- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2010
I seriously NEVER thought I would be one to consider getting my rings soldered.
Well, now I am actually seriously considering getting my rings soldered. Shock and horror! (well, this is how I used to feel anyway). So, I am interested to know if any of the soldered ladies have ever regretted it or unsoldered them again? How were they once they were unsoldered?
I used to be adamantly against soldering rings in order to have flexibility with how to wear them or stack them. And that worked with my old set! But, my new set, now that I have worn them for a couple weeks…I realize that I am feeling the strong desire to get them soldered.
– There are 4 rings and it is a pain to have to worry about 4 rings. I take them off for gym, while sleeping, and for any other such chores and have to worry about 4 separate rings all the time! I have to make sure to store them separate them from each other so the diamonds do not scratch other rings or my centre stone, and so on. Way easier to have ONE ring to worry about!
– I tend to “stick them two and two” together anyway when I wear them with ring snuggies so they do not slip around so much. I figure it is only one step up to one ring.
– I really want these to be my forever rings and am worried about wear and tear on them over time with them rubbing against each other. They are gypsy set and without prongs but the are not smooth sided so they do rub when they turn or move. The brushed finish is already getting shiny where they rub, so I know it is happening! In five years I really do not want to be looking at my rings and thinking that I had wished I had soldered them to prevent the wearing down of the rings from rubbing against each other.
– I really won’t ever wear these separate. I know there is always the anti-soldering argument about wearing the wedding band alone (I had this too before!), but given my wedding band is three separate rings, and I care as much about these as the main stone ring, in any situation where I would not want to wear the main stone I would not want to wear the bands either. When I am at gym, running, camping, etc I already slip on my simple tree bark bands or stacking bands instead that I wear around on my right hand. I have been married for 2 1/2 years, had a couple different sets, and have YET to wear my wedding band alone despite my very active lifestyle or wear my rings on separate fingers. If I am not wearing my centre stone ring, I am not wearing my wedding band either!
– The main stone is a low-set bezel so no prongs to worry about catching, and I am not having kids so no worries about scratching them or getting the ring gunked up either.
– These are not rings I will mix and match. They work together. I won’t be putting in prong set eternity bands or anniversary bands or anything of that sort.
My only “con” is that I will lose the “variety” in how they fit day to day, like where the gaps are and which stones are facing which way…but there are certain ways I prefer so I will have them solder it in one of my preferred ways and hope that is satisfactory enough for me. And I mean, they look cool in pictures apart but I have enough pictures of them apart..ha.
I should not need to get them sized, though they will be a very wide ring, as they are already a whole size larger than my “normal” size (a 6.5 instead of a 5.25/5.5) and as is I wear ring snuggies to tighten them up as they are way too loose on their own, and I can pull them all off at same time/stuck together over my knuckle without issue. I guess if I ever get arthritic knuckles or something I can worry about it then.
I am going to go talk to my jeweler at lunch and see what he can do. It may be a little tricky with my rings due to how they fit against each other, but hopefully he can help me out. I know he is a soldering-recommender from past discussions with him, and I know he is a very talented bench jeweler so I am confident in his work.
I know it is not permanent forever as long as the jeweler does a good job, but it FEELS so permanent! I just want some reassurance, ha ha!