Post # 1
I found my dream band and was planning on buying it in gold for $900. According to my research, though, platinum would be better since my engagement ring is platinum….but I just found out platinum would set me back $1600! Not what I was expecting.
Too much? Should I do gold? Or just eat it, so I don’t need to worry about the colors ever again….
Post # 2
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 🙂
Post # 3
Nice. I’m obsessed with stacking. Already have my anniversary stacker picked out. 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
Engagement Ring is platinum, so I’m feeling like I should probably just eat it and make them match. But crazy difference, right? No diamonds in the band…it’s just a crazy kind of design and I think it’s awesome. 🙂
Post # 9
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
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
My eternity band is a 1/2 carat and cost 1,500 CAD and his band was 14K gold around $600.
Post # 12
Mine was $240 or so (rose gold with small diamond half-eternity). FI’s was $666 (Platinum with rose gold inside)
Post # 13
- 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
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
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.