Soldering: Yes or No, and When?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will you and when will you solder your rings together?
    I did/will solder my rings together : (33 votes)
    22 %
    I did not/will not solder my rings together : (86 votes)
    58 %
    Before the wedding : (7 votes)
    5 %
    After the wedding : (22 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had mine soldered after the wedding.  I wore my engagement ring on my right hand, and he placed my wedding band on the left during the ceremony.

    Post # 5
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    10988 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My rings spin constantly. I have three of them, and at least one, often more, are twisted most of the time. Yes, it drives me crazy, but, when I notice it, I straighten them. I do not like the thought of soldering them, because I want to have the option to wear them separately or in a different combination whenever I want to do so (even though I rarely choose to do that.) I also think it would be much more difficult to get my rings on and off on days that my fingers are swollen if my rings were soldered.

    However, there is a woman from my church who has her three rings (all gorgeous) soldered, and they always look amazing.

    Post # 6
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Im undecided! Our wedding. Is coming up so once I have real life  experience of wearing it every day. . I’ll know more.  If I did, it would be a thick hunk of metal lol … I’m leaning towards leaving them separate.  A jeweler had told me that with age (like 45 years from now) my knuckles may change and it could be harder to  get a thick ring on. 

    Post # 7
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    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I’m getting a wrap wedding band, and yes, it will be soldered, probably before the wedding. I want to avoid scratches and the spinning, plus I think it’ll make it look like one cohesive ring versus a bunch thrown on.

    For times I might only want to wear a band, I’m probably going to get a simple plain stand-in.  But it’s normal for my field for girls (and guys even!) to do this.

    Post # 8
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    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I was REALLY hesitant to solder, I knew I loved my e-ring, but operated under the assumption that someday, I would want to just wear the band…..five years later….that had NEVER happened, I was still wearing them together, so as an anniversary gift of sorts, we added another band and had them soldered, I LOVE IT!

    Post # 9
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Brielle:  same for me. My rings spin but I just adjust them (and admire them while adjusting them). I think I’m going to get my wedding band resized so help stop it from spinning (worked for my e ring). I don’t want them soldered because sometimes I will just wear my band and once I get my anniversary band I want to mix things up occasionally.

    I only know one person who has them soldered and she regretted it.

    Post # 10
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    No I won’t be getting mine soldered. They definitely spin, but it doesn’t bother me. I wear my plain band sometimes, so it wouldn’t make sense. I don’t take off my wedding band.

    Post # 11
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I soldered my rings together about a month before the wedding (it needed a pave diamond replaced anyway), and wore my “stunt double” ring up until the wedding. It didn’t seem right to wear the wedding band yet.

    I wasn’t interested in wearing my wedding band alone, because it was designed to sit flush up against the e-ring that is not a straight line. It would look silly on its own.
    E-ring:

    W-band:

     

    It also made sense to solder, because my e-ring band had bent into an oval shape pretty quickly after receiving it. Having the two bands attached provides it with more strength against accidental bending.

    Post # 12
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m not soldering together because I want the option to get a new band in the future and not have to go through the hassle of unsoldering, and I also want the option of wearing just my engagement ring. 

    Post # 13
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MissOtter:  That’s just so permanent.  I let mine spin (but my channel set is around the solitaire, not on the wedding band).

    Post # 14
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    1580 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I don’t think I’m going to solder mine together. It’s a guard, and not just a plain band, and I really hope that one day as an anniversary gift I’ll get a band by itself so I can wear it without my E-Ring. My rings don’t spin too bad, though, so it’s not a big deal. 🙂

     

     

    Post # 15
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine are soldered. Like @aggie2010:  I don’t have a straight wedding band so I would never have worn the band on its own. Plus, the only way they look right together is if they’re lined up perfectly, and since that NEVER happened on its own, I got them soldered almost immediately after the wedding. I am currently pregnant and definitely concerned about fat fingers syndrome later on … but I have a mulitude of stand-in rings in various sizes, so if things get tight I can just take it off and wear something else for a while. I was really worried that the added bulk would make it harder to get the rings on and off, and while that’s sometimes the case, I just adjusted my habits a little (like, taking the rings off at night so that I don’t have to rip them off over my swollen knuckles in the morning to put on lotion) and it’s all good.

    Post # 16
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was not going to solder mine at all.  I wanted the option to wear the band alone.  After the wedding though my wedding band spun so much.  It was so annoying.  And I can’t imagine not wearing them together.  So I ended up soldering mine and I love it.  In the future if I want them seperate I can always have them take them apart.

     

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