(Closed) How much did you spend on your wedding bands?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
1471 posts
Bumble bee

How long is a $20 wedding band supposed to last?  Honest question.

Mine was around $700 at Kay Jewelers; his about $500.  Love them.

Post # 32
1277 posts
Bumble bee

My most recent 18k band was about $370 USD?(last year from James Allen). In 2002 My husband’s w-ring, 14k, was around 300 I think. Mine(that I lost),18k engraved vintage but new, was around 500..high400s?.(both from local shops)  …I have a 14k gold band from Amazon that I bought around 2004 but it’s a 4.75 or 4.5 now so I can’t wear that one anymore. LOL It wasn’t very expensive …around 100?

I also have a few thin stacking bands from Etsy sellers that are narrow but sturdy.



Post # 33
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

His was $800, it was super overpriced for a 14kt gold band but he bought it in hawaii where we got engaged.

Mine is a Tacori band, so it’s worth a few grand. 

Post # 34
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

We have picked ours out and going to buy them soon. Mine is about 9k his is about 12k. Both very simple but beautiful 

Post # 35
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

FI’s band is platinum and cost $2200.  I will be pairing my ring with actually 2 bands (18k rose gold), one bezel setting, one prong setting and together they cost $2250.  We also used some diamonds from our mother’s own jewelry and sold some gold which gave us a $210 credit towards total cost so not a whole lot but it was something!

Post # 36
1800 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My FI’s was $200 and I got a wedding and eternity band for $1000

Post # 37
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not to be a Debbie downer but there are only as far as I know 4 manufacturers who have the royalties to make tungsten carbide with the least nickle in it. The cheap tungsten you find online has Lots of nickel in it. Usually 30-50% or sometimes more. Just speaking from experience as Darling Husband has an allergy to it. We ended up with ceramic as he liked the designs better and it’s compleatly hypoallergenic. I guess it won’t matter if he doesn’t have any allergies but if he does and you want the real thing do some research and go to a reputable jeweler for it!

Post # 38
283 posts
Helper bee

For those people that bought $15 $20 rings off amazon.  How did they hold up? how many years have you had it? 

Post # 39
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Sept 2016 Venice, Italy

This would be ours. The plain koa wood and titanium ($287) is mine only narrower at 3mm and his with the opal band ($787) slightly slimmer at 6mm.


Post # 40
62 posts
Worker bee

Mine is a Megan Thorne 18k rose gold band .21 total ctw. small spaced out diamonds eternity style which cost about $1430. His band is palladium and was a little over $1000.

Post # 41
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine was 12 500 SEK (about 1500 USD) and my husbands wedding band was 6200 SEK (about 730 USD).

Mine is 3 mm 18K gold with 11×0,03 ct diamonds. His is 6 mm and made of titanium. It was handmade bespoke and has a string of 18K gold in it, so it was pretty expensive considering it was made from titanium. 

Post # 42
3209 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

carmenere620:  we got his 18K ring from eweddingbands.com, and mine was custom made by a local designer. Both cost just a fraction of what retail stores would charge for the same rings.

Obviously workmanship matters, but precious metals and moissy/diamonds will be the same. I actually had budgeted twice my ring’s cost because the designer is well known and regularly featured in bridal magazines. Her custlm work was much cheaper than her collection pieces.

Maybe get some custom quotes before going the Amazon route?

Post # 43
4036 posts
Honey bee


Didn’t get them until we were married for over 10 years. Asked my hsuband if he wanted to have a 3rd child, or wear a wedding ring. Then bought the cheapest rings I could find – maybe $75 for 2. 

P.S. We stopped at 2 children. 

Post # 44
4892 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My e-ring came with a matching wedding band. However, we were able to get another matching wedding band so that was added to my rings. It was about $600, since it was a custom order. So, in total my ring was around $4K (my ring was on sale when he purchased it, although I still thought it was too much!).

DH’s ring was about $300, but he bought another one later on (in case something happened to it), which was maybe $100? I can’t remember.

Post # 45
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Tuscany Falls Banquet Hall

Just purchased our wedding bands this past weekend. His was $299 on sale (rose gold) and mine was $1499

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