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What's Typically Included in Jewelry > Wedding ring/band for HER

  • Wedding rings for both partners, in your chosen styles, sizes and with your choice of stones and settings
  • Sizing
  • Ring cleaning

Additional Cost Items to Look Out For

  • The inherent costs of stone quality, size, weight and color
  • The shape of the stone.
  • The number of stones in your ring
  • The sizes and shapes of secondary stones in your ring
  • Gemstones to be included in the ring, such as rubies, sapphires and other chosen colors
  • Colored diamonds
  • The brand of ring
  • Buying individual rings outside of a wedding band set of matching rings
  • Metal choices for the rings, with platinum being the priciest of all in most cases
  • Detail and effect on the man's wedding band, such as hammered metal that takes more time and skill to create
  • Additional diamond bands for a multi-ring style
  • Custom ring design
  • Repurposing heirloom stones or settings into your wedding bands
  • Resizing heirloom rings to be used as-is
  • Engraving the insides of rings
  • Appraisals
  • Cleaning solution and cloths
  • Shipping if ordering your rings online
  • Location where you are shopping for your ring, as some locations may call for higher prices, like metropolitan areas
  • Time of year when you are shopping can add more to the ring cost than on-sale times
  • Ring insurance or insurance riders to your home to cover the rings
  • Monogramming or personalizing a ring box

Why Does It Cost This Much?

Again, the quality, size, style and color of stones and metals factor greatly into the cost of a wedding band. Precious metals and stones are precious for a reason, as it takes great effort and expense to source them, prepare them, heat-treat them and craft their settings and overall ring design.

For this budget line item, you have two rings at least to prepare for. And in the case of stacking multiple rings, which may be your chosen style or if you have children for whom you'd like to wear 'parents' rings' with your wedding bands, prices will go up for metals, crafting and market value.

Again, this is a meaningful ring you'll always wear, with as much if not greater emotion attached to it, and ring designers and artisans put extra detail into these rings knowing the emotional weight of them. Perfection may be the goal for any ring's stones, but it's the perfection of the relationship that is reflected in the choice of these rings.

Rarity is also a factor. There are only so many stones in existence, with the earth pressuring others over long periods of time. This isn't a floral arrangement. It takes an almost incomprehensible amount of time and effort to create the ring sitting in that glass case, lit brilliantly, sparkling. And it takes a very long time for ring designers to create those stunning ring designs you see as well.

It may seem like it shouldn't cost much to repurpose an existing heirloom stone into a ring, but that process actually takes far more detail and effort than you might expect, so that the stone is well-fit into the setting, the metals looking perfect with the stones, or the right stone found and perfected to fit into your heirloom setting. Ring design processes consist of many steps, high technology levels, special heat treatments to bring out the colors of gemstones and diamonds, and lasers may also be used to help create your ring designs for both engagement and wedding rings.

Even those smooth, simple-looking metal bands worn by men rack up healthy costs, as the ring designer perfects the metals, creates a flawless surface, creates a comfort setting and subtly angled edges. As with more forms of art, the simpler it looks, the more than went into it.

The fact that ring appraisal and insurance is highly recommended for engagement and wedding rings tells the tale: these are valuable items on so many levels.

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