Wedding Bands That Won’t Break The Bank

wedding ringWedding bells are in the air at Green Options. Deb over at our sister blog Feelgood Style is getting married next week, and she recently wrote a fascinating article on greening your wedding.

I have a little longer left to plan fortunately and I’m feeling very inspired by an article I found at Portovert on making your own wedding rings, specifically making them from old silver coins. These DIY wedding bands could even be made from coins manufactured in the year of your – or each others birth, what a lovely touch.

This wikiHow article gives detailed instructions on making the rings as well as explanations of what can go wrong and why – always useful. But even if it does take a couple of attempts to perfect, at $3 a shot your hardly going to break the bank.

Written by Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson launched Showpony in 2006 with an aim to produce fun and engaging printed products for the home and accessories market.

Trompe l'oeil meaning to ‘trick the eye’ is a theme which runs through much of Emma’s designs, from hiding bugs within the folds of her cushions or using vintage images on modern shapes. Inspired by honesty in nature and poking fun at real life she creates products that are functional and beautiful.

She is passionate about creating new products but remains committed to sustainable design all of Showpony’s products are made using organic cotton which is hand spun and woven by a fair-trade cooperative.


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  1. My husband actually made me a ring this way – not my wedding band, but it looks almost exactly the same as my wedding band. It’s really cool because if you take it off you can still read “LIBERTY” and “United States of America around the inside of the band.

  2. That picture is wonderful. Did you take it? Any idea how I could get a copy? I might try this to make my husband a new wedding band…he beats his up too much so this would be a nice option. Plus it will mean more and we could make it together! Thanks for the neat idea.

  3. I wish I could take pictures like that, this image is from a royalty free website stock.xchg.

    I’d love to hear how you get on with making these, were definatly thinking about trying it too.

  4. Although a wonderful idea, if you have ever had an “allergic” reaction from any piece of jewelry, beware. Coins contain nickel a very cheap metal and the culprit behind jewelry rashes.

  5. I’m in Houston, Texas and were looking for green conflict free ring for my fiancee and found two local companies in Texas. Green Karat and Green ORO, i went to their respective websites i.e and I found the prices on Green ORO much more reasonable then Green Karat. I save over $ 500 by buying from Green ORO as they are the direct manufacturers of Green Jewelry.

    Few things i found and personally visited:

    Pros and Cons:

    Green Karat

    1) Pros:

    Green Karat: been in business and internet for long years


    1) Higher Prices

    2) No In house retail showroom or store

    3) Green Karat ETA time is much more then Green ORO

    4) Don’t offer high end created diamond settings or jewelry repairs

    5) No Physical Location to visit , everything is Online

    Green ORO:


    1) Reasonable and Cheaper Prices then Green Karat

    2) Direct Manufacturer and willing to work with you on Custom Jewelry

    3) Repairs are much faster on all green jewelry

    4) no outsourcing to any middle man , everything is done within their showroom and have work labs

    5) ORO Certificate of Authenticity to Back 100% recycled gold and process.

    6) One Tree & One Ring at a Time – i really love this concept as they will put one tree towards the purchase i made. Highly impressed with their unique concept.

    7) ETA is much less then Green Karat
    8) You can visit their physical Location and Showroom and can see the Green Process

  6. Whether is belts or a new dress, the accessories are the key. In today’s fashion, keeping up to the latest is become a challenge, an expense for sure. Quality cost quite a lot these days.

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