(Closed) Wedding band is wearing away the e-ring prong metal

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

SweetBeets:  aww I’m sorry this happened! The only options would be to get a higher set solitaire setting, like a cathedral style so the wedding band will rub the shank instead of the prongs. Or have your new solitaire setting soldered to your wedding band to prevent rubbing. If you get another solitaire setting that’s the same as the one you have now, this will continue to happen unless you solder. Goodluck! 

Post # 4
211 posts
Helper bee

My e ring and wedding band are both eternity bands – similar to yours, but double! I was basically told soldering is the only option – they have seen people within a year with chipped diamonds, etc. Is your e ring chipping the eternity band?

My opinion is to solder them together and then, if you decide to wear them separate, you can get them separated. My jeweler is able to easily undo it!

Post # 5
5159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

The girdles of your diamonds will eat anything they rub against, even if the engagement ring is set higher. Your options are to:

1. solder;

2. wear a spacer; or

3. wear them on separate hands/not together.

Post # 6
2316 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

remember if you solder, you can always have them separated again at some point. 

Post # 7
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

You could also get a different band that isnt so aggressive and wear the current band separately when you want to just wear a band

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee

Like other PP’s said, your only options are to reset, solder, or wear a spacer band. From what you wrote I’d suggest soldering them until you have a baby- my jeweler can separate soldered rings for $25 and it doesn’t damage the rings. Soldering at my jeweler is $45 and I’ve had rings soldered several times and I don’t regret it! If not, have you tried on some incredibly thin spacer bands? It may not take as much visual space as you think or you could use this as an opportunity to create a fun stack.

Post # 9
1235 posts
Bumble bee

It’s such a lovely set – what a shame!! But I agree with FutureMrsHoneybee – could you get a different band and then just wear this one as a right hand band? It’s too bad you’re set against a spacer band or stack because that would be an easy fix. Sorry this is happening, Bee. What a drag!

Post # 10
6674 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

RayKay is right. Those three are the only options available. Oh, well, there is a fourth, which would be to have the head on your engagement ring replaced every year or two because the prongs have become unstable. 

Sometimes a very narrow spacer is all that’s needed. I understand you don’t want one, but they can actually look very pretty. There are plain ones or twisted ones; really, there are all sorts of options available. I have a similar set and commonly wear the diamond band as a RHR and wear the spacer alone with the solitaire, bu they work just as well when worn all together.

Post # 11
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just wear a little 1mm spacer! You’ll hardly notice it- not that big of a deal and worth it to keep your set going. Just try it at least. They’re very cheap. 

Post # 12
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would keep checking the prongs every couple of months….it shouldn’t be that much $$$ to replace the head  it got really bad? If you like your look don’t mess with it !!

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Post # 13
95 posts
Worker bee

I had the same problem and ended up getting a 1mm spacer from Etsy for like $40.  It’s hardly noticable and actually makes my rings look really nice.  I was opposed at first, but when it became clear that it was the best option, I decided to give it a shot, and I love it!  

If your rings are tall, you won’t even be able to see it.  

Post # 14
672 posts
Busy bee

I have a sterling silver spacer band (1mm) that I wear between my platinum rings. I hope it’s enough to keep this from happening! I actually like the look of it. I got it on Amazon for $12.

Post # 15
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

a spacer band will work perfectly. I noticed the same problem on mine after only a few months and the spacer solved the problem. Got it on etsy for I think $50, 1mm white gold. You can’t see it unless you know it’s there  

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