Post # 1
I am five months out from my wedding, my wedding ring is size 4.25 with “speedbumps” in it, and my e-ring is size 4 with no speedbumps (I have bony knuckles and get callouses when my ring is sized to it’s proper 3.5 size). I am wondering, because my wedding band is prong-set (not shared-prong), and my e-ring is a knife-edge solitaire, if soldering is a good route to take, and how I might go about doing that. Should I size the e-ring up and add bumps to it?
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m actually not a fan of soldering because sometimes I like to just wear my wedding band if I am working out or doing something else active.
But if you definitely want to, I’d take your rings to a few different jewelers and ask their opinion.
Post # 4
My big worry is that the prong-set ring will chew into the setting on my engagement ring over time. I plan on buying a back-up tungsten band from amazon for when I don’t want to be blingy, and I already don’t wear my e-ring when working out/lifting weights.
Post # 5
An experienced jeweler will be able to give you advice on sizing, etc. if you decide to solder your rings.
i have my rings soldered. love it….plus, the other good thing about soldering your rings is that when it comes to appraisal/insurance, it is then counted as ONE ring, so you only need
to purchase one ring policy.
Post # 6
Janey, that is good to know!
Post # 7
I soldered my rings (3 of them), no regrets. I just hated hearing them rubbing and knowing it was wearing them down faster and/or causing damage. I really like having them soldered which surprised me as I was so resistant to it for so long before!
I have a spare band & stackers that I wear running/the gym/in the ocean/anytime I do not want to wear my main rings. I am no more inclined to subject my wedding band to those kind of abuses or risks than my “ering”. My last set was unsoldered as I thought I would want to wear the band alone sometimes…in two years that never happened. If I did not want to wear ering for some reason, I did not want the band on either for the same reason!
The best one to ask about whether to size up is the jeweler, but they may indeed recommend doing so as two rings soldered together fit tighter than two rings not soldered, and they will prefer to solder rings that are evenly matched in size. You might not need to get speed bumps added to the second one though since it is not going to spin and the speed bumps are already in one ring.
Post # 8
@RayKay: thanks so much! I wasn’t sure about the speedbumps in the e-ring. Right now my e-ring fits a bit big but I think they’ll fit together better once together.
Post # 9
I am probably the only one in the world with this opinion, but I don’t mind my rings spinning and the diamond eternity bands (2) being uneven or on the back of my hand. I do understand that there is less wear and tear on the gold bands if they aren’t constantly rubbing against each other.