Post # 1
I’m looking for advice on A) where we should get Mr. Wombat’s ring and B) what metal it should be.
A) Vendor: how to pick a reputable dealer? Are online vendors cheaper than brick and mortar ones? Are some better than others?
B) Metal: my ring is platinum. He wants something either completely plain, or with a super simple design. We want something affordable, but not titanium, since it can’t be resized.
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I would suggest going to jewelry stores and letting him choose a style and metal that he likes best.
You could try palladium! I just discovered palladium a few days ago and I already think I am going to get my wedding band made of it one day lol. basically, it looks identical to platinum, but weighs a little less. The biggest difference is the price, palladium is MUCH less expensive than a platinum ring! The only downside is I heard that many jewelers are not equipped to repair or resize palladium, but that is already changing as it increases in popularity, so it hasn’t discouraged me!
The best way to find reputable vendors is through testimonials. Also, call them up and ask for a quote. If they’re friendly and helpful and you get a good vibe from them, then you’re good to go! If they’re unresponsive or rude than it’s best to look elsewhere.
ETA: Here is a site that has lots of men’s bands made of palladium!
Post # 4
Thank you! Yes, I’m leaning toward palladium, actually. The only reason mine is platinum is that it was my grandmother’s!