Post # 1
So I was browsing around on Etsy at Bridal Sets because I still don’t have any plans for mine or FI’s wedding bands and I came across this STUNNER.
I spent about 5 minutes drooling and then I saw the price tag! 1700 dollars for a plain gold ring?! I understand the roses are probably a lot of work, but the equivalent of this ring in sterling silver is $175.00. Surely the gold and an extra plain band isn’t a fifteen hundred dollar difference?
So is this price outrageous or what?!
Post # 3
With gold at $1731 per ounce and silver at $32 per ounce, I think those prices are about right on. It is a really pretty ring.
Post # 4
The workmanship that goes into that ring is a LOT. And that price seems to be for the set.
Also 18K gold is currently about $1,100 an ounce for the raw material. Where as silver is only $32 an ounce.
That’s where your difference comes in.
Post # 5
haha, i love the above and I recognize the seller as the same one I bought this ring from. This is sterling silver though & I wear it as a RHR:
I must say, my buying experience from this seller was awesome. The quality is fantastic and she even told me if I ever have a problem or need it re-sized that I can mail it back to her as a sort of “lifetime warranty” thing (not sure if that would be free, though). I say go for it =)
Post # 7
If it is 14k or 18k, then it’s probably about right. If it’s only 10k, I’d say it’s high. Gold is freaking EXPENSIVE these days.
Post # 8
Luv that set!! Might make the silver version my travel rings
Post # 9
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Post # 10
I love that set! I want one in silver!
Post # 11
So if it is 1700 dollars for just the gold, how is it that you can get a diamond bridal set for less? I thought the diamonds were supposed to be the expensive part.
(as you can tell, I know nothing about rings, gold, diamonds, or jewelry in general)
Post # 12
@Stassney: It’s $1,100 for an ounce of 18k gold. My guess is the ring weighs less than 1 ounce and the rest of the cost is in the workmanship.
Also, the lower carat gold you go (i.e. 14K, 10K, or even gold plated) the lower the cost because the raw material cost goes down.
Post # 13
I think its pretty but I wouldnt pay that for it lol.
Post # 14
So beautifu and unique! I love it! I’m not sure I would pay $1700 for it even though according to pp’s it’s worth it. I’d buy the sterling silver version though.
Post # 15
@MrsRuby: Agreed! It’s gorgeous, it’s probably ‘worth it,’ but I wouldn’t pay it.
Post # 16
It may be worth that in material costs but there is no way I would pay that for it. But it is incredible