trying to get a handle on our finances at the moment, i feel like things are adding up quickly :(
just wondering what a realistic budget for wedding rings is? i know it probably depends on the style. if any of ye have examples of budget for the groom (simple band) and then for the bride as well (maybe something with a bit of sparkle but not a thick band)
thanks a mil
I know its so hard to stay within budget! We ended up going with a very simple ring for him in pladium. You should be able to get something for around 300. I think silver is even cheaper but they don't recommend it as it wears. I got mine at the same time as my engagement ring so got a very good deal on it, but I have seen lovely diamond ones for less than 600? Maybe try going back to where you got your engagement ring and see if they will give you a good deal!
there was a sale on when we went to get our rings! He got a plain white gold band it cost €250-ish and i got a white gold band with diamonds halfway around and it was about €500, there was a couple of hundred off them and because its the same shop where he bought the engagement ring, they gave us a further discount on them as well. I thought it was good value!!!
Plus one for Callaghans. We got ours there with the deal mentioned above. We actually got my engagement ring there too and they are fantastic to deal with!!
Topaz in Limerick make them and are very reasonable. For a plain gold band for me to fit around my engagement ring it's €250 and with 1/2 band diamonds it's around €400-€450. The jewellers where we bought the engagement ring were alot more expensive. The plain band there was around €400 and with 1/2 band diamonds it started around €600
We've priced plain yellow gold and mine is around €600 and his is around €850.
I would highly recommend a wholesaler over a jeweller. We went to Murray's in Belfast and we paid (at the exchange at the time) €665 for a platinum plain band for work, a platinum 1/2 diamond band that matches my engagement ring and a palladium plain d shaped court for himself. Far better value than any jewellers we went to. All certified etc and all insured for their true value.
Thanks all, this is really helpful! thanks for the recommendations too but i'm actually in Cork
Platinum works on Oliver plunkett St is where we got ours- we spent a bit more than planned though, mine was €2000 and they pretty much gave my husbands for free as mine was quite pricey