(Closed) To solder or not to solder??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you solder your rings together?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    15 %
    No : (57 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I didn’t – mainly b/c I might want to wear mine separately in the future. I don’t think I ever will, but I didn’t want to take away the option!

    Post # 4
    32 posts
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I did not solder mine together… But just out of lazyness… I think I am going to do it in the future because I got my band custom made for my engagement ring but it always slips out of place.

    Post # 5
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I will definitely not be soldering my rings. My e-ring was FI’s great grandmother’s ring (that’s enough reason in my mind right there) and one day I hope to pass it down the line of our family.

    Post # 6
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I didn’t and won’t.  I think I just like keeping them separate.  Plus there is always the chance of passing it down to a grandchild or something.  i just received my great grandmother’s engagement ring and it feels so special.  I might want to do that as well.

    Post # 7
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I didn’t solder my e-ring to my bands, but I had 2 curved bands soldered into a guard that fits around my e-ring and I absolutely love it!

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I did not but I’m considering it now. I didn’t initially because I wanted the freedom to wear them separately sometimes, I don’t mind when they fall apart from each other a bit, and for some reason soldering just seems very retro to me (no idea why… maybe because my mom’s ring was soldered?). 

    Now that I’ve been wearing my rings together for a few weeks I think I might get them soldered together. Both my ering and my wedding band have diamonds over about 1/3 of the band… but I didn’t anticipate the fact that they would spin at different rates. So to keep them matched up I am CONSTANTLY having to readjust them. It’s annoying. And thinking back on the last 18 months that I’ve had my engagement ring… the only times I’ve been uncomfortable wearing it was in the ocean and gardening– when I wouldn’t really want to wear my pave set wedding band either. And my retro reason is kind of stupid because I don’t think thats even true lol. 

    So… I’m going to wait a few months to see if I change my mind but as of now I plan to get them soldered together at some point this year. 

    Post # 10
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I didn’t.  I need the option to wear them separately.  My engagement ring is a three stone ring that’s right at about 4 carats and there are a lot of situations where it’s just not practical or smart to be rocking that kind of bling.. but I still want to have on my wedding band.

    Post # 11
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not going to solder because I’ll probably wear them on separate hands, but my jeweler said that if I decided to get the matching band and solder, they could undo it at some point and I wouldn’t even notice..  Just a thought.  🙂

    Post # 12
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t solder. I guess I thought I would upgrade some time in the future so  I didn’t want it be an hassle to do.  But now that it’s been a year and half since the wedding, I feel so attached to my bands and now don’t want to upgrade.  What I would probably do is get an anniversary band.

    Oh, yeah, the spinning does happen at different rates. That can be annoying.

    So yeah, I’m considering getting it soldered together. I should probably see how much it will cost, though.

    Post # 13
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I thought I wouldn’t want mine soldered together but after a year of constantly having to turn my wedding band (it has diamonds on the top only) I finally caved and got it done. It was the best thing ever. I am so happy with the way it looks and feels when I wear it that I wish I had done it sooner.

    Post # 14
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m taking them today to get soldered together.  The only reason is because bith the e-ring band and wedding band are pave settings.  I’ve read that they can rub together and the little diamonds can fall out more easily.

    Post # 15
    11172 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I won’t be wearing my Engagement Ring for various activities like volleyball etc so I wanted to keep my options open for wearing at least one of my weddings bands alone.

    I have considered doing one band soldered to the Engagement Ring and leaving the other one seperate. We shall see.

    Post # 16
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t like them soldered together personally.  However, mine were bumping around, so I actually wear my band on my right hand.

    I am actually realizing I don’t even want or need a band- I just like my e-ring.  It is funny how (the need for) wedding bands were sort of invented- you know?  To sell them to us?

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