Thinking of soldering my rings !!!! Need advice

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I 100% planned to solder my rings but 7 months after the wedding I have still not gotten it done… I’m worried that it will make my rings fit tighter.  It doesn’t make them smaller, but it means they can’t move separately so they fit like a wider ring, which does feel tighter, if that makes sense?  So if I do solder them, I’ll probably get them sized up a bit. 

For me, I’ll never wear my rings separately (it’s a wiggly band fitted to my ring) so I’m not worried about that aspect.  You have a guard not a band so you won’t be needing to wear the band alone, and I can’t imagine why you’d ever want to just wear your e-ring once you’re married?

As far as value… I’m not sure why that’s even a question haha unless you plan to sell them… but even if you do, the rings themselves lose a lot of value once you walk out the store, so really you have the value of the gold and the diamond, and that doesn’t change with soldering. 

Also, you can actually unsolder things if really needed.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I just had mine soldered this weekend and had some doubts ahead of time, but am glad I went ahead with it! My wedding band was always spinning (and it has a small curve, so always looked misaligned). The rings do feel a bit tighter, since it’s now one wider ring, so consider sizing up by 1/4. Also – if it turns out you want them unsoldered at some point, it’s a very quick and easy process.  The jeweler will repolish the rings once unsoldered and they’ll look like new.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Most rings can only be traded in for materials value unless the place of purchase offers a buy-back deal or unless the ring is of special provenance. Soldering will not affect that. Additionally, like a previous poster mentioned, rings can be separated after they are soldered with no damage. If you have them soldered they will fit like one wider band, which shouldn’t be a problem if you can take them all off at one time. In other words, as long as you can slip all three rings off your finger at once, you can have them soldered as it with no change in fit. If you wiggle one ring off and then the next and so on, then you might want them slightly larger when you have them soldered.

Post # 8
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Newbee

 

mrstattoo10816:  Yay – dream ring!!  That’s great!  Actually, I have had two sets soldered…my original solitaire e-ring and band (the stones on the band were eating away at the prongs on the e-ring) and my upgraded set (pic attached!).  I decided to sell the setting from my original e-ring and had that set unsoldered – both rings looked completely perfect once unsoldered and polished – not a scratch or nick anywhere.  So don’t let that stop you! The new set feels a little tight, but it’s top heavy, so I’m hoping I’ll just get used to it.  Go for the soldering and post pics once complete! 🙂  (Sorry the pic is so large – I can’t reduce it any further!)

Post # 9
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

I only lasted about a week and a half before I sent mine to be soldered. The spinning drove me crazy. My e-ring is a low setting, so I have no reason to need to wear them separately. In the almost four year I’ve had them, I’ve never once regretting having them soldered.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

lechurch:  Wow, your set is stunning! 

mrstattoo10816:  I am personally not planing on soldering my rings together mainly because I want the option of wearing just my wedding band if I want to. If you never plan on wearing your rings seperately, then I say solder them! 

Post # 11
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1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I needed to get mine soldered. I have accent diamonds on both my e-ring and wedding band, but they don’t go all around the ring. So it drove me crazy when they weren’t lined up and I was constantly fixing it!

Post # 13
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

mrstattoo10816:  I got my e-ring and enhancer soldered together. I have noticed no negative issues with the fit and I like that they don’t separate anymore. I only had one issue when I picked it up – they had not soldered it so thay my solitaire was set in the middle it was a bit off-center and that bugged me. They re-soldered it for free and it looks great now.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I soldered before even getting married. It’s been the best decision. My rings don’t spin and damage one another. I don’t have to worry about losing one. The ering was sized up a quarter size and the two bands were way too big to begin with and were sized down to the correct size.

Yes it’s a thicker band as a result and feels more substantial because the tissues around my finger cannot squish out around the metal as much. But it actually feels nice to be aware at all times that my rings r on bec they were freain expensive and I like always feeling them ON.

They can be unsoldered any time and will have to be to be redipped.  And it didn’t damage my rings in any way. I still have the karat stamps and all that. I never intend to wear my solitaire alone in the future.   

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