(Closed) soldering moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1171 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
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1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@valintine:  Exactly.

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
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@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 # 8
Member
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
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5722 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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5722 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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!

 

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