(Closed) Wedding bands: what are ppl generally spending?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That sounds okay for the amount of diamonds you’re getting.  I’m looking at around $800 for a five stone prong-set one in 14 K white gold.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you can easily afford it I don’t think its too much at all.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree with spending what you can afford!!  I am having a similar problem with finding a band too.  It’s getting close and every jeweler says we need to hurry up and pick one, but when we looked at them in our jewelry stores in the mall neither of us found anything we liked.  We went to a local jeweler and they showed my Fiance a ring that was over $1,000 for him!!  I was like ummm I think that’s a little much, but he loved it.  I think he’s good with looking other places too.  But my problem is my band.  My e-ring has floating diamonds on the sides and then a center stone.  Nothing huge, but the problem is the clarity.  He got a perfect color/clarity diamond and nothing looks right next to it.  There is a matching band that goes with the ring, but it’s $1,500 and I thought that was a little much, but the jeweler says if we don’t get it now he probably will never get it for me and I won’t be happy with anything else.  Probably true, but they are just trying to get a sale too…  I hope you get the one you want though because I’m sure it will be BEAUTIFUL!!  🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It really depends on what you’re getting. We spent $250 on mine and $400 on FI’s. I can’t judge if you’re spending too much because it depends on the weight of the platinum, how many diamonds, what quality of diamonds, and the amount of work the jeweller has to put in. 

I do know that custom work is a lot more… one jeweller wanted $900 for FI’s ring. So is it something you’re willing to invest in? Can you find something else that looks right? Can you afford it?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wedding band is my Mother’s band- given to me by my father, so $30 to resize it (she had a size 5 finger, mine’s size 6 1/4)

We purchased my FI’s at Kohls during their V-Day sale (they have similar sales all the time).  He wanted an “alternative” metal and we ended up with a titanium ring.  Now I know that these cannot be resized but that’s not going to matter… the ring was originally $275, 55% off plus an additional 15% off for “early bird” savings… we put it on a new store credit card with my V-Day gift and got a whopping 20% more off our purchase making his ring a whopping $68.

(We’re thrifty)

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with pp, spend what you can afford.  i have 2 bands; a 4ct eternity band and a plain band.  not sure how much the diamond band was (my fiance bought it to match my ering) but the plain band was only $300 or so.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Echoing the PPs sentiments about spending what you can comfortably afford.

My band costs $430 and it’s 14K WG with 7 diamonds iin a shared prong setting. FI’s is 10K WG and his cost $460. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was quoted $2800 for a custom platinum diamond band from Jared, so I don’t think your jeweler is too far off. The one I ended up getting was $1399. Damn platinum costs!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If thats what you want and you can afford it with out breaking the bank go for it!!! We were quoted 1,400 for my 18k white gold 12 diamond (.76ct)  channel set band. So i dont think yours is too far off, and we got a 15% off discount b/c Fiance is a police officer, so we got it for $1,190.  I wasnt going to get one with that many diamonds, but with the discount I figured, what the hell, this ring will be forever and Im not going into debt over it so I decided yes it was worth it!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My philosophy is that you’re wearing it for the rest of your life, if you’re going to splurge on jewelry, now’s the time!

If it’s a cost you can afford and you love it, it’s not too much, imo.  Though the ring I’m in love with is $700 and I’m trying to find a way to get a similar ring for less money because I think that’s too much for what it is, so I guess I’m a “Do as I say, not as I do,” person.

Post # 16
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Newbee

Spend what you are comfortable with. There’s no minimum or maximum one should spend as long as you two are happy with that. My band is very very expensive and no one think I should spend that much on a band. But since it’s what me and my Dh both like and agree on so we just go for it. I’m still in love with it every time I look at that since last year.

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