Post # 1
Hello everyone, and thank you in advance to all you helpful bees.
My Future Father-In-Law has some gold rings that he could donate towards my wedding band. Would it be cheaper to use his gold and have a jeweler make something new out of it, or would it be cheaper to simply buy a wedding band from someplace.
I don’t plan to have any stones in my wedding band, and I like milgrain or handcarved looks to a 3-5mm band. There should be enough gold donated to do what I would like (ideally a two-tone to incorporate 14k white gold – my fav!)
Bottom line – would it save us some money to reuse gold?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
It’s usually cheaper to buy something new than to have a jeweler melt down and custom make something for you, but it’s worth it to shop around. By The Way, if you want something simple, try http://www.iweddingband.com... I think they have milgrain simple bands, and they have them in several metals and different levels of purity for super duper cheap.
Post # 4
I used iweddingband too and they are great. It might save you money to reuse gold, but you would also be paying to have someone hand-craft a new ring for you. Considering that you want a simple ring, the price of hand-craftsmanship is probably more than is necessary.
I bet the cheapest option would be to sell the old gold and then use the money to buy a new ring from someplace with good prices like iweddingband.