Post # 1
OK ladies, I’ve been stumbling through this whole wedding planning process, and my search for a wedding ring is no exception. My fiancee just got his wedding band from etsy (a titanium band with some interesting detail). I atually ordered a titanium band as well with high hopes, but it wasn’t as interesting as I wanted (too small to really show detail I guess). I don’t think I want diamonds, and I’m not interested in matching my engagement ring. I really like the idea of a band (titanium, tungsten, palladium, silver, white gold, etc.), but I don’t want JUST a plain band – it’s got to have some detail. My budget is pretty low (hopefully no more than a few hundred). Any suggestions?? Please help!
Post # 3
Have you checked out Blue Nile? They have good prices and good variety 🙂
Post # 4
What is your E-ring? I highly advise sticking to the same metal
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center
I had my wedding band made. It’s a white gold band with channel set diamonds halfway around ( in case I ever need to resize it). I had it made by a jeweler in downtown for $500, but saw something similar at Macy’s when they had a huge sale in their fine jewelry for $200!
Post # 6
thanks for the thoughts so far, ladies!
@ejs: my e-ring is a yellow gold band with 3 diamonds (one bigger one in the middle, flanked by 2 tiny ones) in silver (or white gold) settings. it was my FI’s grandmother’s, and is beautiful and so special to his family and me. I don’t generally wear yellow gold, though (to be honest this is the only thing I own), and I don’t want to get a yellow gold wedding ring. I’m planning on usually wearing the e-ring on my right hand, so I don’t care if the metals don’t match.
@lace – I’ve had a hard time searching online, so my next step is Macy’s! Maybe once i start trying more rings on, I’ll get a better idea of what direction I want to go in.
@girlwitharing – thanks, but couldn’t find anything I liked in my [tiny] budget!!
Post # 7
Definitely get out there and try rings on. Don’t worry about not buying them straight away. Go to jewelry stores, boutique stores that carry jewelry, Macy’s – wherever just go and try rings on. A cool website that has neat rings that aren’t always seen is http://www.clay-pot.com
Good luck and I hope that helps
Post # 8
Have you heard of Turtle Love Committee?
They are very unique, inexpensive and they have lots of options.
Post # 9
Some places that I’ve looked include the sundance catalog – I love their jewelry, and etsy. We’ve actually ordered the fingerprint rings from fabuluster. Haven’t gotten them yet, but I have high hopes, and they would be in your budget. They were also very open to any suggestions that we had. My FI’s ring is actually totally custom, with a fingerprint on the inside.
ETA – Just checked out Jackie-O’s suggestion of the clay pot. Holy moly. Those are gorgeous! not cheap, but oh-so-pretty!
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I love the bees – you ladies always come through! Thanks so much for the suggestions.
@ILovePink – Turtle Love Committee is a GREAT rec – I’ve got lots of their rings bookmarked now, and it’s definitely a frontrunner 🙂
@Rocktsrgn – I also saved several rings from Sundance – also beautiful.
@Jackie-O – Claypot’s jewelry is beautiful, but too pricey for me!
@loveapril – will definitely check out worldjewels – thanks!
Post # 12
Since you are from the DC area maybe you could check out Dominion Jewelers! It’s in Falls Church.
That is where my fiance got my e-ring and where we are getting our wedding bands. Their work is gorgeous and they can help you no matter what your budget! They custom make everything so you can talk to them and work out a design that is exactly you!