When determining your ring budget, we suggest you ask yourself the following questions:
- How comfortable is your man with jewelry? Does he already wear rings and watches?
- Can you trust him to wear an expensive ring?
- Will he be constantly fearful of losing or damaging the band?
Perhaps the sky is the limit with price and he wants to sport a metal with high status associated with it. Platinum has become the new status metal of choice. Platinum is however significantly more expensive than gold. All other things being the same, a platinum ring will cost approximately twice that of an 18 karat white gold ring.
Remember, the whole point of having a wedding band is to wear it. Make sure you get a ring that he will not be afraid wear and that he will feel comfortable wearing. You may be surprised to learn that lots of men are choosing to move beyond the traditional gold and silver wedding bands and are going with the new metal options that technology has made available in recent years. These high technology metals such as the Tungsten carbide and Titanium options are becoming more favorable because they are stronger, more scratch resistant, non-allergic and are typically available at a lower price point than Gold and Silver. More and more ring styles are being made available in these new hard metal options too.