Inexpensive Wedding Rings
What to look out for when looking for an affordable wedding ring …
If you’re currently looking to buy inexpensive wedding rings, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get bad quality or out of style wedding bands.
In today’s world, you have a whole range of places where you can find gorgeous, stylish and more importantly cheap wedding bands!
Your wedding ring is something that will hopefully stay with you forever, so it stands to reason that you take your time and do your homework before you buy it.
If you’re on a tight budget, don’t despair. We guarantee that with a little bit of patience, you WILL find that gorgeous affordable wedding ring that you’ve always dreamed of.
Cheap Wedding Rings: It’s all in the metal!
One of the most important things that will determine how much your wedding ring will cost is the metal.
Platinum is by far the most expensive metal. Over recent years, this type of metal has been gaining in popularity for various reasons. For starters, platinum is believed to be 35 times rarer than gold. It will cost you twice as much as gold to buy yourself a platinum wedding ring. Gold is less “rare” because it is found in many more locations than platinum.
Platinum is hypoallergenic, very durable and tarnish resistant. It compliments diamonds perfectly and also other gemstones.
With all this hype about platinum, you can easily find yourself longing for a platinum wedding band. But did you know, that few people can actually tell the difference from a platinum ring to a white gold or even a silver wedding ring? So your expense will most often than not go completely unnoticed! Palladium wedding rings look a lot like platinum but are a whole lot cheaper!
Why not go for White Gold instead?
It’s still gorgeous and durable but costs much less! There's also the traditional Yellow Gold to choose from, which costs considerably less than platinum.
Some brides go for Sterling Siver wedding rings. Sterling silver is not usually recommended for engagement and wedding rings, simply because it is less durable than platinum, gold and titanium.
Sterling silver is more suitable for rings that are not going to be worn every day.
It’s also quite prone to oxidisation, though you can easily have it cleaned back to its original splendour.
If you’re on a really tight budget, you can start out by getting sterling silver wedding bands and then upgrade them to another metal in a few years’ time.
Another type of metal that is also popular is Tungsten Carbide. This type of metal is mostly used for men’s wedding rings. It’s quite a popular option with men because this metal is incredibly durable. Its color seems to be very appealing to men.
Stainless Steel is another type of metal. This metal is not usually recommended for wedding rings because it’s not as durable as the other metals. However, you can still find gorgeous wedding rings in stainless steel.
This type of metal is particularly suitable for men’s rings. You’d be amazed at the plethora of beautiful and cheap mens wedding bands that you’ll find in this metal.
As regards to gem stones, Cubic Zirconia wedding rings are a popular alternative to diamonds, simply because they’re cheap but look gorgeous just the same! The perfect combination for the budget conscious bride who's looking for beautiful inexpensive wedding rings.
Inexpensive Wedding Rings: Watch your weight!
The weight of your ring will also have a great influence on the price.
The thicker the ring, the higher the price. Always remember that you will typically be wearing your wedding ring everyday so you want something that’s comfortable.
Also watch out for discounted wedding rings.
If you’re shopping for rings online, look for the discounted section of that particular wedding vendor. You can usually find some great bargains this way.
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