I can't decide what I want for my wedding band

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one?
    The Etsy Scroll band : (44 votes)
    85 %
    The Van Craeynest : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Keep looking! : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    Definitely the cheaper one! $2,600 is too expensive. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would go with the first one also. The second one is pretty…but honestly…I think the first one is just as nice, with a nice price tag also 🙂 your e-engagement ring is beautiful by the way!

     

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d go with the first one 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @skippydarling:  I would probably go with one from etsy, since the markup is too crazy on the other one.

    I actually love both. Great choice with the rose gold. It’s soo dreamy. BUT if you really like the Van Craeynest, you could try offering whatever you would be willing to pay for it? They can always say no. Some stores, especially jewellery stores will be very willing to haggle the price with you. Sometimes they’ll drop a huge number from the price. You can’t be the only one who has found that price ridiculous. 

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I voted keep looking. I think the etsy ring is absolutely beautiful but I wonder if  the scrollwork might not be deep enough, I’m afraid the design would wear off down the road. I might be wrong though, it’s a little hard to tell from the picture.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Although this might be changing, traditionally Van Craeynest rings are not cast. They are die-struck, which makes the rings much stronger and less porous than cast rings. They are then entirely hand-worked, taking many, many hours to craft each ring. These are the reasons those rings are so costly. For those who treasure the traditional artisan process, they are well worth the price, but they are definitely not for everyone. Despite my respect for the artists and the processes, I do not like the look well enough to make them worth it for me.

    I would bet that if you continue to look, you could find a band with more noticeable design – something between the etsy band the the Van Craeynest. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I don’t know of anyone with a die-struck ring who hasn’t gone through Van Craeynest. I know there are others who make die-struck rings, although many of those are plain bands and don’t have patterns, carving or engraving, but I do not know how reputable they are. Most jewelers do not use this process, though; it is hard to find, and even plain rings generally run 2 to 3 times the cost of cast rings. I would ask on PriceScope if I were you, as someone there might have more experience and be able to recommend a reputable jeweler.

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