(Closed) To Solder or Not to Solder?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I soldered mine together and don’t regret it a bit.  No spinning, no excess wear and tear.

 

Post # 17
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Worker bee

This is just my opinion, so take it or leave it, but your rings look STUNNING together. They fit together so perfectly this is actually probably one of my favorite combo’s I’ve seen on this site. If I were you I’d just solder them together since the spinning would be annoying and they are literally meant to be together. That’s just me though! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

If I were you, I’d probably solder my rings! They look so pretty together – I would always want to wear them together. However, I chose not to solder my own rings, which was a good decision because my fingers ended up swelling so much at the end of my pregnancy that I could only wear my wedding ring. It took a couple weeks for my fingers to get small enough that I could wear both again.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I also have a curved band. It had to be soldered, even just the slipping and sliding while trying it on (wedding is in 2 weeks) was driving me nuts!! I have an additional heirloom band at the bottom that is not soldered, just because it didn’t need to be. I like that I can wear it together with all 3 or just the two that are soldered.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I would not because I do (albiet rarely) wear my rings separately.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

I soldered mine, and I had them separated because I didn’t like it after a while. However, I still toy with revisiting the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cons

– it felt like a big, heavy chunky ring (i had 3 rings soldered)

– it always spun to the side more so than when they were 3 separate rings

– I couldn’t wear my wedding band alone (I really like wearing it by itself sometimes, especially when I’m using my hands doing work that could bang around the cathedral setting of my e-ring. Also, sometimes I prefer a simpler look.)

 

Pros

– i never feared misplacing one of the rings since they were all together as a unit

– instead of one ring spinning at a time sometimes when they were 3 separate rings, they all turned on my finger evenly, and it was easy to spin the soldered ring back into place 

– easy to clean

– no more rings rubbing together, which can wear down gold over time

Now I’m wondering if I should solder again lol…. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by glittergirl14.
Post # 23
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Busy bee

We have the same ring!! 

I have two bands and had it all soldered together before the wedding. I like having it soldered together. I never thought of not soldering it though. My ring doesn’t spin anywhere like it did before my bands was added. It only seems to spin with weather changes but at least the pieces aren’t rubbing against each other. 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would prob solder if I had a curved band like that.  Would you wear a curved band on it’s own?

Post # 26
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Busy bee

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llevinso:  so after looking at your ring better, our engagement rings are different but our wedding bands are the same. Here is ming ring soldered together. (Excuse my very dry hands!)

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Many years ago, I worked in the jewelry department in a department store. We sold something that would attach rings together without permanently doing it, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what they were called!

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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llevinso:  I’m pretty sure we have the same exact, if not extremely similar engagement ring! And I almost went with a wedding band that looks like yours. I love it! Haha. Anyways, I plan on soldering mine after the wedding. I think your rings complement each other nicely and would look great if you choose to do so! 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Because your band is curved, I think soldering wouldn’t be a bad idea. Personally, I don’t want my rings soldered but that’s because I don’t always wear them together. I have other bands that I switch out.

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