Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? Do you see a pretty apartment located in a posh area of your city, sipping tea with the love of your life? Do you see yourself married or engaged?


If you’ve found that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, congratulations! Nothing is as precious and beautiful as two people in love!

Thinking of popping the question but not sure it’s the right time? There are many reasons why it may not be the best time to ask this important question but isn’t life about forward planning?

It makes sense to buy the wedding bands before popping the question if you are completely sure about this decision. Then again, every good thing takes time to happen – it doesn’t matter if you don’t purchase an engagement and wedding ring in advance to your proposal.   

Here is when you should order your wedding bands!

Don’t Buy a Wedding Band With Your Diamond Engagement Ring!

Your girlfriend of 3 years said yes to your marriage proposal? Are you both going diamond engagement ring shopping for the formal family dinner later in the week? Would it be a great idea to buy wedding bands as well as the engagement ring?

No… waiting is entirely in their best interest when it comes to wedding bands. So, what is the best time then?

Jewelry experts in Hawaii, Solitaire Jewelers recommends somewhere between 3-4 months before the wedding is the best time. Having a shorter engagement period? Mid-point between engagement and the wedding is the best time… as long its six to eight weeks.

Good news! Wedding bands typically cost much lower than diamond engagement rings. Must be because wedding bands are generally designed with a simpler design although you can have as many embellishments added!

Shopping at the right time for your wedding band will keep overall wedding expenses down, which should be your end target.

How to go about this?


Purchase a Bundled up Jewelry Deal

Sales representatives of jewelry stores want you to spend as much as possible buying diamond jewelry, so that they can meet their sales targets. Pushing salespeople can be annoying yet you can turn this into your advantage!

Buying a lot of jewelry from the same store will give you more leverage to ask for discounts.  

Make Metals Selection Wisely

Platinum wedding bands are more popular yet incredibly expensive. Cost effective options for wedding band metals are gold-plated and sterling silver!

Compromise for now… you can always upgrade your wedding bands later in life when you become more secure in your life and career.

In the end, you will know when the right time is to buy a wedding band. Just make sure to buy a beautiful one from Solitaire Jewelers.