(Closed) To solder or not to solder…

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do?
    Solder them : (29 votes)
    30 %
    Don't solder them : (67 votes)
    68 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I know people who have soldered their e-rings and band and those that haven’t.  I elected not to solder mine.  There are sometimes when I want to wear just my wedding band.  I like having the option of wearing them together or wearing them apart.  I also have accumulated other bands, over the years,  to switch out, to give my e-ring a different look.  It really comes down to personal preference.  I like being able to mix and match or wear alone.  

    Post # 4
    11413 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I didn’t, but I have a plain band. Anytime I need to just wear the band I can slip my ering off and tuck it away safely. 🙂

    Post # 5
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Both of your rings are so pretty. I soldered mine because the bands are pave and I didn’t want to risk them rubbing together and damaging the prongs and losing stones. Plus my wedding band is curved so I would have never worn it by itself. 

    Post # 6
    5507 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @HuskerGirl:  The spinning would drive me insane, so I would solder and then if you want to wear a band separately sometimes just buy an inexpensive 10k plain white gold ring on etsy or something 🙂

    Post # 7
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Do the diamonds go all the way around the band?  That was the deciding factor for me – the diamonds in my band only went halfway around and so I was constantly having to twist it back to sit straight underneath my engagment ring.

    My officemate didn’t solder her rings together – she likes it because she can wear the wedding ring without her E-ring (and her set looks quite similar to yours except they’re both white (colorless?) diamonds).  I, personally, wouldn’t ever want to do that, but if that is something you’d be interested in doing then I probably wouldn’t solder them together.  I think the set looks nice not soldered, but would look great if it was, too.

    Post # 8
    1009 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I like having the freedom to wear my wedding band by itself.  Mine is also a half-eterminty band.  For both of my rings, I have small sizing balls on the inside.  They don’t feel any different on my finger, and prevents spinning.

    Post # 10
    2974 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i soldered mine before my wedding. like another poster said, the spinning would have driven me nuts and also, if they’re not soldered, the rings rubbing against each other will cause more wear and tear over time.

    Post # 11
    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m thinking of soldering mine to protect the integrity of the Milgrain… But I just can’t decide. Our wedding is coming up ! So once I wear my set together I’ll be able to get a better feel for what I want. Your band would be pretty separate! I really like your set. 

    Post # 12
    2729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HuskerGirl:  I vote to wear it a little while after you’re married to see how you like it.  No need to decide beforehand, maybe the spinning won’t be an issue for you at all.  Your set is beautiful!

    Post # 13
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I tried wearing mine unsoldered for a while after I got married, but the spinning and thought of the rubbing of the metal and diamonds drove me nuts.  I ended up having them soldered.  I don’t think you’ll regret it.  I plan I purchase a separate wedding band, to wear if I ever do decide to either not wear my engagement ring or if it is getting inspected/redipped/whatever.


    Post # 14
    1532 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Ring spin doesn’t seem to bother me, so no I didn’t get them soldered. I don’t know anyone in r/l who has soldered their rings. Most people I know always wear their ERing and wedding band, or just the band.

    Post # 15
    5861 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I hadn’t heard of this until the bee, and I don’t know anyone who’s done this.

    I definitely won’t be as a) I’m having a custom-made band which sits perfectly around my engagement ring and which won’t spin, and b) I want to be able to wear my engagement ring on it’s own sometimes.

    Personally if I were in your situation I’d probably leave them separate for, say, a week, and see if they span, and if so, if it annoyed me enough to solder them together. Or, I’d look for a different wedding band (eg shaped, or a full eternity) that didn’t spin, or didn’t matter if it did.

    Post # 16
    1608 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I heard once that soldering has some impact on the insurance that you put on the ring? I wish I could remember but I thought it was something like – the e-ring can be insured and the set can only be insured if they are soldered – don’t quote me because that only sounds half right….you should check your insurance policy to see if thereis an impact.

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