Post # 1
We are looking to purchase a mens tungsten wedding band. Our local jewelry store quoted us >$200 for tungsten rings. But when we looked online, we found a ton of tungsten rings of similar styles on Amazon and Overstock for way under $50.
Why such a huge price difference? Will there be a difference in quality, or is it just a jeweler’s mark up in this case?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I think it’s just jeweler’s mark up. We bought my hubby’s original from Zales for $300 and he lost it…..so we bought another one from Ebay for $20 and it is just as good of quality….needless to say, I now feel dumb spending the $300 in the first place…
Post # 4
I have a tungsten ring that I bought on ebay for around $60, it’s just a simple band with a small diamond set into it and it has held up really well. I work in a restaurant and am really rough on my hands, a lot of my crew don’t wear their rings because the metal cut glove we wear scratches and damages the ring, but I haven’t had any issues. I would recommend buying off of ebay or amazon over a jeweler.
Post # 5
We got him 2 rings. One from Amazon, one from Blue Nile. The only reason we got the blue nile one is that it is a lighter color which he wanted and I couldn’t find it on Amazon. They are the same quality… One was 30 and one was 150.
Post # 6
Ebay! I bough two of them…. he lost weight and his fingers shrunk some.
Post # 7
We got DH’s from Amazon because he wanted tungsten carbide. It’s excellent quality and I’m pretty sure we paid less than $100. We couldn’t tell the difference from the jeweler’s rings at $200-$300+. We’re very pleased with it.
Post # 8
Got my Husbands ring from Amazon for £30, really nice quality and no different to the ones we have seen in shops
Post # 9
Go with Amazon, avoid the jeweler/retail markup.
Post # 10
Amazon all the way! DH found a specific style at a jewlery store that he liked or we would have gotten it online.
Post # 11
Overstock for $40 something.
Post # 12
Yes so far we’re definitely leaning towards getting the ring online. I did ask our jeweler about this huge difference in price and got no clear answer.
Post # 13
Bought Fiance his tungsten ring off of Amazon. It’s a comfort fit and we got it for $20! I originally got it for him to size his finger in case we ended up ordering a wedding band online, but he loves the Amazon ring and he doesn’t want me to buy another! Its what he wants to use as his permanent wedding band 🙂
Post # 14
Absolutely go online! We got his original ring at our Jewelers for about 120$, it was an 8mm black ceramic band. He decided afterward that it was too wide and found the exact same ring in 6mm online for 16$ (amazon or ebay – can’t recall now.) When the ring came it had a tiny chip on the inside so he msg’d the seller and they told him to keep it and sent a second ring at no charge. A few months later he decided he wanted a dark gunmetal tungsten comfort band and ordered that one too and now he has 3 rings for a total of less than 40$. I told him I want 3 rings so I can switch them out too
Post # 15
We got FI’s on Tanga for under $20 (https://www.tanga.com/deals/rings). The quality seems very nice!
Post # 16
My FI’s tungsten ring came from a jeweler for around $200… My brother paid $400 for his. I’ve been curious about buying a super cheap ring on amazon instead, but I’m suspicious. There’s a reason they’re so much cheaper. What’s the catch?