(Closed) To Solder or Not to Solder…

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I for sure will not be sautering.  I like th option of being able to wear my e-ring or wedding band alone if I ever feel like it.  So far I always wear them together, but I like having the option to change my mind later.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

LOL I read that as sautee, like, should you sautee your rings in a pan.  (It’s solder)

I won’t be soldering my rings, cause I’d like to be able to wear just the band sometimes.

Post # 5
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I originally clicked on the post to see what a sauter was, lol.  I don’t know which is the right word, but I figured it out after reading Mrs. Leopard’s post.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I never heard of this concept until Wedding Bee – I won’t be doing it either! I like the flexability of wearing them separate, plus it just seems a bit awkward to have the rings joined into one big ring. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Soldering can be a good option if you have a pave set or another style that’s easily damaged, since it keeps the rings from rubbing together.  However, it looks like your rings are channel-set, so it’s not necessary to keep the rings from harming each other.  Soldering shouldn’t hurt the rings if you decide you want to do it — basically, they just add a teeny bit of metal at the back to stick them together, and when done right, it can be undone without any problem.  Make sure you go to a really reputable jeweler if you get it done, though!

Personally, I don’t like the idea of soldering my rings together, but my mother had hers done and was very happy about it.  It’s really just a personal preference.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aww, poor Mrs. Leopard, don’t feel stupid!  We all know what you meant so that’s the most important thing.  Plus, I’m sure off the top of most our heads we wouldn’t recall the actual name right away.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Check out this post and maybe mention it to your jewelery- it’s about a clasp type thing to hold the rings together.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Jewelry-Gems-Minerals-689/instead-soldering-rings-together.htm

Also- I have an idea- can your jeweler just make the 2 bands into a basket setting/enhancer?  That way they will stay together and you can put your ering in between them.

Something like this (can you see on the sides how they are connected?):

Post # 11
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like the flexibility of having my rings separated so I probably won’t solder mine. But it’s definitely not an uncommon thing. I agree with the previous poster — it’s a personal preference.

Post # 12
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Haha don’t feel stupid!  Solder is not exactly a use-it-every-day word!

Post # 13
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m considering having my soldered.  I haven’t chosen an band yet, but I don’t think I would ever wear one without the other.  

On a side note, my mom had a set she was wearing until she realized that something was hurting her finger and causing snags on her clothes.  She took it to the jeweler, thinking it was a prong, and it turned out that the two bands were rubbing together and had become very sharp.  The jeweler recommeded soldering them to avoid friction and prevent this from happening again.  She hasn’t had any problems since….

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

I’m definitely getting mine soldered.  I got two u shaped bands to go on either side of my ring, and I think they will look really silly if they turn around on my finger. 

Post # 16
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I did not have mine soldered. I change them around all the time! Sometimes I wear them together, sometimes I put my engagement ring on my right hand, sometimes I wear my wedding band alone, and sometimes I wear my engagement ring on the middle finger of my left hand right next to my wedding band. I enjoy the variety.

I think you should try out some other ring arrangements and see how you like them. If you don’t like them, then you might find out if you should have them soldered. 

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