The most famous plastic heart in the world, the heart of the British Queen Elizabeth II, has long been associated with British pop music and with its star of the moment, Cher.
But a new investigation by the Guardian newspaper has found that for many Brits, the plastic heart is just as important as the royal, and its price is now an increasingly important factor in their choice of a marriage partner.
In a series of stories, the paper has found how British women have turned to plastic heart suppliers in search of a better price, as well as what happens when the supply is disrupted, or if there is a change in the way the products are manufactured.
The first article in the series, titled “It’s the price, stupid”, looked at the costs of buying a plastic wedding ring, as a bride or groom in Britain is required to pay an annual membership fee of £12, which is the equivalent of £150 for a year.
It was estimated that between 2008 and 2015, the number of plastic wedding rings sold in the UK rose by 80 per cent to almost 5 million.
But as the number rose, so did the cost, with a recent report by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) estimating that the cost of replacing a plastic ring could run to £2,000.
So the question for the new investigation is: can you get a cheaper plastic wedding band for the same price as a traditional one?
The answers are: yes.
In the past five years, the cost to replace a plastic band has increased by around a third, according to Nice, with an estimated average annual cost of around £6,000, while the price to replace an equivalent traditional ring has increased to £621.
So can you make a plastic engagement ring cheaper?
The answer is yes.
The cheapest way to buy a wedding band is to look at a wedding ring manufacturer, according the Guardian.
“The best way to get a good price is to find a good manufacturer,” said Ben Mackey, founder of the blog Love Your Body.
“If you can’t find a manufacturer that is cheap, there are a lot of other companies that are cheaper.”
I’d recommend you look at all the options, and you’ll probably be able to find the cheapest option.
“The cost of a wedding rings can vary from the manufacturer, but the best way is to use the online marketplace LoveYourBody.com, which offers a search tool to find an item at the cheapest price possible.”
Then you can compare that with other wedding rings that have similar features and cost.””
It should have a lot more features, a higher quality, and they should be reasonably priced.”
Then you can compare that with other wedding rings that have similar features and cost.
“It’s not necessarily a big part of a price, but you can save money if you know exactly what you’re buying.”
Love Your Body has been working with over 20,000 people to find ways to save money on their wedding rings.
“We’re using a wide range of people, ranging from professionals and parents to people just trying to save a little bit,” Mackeys said.
“They’re looking for the best possible price, whether that’s an engagement ring or a wedding bracelet or a birthday gift.”
Mackeys said that the number one challenge for couples who are looking for a cheaper alternative to traditional rings is the price.
“Many people buy a ring as a wedding gift or wedding ring to commemorate a wedding, but they may find that after the wedding they’ve lost their love and all the money they had spent on the ring is gone,” he said.
According to Nice’s research, the average wedding cost in the country rose from £4,500 in 2008 to £7,500 by 2015.
The cost to buy an engagement bracelet in the past few years is also a concern.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the price of engagement bracelets, and we’ve seen it increasing significantly in the last two years,” said Dr Claire Pemberton, an expert in the field of human behaviour at the University of Surrey.
“What is worrying is that we’ve been seeing some couples who bought engagement bracelet rings in the hope that they could find a cheaper, cheaper way to spend their money.”
But they are now finding that they’re not getting the most out of the bracelet because it’s so expensive.
“Dr Pembermon also noted that the price increases may be due to the increase in consumer spending, with consumers more likely to look into alternative methods of saving.”
You can see this is an increasing trend in some cases,” she said.”[We] see a trend where people are buying engagement braceles as a way to save on wedding expenses.
“A lot of people are finding that when they’re buying engagement bracelet rings, they’re thinking, ‘I’m saving money, I’m saving on my wedding expenses’, and not