Post # 1
I have a solitaire engagement ring and a half eternity band for my wedding ring. I had never planned on soldering my rings together, as I had always wanted to be able to have the option to wear my wedding band alone. BUT, my rings are spinning quite a bit, and I am starting to consider it.
So, did you solder? Why or why not?
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
I did when I was married before. It made my ring way more comfortable.
Post # 3
I got them soldered because my eternity band’s diamonds were slicing the basket of my ering. The shared prongs exposed the small diamonds on the side and and prongs were so damaged after one year of wear that I had to make the whole ering remade. After we had the new ering setting done we decided to solder them so no further damage could be made to it.
Post # 4
Out of curiosity, why did you chose not to solder this time?
I hadn’t even thought of the damage my wedding ring could cause to my e-ring! Yikes! What metal are your rings made from, if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 5
I did not solder for that reason, so I can wear them separately. My rings are platinum, and they do spin and rub, but hey, once the damage is done, then there’s no more rubbing and they just together. I’ve got a huge grove in my ering from my wedding band and it doesnt bother me at all.
Post # 6
I didn’t solder because I often take the e-ring off for housework, exercise, showering, and sleeping. Both rings are platinum and even though they spin they haven’t caused any damage. I’ve worn them together for over 3 years now.
Post # 7
My first set was soldered. It was a plain solitaire and plain band. I didn’t solder for this set just yet because I got the ring and knew I would be getting a new band eventually and now 7 months later I’m designing a band which will be soldered as it’s not a half eternity and it will drive me nuts to have it spinning. Also if I plan on doing something with my hands the entire set of rings comes off so them being soldered or not doesn’t make a difference for me
Post # 8
I soldered mine because that’s what the jewelry store recommended. Otherwise, the rings would spin and run together. It makes it easy to taken on/off since it’s just one big ring. Sometimes I wish I could switch out bands for variety but I can’t.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate
My half eternity band was slowly but quickly carving away at my ering prongs. I had 2 options, either solder them or get a spacer. I didn’t want to solder because I love wearing them seperate. I didn’t like the idea of a spacer. I finally came around about 2 months ago and got a 1mm yellow gold spacer. I LOVE it and I wear it alone sometimes, or with my ering as if it were my wedding band.
Post # 10
I’m on team “never solder.” You lose the option to wear separately and I’d hate the feeling that I’m wearing one big, clunky ring. I don’t notice much if any spinning, though. Maybe have your rings checked to see they are sized correctly.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
No solder for me. I prefer to be able to wear different rings and so I just tolerate the spinning. My half eternity is worse about it than my 3/4 eternity. To prevent any rubbing I just wear a very thin spacer and it works perfectly for me.
On the flip side my aunt soldered hers and she loves it. No spinning and it’s a more sturdy ring. She doesn’t mind only wearing the two though so it was a great option for her.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t. I’m happy having the option to wear them separately. I’m often just wearing my wedding band because my engagement ring has a high profile and I worry about scratching my newborn with it when he flails about.
Post # 13
I’ve worn both and honestly, I like having them as separate pieces that I can choose to wear alone or together. Now if they’re spinning and wearing away at prongs you’ve got fix that with a spacer or soldering. I also found it more difficult to put my soldered rings on when my fingers swelled in the hotter months…
Post # 14
Can you wear a spacer? It may help minimize some of the spinning
Post # 15
I didn’t solder because I like to wear my wedding ring by itself around the house. I tend to baby my ering and prefer to just wear the wedding ring when I’m not going out somewhere. I also suspect that I’ll want to go with just the wedding band more often when I have young children. I think the big question of soldering is: are you 100% sure that you’ll never, ever want to wear your wedding ring by itself?