(Closed) ERing and Wedding Ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
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Jamichristine05:  The wedding rings were important to us; along with the photos, they are the only things that actually last after the day. To us, it seemed silly to scrimp on the rings for that reason, so we made sure we didn’t compromise and got exactly what we wanted. There were things I hated spending money on, but the rings was not one of them.

My custom-made ring (0.16ct diamonds in platinum in a 2.5mm band) cost £960/$1440, and my OH’s (6mm heavy-weight platinum band) cost £1080/$1620; by UK standards those are very good prices for what we got. We also ideally wanted all three of our rings to be from the same place; I’m not usually very sentimental/romantic, but for some reason I liked this idea.

What I personally would probably do is first, ask yourself if that is definitely the style of ring you want (personally I love it and am not a fan of mis-matched sets, so it would be my choice). If it is, look at the cost difference for a similar ring bought from elsewhere. Then weigh up the differences in service: for example, would another company offer the same level of service as Tiffany? How much hassle would it be having to go to two different stores to get your rings buffed/serviced? Etc. Then decide if the cost saving is worth the extra hassle.

With regards to mixing white gold and platinum: I wouldn’t do it. Not only is platinum much harder-wearing, which could damage your wedding band over time, but it looks very different to white gold IMPO: white gold is lighter/brighter and shinier than platinum and does not develop the patina platinum does, and those differences would really bug me personally. Also, when I was looking I actually found the difference in cost between 18K white gold and platinum pretty negligible.

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Jamichristine05:  I wouldn’t worry about different sizes as it would be very easy to have a ring made with matching diamonds; mine was custom-made and cost less than a non-custom ring would have done on the high street. So I would take that out of the equation and focus on the pros and cons of getting a like-for-like ring from elsewhere. My guess is you might be looking at close to 2k for the same size/quality/metal elsewhere, so essentially the difference is 1k; and for that, would you rather they were a true set/from the same place? 

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