(Closed) To solder, or not to solder? That, is the question.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I solder my Wband and Ering together?
    yes, and here's why: : (6 votes)
    14 %
    no, because: : (36 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I say no becuase it covers up the beautiful detailing on the bottom of your engagement ring. I don’t think soldering them would e an issue of them rubbing although I have no experience to back that up.

    Post # 4
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I wasn’t going to solder mine either but they drove me nuts spinning around!!  I thought the same thing about being able to wear them seperate but then I looked and them and thought when am I ever going to do that.  So I went and had them soldered and LOVE it!! 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i have the EXACT same problem as you. i have the Tacori HT251012X, which has side diamons and migrain details. it also has Tacori’s hand-carved laticework, but because I got the matching band for my e-ring they line up perfectly so you can see right through. i’m worried if i don’t solder them they’ll slide against one another and loosen the side diamonds and wear down the milgrain, just as you said.

    the main problem with soldering mine is that the shank is graduated (the stones start small and get larger gradually all the way up to the center stone) so the two rings dont lay perfectly flush up by the center stone. my jeweler said he wouldn’t solder them because over time it would stress my wedding band. sigh. i thought about seeing if i could get them soldered only part of the way around, and not up by the center stone where they dont lay perfectly flush, but i’m not even sure if thats a thing. i may still look into it, we’ll see how much they spin against one another once i’m married. 😉

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I chose not to soder mine.  My initial reason was I didn’t like the idea of “gluing” them together and I didn’t want to hand them over to get it done.  Silly, I know.

    But now that I’m around 5 weeks pregnant, I’m really happy that I didn’t soder them.  Surprisingly my wedding band is a little loser than my e-ring and I’m already approaching the point where my fingers are blowing up and I’m probably going to have to take off my e-ring in a month or two.  At some point maybe my band too, but for now I’m thinking it will be ok.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I also am not soldering my rings together and am very glad – my fingers swelled while on vacation, and I was able to wear my wedding band, but not my band and engagement ring together.

    Also, I’ve heard from other women that when they had babies, they had problems with their solitaire catching or scratching on the baby. It doesn’t seem like it’d be a problem since I hardly catch mine on things now, but stuff changes once there is a baby in the mix. Having the option to only wear the band is really nice.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I didn’t solder mine and I really like the freedom it gives me. I can wear just my wedding band when I’m worried about my e-ring catching on something. 

    Post # 9
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    1009 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I like the option of wearing the rings separately.  There will be occassions where you don’t want to wear lots of bling, but might not want a naked finger.  Just this morning, as I picked out my right hand ring, I decided to take off my e-ring, and stack my diamond wedding band with a shiny plain metal band just for some variety.

    For those who worry about spinning, the jeweler can put in little balls on the inside that prevent that.  Mine did, and they make all the difference.  When the balls on the inside of my wedding band dug into my finger, the jeweler made them a bit smaller and I’ve had no problems since.  They don’t feel any different than they did before the balls, and they don’t spin.

    Post # 10
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee

    Honestly, I would say its your personal preference.  Ask your jeweller about your worries of them rubbing together.

    For myself, I had mine soldered together.  The matching band wraps around the center stone on my e-ring, so to me it would look silly on its own.  I also went crazy during the 48 hours I wore them at the wedding and the day after while they were sliding and turning around each other.  I may or may not get a band in the future that I would wear on its own if I couldn’t wear my e-ring for whatever reasons.

    Post # 11
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I will solder mine because I don’t want the wedding band to spin and I also don’t really want to wear my wedding band by itself because it’s super skinny. If you’re not worried about either of those things, Maybe leave them separate.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Don’t have the same issue as pp, but I didn’t soder my rings and have no intention to.

    1. My “e-ring” is actually a simple silver band with a border and would not go too well with my gold wedding band (at least if worn on the same finger). Engagement Ring is now on a chain that I might wear once in a while.

    2. Besides, I’ve heard that sodering rings devalues them.

    3. I just never planned on having them sodered.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like the option of being able to wear them separately. We travel a lot and there are instances where I won’t want to wear my ering, just my wedding band. I also don’t really care for the look of the rings stuck together like that, but thats just personal preference so it depends on what you like

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 1993

    I did not solder mine for the reasons others mentioned. There is a great website called Pricescope. A lot of the women over there have really ornate rings. Soof the them use a spacer ring to prevent damage. You should go a take a look. Some of them have pictures of what it looks Kline. 

     

    Post # 15
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    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I haven’t yet….I kind of like the spinning, and on our honeymoon my fingers were too swollen to wear both, so I just wore the band.  I may change my mind, though!

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