(Closed) Wedding Band Budget – Suggestions/Advice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

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moogle:  I think you’d be able to save a bit of money by not going with Tiffany’s. Only reason I say this is because you have a higher chance of negotiating a slight discount at local/smaller jewelers. Also, the markup on Tiffany’s items are incredible! I was quoted almost 60% more for similar setting/diamond ering to the one my Fiance bought me.

Of course, I’m not the one to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be purchasing. They’re your wedding bands, and you should LOVE THEM! So if Tiffany’s is what you like and you can afford it, go for it! But if you’re asking for an opinion of whether it’s worth the money, I’ll have to disagree 🙂

Hope this helps! 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

My husband just got a new band, after 20 years his gold band was scratched and beat up. I bought him a tungsten ring,  and he loves it, shows no wear at all.  Platinum can scratch a lot easier. My husband never takes his ring off,  does house repairs and yard work with his on, so he wanted something very durable. 

But we’ve never cared that our bands matched much less cared where they were from. 20 years married and going strong, mismatched bands and all!  😉

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper

Fiance got me a really nice e-ring from a local store. There was a band that was recommended for the e-ring, but it was not my taste at all. They had a limited selection of wedding bands, but I was able to special order what I wanted, which was specific but still simple. I was also thinking of getting a band from Brilliant Earth, but I was able to get the same ring special ordered locally for MUCH cheaper. 

Part of a Tiffany’s ring is name brand. You could get a comparable wedding band for cheaper at a local jewelry store with probably much more variety available. You mentioned that your intended plain band was too thin. I bet another store could custom order what you want. Have you thought about white gold instead of platinum? No one is really going to be able to tell that your e-ring and wedding band are from different stores or made of different metals. 

 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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moogle:  Listen, coming from a girl with my screen name , if you havent already try on bands at other stores. Tiffany has a big prevmium that you pay for the name.

If your financial situation isnt where you want it to be I say try the other options and if you cant bear to live without the tiffany set then you have your answer.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

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moogle:  I don’t know how they compare, style-wise, to the bands you were looking at at T&Co, but you might want to check out http://www.e-weddingbands.com if you are interested in a plain platinum band. I bought a 2.5 mm rose gold band from them, and it was a great experience.

I have a friend who has a beautiful engagement ring from T&Co. When it came time for her to buy her band, the exact one she wanted was (I think) discontinued. So, she ended up getting a band from a totally different store. It looks amazing with her engagement ring. It really looks like the two rings were made for each other. If she hadn’t told me, I never would have known it wasn’t from T&Co.

I think the main thing is to figure out what YOU want and what is most important to you and your Fiance. As many PPs pointed out, your wedding jewelery is some of the most meaningful and important jewelry you will own. So if a band from T&Co feels like the right thing for you, then it’s absolutely worth the money. It might not be worth it to another person, but it would be worth it to you. (hope that makes sense)

Good luck with your band search!

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I suggest contacting david klass, and asking him to make replication of tiffany ring. Or searching online, b2cjewels.com has relatively inexpensive wedding bands and does custom work. Masterjeweler on etsy has great wedding bands at great prices

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think if your heart is set on Tiffany & that’s really what you want, then that’s what you should get. However, I would really encourage you to check out Blue Nile. That’s where we got my e-ring and the quality of the setting/mount is shockingly good! (And for the record, I am a VERY picky person who notices the tiniest flaws) I’m lucky enough live in Seattle where BlueNile has a counter at Nordstrom and I got to try on a ton of wedding bands/eternity bands and they are all beautifully built.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

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moogle: I would check out vintage bands. There are so many gorgeous (platinum and diamond) bands looking for a home 

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