Post # 1
I have a moissanite engagement ring and a Kay wedding band. Both are 14k white gold. I went into Kay to have my rings solder together and the woman told me that they are not allowed to touch moissanite rings. They said the moissanite will not hold up under that high of heat. I attached a picture of my rings. I would prefer they were soldered because of the contour of the wedding band. They are the correct size, but I would constantly have to adjust them to line up. Are there any other options? I thought about super glue but that just sounds silly.
Post # 3
@yippee62913: Ya, that’s nonsense, what she told you. Moissanite can withstand heat that would vaporize diamonds, so it shouldn’t be any problem to solder your rings. Can you take them to a different jeweler? Very nice set!
Post # 4
Just another uneducated chain jewelry store employee… Simply go to a non-chain jeweler. It will probably cost less and come out looking better. You might have to look around a bit to find one that will work on moissanite, but there is no true reason to be concerned, some of them are just inexperienced with it.
Post # 5
You were lied to. Most chain jewelry stores will not touch moissanite and are told to heavily discourage potential customers from getting it. You absolutely can have it soldered, but you need to find a small, non chain store.
Post # 6
@yippee62913: I agree with pp’s. Big box jewelry stores often don’t know what they’re talking about (or maybe they just don’t want that kind of repair work?). Bring it to a local jewelry repair shop, rather than a large jewelry store, and I’m sure they can fix you up in no time! I would also call around for the best price (but that’s just me).
ETA I love your rings! So beautiful and timeless. They will never go out of style!
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! I’ll search around for a local shop to help me out.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I also agree that Kay is being annoyingly cautious and I hate the way stores like this mislead the customer. I have my 14k white gold/moissanite wedding band soldered to my 18k/diamond e-ring.
Post # 9
You just have to find a jewler that’s comfortable working with Mossonite. The first place I went to to get my ring sized told me they wouldn’t touch it because of the same reason. Upon talking with them more what i foudn out is that they just don’t know anything about moissonite and didn’t know if it would hold up/were biased against it. They suggested I try a jewler down the road who had a lazer that they thought could do the job. These guys were comfortable working with moissy (and not snobs) and did the work with no problem.
Post # 10
@cbgg: Oh, and to add to that, the place that wouldn’t work with it was a small botique jewler. The place that did work with me was still small, but a chain. So you never know who’ll work with you!