(Closed) Attach rings without soldering?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

can you get it re-sized smaller?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

a sizing bead in the wedding band to stop the spinning?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

What about a little bit of rubber cement?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@RedAngelDreamer:  you really don’t want rubber cement touching your skin all the time. there are some weird chemicals in that stuff. 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@wrkbrk:  I don’t see how that could be true, but I’m not positive. you might want to ask a different jeweler. 

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