Finding the perfect wedding band is such a momentous occasion, but there are many stressful considerations that come with it, specifically, how much should you spend? Discussing budgets may not be the most glamorous topic, but it does come up, so we'd thought we would share our insight.
At Bario Neal, we believe there is no specific amount of money you should spend on a wedding ring, and our mission is to guide couples through the process to make it as enjoyable as possible. As you start searching, let us take you through the art of choosing wedding bands and how Bario Neal's consciously crafted rings are perfect for any budget.
We Find Always, In All Ways:
When it comes to the price of wedding rings, there's no universal rule or predetermined cost. At Bario Neal, we honor the individuality of every love story, believing that personal preferences, financial considerations, and individual priorities should drive the decision. "The price range and spend are going to be customer specific." Says Ariel Yaroslawitz, Bario Neal's Sales Director.
"We always want first to find out what they have in mind, what their lifestyle is like, and how they see themself styling and wearing the ring. Some couples like to have matching wedding bands or at least match the color of the metal. Still, the majority of couples just do their own thing and pick the bands they like that match their individual styles."
So whether you're drawn to classic wedding bands, textured bands, or diamond bands, the choice is 100% up to you. That said, all our jewelry is handcrafted with ethically sourced metals and gemstones regardless of what ring you are drawn to in the Bario Neal collections. Learn more about our process on our ethics page.
"All metal bands range in price from around $150 up to around $1,500 depending on metal type, the width of the band, and whether there are stones or not." Ariel points out. At Bario Neal, we'll help you find the perfect fit without pressuring you to spend more than you're comfortable with.
Metal Makes a Difference:
A big part of wedding band pricing comes from the metal used to make the band. At Bario Neal, we offer various ethically sourced metals, from sterling silver to rose gold.
If you're looking for the most affordable option, check out our sterling silver bands, like the Sterling Silver Crescent Thin Band, for $270. Platinum is our most costly precious metal due to its rarity and density. Check out our Platinum Dez Shoulder Diamond Band for $3,400. We also offer 14kt and 18kt yellow, white, and rose gold wedding rings at various prices.
Our Milla Curved Band, for example, is $430 for our 14kt metals and $590 for our 18kt yellow and white gold metals.
Check out our full range of wedding rings on our Wedding Band page.
Turning your Something Old Into Something New:
Along with our extensive ring collection, Bario Neal specializes in crafting one-of-a-kind custom jewelry, a great way to showcase your individuality as a couple and pay homage to the past. Custom rings are typically more expensive than our collection pieces due to the design and new fabrication costs, but that doesn't mean you're out of options.
If you dream of a wedding ring with gemstones, we encourage you to repurpose heirloom jewelry into a custom ring that brings new life to your vintage gemstones while cutting down on custom costs. Ariel says one of the advantages of reworking an heirloom piece is "being able to turn something old into something new, recycle your stones and create your own future heirloom." Browse some of our past custom rings here.
Investing In Quality That Lasts:
Bario Neal stands out from competitors for many reasons. Still, Ariel points out, "Customers like the unique, hand-made look and feel of our organic and textured bands and the process behind how these textures were originally created." Making the investment to purchase a wedding band from Bario Neal means investing in jewelry that lasts. Bario Neal considers longevity and quality when crafting your pieces, providing sustainable and ethical options for your metals and gemstones. Check out our most recent sustainability report to learn more about our practices.
The bottom line? Whether you're looking for a simple yellow-gold band or a reimagined heirloom, Bario Neal is here to help. "Spend what feels right to you on a ring you will most likely wear daily for the rest of your life. There are no rules; you can always upgrade later on or add to your stack," says Ariel.