Post # 1
So our wedding is in less than a week!!!! Kind of freaking out, but not really, or at least not as much as I thought I would be.
My e-ring is a princess solitaire and we got a vintage diamond band to go with it, mismatched, but I love mixing a new ring with an old one. I was set on wearing them both together all the time, but I didn’t want to have them spinning around and never being centered and getting all scratched up on each other, so we decided to definitely go the soldering route.
I have a great jeweler and they cleaned, engraved and soldered my rings on the same day. She also asked me beforehand if I was set on soldering only because she said that soldering is of course not permanent, so in time, it is possible that the rings come apart because they are soldered lightly. The other option she gave me was to fuze them, but this is definitely more permanent, so no worrying about them coming apart, but if you do ever want to separate them, you are more likely to cause damage to the rings and she said it would be more “messy”. Fuzing just sounded way too harsh, so we got them soldered. I’m including some photos I took earlier, and I really liked how the rings came out.
They fit well (she said sometimes soldered rings will fit tighter even if they are originally and separately your correct size) and they were matched up well, so I’m happy and excited for the big day when I can finally wear them together!! 🙂
And these are our rings separately:
Post # 3
I just got mine done after 4 months. I didn’t really want to, for some reason I just liked them separate even though I never wear one without the other. They were rubbing against each other and it was wearing on the platinum though so the jeweler told me I should. Not really that different though!
Post # 4
did you have to adjust the size of either of your rings to help them from being too snug after being soldered?
Post # 5
I’m not married yet but i will be soldering mine. no questions asked
Post # 6
@kansas_nurse: Mine fit about the same before/after. Maybe a tad bit snugger? Nothing too noticeable thought.
Post # 7
What a brilliant idea! That’s what I’m going to do now!
Post # 9
@kansas_nurse: I didn’t have to adjust them, and I’ve also noticed that they do fit a tad bit snugger, but the fit also depends on the time of day with me since my fingers are more swollen at certain times of the day. I know that if and when I get preggo I will probably not be able to wear them, but that probably would have happened no matter what. I’m not wearing them now, so I’ll be able to tell a lot more once they are on me full time 🙂
Post # 10
Your rings look great! I have an anniversary band that matches my wedding band and with all 3 rings together there was just too much spinning going on so I decided to have my e-ring and anniversary band soldered together. Best decision I ever made and I can still wear my wedding band on its own if I want to.
Post # 11
The set I had for my first marriage weren’t soldered, and neither are these. I don’t have an issue with them moving or slipping, and sometimes I just wear my wedding band if out doing something that might damage my engagement ring. 🙂
Post # 12
Mine are soldered, but I kinda wish they weren’t. They had to be, because i have an enhancer, so they didn’t stay together right and looked really stupid. But I do wish I could wear my e-ring without my wedding ring (like stack it with other bands or something) and I wish i had a wedding ring that could stand alone.
the back of mine looks like this, which i’m not crazy about, but its just the back so its ok
Post # 13
Yeah, that’s the only thing I think I will miss about having the rings split up, the option to play around with different bands, but then again I am set on wearing my band all the time since that is the actual wedding band, so I had to choose.
Of course this doesn’t mean I’ll won’t leave my wedding rings at home once in a while and play around with fun Berricle rings and other pretty bands and RHR’s 🙂
Post # 14
My rings spin around so I finally got them soldered about 2 years after the wedding. I have a ring wrap so I don’t have to worry about adjustining it all the time.
Post # 15
I soldered mine! It’s so much more comfortable because they don’t spin and make metal sounds and dammage each other. I soldered them before the wedding! They also used to sit crooked and now they are straight and beautiful! 🙂 Big fan of soldering rings on the same finger 😉
Post # 16
thats great! So pretty 🙂 i might solder mine in a year or two. 🙂