There’s no rule that says you have to spend a certain amount on a wedding ring – so use this to your advantage! The best way to stay mindful of your spending before a wedding is to determine your budget ahead of time and to stick with it! There are many factors that go into the cost of wedding bands, which means there are plenty of options to factor in your personal spending limits. Whether you want to spend under $500, under $1000, or over $1000, it is perfectly doable to find the perfect ring to suit any price point. Don't forget - the dress, the venue, the DJ/band, the food, the open bar...the small details that go into a wedding are all for one night, but the wedding rings you buy now are for a lifetime. In the grand scheme of things, it makes the money you spend on your bands completely worth the investment. If you’re looking for a ring both you and your partner will love, check out some of our suggestions below and get the best bang for your buck!
Ring Featured: 14K White Gold Comfort Fit Milgrain Band, $255 || Grey Tantalum Band with Wired Center and High Polish Bevel Edges, $425 || 14K Yellow Gold Low Dome Comfort Fit Band, $465 || 18K White Gold Spacer Band, $360 || 14K White Gold Engraved Milgrain Band, $310 || 18K Yellow Gold Engraved Band, $350 || 14K White Gold Engraved Band, $335 || Tantalum Domed Band with Satin Finish, $425
At Long’s, we always recommend buying precious metal for wedding bands as it is more durable and safer from damage. With that said, we know that precious metals can be a bit more expensive and, in some cases, out of your price range.Long's accommodates all of our customers, no matter the budget. This is why we want to make sure you know about some of our bands with alternative metals.
For men, there are plenty of options including palladium, tantalum damascus steel and more. For the ladies, it is much easier to swap out diamonds for a textured finish or opt for a plain band to save money. Another thing to keep in mind is that you can always upgrade your wedding ring later on! Even if you have a tight budget to work with now, you still have other options for the future.
Rings Featured: Grey Tantalum and Black Titanium Band with Satin Center and High Polish Edges, $525 || 14K Yellow Gold Bezel Set Diamond Band, $895 || 14K Rose Gold Alternating Shaped Diamond Band, $520 || 14K White and Rose Gold Milgrain Band, $845 || Damascus Stainless Steel Band, $540 || 14K White Gold Hammered Satin Band, $925 || 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Band, $895 || 18K White Gold Diamond Prong Band, $875
Let’s say you have a bit of flexibility with your budget but you don’t want to go crazy with your spending – staying under a $1000-dollar limit is a happy medium. Although men's rings are typically less expensive than women's bands, this price range is around what most people are spending on their bands. With that in mind, you know that you have the bandwidth to purchase some great quality rings with reliable, precious metals, all at an affordable price. Ladies looking for some added sparkle have the flexibility to add diamonds to their bands and men can get creative incorporating tantalum, satin finish, and damascus steel to gold or platinum, only increasing its durability and strength.
Ring Featured: Platinum Carbon Fiber Band, $2,180 || Platinum Polished Satin Band, $1,350 || 14K White Gold Seven Stone Diamond Pave Band, $3,370 || 18K White Gold Alternating Shape Diamond Band, $1,485 || 18K White Gold Alternating Diamond and Sapphire Band, $1,080 || 18K White Gold Alternating Round Diamond Band, $1,775 || 14K Two-Tone Domed Comfort Fit Band, $1,275 || 18K White Gold & Palladium Meteorite Band, $2,190
With this price point, you might have a higher budget but you want to make sure you are getting the best option money can buy – within reason of course. With this added flexibility, there is more freedom to spend your money on features that will add value to your band, look great, and increase its defenses against wear and tear down the line. Only investing in bands made with ideal precious metals will be better for you in the long run as they are both durable and safer from damage. At this price point, you can splurge on platinum or white gold or get that ladies band with extra diamonds... the possibilities are endless!