The answer to the question of ‘how much does a wedding ring cost?’ is ‘as much as you want to spend’.
There are wedding rings out there for every budget. What is so unique about what I do, is that my prices are very competitive. I don’t wholesale, so you will be getting a complete one-of-a-kind, custom-made, handcrafted wedding ring at a highly affordable price. With me, you don’t have to sacrifice quality and individuality just because you don’t want to break the bank!
I make everything I sell by hand here in London, and I’m able to keep the costs low because there is no middleman selling my jewellery for me and there is no importing. What’s more, because I work on a small scale, I’m able to control the prices. Jewellery often receives an 8 to 10 times mark up between manufacturer and consumer due to the extra people involved, but because I take care of every single step of the ring-making process, from consultation to sales, my rings are accessible to anyone’s pocket.
Unlike with engagement rings, where the traditional adage was that an engagement ring should cost one or two month’s salary, with wedding rings there is no such rule for you to apply. However, as per my blog on How do you Size a Wedding Ring (add hyperlink here to the blog), there are a few things are worth bearing in mind when you go about choosing your wedding bands and which will have an impact on how much you will be spending.
One of the most crucial things that have an impact on price is the carat of the metal from which your band will be made. Typically, the higher the carat, the higher the price tag.
If you’re on a budget, then having a plain band can mean a much lower price tag. However, this does not mean that you need to sacrifice highlighting your creativity and personality. Having an embellished ring can be a very cost-effective way of finding a wedding ring that suits you and your pocket. Embellished wedding rings can be engraved, contain a contrasting metal inlay, include a milgrain or have an eye-catching finish like hammered or brushed metal. You could also experiment with trying on different ring widths and depths as you might be surprised by what suits you. Just remember that you want a ring that is comfortable to wear as well as practical, as you’ll be wearing it for many years to come!
A tight budget is no reason not to have a custom-made, handcrafted wedding ring. As you can see, there are all sorts of ways to save money when designing or choosing a wedding ring, so contact me now to start the process of creating your dream wedding bands. If you have a strict budget in mind, then let me know, and I’ll give you my advice about how we can make your wedding dreams come true.