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Wedding Bands: How To Buy The Best On A Budget

Dec 10, 2007
For couples on a tight wedding budget, something more than traditional plain wedding bands may seem out of the question. Fortunately, there are many new choices for great looking cheap wedding bands. Choosing the right metal for your wedding bands 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 on your wedding bands, silver is your best option. Although silver is a lot cheaper than wedding bands made of other metals, it is really soft. This means they can scratch and dent easily. Silver wedding bands will also get tarnished over time. In the long run, you'll probably be happier avoiding pure silver wedding bands and going for a more durable metal.

Gold is still the most common metal for making wedding bands. 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 rings 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 wedding bands 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. Wedding bands made of tungsten have a natural shine and are resistant to scratches and dents. Tungsten is also a pure metal, so a tungsten wedding band is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction on your skin. For active couples, tungsten wedding bands are 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 wedding bands.

There is no one style of wedding bands that is cheaper. This is strictly up to your tastes. If you want wedding rings with diamonds or other special designs, be ready to pay a bit extra. One way to save money is to consider other gemstones besides diamond. Depending on the style of your wedding bands, they will look as good and often cost far less. Moissanite is a great example of this.

These are just a few of the options you have when buying your wedding bands. You can find great looking wedding bands on a budget with a little knowledge and good shopping smarts. Plan ahead and check out both online and offline stores to find what's just right for you. Just remember this one final tip. Wedding bands are the rings 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.
About the Author
Dan Dimeco is always on the lookout for great wedding bargains. His advice on getting great looking cheap wedding bands is at http://www.cheapweddingbands.blogetery.com
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