Post # 1
I am trying to make a decision as to whether or not I should solder my rings after the wedding. I have to 1.5mm pave bands and my e-ring shank is 2mm.
I have been pretty bad and sneak and wear my bands from time to time and it irritates me how they twist and turn and never seem to stay aligned.
I have never seen an actual soldered set so I don’t know how they look, how well they hold up or if it’s even worth it to have it done.
Can anyone help? If you have had your rings soldered please post pics. I would love to see.
Post # 3
My SIL had that done and it looks wonderful!
Post # 4
We had my rings soldered on the advice of our jeweler, to avoid the prongs being worn down by the twisting and rubbing.
Here’s the front view:
And the back:
Ew…please excuse my scarred finger, and the ink smudged index finger. My hands weren’t prepped for the photoshoot! lol
Post # 5
I can’t post a picture right now, but mine are soldered and you cannot tell at all. You cannot see the solder from the outside and on mine there are two clean points of solder between each ring (I have three soldered together). There is no reason for it not to last for the life of your rings unless you do not want it too or they don’t do it correctly.
I was totally anti-soldering for years, but did my new rings as I want them to last and their shape would have meant lots of wear as they rubbed. So I figured I would try it and get it undone if I changed my mind. I LOVE them soldered! No regrets! So much easier to keep track of one ring, no rubbing between them to cause damage on each other, etc. And no spin if that bothers you.
I have an extra band to wear for running, the gym, traveling, etc and am not wearing my “main” ring.
It is reversible if you decide you do not like it!
Post # 6
Its Amazing!! I can not imagine not having mine done!! Don’t regret it one bit!! (-: here’s a pic!!
Post # 7
Thank you ladies for responding. I love both rings that were posted, from the outside you cannot even tell that they are soldered.
I tried to educate myself a bit online I found an article that stated over time it would wear away and you’d be left with damaged rings.
@RayKay: I had no idea that it was reversible! EVEN BETTER
Post # 8
My rings aren’t soldered yet, but I’m going to have it done. It would drive me crazy if they spun around in different directions and didn’t line up. My mom has had her rings soldered for almost 30 years and my grandma has had hers for 65 years, and both of their sets are fine. No damage.
Post # 9
Okay, I forgot to take decent pictures last night, but just took a couple iPhone pictures for you!
One from the top, and one from the underside. Sorry for the bad office lighting (I do not normally look so green OR pink and sickly, ha ha) and I am trying to cover up my weight lifting callous with my thumb there to explain the awkward underside angle!
Re that article: the soldering will NOT wear away if it is done properly. If they use the wrong solder or do a crappy job and overheat the metal, there may be an issue, but any good jeweler should know how to do a proper job. I know little old ladies who have had their rings soldered for 50+ years without issue.
If it is between the rings or on inside, it is not exposed to scratching, and if it does wear down it will NOT damage the rings. It is no different than any other metal wearing down. I really cannot understand the argument it will leave rings damaged, as it does not affect the integrity of the rings themselves at all. The solder material just connects the rings, it does not eat away at them. If they take them apart, they just polish the rings where the solder was, and they are back to as they were!
I actually had my rings soldered before with all four rings together and had them taken apart and redone so I only had three together, and I cannot tell AT all they were soldered before and I would challenge anyone to even try and find the points where they were connected before. My one “lonely” ring (which was soldered in four places before) now looks exactly the same as it was before it was soldered (and I have scrutinized it all over), and my new soldered ones are soldered in new places and I cannot even tell where the old places were.
Post # 10
I had mine done after the wedding and I am so glad I did! No more spinning in opposite directions.
Post # 11
I know this is a really bad picture but this is my grandmother’s set that she got in the 1930’s. I was going to use it but then my husband’s mother gave me loose stones from his grandmother so I had those made into a setting. We’re thinking now that we might separate them and my sister can put an emerald in the engagement ring (her birthstone) and I’ll take the band or vice versa. The band has three diamonds in that swirl design with two baguettes on either side and the engagement ring has two baguettes on either side of the diamond. The detail is incredible in person.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
The only 2 problems of soldering I’m scared of are:
1. unsoldering can cause damage to the ring
2. When wanting re-dip, it may not cover every corner.
Post # 13
I love having them soldered! The spinning drove me so insane.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
Debating having this done too!!??
I think I like with both bands so soldering could be best route so they stay in place? :+)