(Closed) Soldered or separate rings–What do you have??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you prefer/have?
    Matching wedding set (bought e-ring and band together) : (21 votes)
    13 %
    Unique e-ring and unique wedding band (non-matching, not possible to solder) : (9 votes)
    6 %
    Soldered rings (may or may not match) : (29 votes)
    19 %
    Separate rings (may or may not match, but not soldered) : (89 votes)
    57 %
    I only have one ring (after the wedding)! : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 4
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    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Honestly, for me it would depend on the set.  If it is a fancy designed guard or enhancer with a solitaire, it would be better to solder them.  If you have two rings that just sit together and have a straight edge, then I think those are fine not being soldered.  Again, there are others that would be fine to, but I wanted to just give a couple of examples.  Soldering is suggested so the rings don’t rub together and you don’t wear down the prongs, scratch up the bands, etc.  I think its fine both ways though!

    Post # 5
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My rings aren’t a matching set but they go well together and they’re not soldered. I’d never heard of that being done until the Bee.

    Post # 6
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Separate – purchased separately although they “go” together in looks (but weren’t a set). I do not want them soldered because I want the option to wear just the band if I’m ever in a situation where I can’t have a raised ring. Mine doesn’t catch on much now but you never know. I’ve heard of lots of people who stop wearing their engagement ring when they have a newborn because it scratches the baby.

    Post # 7
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    8281 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have two curved bands + my ering so I had them soldered which I don’t regret for a second.

    Post # 8
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I have unmatched rings and I dont have them soldered. I like being able to wear one or two or three depending on my mood or what I am doing

    Post # 9
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    Mine aren’t soldered. I love switching around bands and stacking, depending on my mood. Soldering is too much commitment for me, ha! 

    Post # 10
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What I prefer and what I actually have are two different things.  I have a matching set that was bought together, but my rings are still separate.  I want to get them soldered and I will when I can.

    Post # 11
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    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had mine soldered and I love it!!!!!!!!!! They sit well together at all times and don’t make metallic sounds from hitting. They also do not wear themselves out. I’m so happy with the results. I purchased a separate wedding band made of two rings soldered together (of course!, hehe) that I wear alone when I don’t want to wear the large wedding set. They didn’t come as a set but I feel they complement each other perfectly. 

    My set:

    My soldered bands that I wear alone:

    Post # 12
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for the 2nd option: 

    Post # 13
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    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My rings aren’t a set and they aren’t soldered. They look like a set, but they were purchased at two different jewelry stores. My e-ring fits tightly in the wedding, so there isn’t any reason to have the soldered, even though I’ll never wear my wedding band without my e-ring, because it’s a wrap and would look stupid.

    Post # 14
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    5238 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Mine are soldered and I love them that way. I wear three rings altogether and they do match but are not straight/flush so they would rub (and over time would wear down) and the one was top heavy so spun a lot. I soldered them just to try it out, then unsoldered and resoldered in a different way. I am not sure why I had so many hesitations now and waited so long (never soldered my old rings).

    I have a spare band I wear running, to the gym, camping and that kind of thing.

    If you are curious I would just try it, you can always undo it (without any signs it was even done assuming your jeweler is competent!)

    Post # 15
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would just be afraid of wanting to upgrade or change out one of the rings later in life if i got them soldered.

    Post # 16
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    5238 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @sheepandbear:  You can unsolder them. 

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