(Closed) Anyone stressing the cost of the rings? Money and other ring problems

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can find plenty of inexpensive wedding rings. You don’t need a diamond.

I’m not sure how private you are, but if you can let us know an estimate of what is reasonable for a ring, we can shop around online and help you find examples!?

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What about titanium bands? Or thin gold bands? What about (you may not be okw ith this) used bands and having them brushed and spiffed up? Somebody’s trash is somebody’s treasure.

If you don’t believe in ‘upgrading’ bands, how is it any different than what you have and then replacing it with something you like more? or, that you like the origin of better?

Does your mom or dad (or your FI’s for that matter) have any gold bands around that you could inherit?

If you just want a traditional gold, plain band, you could find those online for a few hundred bucks, like Blue Nile or even Etsy. Etsy has lots of neat, untraditional options. I guess it depends what you are looking for. Do you wnat a wedding band or do you want an engagement ring?

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check out Tungsten rings -they can be very reasonable and although they can’t be resized many online companies provide lifetime resizing!

Post # 6
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Etsy has a huge selection of good quality rings.  We found them to be much less expensive than the jewlers that we visited.

Post # 7
683 posts
Busy bee

Did you actually go to a mom and pop shop? We got a much better deal with a smaller store, then again, I’m lucky enough to live in Chicago so we went to jewelers row.

I’m just sayin, don’t be discouraged by the internet prices, sometimes you just have to actually go to the store and negotiate. Good Luck!

Post # 9
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Have you checked overstock.com?  Do you have a budget you’re thinking about?  Definitely check pricescope as well and they will have a list of great jewelers online… If you have a Bailey Banks and Biddles, they are liquidating a lot of their items…

Post # 10
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would second the overstock.com option, they have tons of deals.

Post # 11
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you aren’t against second hand rings and you have some time to stalk the internet, you can get great deals on craigslist, ebay or even local antique stores. I have spent some time wandering around some local antique stores lately because we are renovating a 100 year old home and I’m just looking for ideas or any random thing that might peak my interest. So far, all i have seen that I liked is some beautiful rings…most of which are diamond and platinum and many for just a few hundred dollars…

I wouldn’t mind one bit, I think there is something romantic about it…especially if it really is old and could have a history…even if it is unknown.

Post # 12
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I can’t blame you for being upset about the origin of the ring.  Honestly, if I were you, I’d ask him to go out and buy me my own ring, even if it’s not a diamond.  The idea of planning without a ring is not so bad (I did it), but when that ring came, I’d want it to be mine and not have the backstory of another woman in my fiance’s life.

That said, I am not at all against second hand rings – maybe check exboyfriendjewelry.com for people selling their rings – you can get really good deals on that site.  Best of luck to you!

Post # 13
1044 posts
Bumble bee

Go to Overstock.com.  They have wedding rings for under $100!

Post # 14
1044 posts
Bumble bee

Try Costco as well.  I’ve seen very cute rings there as well that you can get at affordable costs.

Post # 15
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

There are very nice rings at gread prices. You just have to search for them everywhere and also, not get carried away when ring shopping.  We always see very nice rings, the shinier the better, and there will always be rings that are more expensive with more diamonds.  Start by fixing a budget that works for you and then look only at the rings that fit that budget – you will find a nice one I promise; plus you will not start your married life in debt because of a piece of jewelry you really could not affort. You will spend your life with your FH and that’s what counts: he has all those years to buy you some more rings!

Good luck!!


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