Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Weddings  > Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings Cost


How Much Do Wedding Rings Cost?

 
low costLow: $100 or lessaverage costMedium: $150-$500high costHigh: Over $1,500
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
  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.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Engagment + Wedding Rings
Amount: $12,000.00
Posted by: a user in Kansas City, MO.Posted: December 1st, 2009 01:12PM
Store: Meierotto'sStyle: Diamond and White Gold
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Wedding Rings
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Store: Style: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



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
More Weddings Topics
Check Out All Costs for Weddings How Much Do Wedding Invitations Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Reception Venue Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com




Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
simple re-keying turned into outrageous replacements
Paid: 1100.00
I wanted locks rekeyed for a purchased home. I found a locksmith who runs his own business and is a one man team. $40 fee, $25 each lock for labor, and parts. Fair enough. I told him I wanted 3 locks rekeyed and one broken lock replaced... [more]
-expensive lesson
Door Lock Cost
Braces 12 yr old son
Paid: 5100.00
Insurance will pay 2000. Try not to deal with a office accepting Horizon NJ Health /Medicaid. Your child may end up waiting over 30 minutes over the scheduled appointment because Medicaid pts. need to be seen first... [more]
-LavenderBlue
Braces Cost
Child 2 surface Cavity Fill
Paid: 170.00
My dentist charges $170 for a 2-surface filling on an elementary aged child. Total bill for 9 cavities and 6 sealants is $1900... [more]
-
Cavity Filling Cost
Shingles Vaccine
Paid: 162.50
Presented at Dr. Office with mild shingles diagnosis. Was given vaccine to treat possible post shingles neuralgia. Poster in exam room showed CDC FDA protocol guidelines changed from age 60 to age 50... [more]
-Flyngator
Shingles Vaccine Cost
Air duct and furnace cleaning
Paid: 320.00
Found a deal on groupon for $59, for duct cleaning. Two guys came out a week later. They cleaned all the vents then stuck a vacuum in the main vent, they said, and let the machine go to work... [more]
-Torro
Duct Cleaning Cost
timing chain replacement
Paid: 2000.00
2001 F150 timing chain, I'm getting quoted a grand more everyone on this site, why is that?... [more]
-Chris Clingshoff
Replacing a Timing Chain Cost