Post # 1
Hi Bees, I can’t decide whether or not to solder my wedding band and e-ring. My wedding band is a half eternity and my e-ring is a solitaire with wrap. The reason I’m thinking about doing this is that my wedding band moves a lot, misaligning the rings’ stones. It’s driving me nuts, lol. What have you done with yours? Thanks in advance for the input!
Oh, here is my ring (sorry bad photo plus it’s too big):
Post # 3
If you do not plan on ever wearing your rings seperatly, then you should probably have them soldered to prevent wear and tear on all those prongs.
Post # 4
I didn’t solder my rings because I want the option to just wear one or the other.
Post # 5
I did not have mine soldered: I like to wear my wedding band alone when I go hiking, to the gym or anywhere where I don’t feel 100% comfortable wearing my engagement ring.
But, you could also get a new simpler band for when you do active/outdoor stuff.
Post # 6
Mine will end up doing the same thing but I don’t want to solder them and lose the option of separate rings.
Post # 7
Thanks for the input! I’m thinking the option of soldering and having a different ring for activities is a great idea. I thought I would wear my wedding ring alone, but so far that’s not been the case and I can’t think of when I wouldn’t wear the both of them together … they’re so sparkly together, lol!
Post # 8
I got my new set soldered and I LOVE it! My previous set always spun around and I was constantly readjusting them. Over time it wore down the prongs on the wedding band. I love that my ring is always perfectly lined up on my hand now.
I got a berricle band for the times I want a ring, but didn’t want to wear my real set. (The beach, the lake, a mud race etc)
Post # 9
I had mine soldered and I have no regrets at all. I knew that I was never going to want to wear them separately, and the rings spinning out of alignment or making a gap would have driven me crazy. I have a plain yellow gold band that I wear to the gym or if I’m doing something else that might damage my rings.
Post # 10
I waited to solder to see if I actually would wear just the band….four and a half years later, I had yet to step out the door without my e-ring and wedding band firmly in place…so Mr. 99 treated me to a second anniversary band and I finally took the plunge and soldered….I love it!
Post # 11
Yay for correct spelling! You are only the second Bee ever to have spelled “solder” right in a thread title!
Post # 12
@the boss of you: I was the first. 🙂 lol
Post # 13
OP, even though you have a wedding band that would look great on its own, you should probably solder the rings to prevent damage to them. This is all the more wise to do when you have a lot of little stones that can fall out. I haven’t soldered my set yet but that’s only because I can’t right now. Most bees did suggest for me to solder my set, though, when I made a post like this (with a title almost identical to this one lol).
Post # 14
Thanks for all the helpful comments; I really appreciate them! Definitely going to get my set soldered; don’t want any damage to occur. Great idea about the berricle band; first I’ve heard of them. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I have my first 2 bands solderd together because the spinning thing drives me nuts-o. But I left the third band unsolderd because there might be times where I just want to wear the plain band and sometimes my fingers swell and it is more comfy to wear the main 2 bands alone.
Post # 16
@Kimberley25: Oh there’s my wrap again!
I’m not having mine soldered because I like wearing them separately. I also sort of like to mess with my spinning rings. When I need to get serious, I’ll take one or both off.