I recently noticed the following question in a blog post that I did for WeddingBands-WeddingRings.com in 2009 – How much does a wedding band or wedding ring weigh?
“So HOW MUCH DOES A WEDDING BAND WEIGH? Like IN OUNCES – some range of actual measurements.”
Before you can even really answer the general question, you have to consider what type of wedding band or wedding ring that you are looking at. Here are some general questions to consider:
Is the wedding ring made in platinum, or gold?
Does the wedding ring have diamonds?
What are the sizes of the diamonds?
Is it a plain wedding ring?
Is it a comfort fit wedding ring?
How wide is the wedding ring?
Is the wedding ring that you are looking at really considered average?
You get the idea. There are dozens of questions to ask or consider. Wedding ring companies make their products differently. If you ask what an average car weighs, is it fair to expect Honda and Mercedes to have made their cars in the exact same or similar fashion?
I guess people are concerned with trying to figure out an average weight of a wedding ring because more and more consumers are dealing with retailers that are selling certain wedding ring styles by how much it weighs.
My company sells our plain wedding rings by weight, and there are varieties of widths, heights and thickness for each plain wedding ring collection.
We also sell our designed pieces differently – the price for a designed wedding ring for a size 9 is the same as a size 11; it’s a per-piece price until the size is over size 12. The reality is that wedding ring companies make a wide variety of designs to hit a variety of price points.
Some have collections of lightweight wedding rings to keep costs low. Some have heavier wedding rings that are created with more metal. And the more metal a wedding ring has, the more it will cost. Just like wedding rings with diamonds – the larger the diamonds and the higher the quality, the higher the possible price.
Of course, big diamonds that are considered lower quality set into a silver ring might meet a low price point, but I am speaking generally; there are exceptions to every rule or example.