If you are searching for affordable engagement rings and wedding rings, look no further! Here you will find plenty of stylish and stunning options for low cost engagement rings and wedding bands without compromising on quality or looks.
you are looking for discount men’s wedding bands, a beautiful set of
used wedding rings, affordable gemstone rings or discount diamond rings,
with these tips you can find the perfect rings to fit any
budget. And if you have any questions about shopping for inexpensive wedding rings, just use our comment box at the end of the page to send in your questions!
The engagement ring is usually what takes up the bulk of a couple's wedding ring budget - so we'll start off with tips on how to find affordable engagement rings and links to our most helpful pages.
So where to begin? Start by setting a budget limit for an engagement ring. Once you know the limitations of the budget you can begin to choose the best options for center stones and metal materials.
The most affordable metals for engagement rings are silver and 10k gold followed by palladium and 14k gold. (Palladium wedding rings are often priced lower than 14k gold because palladium is an extremely light metal).
Silver engagement rings will need extra TLC to maintain their condition for many years to come, while 10k and 14k gold engagement rings are quite durable as long as the rings are crafted with excellent workmanship. Remember too, if you do not want the added maintenance cost of rhodium plate (which must be re-applied to white gold about once a year), stick with rings made with silver, palladium, yellow gold or rose gold.
tungsten, stainless steel and titanium are extremely affordable metals -
unfortunately the selections of engagement ring styles in these metals
are quite limited.
To get started on the search for affordable engagement rings, check-out these helpful pages.
What about an affordable center stone? The best options include
man-made diamonds, smaller real diamonds with slightly lower grades
which still look stunning, and affordable colorful gemstones.
Affordable Wedding Rings
Fortunately for budget wedding ring shoppers, plenty of inexpensive wedding bands made with top-notch workmanship and materials are available - you just need to know where to look.
What to avoid? With so many options out there for durable metals, there is no need to settle for cheaper rings like brass and copper rings with gold or silver plate. Plate rings of any kind (with the exception of rhodium plate over silver or gold) are a particular pet peeve here at Everything Wedding Rings, because plate rings will not last. The plate will quickly wear away, and many of these rings are made so cheaply that they fall apart within weeks.
Remember, when searching for affordable wedding rings (and engagement rings) avoid plate like the plague - this includes silver plated with gold, black ion plate on steel, tungsten or titanium rings and any type of two-tone plate. Any plate layer will quickly chip and wear away, especially on an every day wear wedding band or engagement ring. And with so many quality first-class wedding bands available for very low prices, there is absolutely no need to settle for a plated ring.
Shopping Tips for Affordable Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
For exceptional rings that will last a lifetime without breaking the bank, keep these tips in mind while you shop for affordable engagement rings:
Red-hot sales can be a great venue for inexpensive engagement and wedding rings, but use caution and stick with sales that offer guarantees, refunds or at the very least exchanges.
Any diamond ring - even discount diamond engagement rings which hold smaller diamonds - should come with a certificate from a reputable laboratory detailing the grade and carat info on the diamond.
Use caution when purchasing used rings. It is best to stick with used jewelry retailers that offer refunds. Affordable engagement rings and wedding bands available through a private seller should at least come with an original receipt and - if a diamond is in the ring - a diamond certificate.
Last but not least, remember this golden rule of shopping: If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. With this tip in mind, you can avoid the pitfalls of paying too much for rings made with synthetic gemstones, plate bands or rings which hold simulant diamonds sold as real diamond rings.
I know from my own experiences that shopping on a budget can be a challenge, and so I truly hope that the info here will help couples to find the perfect rings for the right price - rings that will last, and be cherished for, a lifetime!
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