MAGNOLIA, Texas, Jan. 28 /CNW/ -- As gold prices rise to historic levels,
the prospect of buying wedding rings may seem daunting. What's a couple to
Ecological jeweler greenKarat (http://www.greenKarat.com) offers a
strategy to reduce the cost of wedding bands. Its myKarat program recycles
broken and unused jewelry given by family and friends. Couples receive store
credit for the gold.
With the cost of an average wedding swelling to $20,000, the savings will
be welcome news to a couple on a tight budget.
"When you think about it," says greenKarat's Matthew White "giving the
couple an unused class ring or a broken chain is an easy way to help out. With
gold topping $900 an ounce, it adds up quickly."
Couples can recycle just their own pieces, or enroll in the myKarat
Registry to gather more. Friends and family visit the online registry to
pledge their gold. Instead of buying the couple a toaster, they can help them
create the wedding rings of their dreams. And they don't even have to open
The collected gold itself can be used to make the new rings, a service
not offered by most jewelers. Says White: "There's a sentimental bonus in
knowing that your rings are made with gold given by your loved ones, or with
gold from Grandma's heirloom ring. That makes the wedding rings a potent
symbol of the family's support for the marriage, too."
If enough gold is collected, the wedding rings are free. To a couple
starting out, that's priceless.
Matthew White, President
For further information:
For further information: Matthew White, President of greenKarat,
1-800-330-4605 Web Site: http://www.greenkarat.com