Post # 1
I’ve only had my wedding band for about a month and I’m wondering if by not sodering my engagement ring and wedding band (typically I wear just the band) will this wear the metal down when I do wear the two together? I don’t have any side stones or pave, just metal and the solitare that doesn’t rub against the band. My engagement ring is made out of standard 10K white gold and my wedding band is made of of 14K palladium white gold.
If your rings have any wear from this post pictures, or wear from mixed metals.
Post # 2
I don’t have my rings yet but I plan on doing it. The jeweler told me it will wear down the metal as well as scratch it.
Post # 3
Yes, especially if they are made of two different types of metals.
Post # 4
You might get a little bit of wear, but I would never want my rings soldered. I like to switch around my stack and often wear just my wedding band. If they are soldered, you won’t have many options.
Post # 5
I had my ring soldered, as I had had 2 bands placed around my e-ring, and knew that they would spin over time – or wear. I never thought to have different bands, or to just wear my wedding bands… so this worked for me. Everyone is different though. If I had just gone with the matching band that came with my ring, it may have been different, but since we got an extra one – it was better since I wouldn’t want 2 bands on one side of the e-ring. That’s just me.
Post # 6
If they are “flat” against each other and fit snug enough, wear will happen but should be minimal. If you have prongs, donuts, stones, irregular shapes, pave, and so on, you can get more wear and damage. My jeweler always recommends soldering, but I personally like the flexibility of changing things up, wearing only one ring at a time, and so on. Many women get a small spacer band so the spacer takes the abuse, not the rings.
I don’t have pics, but I have seen a few pics of rings on Pricescope and such with wear from rubbing.
Post # 7
I agree with RayKay…if your bands sit flush and there aren’t prongs or pave diamonds rubbing, then the wear should not be bad. I have worn my 1/3 carat diamond anniversary band for 15 years with various rings. I have yet to have any wear at all really with that or the rings worn with it. I do wear a small 1.5mm spacer band a lot to help with the wear on some of my rings. I like to mix things up and switch bands around…so soldering was never an option for me.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I’ve been wondering this same thing. My e-ring is 14k yellow gold and my wedding band is 14k white gold. They’re contoured and were made to match but I’m not sure if it’ll cause damage over the years because my rings do spin and don’t always align. I might wait to solder until I get an anniversary band so it’s a once and done type thing. I plan on wearing my set altogether or not at all.
Post # 9
If they are two different kinds of gold, then yes, it will wear. Specifically, the metal of your ering (which is harder) will wear on your wedding ring (which is softer). If they were the same type of gold, you should have few worries.
Post # 10
Yes they will wear. I still prefer them seperate as I like to mix and match. I don’t like the restrictiveness of soldering together.