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How Much Do Wedding Rings Cost?

 
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  Typical costs:
  • Wedding bands, on the low end, might cost $100 or less, each for simple sterling silver or narrow gold rings, such as the textured silver "Chic and Groovy" ring from Novica.com[1] or the "gold classic comfort fit wedding band" from Diamond.com.
  • In the mid-range, 14K or 18K gold bands or titanium with milgrain edges or carving might cost $150 to $500, depending on the width. Examples include the 14K Yellow Gold Inset Milgrain ring[2] or the channel-set twisted rope yellow gold ring[3] , both from Weddingbands.com.
  • A very wide platinum band for a man, such as the "Low Dome Comfort Fit Band" from BlueNile.com[4] can run $800, and a diamond band for a woman, such as the "Etoile Band Ring" from Tiffany & Co., can cost $2,500 to $2,000 or more.
  • The cost will depend on how much metal is used and which type, the intricacy of the design and whether the ring contains stones, and what kind. Also, designer rings, such as those from Alex Sepkus[5] , can run above $2,000, after you add the cost of the stone.
  • HK Jewelry Design[6] provides a guide to choosing metals and stones[7] for wedding rings.
Related articles: Engagement Ring, Wedding Dress, Groom's Suit or Tuxedo

What should be included:
  • Most wedding bands include free sizing, in which the jeweler makes the ring a few sizes larger or smaller by cutting and soldering the metal, or adding extra metal. You should not be able to tell that the ring was altered.
  • Some jewelers and online stores, such as DeBebians.com[8] , sell matching his-and-her ring sets.
Additional costs:
  • If your wedding bands are valuable, especially if they contain diamonds or other precious stones, you might want to have them independently appraised and insured. At the very least, check to see if coverage is included in your homeowner's insurance policy or if you can get it added through a rider.
Shopping for wedding rings:
  • If you lead an active lifestyle or are rough on your jewelry, consider getting wedding rings made from a more durable and scratch-resistant metal, such as palladium, suggests the The Association for Wedding Professionals International[9] . Palladium costs about the same as gold.
  • Try to choose wedding bands that reflect your personal styles. There are many options beyond the classic plain gold band. Unusual options include ultra-modern tungsten carbide rings[10] , mokume-gane rings[11] and poesy rings[12] .
  • GreenKarat.com[13] sells wedding rings made from recycled metals with recycled or lab-created stones.
  • For more traditional rings, popular online stores include E-WeddingBands.com[14] and BlueNile.com[15] . SundanceCatalog.com offers bands designed by various artists.
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External Resources:
  1.  jewelry.novica.com/rings/band/ring-chic-and-groovy/69398
  2.  www.e-weddingbands.com/store/50098.html
  3.  www.weddingrings.com/item.cfm?int_item_id=6&%63ategory_id=1
  4.  www.bluenile.com/low-dome-platinum-wedding-ring_7231
  5.  www.alexsepkus.com/en.php/catalogue/bands_bridal/11#
  6.  www.hkjewellery.co.uk/default.asp?Page=weddingrings-metal
  7.  www.hkjewellery.co.uk/default.asp?Page=weddingrings-stonechoices
  8.  www.debebians.com/
  9.  afwpi.com/
  10.  www.titaniumera.com/index.php?cid=699&locale=1
  11.  www.krikawa.com/jewelry/body-of-work/styles2.aspx?cat=30
  12.  www.sapphirelane.com/poesy-rings.aspx
  13.  www.greenkarat.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamTxt=&txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtsear...
  14.  www.e-weddingbands.com/
  15.  www.bluenile.com/wedding-rings?track=55
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