Post # 1
I recently became engaged and my fiancé to me with a gorgeous diamond solitaire engagment ring. The jeweler from whom it was purchased strongly urges his clients not to wear their wedding band next to their engagement ring after marriage. He says that the two rings rubbing against each other causes damage to the band and setting of the engagement ring. He recommends instead wearing them on separate hands. I personally have never seen someone do this – does anyone out there have any opinions on this? I don’t know how I feel about wearing the rings on different hands – yet I don’t want to damage my beautiful ring or shorten its lifespan. Help!!!
Post # 3
If you solder them together then they will not rub against one another and wear them down (the solitaire especially). If you do solder them, though, they will not come apart and you can’t wear them separately if you wanted to, but it is the best way to save the rings from additional wear.
Also, if you do desire to split them up at some point to pass on to children or upgrade your band/add an anniversary band, etc, I’ve heard that it is possible to unsolder them.
Post # 4
Sounds like something Leon Mege would say!
I wear my wedding ring on my right hand, my engagement ring on the left to prevent scratching.
Post # 5
The jeweler is right. I actually wear mine on my right hand- my band that is. I have diamonds on the side of my ering.
Post # 6
Mine are soddered together as well!
Post # 7
Hm, I’ve never heard of this. But I would be willing to look into it. I don’t want to solder ine together because I have very intricate designs and a peek-a-boo diamond on the side of my e-ring.
Post # 8
@KatyElle: LoL.. When I read this I thought the same thing! Especially after the article he posted on his fb fan pg.
Post # 9
@elektra1491: I was at a jeweller yesterday looking at rings with FI and they told me a similar thing. Their designs had a really thick “cup” under the diamond which I asked about and they said it was to protect it from rubbing. Also she showed me the complementary wedding band that “fit” around the halo.
Personally I will not wear both as I want a plain band or even a tungsten wedding band and also a halo style square or round engagement ring so they will not match. I would probably wear the E ring on the left hand after marriage when I want to display it and the regular wedding band all other days.