(Closed) went shopping for wedding bands today

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Ouch!  We have not actually talked about engraving our bands.  They will be white gold, so I’m not sure how well engraving would last anyway.  And we had enough trouble figuring out what to have engraved on each others’ iPods.  So no help here, although now you have me worried about the price of gold.  Guess we had better get out and get them ordered.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You didn’t mention what metals you’re looking at, but I actually experienced the same thing today.  My e-ring is platinum, but when we went to look at wedding bands the men’s platinum rings were $$$.  Our jeweler told us that palladium is just as good.  It is also in the platinum family of metals, it looks the same, and it has the same durability that platinum has.  In 30 years it can be refinished to look like new.  It’s also substantially less expensive.  I think that’s what we’re going to get, so if you want platinum but it is too expensive, think about palladium.

As for the engraving, is there a phrase from a poem or song that is especially meaningful to you and reminds you of your beau?  Or you can do your wedding date in roman numerals or something.  Or you and FI’s monogram.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We bought my fiance’s ring today – we went with palladium.  If you plan to wear your rings together, be careful about having different metals – I’ve heard it can cause problems.  I would check with the jeweler about that.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

If your wedding ring is a much softer metal than your e-ring (such as platinum and white gold) and you wear them on the same finger, the softer one will slowly be eroded by rubbing against the harder one.  It also may be a problem if you were planning on having them welded together – this might not be possible if the metals are sufficiently different.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

That’s brutal! We can blame the high cost of platinum on the catalytic converters in our cars. (just a bit of a nerdy moment there )

We’re going to engrave our rings for our first anniversary, but it’s probably going to be a significant verse or just our names.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

If we engrave our rings, we’re having the infinity symbol engraved in them… But my fiance may go with a tungsten ring, and tungsten is too strong for engravings, so we’ll see.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

e-weddingbands.com has a list of popular and unique engravings to give you some ideas. I was laughing my tail off by the time I got through the list, though many are sentimental.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Prices of platinum are coming down!! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Gold coming down a little too.  Whew.  Keep your fingers crossed…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

when we went to look a month or so ago, the jeweler told us platinum is going up and their prices would be going up soon. some jewelers change it as prices fluctuate but some (like tiffany’s) only change the prices per quarter.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We engraved our initials and our wedding date.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My fiance and I just ordered a steel one for him this weekend.  We originally started out looking at the titanium ones but the style we wanted was only made in steel.  Oh well.  Cheaper for me and Fiance is happy w/it.  🙂  Here it is. 

http://teno.com/tariwgoanddi.html

 

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