Soldering your rings….Yeah or Pass…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where do you stand on soldering your rings together??
    Do it!- I did and love it : (22 votes)
    32 %
    Do it!-I didnt and wish I did!/am going to : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Dont! I did and regret it/had them undone : (0 votes)
    Dont! I didnt and heres why.... : (43 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have two diamond bands, one soldered to either side of my plain band solitaire. It was the best decision. The bands don’t spin, they dont pinch, they dont damage each other, I can’t lose one now. The bands did not get damaged and all my karat stamps r still perfectly visible. And my rings are all perfectly aligned all the time and they look great! Do it!

    Post # 4
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    kansas_nurse:  BeeG35:  I completely agree!! I have 2 diamond bands on either side of my e-ring. They are always inline and never turn. They fit better now and have gotten so many compliments. Especially if you take them off so many times in the day, you only have to keep up with one ring vs multiple. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    kansas_nurse:  I did it to prevent rubbing and I have a little scroll detail under my e-ring that makes a gap, so I wanted it set into place so it wouldn’t rub or twist or turn.

    Post # 6
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    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I guess that provided you will never want to change your band, or add an anniversary band in a different order than what they are soldered in or wear your wedding band independent of your ER, then go for it. I like having all of those options open to me, so I choose not to solder. At some point we will be purchasing a different WB. I might wear it alone with my ER, or I might combine it with my original ER or anniversary band, but either way I don’t want to be locked into a decision. If you are sure about what you want and want to wear it the same way all the time, then soldering might work out fine for you. It just depends on the person.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Mine are soldered and I love it! ..my wedding band is curved so it would spin constantly..im much happier with them soldered. 

    Post # 8
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    20 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    echomomm:  I was concerned about this too but they explained to me at the jeweler that if I ever changed my mind for some reason you can always reverse your decision easily! I have 2 diamond bands on either side of my engagement ring and had them soldered and it still looks like 3 separate bands on the underside. They will even cut them apart and solder them back together if I have to get them resized. I am so happy that I had mine soldered together because I only wore the rings un-soldered for a couple of days and they were driving me nuts.. and yes I agree they fit so much better soldered… not sure what the explaination for that is but it does not squeeze my finger like they did when i wore them separately. and I was relieved that I could decide to have 3 separate rings again one day if I decided to 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    7090 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have two curved bands and had them soldered before the wedding, no regrets here.

    Post # 10
    Member
    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    kansas_nurse:  Speaking as a jeweler I’ve seen rings that went unsoldered (even ones made to for together) that wore away the metal along the sides and actually created notches where the rings rub together (even if they for perfectly they still rub). I highly recommend soldering if you wear two+ rings regularly to avoid damaging them. 

    Post # 11
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t care to solder mine, mostly because they don’t sit flush. So, nope, no soldering here. Now, I’m pretty unsure as to if I’m even going to wear a wedding band, since my ering is an odd shape now.

    Post # 12
    Member
    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    emm1288:  I’m sorry to say this but whatever jeweler told you it’s easy to reverse soldering wasn’t correct. Your rings are beautiful and I’d hate to see them damaged. Undoing the soldering weakens the shank and can crack it unless it’s rebuilt which can be costly. And they will also have a flat end where they were cut apart if they aren’t rebuilt. I’ve worked as a jeweler for years (before signing up with the military) and this is the most infuriating lie I’ve heard jeweler a tell their customers. 

    Post # 13
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    20 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Milibee13:  Well… that sucks. 🙁 But LUCKILY I’m obsessed with them and don’t foresee myself wanting to break them up anytime soon 🙂  Thanks for clarifying so I don’t give other people false info!

    Post # 14
    Member
    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    emm1288:  I’m glad you love it. Like I said your set is gorgeous and I would hate to see them damaged because some jeweler was ill-educated. Technically it is easy to undo. They just cut the rings apart, but like I said it damages them. It’s still a good thing they are soldered so they for wear on each other. I love your set though. You/your FI chose wonderfully! 

    Post # 15
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    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Milibee13:  In your opinion, does a spacer band cut down on the wear from the rings rubbing together? Because I do wear my band on its own quite frequently so I have always been hesitant to solder. 

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