Post # 1
Hello everyone, and thank you in advance to all you helpful bees.
My FFIL has some gold rings that he could donate towards my wedding band. Would it be cheaper to use his gold and have a jeweler make something new out of it, or would it be cheaper to simply buy a wedding band from someplace.
I don’t plan to have any stones in my wedding band, and I like milgrain or handcarved looks to a 3-5mm band. There should be enough gold donated to do what I would like (ideally a two-tone to incorporate 14k white gold – my fav!)
Bottom line – would it save us some money to reuse gold?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
It’s usually cheaper to buy something new than to have a jeweler melt down and custom make something for you, but it’s worth it to shop around. BTW, if you want something simple, try http://www.iweddingband.com... I think they have milgrain simple bands, and they have them in several metals and different levels of purity for super duper cheap.
Post # 4
I used iweddingband too and they are great. It might save you money to reuse gold, but you would also be paying to have someone hand-craft a new ring for you. Considering that you want a simple ring, the price of hand-craftsmanship is probably more than is necessary.
I bet the cheapest option would be to sell the old gold and then use the money to buy a new ring from someplace with good prices like iweddingband.