Post # 1
I noticed that my rings spin and I can sometimes feel the sides rubbing together. I’m concerned the prongs holding the smaller diamonds will wear down with them rubbing like this. I’m thinking maybe I should get a spacer or solder them together. I just don’t know if a spacer would look right with my rings. I’m also not sure if soldering them together would make them fit different.
Advice would be appriciated
Post # 3
I think soldering them would be your best bet. My SIL had this problem and it fixed it for her, no problem!
Post # 4
My advice, stop worrying, they may be rubbing together, but I doubt it’s going to wear down a prong.
Post # 5
I definitely recommend soldering them. Yes, constant rubbing will definitely cause wearing down of prongs over time and can also cause loss of stones (I know shared prong rings are especially bad for this, I have seen a few pictures of it on Pricescope and the like).
Soldering *may* make them fit a little snugger depending on their current size and what their total width would be so you may need to size up a little first (like a 1/4 size). Your rings look easily sizeable so that should not be an issue. Check by trying on a wider ring sizer at the jeweler first.
I soldered my rings not long after I got them due to similar concerns (everytime I heard them rub I cringed a little!) No prongs, but the way they are shaped meant they were rubbing. As they are 18k gold, I did not want too much of that to happen. I soldered them together and have never regretted it. I do have a spare band that I wear when it would not be suitable to wear my set (like when running or camping or whatever).
Post # 6
My rings ate the crap out of each other until I got them soldered together, and I’m MUCH happier with them now. As for sizing, apparently my band was about a half size larger than my ering, and I had them soldered together as they were. So on days when my finger is smaller, the ering keeps it in place, and when it’s a little puffy, it’s not super tight or hard to take on and off.
Post # 7
I use a thin spacer. I am not at all into soldering and my prongs and diamonds are still there and in good shape after many years. I have a white gold spacer but I have seen rose gold used and it looks nice too…it manages to blend in.
Post # 8
yes, two pieces of metal rubbing together other will wear down. prongs are already so small that they can’t handle much metal loss before they become too weak.
I agree with PPs, get them soldered together. contrary to some things I’ve read on this board, it will not “ruin” your ring, and it does not have to be permanent. you can get them separated if you want.
I actually had mine sized up 1/2 size so they would be more comfortable (and not give me ring muffin top), and it doesn’t even matter if they’re a little loose now because I don’t have to worry about them spinning out of place. they are always lined up perfectly and they feel more comfortable. I love it!
Post # 9
I soldered mine together because I was afraid of the rubbing. love it.
Post # 10
If its that big of a concern, solder them. 🙂
Post # 11
I like the flexibility of the spacer rings. I have one in white gold and one in rose gold, so I can change it up when I like. I think your set would look great with a small spacer ring.