Wedding Band Budget – Suggestions/Advice

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

moogle:  Since its a classic solitaire, would you consider moissanite at all for a band? They’d be smaller stones, so you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference between the different stones. They’re much less expensive but just as pretty. Get more for your money- Etsy has alot of options, or you could have one custom made if you wanted.

Post # 3
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

Hmm, I would go with what you can afford. Nothing over. In our case, my wedding band cost abour $900. He got it from where he had my engagment done. I felt getting the band from a diffrent store would be odd, as far as matching, the quality of the stones and so forth. DH band was custom made of platinum and gold and had some scroll work engraved into the platinum. His band was $3000. It did not come from the same store where my rings were done.  His band was way more than i wanted to spend. and I was a bit miffed at first.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

You are paying for the brand name.  I would definitely look elsewhere.  It should be easy to find platinum bands, even ones with diamonds, for a fraction of the price.   No one will know the difference.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

moogle:  There are sooo many wedding band options that go well with a classic solitaire. You’d be crazy to go into debt over the Tiffany name. Share a pic of what you like and I’ll bet the Bees can help you find an exact replica for a fraction of the price.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Plantinum bands are really expensive but keep in mind they can’t be resize maybe consider getting a different kind of metal or look at a least expensive store. I got my e-ring at kay but got my wedding band at Belden! They are both from the same company but different stores. I purchased my wedding band from Belden cause we had a great deal on it. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Bored6.
Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bored6:  What do you mean platinum cant be resized? Mine were resized…

moogle:  I guess I will be the minority vote and put in a plu for T&Co! If it were me I would look to save somewhere else in the wedding budget as you will have these rings forever and as you said, maintenance will be a snap if all 3 are from T&Co!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bored6:  Platinum can be resized. The metals I’ve heard that can’t are titanium or stainless steel(mostly made for mens wedding bands).

moogle:  I’m sure you understand that you are buying the Tiffany name. And there are tons of options or similar rings that would give you the same bang for your buck. but I can kind of understand in that irrational girly way of wanting your rings to “match”. I wouldn’t go into debt for rings but maybe get your matching ring for you and maybe he can get the same plain platinum band from a non luxury brand… to save money? My husband is not big into brand names so he would have been happy with any jeweler who could make a wedding band he liked. But if you both are set on having tiffany you could buy it later as an anniversary present/upgrade and go for something more in your budget for now.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Well I read somewhere that it can’t be resized because it is labor intensive to do than gold is but it is possible if you go to a really good jeweler. 

To the OP my fiance is purchasing a Tungsten band for his wedding band. It is more durable than other metals and cheaper. There are tons of other options than plantium bands unless you guys really want to go that route…browse other jewlery stores and pawn shops if you are really tight on money. I would never spent thousands of dollars on a ring. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Bored6.
Post # 10
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Sugar bee

moogle:  in a case like this I wouldn’t go for the name brand for a wedding band if you want to go for a plain platinum band.  I would try looking elsewhere first before completely draining yourselves of this.  I like the suggestion above about the moissy.  I have a simple band and ering and it cost a lot less than just the wedding band your looking at.  We just couldn’t afford anymore.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

My engagement ring and band don’t match. They are from the same store, but they are different designers. And it’s fine for me. 

I wouldn’t do anything that was a stretch financially. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  alabamagirl.
Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

My e-ring and FI’s wedding band are from T&Co. I was talking to my mom the other day about wedding bands and said I was leaning towards getting a non-Tiffany one that looks like the shared setting band, and surprisingly (because she had made plenty of comments about how expensive my e-ring must have been), she said I should just get the T&Co band. She was all for the fact that FI and I could just take all 3 in to get cleaned/polished/checked/etc. (like what wrkbrk mentioned).

Still haven’t decided what to do, but I have plenty of time to decide during my long engagement!

I think if it means enough to you to get the Tiffany band (i.e., it’s worth the Tiffany premium) and won’t cause you and your family any undue financial burden, why not?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

moogle:  first off plat dosent require much up keep (and that’s why people love it). It never is re-diped only polished.

I’m in the “go with Tiffany” camp if that is what you want. The wedding rings are for ever.  The dress, cake, booze is not.  i second cutting somewhere else in the wedding for the ring you want. 

What about finding them used on eBay or etsy? You get the same quality, name and style for 50%. And can still have them for the little up keep needed 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

moogle:  I got mine as a set, but only because that set was a good value. I personally would have had no problem getting my band from a different store. While we could afford Tiffanys without any problem, we didn’t want to pay for the name. If you do, that is totally fine.

I personally cannot recommend Blue Nile enough. You can get a 6mm platinum band for under $1000 (http://www.bluenile.com/high-dome-wedding-ring-platinum-6-mm_36649?elem=title&track=product ) and a platinum diamond wedding band in the same width as your e-ring for $1,200 (http://www.bluenile.com/french-pave-diamond-ring-platinum_44713?elem=title&track=product

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