Post # 1
So we are pricing out wedding bands right now, seeing what we like, etc. We’re trying to keep within a $1,000 budget for both rings. He’s looking for an alternative metal like tungsten and I want a simple eternity band to match the band of my e-ring. But I’ll have to either find the perfect fit or have it customized, and that costs a bit.
My mom suggested we check out the diamond district in NYC, but I’m skeptical. I’m not a haggler nor do I know about jewelery and don’t want to be taken! Out of convenience I’d like to just see something I like in Jared’s or Kay’s and get it. We’ve been to one local jeweler and saw some things we like, but there were no prices (he’s supposed to call us tomorrow).
So bees, what do you suggest? Where did you get your wedding rings from? Granted, we don’t have to get from the same place, obviously!
This is my e-ring to give you an idea of the band I’m looking for – I’m looking to match this band. Sorry if it’s huge and the band is hard to see:
Post # 2
Also forgot to mention, I really love rose gold. Do you think a simple, pave eternity band in rose gold would clash too much? I’d love to see pics of bees mixed metal rings!
Post # 3
BurlapnLace: Really pretty engagement ring! Love it. I think a simple eternity pave band would be pretty with your ring. Also, I got my husband three tungsten rings from an online store. They always have them on sale, plus have additional 10% off coupon codes and free shipping! And, his rings are excellent. Same as in stores, but a third of the price. Justmensrings (dot) com… I wrote it out because it never lets me post it..
Post # 4
Mine is coming from Apples of Gold and online jewelry store.
My FIs is coming from an etsy seller.
For us it’s the best way to find something that fits us exactly.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
We ordered FI’s ring from Helzberg. We could have ordered almost the same ring for a lot less online, but he was very happy with the exact ring he tried on from there.
It was about $260 after taxes and the warranty. It should be here any day! I’m hoping we stay under $500 for my band. I’m most likely going to order a scalloped, marquise and dot half eternity from Mco. They quoted me at about $450, so yay!
Post # 6
We ordered custom bands from the same goldsmith that created my engagement ring. We spent $1200 15 years ago, so I’m sure they are much more expensive now than they were at that time.
Post # 7
I got my ring (plain plat band) from Blue Nile. I would highly recommend them – you can definitely get a beautiful white or rose gold half-eternity for <$1000. Their customer service is great as well. If you call and tell them your budget and exactly what you are looking for, they can help you choose something. Plus its easy to return in case you don’t like it.
We got FI’s ring from Amazon – he actually ended up ordering SIX rings because he couldn’t decide, even after trying on similar styles in real life. Thankfully, they are tungsten so all 6 cost less than $100 all together. My FI preferred the darker gray tungsten, rather than the white you see in most of the jewelry stores, so Amazon ended up working out well for him.
Post # 8
I got mine custom from Etsy. You can get just what your looking for super cheaper then at a chain store. I’m ordering a custom bracelet now that was $5000 at Tiffany’s, $3000 custom at Jardes an $900 on etsy. (It’s a diamond by the yard style .50 tcw).
Etsy stores have no over head but also no marketing cost ect. So you just pay for the work and material cost. Not the business mark up
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
BurlapnLace: I bought a plain gold band fom Walmart.com for under $50. His ring is a Triton tungsten band that we found at Helzberg at the mall but bought from Bello Marc online for $200.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Mine are from Etsy – Rosados Box and the other is from ZinaFineJewelry. I highly recommend both!
Post # 11
Ours are both from kay jewelers..I don’t have a pic of his but its just a brushed finish tungsten carbide band. Mine is a Neil Lane wedding band that matches my engagement ring.
Post # 12
luckily my band came with my ring.
Post # 13
Mine was passed down from FI’s mother, and it wasn’t even made as a wedding ring. It was just a really pretty ring (she owns a ton of jewelry she doesn’t wear all the time). So I’m wearing that, and FI loses rings a lot (he’s already lost his engagement ring, in fact) so he bought a bunch of plain bands online for I think $10 each and he plans to wear them until he loses them all, at which point we’ll buy more. It’s cheap and we both think it’s a great idea. There’s no way I’d want to spend all that money on something we may lose.
Post # 14
We didn’t have a high budget, but I got my wedding ring for 250$ on My Jewelry Box.. 🙂 They have inclusions in the diamonds, but you can only see them if you put it extremely close to your face.
Post # 15
We got mine at the same store he got my engagement ring at. His family already had a relationship with the store and the owners, so it just made sense. We haven’t gotten his band yet, but I imagine we’ll at least look at the same place first before going elsewhere. They’ve been awesome!