Post # 1
We went to see the jeweler who made my engagement ring, to see if I could find a band. He actually had a band that was perfect- same style, with channel set diamonds on the sides exactly like my e-ring. However, it was almost twice as much as I thought I’d pay. The cost was $725. It’s a beautiful ring and def. matches. The ring also has a small bend in the center where the e-ring center stone sits. A straight band didn’t look quite right.
So, I guess I am wondering what others are paying for their bands. And, if they match the e-ring or just compliment it? I’m wondering if the cost is just too high. or if it is in line with what most are paying?
Post # 3
Could you do an etsy alchemy request for something very similar? Honestly, it seems a bit steep BUT if it’s totally custom, then I can understand that price. Fiance and I are hoping to keep each of ours under $500 a piece.
Also, if you show us a picture of your engagement ring, we may be able to find a wedding band that matches.
Post # 4
We paid about $800 for my wedding band. It complements my engagement ring, they aren’t matching. My engagement ring has princess cut diamonds and my wedding band has round and baguette diamonds.
Post # 5
@menobride: We paid about $250 for mine. As far as if it “matches” my e-ring… My e-ring is actually an heirloom ring (my grandmother’s) that we had a little work done on to customize it to our own taste. There were obviously no matching bands to my e-ring. We spent some time at the jewlery store playing around with trying on different bands till we found one that looked just right with the e-ring.
If you’re worried about the cost of the band you found, I’d recommend trying on several other bands at other jewlery stores. Maybe you’ll find one more in your price range that compliments your e-ring well. If not, you can always go back to the band you found.
Post # 6
my band will probably be the same price. its $600 in yellow gold and the lady said that if i get it in white gold it will cost more.. i thought it was high too at first but i overheard the couple next to me refusing to lookat wedding bands under $9000.00!! i almost had a heart attack.. i think our price is a fair price to pay, especially for channel set diamonds. Also look around too before you buy, some places online will sell the same ring for way less $$
Post # 7
I think that price sounds fair for something with diamonds. If you can afford it and it makes you happy, go for it! It sounds like it pairs well with your e ring.
I chose a plain metal band that was under $200 – but if I had gone the diamond band route, I would have definitely spent $1k plus to get one of the ones I liked. So ~700 sounds well within bounds to me… it’s just up to you if you feel like spending that much or if you’d be just as happy with something less blingy.
Post # 8
The band that matches my e-ring has pave stones all around and cost about twice as much as the band you’re looking at.
Post # 9
the band that matches my engagement ring would be pave diamonds half way around and is $600. But I am going with a twist on a traditional band from etsy where your FH finger print is inprinted on the inside of a traditional band its around $300.
Post # 10
The band I got is just sterling silver and was $15 from Overstock.com – I want a half eternity band but rings were not a priority for us we had so many other expenses. In a few years I will upgrade to a half eternity. My band doesnt match my engagement ring but it goes with it – I wouldnt say it compliments my e-ring very well – but I dont care right now!
Post # 11
I really wanted a band with channel set diamonds to match the ones on my e-ring, so we looked forever. The band we finally found matched perfectly and ended up costing $800. But a note on channel settings to match the ones on an e-ring: I’m not 100% happy with mine now. If you’re not going to soder them together or do an eternity band, you’ll be constantly moving the band to line up with the e-ring channel and it gets really annoying. I thought I wanted matching channels, but now I really want to switch to an eternity band so I can stop messing with it.
Post # 12
Mine was $1000…that’s sounds like a pretty good deal for channel set diamonds.
Post # 13
That sounds like a good deal, but it still depends on the 4 c’s. Mine was around $1200. GL!
Post # 14
Mine was about $800. Diamonds do increase the price, but you might be able to get something cheaper by having it specifically made by a jeweler–I’ve known quite a few people who’ve done that through the jewelry district (I live in NYC; friends also in LA & Chicago). Right now, the price of metals is also pretty high, too.
Post # 15
My matching band was $1500 because it has 4 .09 stones and then channel set diamonds.
Yours sounds like a good deal 🙂
Post # 16
The matching band I wanted was going to run be 300-400 but we decided that we would get a plain ring now and on our 10th anniversary we would “upgrade” to the matching one with diamonds when we can afford it. Right now having a ring that fits and declares I am married is more important to me than having the matching band…. even though I REALLY REALLY REALLY want it.