(Closed) considering skipping the expensive ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@mtnhoney: I think simple bands are classy and chic. Its fine, do what you can afford.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s what we did.  I brought both of our bands off of Amazon.  Spent less than $200 and I don’t regret it.  I’ve never been a diamond gal so I didn’t want him to waste “our” money. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m all for it.  I got my expensive ring, but there are days I wonder why I *neeeeeded* it.  You could always get a gold band that you can always wear and not have to replace and then get an e-ring of sorts later on.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it’s a great idea!  Simple band will be so elegant.  Then you can spend more on the wedding!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My sister asked me to help her find a fake set for now that looked nice and was under $50. I found her CZ sets on Ebay and Overstock that were amazing! I had even found matching bands for them on there!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My husband & I got sterling silver temp rings for the same reasons. After the wedding we got our forever rings. 

My forever wedding band only costed 189 dollars (before tax) $203 total. It was on sale & is now priced at $229. It is white gold, a half eternity band with .25 tcw of diamonds. I got it off walmart.com & I don’t think it looks cheap at all.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Most wedding rings are not nearly as expensive as engagement rings because they tend not to have the large stones that engagement rings do. And, a quality ring is a different measure than an expensive ring.

For me the wedding rings are very important. They will be part of your ceremony, and if it’s a religious ceremony, can be blessed. They are a symbol of the love. Not a symbol of love that can be replaced when something better comes along.

My engagement ring is also important to me. I chose a less expensive ring than my my fiancee was willing to get because I want to be able to wear it every day, not just on days when I didn’t go to places that would make me feel conspicious.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it’s a great idea. I have no idea why I worried about an e-ring at the beginning of our engagement – it’s the wedding band that I wear every day and that means the most to me. Also I love the plain band idea – that’s what we have and they’re so comfortable and classy 🙂

Alsooooo, if you skip the e-ring and get just a plain band, they’re so versatile you can wear any ring with it. So you never have to commit to just one e-ring, you can switch it up between gems and moissanites and whatever else you fancy over the years(guilt free since your partner won’t be sad you’re not wearing the e-ring!)

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For traveling and working out I just purchased a titanium band on amazon for $15.30. It is super shiny and comfortable. I don’t think it looks cheap at all. Even though we aren’t married yet, I really want to get Fiance one too, since it’s super comfy, nice looking, lightweight and inexpensive, and since she doesn’t like rings and has never been a ring wearer. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our bands were $25 each. Someday I may have a more expensive ring, but I’d rather build a house and have some babies to fill it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My partner and I are in the same boat. We opted to buy silver rings from Helzberg. My ring is 1/8 carats of diamonds, but is enough to sparkle and we’ll upgrade to diamond bands for our fifth legal wedding anniversary. I should also mention that I wanted a pink stone and my birthstone is garnet, so it was perfect.

 

http://www.helzberg.com/product/heart-shaped+rhodolite+garnet+ring+1723608.do?sortby=ourPicks

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

2 women I work with never had engagement rings. They rather spend the money on a more extravagant honey moon!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Your band is such a great example for this thread. I never would have guessed that’s all you paid for it. I love seeing pictures of it!

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