(Closed) Soldering Rings Together?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

This is an interesting question — I hope someone responds because I’m curious!

I know one friend who soldered hers, but I chose not to. Although I’d like them to spin around on my fingers a little less, I like having them as two separate rings.

Post # 5
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Also very interested in this. I’m torn on the decision. I think I’d like the option to have two separate rings if I want, but the spinning is already getting annoying. I’m wondering if I only notice it because I’ve only been married a week and keep staring at them.

Post # 6
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3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have this done (no wedding band yet) and won’t be doing it, however just a word of warning:

One of my co-workers had her rings soldered together (nothing crazy, just a channel set band and e-ring with one diamond and diamonds on the band) and she developed a bad rash/infection because of bacteria or soap or something that got in the nooks and crannies in between her rings. She is not allergic to the metal since she now has a new ring set in the same metal (white gold) but her doctor told her that since the rings were soldered, it created a dark, damp place that is a breeding ground for bacteria. If they are not soldered, air gets in between the rings more and they dry faster when your hands are wet. Basically, you have to be much more adamant about cleaning your rings and making sure your hands are very dry after you wash them.

I know MANY women have their rings soldered with no problems whatsoever, but there is a risk to doing it and slight disadvantage that you could have.

Post # 7
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I just got mine done last week. I have a three-stone e-ring with three small diamonds on each side (so about half the band has diamonds on it) and a half eternity band. Both my SIL and mom were telling me I needed to get it soldered, because the prongs will rub on each other or something like that, but I kept putting it off.

Now that you mention gunk getting caught, I looked and found a small snag of fabric stuck on the soldered part, but that’s just similar to stuff sometimes getting caught on the prongs.

I would go ahead and get it done – I don’t obsess over lining them up perfectly anymore 🙂 That’s the only difference I notice – and it’s a good one.

Post # 9
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

My mom had hers soldered together about 10 yrs ago.  She also had a fancy pop-lock thing put in because she has larger knuckles and smaller fingers, so now she can both get her ring on AND have it fit.  Anyway, the only thing it complicates is passing it down in the future.  When my paternal grandmother passed away, I received her wedding band and my brother received her engagement ring.  Obviously, with my mom’s ring, it’s the whole thing or nothing.  This may or may not be important to you, but perhaps something to consider.

Post # 11
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My rings are soldered together and I have no complaints.  My rings don’t spin and like a PP stated, it’s nice that they always line up perfectly.  I haven’t had any problems with things getting stuck – no regrets here.

Also, my grandmother’s wedding band (which is now my wedding band) was previously soldered to her Engagement Ring, which my sister and I split (there weren’t any problems unsoldering it).

Post # 12
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

@PinkMagnolia:  ahh, ok.  I think my mom had her two bands completely melded together on the bottom.  

Post # 12
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10616 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Mine are soldered together..I dont have a problem with getting gunk stuck in between though I dont have much of a gap. My wedding band is curved so getting them soldered was the best choice for me because they kept spinning..no regrets here.

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