For our first anniversary, my husband and I decided that we needed to upgrade my wedding ring. We found a loose center diamond at another store and we wanted to match that into a wedding band, so we went to Jared - the Galleria of Jewelry.
They had a good selection of bands without center stones, so we were able to find one perfect for the center stone we purchased. The center diamond is a 1.5tw princess cut diamond, so we were looking for a band that accommodated a square (princess cut) stone and had some princess cut diamonds in it as well.
The band that we selected is a platinum band, and it is quite thick - probably about 1/4" in thickness. There are princess cut diamonds on each "shoulder" - four on each side. The band is 1.25tw and looks beautiful with the center diamond, especially after it has been polished and cleaned.
You would think that platinum would be a strong metal and good quality, however in the past year I have had to send my ring in twice (during its regular twice-annual checkup) to get the channels reset and the center stone reset. We do have the extended warranty, so this is all covered, otherwise I would be extremely upset and dissatisfied with the ring. However, I would recommend to anyone buying a ring to consider going with white gold instead of platinum!