(Closed) Ring Soldering… should I?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know what you mean about your band turning and the diamonds not showing. I have to adjust my bands often because they’re only half covered in diamonds and the bottoms are plain gold. That said, I would never solder my rings together because I know it would affect the fit and comfort level too much (for me), and I would probably have to have each ring sized up at leastm a quarter if theoretically I had them soldered together into one big ring.

Also consider that you’d never be able to wear just the band without your ering. If you want to do that, you’ll have to buy a new band.

One of my friends had her band soldered to her ering. Both bands are diamond eternity (her ering is a diamond eternity with a round diamond) and now it basically just looks like one ring to me.

Not to be a Debbie Downer, as your set might look great soldered together. Just throwing some ideas out there.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

i havent done it and i thought about it for the same reasons as you. I’ve decided to not do it. I want to be able to take off my engagement ring if we travel but still wear my wedding band. And also when we have kids i want to take it off so i dont scratch them with it. And also so i can pass down my ring and always have my band with me when that day comes.

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine are soldered together.  I love it because they don’t move apart from eachother and wear down more from metal rubbing.  The fit is a bit tighter now that they are attached so it hurts sometimes when my fingers are swollen.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I had mine soldered for the same reason you state- my half-eternity band always spun around.  Never regretted it.  On the rate occasion that I needed to wear just a band, i wore the promise ring my husband gave me.  You can always use it as an excuse to get another band!  😉

Also, you can always have them separated if you need to or if you change your mind.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had my soldered together and it was the absolute best decision I ever made!!!! I LOVE my set so much more now haha. I hated that it would always spin but rarely does now! I say go for it!!!

Post # 8
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I want the option to just wear my wedding band sometimes, but my jeweler suggested that I get mine soldered together because the bands rubbing up against one another will cause the engraving on the sides to wear down.

Here’s my engagement ring:

The wedding band has that same engraving and milgrain around it. The set sits flush together.

I don’t understand though, if I get them soldered, then the engraving is ruined anyway, right?

My sister has a plain wedding band and her engagement ring soldered and she says it’s much more comfortable that when she wore them separately.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Why does soldering affect the size of the rings?

I’ll be doing this, but my WR is actually a band/wrap combo, so it makes sense to do it. I won’t wear them separately.

Post # 10
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have been thinking about this too.  I want to beable to take my ering off if i need too, thats why I got a nicer wedding band with diamonds, so i think i have decided against it and will keep them seperate.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@atalante:  because one wide band feels tighter and therefore is harder to put on & take off than two individual skinnier bands.  try taking both of your bands off at the same time, you’ll find that it’s harder. I couldn’t do it w/o using lotion.

I just had mine soldered together / sized up and I LOVE it!  it’s more comfortable, and my 3/4 eternity band will never ever show its “blank” side up again.   

it was a no brainer for me. I don’t like how my wedding band looks or feels when it’s alone (the prongs dig in more). I have a different band I wear if I need just a wedding band alone. 

regarding comfort: the two bands together were feeling too tight.  but if I had sized them up and not soldered them together, then individually they would have spun too much and would drive me crazy.  together they stay in place. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@taylor.ashleys:  in addition to what I said above….

soldering mine together only cost me $30. it would probably cost about the same or even less to have them separated (it would be a super easy process to release them).

soldering bands together does not have to be permanent, nor does it “ruin” the ring as some bees seem to think.  it can easily be undone. just be sure you go to a good jeweler to have it done.  

even if you have some kind of fancy filigree or details on the side of your ring, your jeweler can work with you to come up with creative ways around it, so the detailed parts are not messed with. 

edit: for mine, they only soldered the bottom 1/4 together. you can’t see the solder at all, so it didn’t change the look. it just looks like two bands side by side, even when you look inside. I’ll post pics later if I can get to them! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@janie-janie:  OK, that makes sense – thanks! I tried putting both of them on together before and they seemed fine, but will definitely have to check this again before sending them off.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

here’s a photo. as you can see, it still looks like two rings. the connection is hidden. from the top, it looks the same as it always did before, so I didn’t even take a photo. 

of course, no guarantee this is how your rings would turn out soldered together. this is just how they did mine. it’s only connected at the bottom. 

Post # 14
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I asked my jeweler about it, but she mentioned that now when I’m engaged, I don’t notice any reason not to wear my e-ring. However, it’s kite-set, so the prongs, while they don’t stick out a ton, do stick out a little bit. She mentioned that I may not necessarily want that around a little baby with super delicate skin and it might be better to do later in life. I’m going to go with that for now, but I may prefer them soldered after kids are grown up a bit.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@janie-janie:  I didn’t know they could only solder the bottom quarter – that would make my rings work because the side engraving doesn’t extend down all the way. 

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