(Closed) To Solder or Not to Solder?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d solder if you plan on wearing them together for the foreseeable future.  Not only are you dealing with the spinning, but also, they are wearing against each other, which is bad for the rings.  Talk to your jeweler.  I asked mine about it, and they said they can unsolder them.  So, if many years down the road or something you want to only wear the wedding band, that might be an option.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’d solder those ones because the girdles of those diamonds will eat into the prongs/metal, especially since it is spinning. Then get a spare band to wear when you want to wear a band on its own. Even a plain one would be fine as an alternate.

 You CAN get them unsoldered if you don’t like it. No need to fear regretting it as it can be undone! Go to a reputable jeweler who uses laser welding, etc and if you get them unsoldered you won’t even be able to tell it was ever done.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you answered your question for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ You intended to wear them seperate sometimes but never do ๐Ÿ˜‰

I personally would never solder mine together, but that is beacuse I always wear my rings differently, sometimes just the ering, sometimes both my bands, sometimes with just one band, sometimes only the 2 bands… you get the picture lol.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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llevinso:  I just had this conversation on Friday with a friend that got hers soldered. People were asking to see my rings at a get together (hubby’s grad party! I’m so proud lol) so I had to adjust them before I showed everyone my hand (due to the spinning) and our friend noticed and said that’s why she had hers soldered. 

I personally plan on keeping mine separate. My rings do lay flush together but they clank here and there when my hands are cold and my fingers shrink. But I don’t mind. I’d like to be able to wear them separately should I need to. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m not married yet, but I definitely plan to solder. My rings are a matching set, and because of the intricate detailing I know the spinning will drive me crazy when they don’t line up perfectly. At first I thought there’d be situations when I’d want only the band, but my band is so thin and delicate looking, I’m going to take it off any time I’m not comfortable wearing my e-ring. 

I am outdoorsy so I ended up getting FI’s tungsten wedding band in my size, so then when I go camping or hiking I can wear the $100 one that matches his instead of my set. So yes, I’ll be soldering!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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llevinso:  A friend of mine has a solitaire and diamond band similar to your set and she had them soldered together.  Like you, she thought she would sometimes just wear her band, but she never did.  She also hated how the band would spin and not line up properly.  The biggest reason though was the tiny scratches that were all over her e-ring from the girdles of the diamond band.  She has no regrets and got a plain band for days she doesn’t wear her set, but she wears the set probably 90% of the time.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Barbados

What a gorgeous ring combo! Totally agree with the other bees & would choose to have them soldered. You can always have it undone IF you hate it. Good luck x

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had my soldered, as I had 2 bands put around the e-ring band and knew the e-ring band would spin like crazy.

I always love seeing the stacks people have, but do not regret my decision in soldering my rings. I don’t think I would have ever worn my bands alone without the e-ring, so this was a good decision. If it does spin, which is does depending on how bloated my fingers are, it at least spins together as one.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

I would solder bc your wedding band complements your e-ring nicely and doesnt look as good on it’s own-bc of the dip. It’s beautiful but the dip is a tell that it’s supposed to go with an e-ring, imo. You could always buy a separate wedding band when you want to wear something with a low profile. Start searching eBay and etsy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

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llevinso:  i’m not generally a fan of soldering, as i like the option of wearing the band alone, EXCEPT when it’s a curved band. i just think curved bands look strange alone, and i wouldn’t ever plan to wear it alone (then again, i also woudln’t ever get a curved band). i think that if you have a curved band, the entire point is to fit perectly together with your ering, so you might as well solder it if it’s spinning and doesn’t stay together. but again, that comes from a person who doesn’t care for curved bands, and doesn’t care for soldering.

if you think you might want to wear a band solo sometimes, why don’t you just get a straight band to wear when you don’t want to wear your set? you could soldering your set and solve the spinning problems, and then have a straight band for those times when you don’t want to wear the set.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m usually anti-soldering, but it seems like a good idea in your case. As pps mentioned they will be damaging each other with the spinning and general wear. I’d get a different plain band if you want to wear just the band.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t solder my set! I have a pave set wedding band and a pave set engagement ring. They spin, but I wear them separately a LOT due to working in healthcare..diamonds and gloves dont mix! In your case though, I would solder if you always wear them together anyway!

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