Rings, as they say, are the perfect icon to symbolize one’s unending love and devotion to their partner. It’s a symbol of eternity. Wedding rings signify one’s commitment to love the other till the end of time. On that note, wedding ring (if you are married) is something you will need to put on for quite a long time. So it’s important to find a pair that is classic in design and considering the current economic hurdle that the world is going through, something that will not require you to break the bank.
The task of finding a wedding band that is elegant and expensive is quite challenging. Here are just some insights I’d like to share to help you in selecting “your precious” rings.
First thing you would like to do is to look around. Find out what designs you find appealing and ask how much is the price range for such design and quality. In this time and age, you have every tool to empower you as a customer and consumer, so use it. The Internet will prove to be very useful to you.
Regarding the design, you may want to consider having very minimal precious stones or if possible consider not having any at all. Not having any or having very minimal precious stones set into your rings will surely slash off a few grand off your wedding bands’ price tag. At the same time, by virtue of experience, I can say that any ring that has precious stones have the risk of having the stones chipped or lost. The lady who helped us pick our wedding ring did warn us about it. She told us that she had to have the stones replaced a couple of times. It may be very frustrating supposing those precious stones are diamonds.
What are your options for the actual make up of the ring? Yellow gold, white gold, platinum, these are just some of the elements you could use. Platinum is quite expensive, if you want the same shade it has, perhaps you can opt for white gold. There is no rule that says you have to have a 24karat gold ring for your wedding band. In that case, if you’re still a bit short from getting your precious, ask if they can customize a pair with a lower quality of gold instead. 18k or 14k will be good for everyday use. If you have a particular brand that you like, try to ask your local jeweler if they can create something that is quite similar to the brand that you like. Most of the time the branded ones are more expensive and you could save a few hundreds if you just have your rings custom made for you and your partner.
Lastly, you have a big chance of getting a discount if you pay for it with cash. If the said option is impossible ask if you can have it at 0% interest for staggered payment on your card.