(Closed) How Much Did You Spend on Wedding BANDS?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t think it’s too much, but I am also someone who’s Fiance spent over 2K for wedding bands lol (he got me 2 so I could stack) I think if it’s what you love and you won’t be happy with anything else, or feel like you’re settling, then just go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My band was about $1600. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

What kind of band is it?  If it is just plain, those prices are WAY high.  I got my 14k white gold band with diamonds in it for $800 (from a really great local jewer, not a cheap one).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Gold and platinum are trading pretty close last I checked- unless one is larger/heavier than the other, there shouldn’t be that much of a variance in price…

I have two bands- an eternity band which was around 4k and a white gold band I got for $300- yay wholesale!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine was about 2300 but it’s platinum and has an unusual cut in it (antique French cut). That seems like a huge difference between gold and platinu. What is your e-ring made of?

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Platinum (even when trading about the same as gold) will always be more expensive.  This is because platinum is denser than gold making it weigh more.  The same ring made out of platinum will weigh more than it made out of gold.  If you can afford it, I would make the two metals match. 

Both of my wedding bands have been plain bands but in unusual shapes making them contain more metal and thus costing more.  My first was 1.5mm full round band in 14K palladium white gold (Brightsmith on Etsy) for $183 and my second is 2mm high dome band in 950 platinum (eweddingbands.com) on sale for $290. 

As someone who’s engagement ring and wedding band aren’t the same metal and wishes they were, I’d want them to match if I were you.  I think your band is overpriced.  Have you looked anywhere online to see if you can find something else that’s engraved, you love, in platinum, that’s cheaper?

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Definitely suck it up and get it in platinum. Its a one time purchase on something you want to last for a lifetime. Its always cheaper to do it right the first time around vs having it redipped, having it get damaged, and then replacing it for platinum in the end anyway. 

Mine was 2600 and husbands 1775 for our platinum (overpriced/designer) bands.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My eternity band is a 1/2 carat and cost 1,500 CAD and his band was 14K gold around $600.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

Mine was $240 or so (rose gold with small diamond half-eternity).  FI’s was $666 (Platinum with rose gold inside)

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

Well, my wedding band was $200. But if you have the 1600 bones to drop, why not?! It’ll be totally gorgeous.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Mine is over $2k but that’s because it’s diamonds. They’ll be in white gold since my ering is white gold and my jeweler prefers it to platinum (dont remember why). My Fiance is getting a plain white gold band for…I dont remember how much but in the hundreds. I know it’s a lot but this is the one tangible thing that actually lasts after the wedding and I have to (read: get to) wear it every day so I wanted to make sure I loved it and didn’t cut corners. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My FI’s band is white gold with rose gold inlay (14k) and we purchased it for $549. My own ring is being custom made to match my engagement ring and we’ve been quoted about $450.

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