands, a court profile has a rounded interior and exterior. Court profiles are very comfortable to wear, as a result they suit many of our customers’ needs. The inner and outside edges are slightly rounded which allows other rings to sit comfortably on top.


D-Shape profiles are quite traditional too, they have a great visual impact and are popular with both men and women. Inside the ring is flat however on the outside its dramatically rounded. This profile will sit closely to the skin and is less likely to snag.

If you want a highly modern look, flat profile wedding bands are the one for you. As the name suggests, the band is flat on both the interior and exterior. Flat shape wedding bands have a nice heavy feel to them while also looking contemporary with crisply angled corners.

If you’re looking for a wearable but stylish wedding ring then the flat court profile could be the one for you. Flat court has a modern look and is a great choice comfort wise. The outer profile of the ring is similar to the flat profile above however flat court has a rounded inner face.


Flat-sided profiles has flat sides and a less domed profile. When wearing this ring, it will look more chunky and often feels heavier than a traditional court. Here at Wongs, customers will often ask for a flat-sided profile so it sits nicely alongside their engagement ring.


This profile is less common than the other profiles, so if you like unique and interesting then this could be your preferred wedding band. The band exterior is concave however the interior is rounded. If you’re one of a kind, you should try this wedding band on when you visit us.

We hope you've found this guide useful, please book an appointment online using the link below to arrange a consultation in-store and meet one of our bridal jewellery experts.