Post # 1
"He went to Jared!" and so did I, for our rings. When I picked up his, I asked the lady about having mine soldered together. She said the recommend bringing it in a few days before the wedding, they will clean it and solder it for us, and then I don’t wear it until the day of the wedding.
I thought you waited until after the wedding to the the soldering. I know it’s my money, and therefore, they will solder it whenever I want them to, (I kind of thought my parents could bring them in while we’re on the honeymoon or something). I know there are pros and cons of doing it either time, but the biggest con I can think of to having it done before would be that it might not look as nice in the pictures our photographer does of just the rings if the are stuck together.
Having never done this before, I thought I would seek opinions from all the wonderful advice-givers here. Thanks, ladies!
Post # 3
Keep them separate for now. Make sure you really WANT them soldered together. You may like that they aren’t stuck together, just so you know. It doesn’t hurt to wait and see.
Post # 4
We are planing on a weekend wedding, and then leaving for our honeymoon on the tuesday after or something like that. I decided that as much as I love my rings, I really dont want to lose them in the ocean so I am going to take them to the jewler so solder and clean while we are gone. I figure that way I know they are safe and they will be all pretty when I get home. For the honeymoon I am going to get a plain band to wear that may or may not match what the boy gets. I will then have a plain band to wear for golf and anywhere my diamonds dont need to go….
Post # 5
I have never even heard about soldering the e-ring and wedding band together… even one i know has them seperated… and i will probably be the same way… though this is interesting new information! ^_^
Post # 6
Miss Apricot: I think I could have written this post! Are you in my brain?? Ha, anyway, I’m thinking about getting a "jacket" for my ring and was wondering the same as you. I hate going more than 5 minutes without my ring, so I don’t know how I would feel going a few days without it. This is something I’ll probably write a list of pros and cons about (if we got the jacket route). It seems like such a little thing but really it’s kind of big, ya know?
Post # 7
I couldnt tell you which is better!
I personally dont think I would want to solder my rings together because I have my e ring and 2 bands, and onmy e ring there is detailing on the insides that I dont want to loose because of the soldering!
I do understand its nice because it all fits together better, stays together etc, I just dont think I could do it
Post # 8
I would wait also. I never heard of them being soldered together either..Thank you for teaching me something new.
Post # 9
It’s pretty common..my moms are soldered togehter. I think it’s more common with the older styles, though. nowadays women don’t buy interlocking rings as much (guards, wraps, etc) like they used to. I saw VERY FEW of these styles when i was out and about ring shopping it up. It’s ALL about the stack nowadays
Post # 10
My mom’s are soldered together as well. When I asked about it at Jared’s, the lady said that it was usually in the best interest of the ring to be soldered. Plus, mine doesn’t have detailing that I would lose. So, I will probably do it. But I do think now that I will wait until AFTER the wedding to do it, (I saw some neat pictures in the show-me-your-ring post taken with the rings seperated. I’m going on a cruise, and I too, fear losing it in the ocean! So it will stay behind, methinks.
EAQ219: LOL! I am glad my post could help someone else out! I totally know what you mean about going without the ring. At my last inspection, one the emeralds around the side of my ring was cracked, so they sent it out to be replaced. I had to go without my ring for nearly a month and I ended up buying a cheap sterling silver/cz ring to wear as a placeholder because I felt so weird without it!
Post # 11
I was told that too. It’s in the best interest of the ring because otherwise they bang against eachother all the time and tear each other up. I have to take my ring in TWO weeks before the wedding (because we’re traveling before) to get mine sodered. It’s two bands on either side of my e-ring and a weird shape, so she said the pictures won’t come out nice if we don’t have it sodered (one will be ascew or they’ll come apart, etc). I’m going to miss my ring 🙁