(Closed) To solder, or not to solder?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Glacier National Park-Montana

I did when I was married before. It made my ring way more comfortable. 

Post # 3
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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 # 5
12265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
9127 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
5987 posts
Bee Keeper

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ctbxbee :  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
3527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
1265 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

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ctbxbee :  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
13558 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
8517 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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ctbxbee :  Can you wear a spacer? It may help minimize some of the spinning

Post # 15
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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?

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