3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, Florida (PressExposure) April 15, 2009 -- When it comes to buying wedding rings, it's important to go through some simple details before rushing to a jewelry shop. This is because a lot of couples usually become impulsive and irrational from heightened emotions especially as the wedding day approaches closer and closer. They tend to make the mistake of spending thousands of dollars on their wedding rings only to find out in the end that these are not exactly what they wanted or that they've cut down on the wedding budget too much because of the rings' cost. So before emotions affect reason, read these simple, yet important details.
Decide on the Budget
The first thing that any marrying couple should do is to determine their wedding budget. For most, around 3% of the whole wedding budget is allotted for the wedding rings. Here is a latest range of prices for the different types of wedding rings available in the market.
The traditional gold wedding rings cost around $200.00 USD to $700.00 USD. Variants may depend on the number of karats.
Platinum wedding rings range in price from $200.00 to as much as $1000.00 a piece.
A more recent type of wedding ring, the tungsten wedding bands may range in price from as low as $100.00 USD to $400.00 USD.
White gold wedding rings vary in price from $100.00 USD to $900.00 USD.
Palladium wedding rings, a rare kind of wedding ring, may range in price from $100.00 USD to $2000.00 USD.
The price of a wedding ring depends greatly on its design and on the materials used to make it. Some tungsten wedding bands, for example, may have gold inlays which would make them more expensive than plain tungsten wedding rings. Prices also vary from shop to shop so it would be best if the couple would look around thoroughly before actually deciding on a particular type of ring or shop where to get the rings.
Ask Him if he wants a Wedding Ring
Even though wedding rings symbolize the couple's eternal love for one another, some men just can't seem to wear any kind of jewelry so it wouldn't hurt to ask the groom-to-be if he would want a wedding ring. If he's a little hesitant about wearing one and you'd really want him to have one, then let him choose from a set of tungsten wedding bands. This type of ring has a good appeal to males because of its gunmetal shade.
Reflect on what style you want
In choosing a wedding ring, its very important to know what you really like.This is important because wedding rings are supposed to be worn for the rest of your life (or for as long as your relationship goes). It would be good if you can change your wedding band every once in while but for most couple, that is just too impractical.
Matching or Not?
Wedding rings of a couple are traditionally of the same design and material. Nowadays, however, individual preference between marrying couples is widely accepted. So consult your partner. Ask if he or she would want matching wedding rings or not.