There is no other metal like 22K yellow gold. Once you learn to love it, there is no going back. It IS soft, so the bands have to be thick enough that they will not bend out of shape. This couple farms sheep in California, so their jewelry must be up to the challenge of wrangling big, strong, woolly four legged creatures. These rings were fabricated and then given a nice hammered texture. Once you wear 22K yellow gold you will understand the appeal... . This pair of rings can vary between 1,000- and 2,000- depending on size and weight.