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#11 Alipires1

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    Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:05 AM

    My band will only be around 600.00 and that has diamonds and is custom made. Have you looked into anyone custom making it? FI got me a very high quality ring made and it was reasonable for what he got.

    #12 Nene

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      Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:48 AM

      I can not send a pic but here is a link to the $$$ rings that I like... If you want to check it out?

      Unique Ring Setting - Mokume Wedding Bands

      #13 h&a

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        Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:36 AM

        Very nice and artistic! I can see why the prices are high, but I would still look into seeing if somebody can custom make it for you, though - you might find it cheaper going that route :)

        #14 melwru

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          Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:01 PM

          It is totally up to you, how much you want to spend. I told my FI I dont want an expensive band. I want something plain. Something I can wear to work and it not get wrecked(I'm a nurse). Plus I didnt feel right spending $$$ on a band when my engagement ring he had designed and made cost $8000. We chose plain bands and had the insides engraved with "Until my forever ends..." I think the both totalled around $250. But what you decide to spend is completely up to you.

          #15 Maura

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          Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:16 PM

          sounds high to me...
          but if youre set on that and can afford it, dont feel bad about it, just do it.

          my wedding band is coming from bluenile and is about $550 and has diamonds set all the way around it, my fi's band is also coming from bluenile and his is a plain band thats $250

          #16 Jenn

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            Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

            I love the Mokume bands! They are insanely expensive though... we thought about these briefly, but even though we found some less expensive bands in our jewelry district, it was still more than we wanted to spend. As all the other ladies said, $5k is relative... totally depends on your situation. We budgeted $2k, which was what worked for us. We ended up a little over, with my band costing $1700 and Sam's about $550. But, we both got exactly what we wanted. My band is custom platinum with diamonds and sapphires, Sam's is from Ireland.

            You and FI need to decide what the right budget is for you guys :)

            #17 neen

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              Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Yari
              I think it is a lot...I was looking at the matching one to my ring and it was $2200. I thought that was too much. It is definitely a personal decision. I mean if you can afford it, then more power to ya.
              Yari I'm pretty sure we have the same ring (tiffany legacy)...when we went to look at the matching band it was over $4000...where did you find it for $2200?


              #18 Maura

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              Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:35 PM

              you know, you can always take your engagement ring to a custom jeweler and a printout of the matching band from the tiffany website, and they can make it for you, oftentimes 10x cheaper than buying it from the retailer (in case you decide you want a matching band instead of the mokume)... my engagement ring is based on the tiffany novo with a few custom tweaks i made and cost about 1/3 of the price...and i even got a nicer and bigger stone than the tiffany one i tried on that was about $24,000 and only 1 carat center stone.

              #19 Nene

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                Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:15 PM

                Wow - thanks ladies! I needed some sense... I am only a school teacher so my budget is definitely not this category. We have been looking everywhere (for awhile) for an artistic/unique band. I will take your advise and keep looking. I will check into custom making and other web sites! I truly appreciate the comments......

                #20 Nene

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                  Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:21 PM

                  Melanie your wedding web site is beautiful!




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