Post # 1
I think I finally have found my anniversary wedding set. But…I have a gap between the e ring and band. I don’t mind at all but worry that it will mess up the metals b/c they touch/scratch each other during daily wear. Do you think this is the case or it won’t mess anything up? Just curious…
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I have a gap, and it was unavoidable unless I wanted a custom ring, which I think is a little much for my ering. I’ve been wearing them for about 6 months now, and they play together very nicely. The rings sit together on my palm side, and sort of diverge on the top. Being together on my palm keeps them immobilized; they don’t shift around as much as you’d think they would. I think you’ll be ok.
Post # 4
@Mrs.Lotus: I’m not sure, but I think the scratching of the rings would only be a problem if they were different metals (ie platinum scratching gold)? I have a gap, but I’m not married yet so I don’t know about my rings scratching or not…
Post # 5
I have no problem with scratching.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. Here is a picture I uploaded…
Post # 7
yes, rings will wear on each other over time– even if there is no gap. you should probably think about soldering them together if you want them to last longer.
my mom’s e-ring is so worn down that it’s on the verge of breaking. she can’t wear it now. I don’t know how long that took to wear down like that, but I would guess 20 years.
so many people seem to think soldering is permanent or somehow ruins the ring. I can tell you that it does not. ask your jeweler. it’s usually only about $30 to do it (unless they have to do something special if your ring design is unusual), and can be easily reversed.
Post # 8
With your style of ring, it’s not a huge concern. Gold of the same karat rubbing will wear down a little over time, but it’s nothing that an annual inspection couldn’t catch. The bigger concern is for rings with pave on the sides, because a diamond rubbing on gold is quite destructive.
Post # 9
It’s normal. I have a similar situation but I have
Chosen to keep them separate because I like
Having the versatility of wearing the rings together
Or separately. Try wearing them for a while
I sometimes think it’s best to get the set together so
There are no gaps. Maybe in 3 more years
We’ll do thadote our 10th wedding anniversary.
Post # 10
I’ve heard the bigger problem is the rubbing causing side stones to get loose, but it doesn’t look like you’ll have that issue. I’ve also noticed that the little scratches that occur on the bottom of my ring buff out when I take it to get checked/serviced, so I’d guess it would be the same for any scratching that occurs as a result of your rings touching like that. But I do not yet have a wedding band, so reading this thread is helping me too. 🙂
Post # 11
Different metals wear differently, but yes, over time any rings rubbing together will wear. Gold wears away, meaning that the metal molecules are lost as the gold rubs, whereas platinum/palladium just wear part, meaning that the metal molecules move as the metal rubs, but you never lose mass in the ring.