Post # 1
Sorry the picture is so huge, but since it’s three in one, I guess it willhave to work.
I got this crazy idea after going to the jewelry store today and I was wondering if anyone has done anything simliar.
I have my heart set on this moissanite band in the top left corner. I also really want my rings to sit flush, which I didn’t think was possible until talking to the jeweler today. She said they could cut into my prongs on my ering and solder them to a flat band and then BOOM it’s all going to be flush, and no rubbing. At first I hated the idea of having them soldered because I wanted to be able to wear a separate band sometimes, but I think I will just buy a cheap sterling silver band for that purpose, and then maybe someday when we are more financialyl stable ask FH to get me a nice just band to wear on its own, or to stack. Anyways I digress…
The lady at the jewelry store told me they couldn’t solder the prongs to a ring with stones in the band, which makes sense, but then I got to thinking, what if I had the ring made with a blank spot in the middle with no stones just wide enough to have the prongs soldered too, and then stones on both sides. Has anyone ever even heard of this? Thoughts?
I really want this band, but I also really want it to sit flush, so I guess I’m looking for the best of both worlds here…
Post # 3
MissPhish: hmmmm….That’s tough. I soldered mine with a gap since I didn’t want to have them cut into my ring underneath. Here’s a pic:
(Before I had my stone set lower btw)
Post # 4
MissPhish: I guess I don’t completely understand. Gorgeous set by the way! LOVE. So the solitaire is kind of “in the way” of the wedding band? And that would cause a gap if you didn’t do something special to one of the rings? I personally wouldn’t want to mess with the engagement ring one bit. No dinking around with the prongs. So what if the wedding band is curved a bit? Or like you said, a space is created in it? I prefer that to messing with the e-ring.
Post # 5
See I don’t mind cutting into the ering. It’s sole purpose is to mark our engagement and once we are married I will always wear it with my wedding ring.
Also the more I look at sets and try things on I realize that I don’t really want a gap. If I ever want them separated I can just replace the head of the ring with a brand new uncut basket. For now though I just think I want them soldered and with no gap. I’m just hoping someone else might have pictures of a wedding band with only side stones so to speak where the ering sits over that spot.
Post # 6
Interesting idea…I would personally prefer a beautifully contoured band that would hug the center basket and come flush with your e-ring band. I love curved sets. And you could solder a contour band too, as I did 😉
When considering similar ideas for my ring, I found someone had cut the basket of the exact same ring as me and fit in a straight band. I can show you:
Altered set found online (I think there are stones on top of the staight band….):
Post # 7
MissPhish: check out MrsHoneyC’s rings – this thread has pictures http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/uh-oh-8/#axzz30zhNcQ4L
If I remember correctly I think the sapphire band has a cutout so that it sits flush with the ering
Post # 8
No. No. 100 times, NO. Either wear it with a gap or get a contoured band (each either soldered or not). I would NOT cut into my ring — YUCK!