(Closed) FI wants pricy-ish ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
6294 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

RedHeadKel:  I dunno, that seems about right to me as it looks quite wide. I would still shop around, but it doesn’t sound massively steep.

OH’s ring is costing $2100 (it’s platinum), so, it could be worse!

Post # 32
1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

RedHeadKel:  It’s so funny that he is insistent on gold, lol. Most guys that I know dislike it because it’s such a soft metal and scratches/dings easily. That’s why my Darling Husband wanted tungsten because the things he does at work with his hands are just..not cool for gold (he is generally just an office rat, but when he does work with equipment, it’s big electronic stuff). :3 Keep shopping around and hopefully you can get it for less than that. Or depending on when your wedding is, you could always wait for the next “Awesome holiday jewelry sale!” to come up and see if you can get the price lower. OR possibly find it online for cheaper and take it to the jeweler and see if they’ll match/lower it.

Post # 33
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

I think it’s cool to get his dream ring.

My Fiance has expensive taste in both his mangagement ring and his wedding ring… though both together are still more affordable than my engagement ring. I’d feel wrong thinking only I was worth an expensive ring, and I’m so happy his wedding jewelry means so much to him.

Expensiveness is relative, but if the ring he wants is the cost of your set or less, I strongly encourage you get him the ring of his dreams!

Post # 34
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Darling Husband has a 14k white gold comfort fit 5mm wide, 1.5 mm thick band..it was less than $300 all in.  Yes mens rings can be more expensive since they require more gold, but don’t get ripped off. 

5.5mm wide, concave 14k white gold, men’s band, brushed in the center, free ship, 30 day return….$420…and that’s just the first one to pop up when I googled it:


Post # 35
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s quite appropriate for a men’s ring. Keep in mind that the width is more than double the width of our rings, plus they have larger hands. So twice the gold. 

He’s going to be wearing this for the rest of his life, and unlike us, men don’t have the option to upgrade later with an anniversary band. Cut flowers, decor, crap that no one will remember. Don’t cut back on the ring.

Post # 37
2216 posts
Buzzing bee

RedHeadKel:  I just did a simple search. This one is concave, white gold, and pretty wide (7mm) and apparently if you order in the next 2 days you get 25% off lol: http://www.beverlydiamonds.com/14k-white-gold-wedding-band-ring-pid-24556-17.html?gclid=CNTZp6ubmL0CFTIV7AodqSsA5w

This one also came up: http://www.joyjewelers.com/modules/catalog/customizer/step1.php?products_id=46979

If I were you, I’d do some google research together and then go with one that has a good return policy just in case your Fiance is anything less than pleased. 🙂

Post # 39
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would encourage him to shop around.

FWIW, when we ordered DH’s ring he insisted on getting it from our jewler who made my ring(s). I suggested looking online but he quickly shot it down saying that we HAD to get it from our jewler. Silly. Fast forward a year, Darling Husband lost his ring. It was slightly too big anyway, so when it was time to order a new one I put my foot down. We found the exact same ring on Overstock.com for 1/3 of the price! Of course then my Darling Husband was like “why didn’t we do this the first time”. Ummmm because you insisted on doing it your way. Typical men! lol

Post # 40
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

starfish0116:  about 1/2 the men I know (including my dad) have lost their original wedding band! 

RedHeadKel:  have you asked Fiance the reason behind WHY he doesn’t want to get one online? It just doesn’t seem like a logical argument to me. It sounds like his real concern is he doesn’t want something fake or cheap? If so then you can discuss that you both want him to have something high quality, but you want to avoid a high mark-up if you can. I had the jeweler who resized my ring confirm DH’s band was real 14k gold since I had gotten it on ebay. Didn’t charge me either to look at it. Plus there’s the extra security if you can use Paypal or a credit card (not debit), since if what you got wasn’t as advertised you can open a dispute. 

Post # 41
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

RedHeadKel:  My husband has a really similar ring, except it’s yellow gold. It was about $1,400 with our discount. We did do a “brand name” (Christian Bauer) but they did do a very cool laser engraving on the inside, in my handwriting. He loves his ring, and let’s face it, it was a steal compared to mine. I think a lot of Bees can say the same. Id splurge on it. He’s only going to wear it for the rest of his life!

Post # 43
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

My Fiance has almost the same ring but his has a .20 ct diamond in it. I was orginally priced at $1800 but got it at a bridal fair for $800. So I would look around to see if you could find it somewhere cheaper.

Post # 44
13597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Darling Husband has a similar ring, and we paid more than $1100 for it.  Think about how much your ring(s) cost… let him get what he wants!

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