Post # 1
We just received my wedding band yesterday and I’m so excited! With the help of Moissaniteco, I “designed” the band to my specifications. My ering is a 1.5ct 6-prong round Tiffany-setting solitaire in Palladium. The band on it is about 2mm wide. All of the wedding bands Moissaniteco have posted were much thicker so I contacted them about customizing a Palladium channel set half eternity band that was the same width. After some back and forth, we finally got it how I wanted it, my fiance ordered it, and we got it yesterday. I tried it on and I love it!
BUT (there’s always a but….), the height of the wedding band is taller than I expected and it creates a gap between the bands and I can see where rubbing on both rings could occur in the future. Personally, I don’t mind the gap, but I’m worried about wearing down any part of either ring.
I thought about a spacer, but since both bands are only 2mm wide, I’m not sure that a 0.8-1.0mm spacer ring (like this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/78974982/palladium-ring-extra-skinny-ring) would sufficiently bridge the gap seen in the second picture so that the rings don’t rub. I wouldn’t really want to go much wider than maybe a 1.5mm spacer because I think that would change the “thin” look of everything.
How do I protect my rings? (Soldering is not an option) Thanks, bees!
This topic was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by Nguyen.
Post # 2
Nguyen: If it were me, I’d probably do a spacer just beause I don’t like gaps. They are all going to rub on each other no matter what if they aren’t soldered together.
Post # 3
Could you have them put very small round ump outs on the bottom of your basket for your e-ring – sort of like the sizing beads just a very slight nudge out that would keep them from rubbing but not take away from the look?
Post # 4
I would solder them but thats me a spacer will still rub which will create damage … But if your agist soldering which many bees are i would goto local jeweler not the mall but real jeweler who does work in shop talk them see what they say your options are and go from there your rings are very beautiful good luck 🙂
Post # 5
Nguyen: That’s what my wedding set will be like. I thought if they’re the same metals they won’t do any damage?
Post # 6
If it were me I would solder them together. You can always get another band to wear if you’re doing something that could damage your set.Some spacers look nice, but it can ruin the look IMO
Post # 7
Nguyen: I hate gaps, so I had the sides of my prongs taken in to acommodate the w-band sitting flush.
Post # 8
Baybeejulia: anytime you have two hard objects constantly hitting or rubbing, regardless if they’re the same metal, there’s going to be some wear and tear. I’m hoping to avoid dents or scratches in the metals. I know the stones of either ring don’t touch anything else.
Post # 9
Do you ladies think a spacer ring that thin will be enough? Does anyone know of a store that carries anything that thin so I could just try it before ordering a Palladium one? Thanks!
Post # 10
@ceebree what does your ring look like with the prongs taken in? My ring is being made in Istanbul where I currently live and it’s not typical to wear wedding ring and engagement ring together. When we picked up my ering and tried wedding rings on, none of them sat really well so he said he’d make one with the prongs different to see if that works. He has never done this before and I’m a bit surprised he’s willing to make such a ring without me actually asking but he’s a jewelry maker on the wholesale level so maybe it makes a difference… Anyway, at, it’d be great to show him an example before he goes to the work of seeing what he can make.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Nguyen: You should definitely do what ceebree did and have them shave the prongs down a bit at the base so the band will sit flush. It costs less than $50 I believe.