(Closed) Pressure to have rings soldered together

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t think of another solution, but your ring is beautiful. I wouldn’t soder that, I would just wear one or the other (or one on each hand).

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you considered wearing the rings on seperate hands? Sorry, I don’t have any personal experience with this, but I have heard of this problem.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Usually this is more of a concern where there are different metals, open diamond girdles, or certain prong work. But yes, in such situations you definitely can get wearing.

It is possible with your wedding band, due to the diamonds, that they may rub the metal in the engagement ring and cause wearing (what kind of metal – platinum?). However, it is a bit hard to tell from the wedding ring whether any of the girdles are really exposed to cause that much of an issue.

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My previous set was white gold and I never had my rings soldered together.  I had no problems with wearing at all.  Maybe you should ask another jeweler for a second opinion. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I should add, you could also just get a thin spacer ring (like 1mm…you can find some knife edge ones on Etsy), instead, to wear between them. That way any rubbing happens on the spacer and not against your engagement ring!

I am pretty anti-soldering though. I wear my 4 rings without solder and while they rub now and then as they are not flat sided, I’d rather this than have “one big ring”. I like the versatility and feeling of multiple rings and the flexibility of wearing whichever ones I want in whatever order. Others solder and love it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My friend had this problem so the jeweler (I know her ring is Hearts On Fire) gave her a spacer ring to wear to keep them from rubbing when worn together. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@mainejen:  No, a spacer will be “plain”. If it is plain, smooth, and the same metal, it will not hurt the other rings, but the diamonds on the bands can unleash their chewing on the spacer and the engagement ring will be protected from the wedding band by the spacer.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What my plan is, is to wear my wedding band day to day, like running around, at work and other things, and save my engagement ring for special occasions, or when I just want to wear it 🙂 . Alot of women have recommended this to me, expecially once I have kids.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mainejen:  If the rings are different metals, they just have to make sure that the spacer is softer than whatever it is against.  

My jeweler highly recommended soldering too, which a bummer because I have some nifty looking side detail, too – but I doubt I would ever wear them separately anyway, so I am going with it!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

An option to decide how you like them “stuck” together is to either get those Ring Snuggies (Claire’s has them, as does Walmart). The largest size usually will fit around two ring shanks. Or, to take the sticky part of a bandaid and wrap it around the bottom of your rings. Try this for a week or two and see how you like it. If you do, get them soldered. If not, look at a spacer ring instead.

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