Post # 1
I didn’t want to at first becuase I wanted the flexibility in case there’d be times I did not want to wear my e-ring, but after this winter, I’m just so sick of my e-ring being too loose and spining around and I think soldering them together would help. I can’t size it down because it already just barely goes over my knuckle, so even a quarter size down and I’d think I’d be ripping skin off with it if I took it on or off.
For those who plan on soldering it together, how did you come to that decision?
And anyone who has done this, do you wish you regret it, or are you totally happy with the decision?
Post # 3
I plan on soldering mine together, because I wouldn’t wear the wedding band by itself, as it’s going to be a curved enhancer band. It makes my decision a tiny bit easier – because I know I wouldn’t wear it by itself. Fiance suggested getting a separate band that isn’t curved to wear when I don’t want to wear my set.
I know what you mean about the seasons changing how your ring fits; so awkward!
Post # 4
I decided to solder my rings because I had a heart attack and lost my E- ring at my moms.
Once I found it, I vowed to solder the E ring AND wedding band together.
I cant keep track of 2 rings LOL
Post # 5
Look into sizing beads before you get them soldered together.
Sizing beads help prevent spinning. And then you’ll still have the option of wearing your rings separately. (There are times I don’t like to wear mine…like working out, snowboarding, etc.)
Post # 6
I’m not married yet but I do plan on ultimately soldering my rings together. Sure they’re gonna spin but I’d like them to spin together. However, I’m greedy and want two bands. I’ve been told that I’ll get that second band at a later date and that’s when I’ll solder my actual wedding and e-ring band together. That way, if I wanted to just wear a band, i can wear the second one around.
Post # 7
I’m a little afraid that even the sizing beads will make it near impossible to take off. I just wrapped a bit of string around it to see how it would feel sized down a bit and even that’s too much. Hmm, I didn’t think about activities like boarding (or skiing in my case) as a reason not to wear it – though its probably a really good idea with taking gloves on and off all day. aaahh!
For the bees that plan on soldering, are you going to get a sort of stand in band to wear in case there is a time you dont want to wear your rings? Or just go with a naked finger for the day or what not. I just feel like if i went without, for even a little, it would feel so weird!
Post # 8
@pinkshoes: I’ve decided to solder my bands for 3 reasons:
1. I hat it when the center stones don’t line up perfectly.
2. one is 18k gold and the other is 14k, so I’m worried that the harder ring will wear on the softer (and more valuable) e-ring.
3. I don’t think I will ever wear them separately. I will buy a plain sterling silver band if I want something simpler to wear for camping, gardening, etc.
I have a stand-in e-ring. it’s cubic zirconia. it will be good to wear when the ring is “in the shop” or if I travel somewhere that I’m nervous about it being stolen. I love it, it’s really big and sparkly!
it doesn’t have to be forever! don’t let jewelers tell you that you cannot separate your rings one day. if he says that, go to a new jeweler! they should be able to think outside of the box and figure out a way to fuse the bands in a way that if you should want to separate them, it’s easy as heating up the rings and getting the solder to “release.” I know alot about soldering because I used to be a jewelry maker myself.
Post # 9
@pinkshoes: Yep, like I mentioned above Fiance wants to get a “wedding band” to wear by itself when I don’t want to wear all three. It will probably be very simple, but I couldn’t go without anything. I’d feel dishonest.
Post # 10
@pinkshoes: Sizing beads shouldn’t prevent you from taking the ring off. And they can make them different sizes. If it ends up being too tight, you can have them "shave" them down a bit.
I would definitely speak to a jeweler about that option before soldering though.
Post # 11
I’m also curious about people’s opinions on soldering them together – I’m torn. Also, my e-ring is palladium. So does my wedding band have to be palladium?