Even in these times of financial difficulty 14kt gold can be a viable option for your military ring.
The 14kt gold ring is still a good choice of metal for your military ring. Some ring dealers actually do attempt to keep prices down. There are also other things that you should consider when you purchase a custom military ring, such as the amount of custom work that the dealer is willing to provide free of charge. You should also consider the number of custom design choices that the dealer is willing to put on the table. Lastly think about how many choices that he allows you to make about the design of your ring vs what he dictates that you will have.