Wedding Bands - How To Buy On A Budget

By Dan Dimeco

For couples on a tight budget, something more than traditional plain wedding rings may seem out of the question. Fortunately, there are many new choices for great looking cheap wedding bands. One way to save is choosing the right type of metal for your rings. A little planning in this area can go a long way to saving you money and getting the desired look and feel you want.

If you have absolutely no extra money to spend, silver is your best option. Although silver is a lot cheaper than wedding bands made of other metals, it is really soft. This means that rings made of silver can scratch and dent easily. Silver will also get tarnished over time. In the long run, you will probably be happier avoiding pure silver and going for a more durable metal.

Gold is still the most common metal for making wedding rings. Look for 14-karat gold. In addition to being more durable than pure gold, it will be cheaper than just about any other metal than silver.

Platinum is a beautiful metal that is a strong, malleable and is highly resistant to wear and tear. Platinum wedding bands dent or scratch less than those made of gold or silver. Platinum is a hypoallergenic metal and this makes it ideal for people with sensitive skin. The downside of platinum is the cost. High quality platinum rings are made out of 85 to 99.9 percent platinum. This makes them the most expensive.

Tungsten wedding bands are a good choice because of durability, quality and cost. Rings made of tungsten have a natural shine and are resistant to scratches and dents. Tungsten is also a pure metal, so it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction on your skin. For active couples, tungsten is the way to go.

For men especially titanium wedding bands are very popular. Hammered titanium has a very rugged look and makes many men feel more comfortable about wearing jewelry. For a very masculine ring, take a look at black titanium.

There is no one style that is cheaper. This is strictly up to your tastes. If you want your bands to have diamonds or other special designs, be ready to pay a bit extra. One way to save money is to consider other gemstones besides diamond. They will look as good and often cost far less. For example, Moissanite is a material that looks nearly identical to diamond but cost far less.

These are just a few of the options you have when buying your wedding bands. With a little knowledge and good shopping smarts, you can find great looking wedding rings on a budget. Plan ahead and check out both online and offline stores to find what's just right for you. Just remember this one final tip. These are the jewelry that you will hopefully wear the rest of your life. No matter you are going to buy, they should be something both you and your partner will enjoy together.

Dan Dimeco if always on the lookout for great wedding bargains. Your can find his advice for buying cheap wedding bands at

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