There’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect wedding ring like choosing the right style, materials, whether you want wedding rings with embellishments or not, choosing between a wedding ring and a wedding band, and whether you are looking for matching wedding rings/ bands or not. But above all these, your budget is the biggest tiebreaker. Some metals are generally more expensive than others, and in other cases, you will be forced to compromise on the style.
The good news is that even when on a tight budget, say a budget under $50, you have many options to choose from, and you won’t feel disappointed at the end of the day.
Now that you know that you can find an excellent wedding ring within your budget let’s look at the best metals for wedding rings. And we are not just talking about the right metals, but also the metals that will not tarnish. This is an important consideration because there are many cases where expensive wedding rings tarnish and disappoint you after a few months, and we want you to avoid that.
Cheap Ring Metals that Will Not Tarnish
Titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, silicone, and ceramic are the best, tarnish-free ring metals that not only look great but also last long and look expensive.
Titanium – although titanium was originally designed for use in different industrial applications, titanium makes an excellent metal for wedding rings. It’s lightweight, and its classy and refreshing feel and looks make it an excellent fit for wedding rings for men and even women. Titanium doesn’t tarnish, which is why it’s used in medical applications, surgeries, and implants.
Tungsten – 4 times harder than titanium, tungsten is slowly becoming the go-to metal for wedding rings/ bands thanks to its silvery, hard-looking, and brilliant shine. In addition to being tarnish-free, tungsten metal is also 100% hypoallergenic.
Stainless steel – mixed with at least 10.5% chromium to prevent oxidation, stainless steel is a durable, affordable, and a high-strength metal that makes excellent wedding rings for men and women.
Silicone – silicone is not only hypoallergenic and tarnish-free, but also comfortable, attractive, non-conductive, and heat resistant. As a result of these properties, the silicone rings are an excellent fit for all professionals, from firefighters and medical staff to construction workers, cooks, and all other professionals you could think of. This material also works for different lifestyles.
Ceramic – this non-metallic material is versatile, comfortable, tarnish-free, hypoallergenic, and attractive, meaning that it could be the perfect choice for anyone who cannot wear metallic jewelry, and also persons looking for high-quality and affordable jewelry.
Now that we have these important considerations out of the way let’s look at some of the best cheap wedding rings that will not tarnish. I also write an epic post on 10 great metals for wedding rings. If you guys want to read more, Click here to read.
Cheap Wedding Rings that Won’t Tarnish for Women
Available in three sizes, 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm, and in three colors: black, brushed rose gold, and grey, this wedding ring for women is designed to make every bride shine and their friends to squeal. It has an intricate design characterized by an irregularly hammered diamond-shaped and domed exterior finish.
Its tarnish resistance comes from the ring’s genuine tungsten carbide materials, which is also scratch-resistant, making this ring an excellent choice for anyone who engages in low or high involving activities.
You might also like the comfort level of this ring, as well as the hardness of the tungsten carbide materials. Also, you might like the high-quality polish and the fact that this ring will maintain its shine for a long time.
Available in 2/4/6/8mm thickness in sizes 4-15, these TIGRADE black titanium rings are excellent dome and high-polished wedding bands that are designed specifically for women. They are comfortable, attractive, hypoallergenic, and also versatile.
If you are looking for an affordable stainless steel ring, you may like this King Will Basic stainless steel rings. Designed with a full, high-polish, this is attractive and a great option for any bride. The other impressive feature of this ring is that it has the words ‘I Love You’ laser etched in Monotype Corsiva type in its interior. The thickness of the ring ranges from 2mm to 7mm. This ring is also unisex.
If you are looking for something different, a wedding ring made of silicone, perhaps, you might like this Egnaro silicone wedding ring. This ring is multicolored and available in SETA-black, white-pink, faint red, metallic pearl, wine red, and marble.
It has a breathable, ergonomic interior design which features a diamond-like pattern designed specifically to prevent moisture trapping. The ring is made of premium-quality silicone, and they are ideal for persons who engage in strenuous work since the ring will not hurt the fingers.
Available in either black or white, with thickness ranges of 2, 4, and 6mm, from size 4 to 12, this wedding band is made of ceramic. The ring offers a comfortable feel and fit; it’s lightweight, hypoallergenic, and affordable.
Cheap Wedding Rings that Won’t Tarnish for Men
Boasting an attractive black matte finish, this 7mm King Will ring made of tungsten carbide/ silicone is a beautifully designed wedding ring that’s durable, cool, and affordable. The beveled edge is elegant, and it never runs out of style.
Designed for comfort and style, this Tigrade titanium ring features a brushed finish that gives it that cool masculine finish. The use of titanium in its construction makes it durable and hypoallergenic while the domed finish adds to its elegance. Besides the silver ring, you also get black and blue versions.
The thickness of the rings varies as well – the rings are available in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm variations.
If you are looking for an engraved stainless steel ring with I love You in its interior, you may like this matte-finish stainless steel ring with polished and beveled edges. Its stainless steel construction gives this ring its hardiness and the high-strength features. The sizes available are 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm.
For a unique wedding ring, you may want to try this Egnaro silicone wedding ring. It comes in different sizes from 8 to 13, has a breathable design, and if you are into Crossfit, this ring will not slow you down one bit. The color options include silver, grey, phantom black, onyx black, black, camo sad, and black-gray camo.
The diamond pattern in its makes it free from moisture trapping. You may also like the fact that this wedding ring is made of high-grade hypoallergenic silicone and that it will not stretch over time.
For the best of polished ceramic wedding rings, you may like this ceramic wedding ring made of a real wood inlay and a classic flat style. With its polished edge, this 8mm ceramic wedding ring is comfortable, lightweight, but strong.
Cheap wedding rings made with Premium Metals (Under 100 dollars)
The timeless elegance of this Pandora rose ring makes this ring an excellent choice for women looking for a little more sparkle in their wedding rings. It has a magnificent 14k rose gold finish and the clear cubic zirconia embellishments give the ring a lavish feel and look.
If you are looking for an embellished ring with a vintage feel, this Pandora rose ring with a circular solitaire design could be exactly what you need. The sparkling/ glittering cubic zirconia stones are set in a geometric formation, and they stand out magnificently against the warm-pink luster of the Pandora gold (made in copper and silver). The ring is also tarnished free.
With a total carat weight of 1.00ct, this wedding ring is crafted from the best 925 sterling silver. It comes with beautiful white and blue sapphire stone embellishments, and you may also like the engravings on its sides.
This rhodium-plated stamped 925 sterling silver wedding ring is nickel-free, comfortable, and tarnish-free. With a height of 7mm and a width of 4.25mm, this ring is perfectly balanced. The Zirconia CZ art Deco stone is designed into a halo shape, and it’s one of the best wedding bands for women.
This Mabella Marquise wedding ring is made of 925 sterling silver, and it’s rhodium-plated with a simulated diamond cut, which gives the stones the perfect level of sparkle. It is tarnish free, and the trio design makes this a unique wedding ring.
The wedding rings above are excellent options since they match different budgets and styles. Whichever your style, you cannot miss a ring that fits your needs.