Post # 1
Hi bees! Since the wedding, it’s been driving me NUTS that my wedding band spins around. It’s only half-eternity, so when it spins, you can tell. I don’t want to solder my rings together because they are different metals (not even sure that would work) and I’m not sure what would happen if I wanted to re-dip my e-ring (it’s white gold; the band is platinum). My aunt coats her e-ring and band in clear nail polish. I’m not sure what kind of metal hers are. I don’t want to coat the whole rings, but would it be a bad idea to just put some on the bottom where there are no diamonds? Or any other solutions to this first-world problem? Ugh, I feel like a horrible person even asking this….
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m pretty sure you can solder even if the metals are different, but you will then have the redip problem. I wish I could help more.
Post # 4
can you get it re-sized smaller?
Post # 5
It’s ok to solder two different precious metals together and they should also be able to rhodium plate one ring and not harm the other … Jewelry peices that are two tone are often a mixture of soldering and or plating depending on its fabrications or castings
also depending on your finger you can also size a quarter size your not restrictEd to whole and half sizes edit: or sizing beads is an option
Post # 6
a sizing bead in the wedding band to stop the spinning?
Post # 7
What about a little bit of rubber cement?
Post # 8
yes you can have your rings soldered together even though they are different metals.
if you have them dipped, basically everything will become plated in rhodium. it will not harm the platinum at all. also, you can have them separated later if you decide you don’t like it (bous: the act of releasing the rings will also cause the rhodium to come right off too).
it only costs about $30 to get your rings soldered, and it’s probably even less to get them released. I think it’s worth it just to try.
don’t glue your rings together. that is really something that shouldn’t be done to fine jewelry. besides, you’ll be re-gluing (or re-coating with nail polish) all the time to keep it up. it will muck up the rings and look gross. big caution: if you use super glue, it could be a huge disaster if you get it inside your setting!
if you are dead set against soldering, then try sizing beads (like GelaMac suggested).
OR, you could take it to a jeweler and ask for their suggestion. there are ways rings could be modified to hook together (kind of like how a snap works), so you could always ask about that.
Post # 9
@RedAngelDreamer: you really don’t want rubber cement touching your skin all the time. there are some weird chemicals in that stuff.
Post # 10
Thanks for all your feedback! I will definitely take my rings to the jeweler and see what kind of solutions there are. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner!
Post # 11
@janie-janie: I wondered this same thing (eg prongs and band are white gold and platinum, respectively — yes — backwards from most!) and my jeweler said generally platinum dulls if plated … ??
Post # 12
@wrkbrk: I don’t see how that could be true, but I’m not positive. you might want to ask a different jeweler.