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Rebecca
Devoted June 2021

To solder or not to solder...

Rebecca, on June 29, 2020 at 11:06 PM Posted in Married Life 0 17
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I am trying to decide whether I should get my engagement ring and wedding band soldered together! My initial gut feeling is that I DON’T want them soldered together, but the way the band fits with the e-ring is driving me a little crazy! They both move a little (they fit fine, especially when my fingers swell in the heat) and I’m CONSTANTLY having to adjust them. I’m worried, however, that one day I might want to wear just the band sometimes and that would no longer be an option. Has anybody had theirs soldered together or plan to have theirs done? Opinions on doing it?To solder or not to solder... 1

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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    Your set is lovely? Have you ever just worn the wedding band alone?


    I don’t plan on soldering mine. I would like to just wear the wedding band when traveling.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Your set is gorgeous and so unique! I personally did not solder my rings because I like the choice of just wearing the band and often do. They sell those little plastic spacers that coil around the band that are supposed to help with spinning. You can maybe try those?
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    Your set is gorgeous! I’d suggest against the soldering only because there may be times where you may only want to wear one of the rings instead of both like maybe at the gym or something where the hands tend to swell when working out.
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    Super February 2020
    Andrea ·
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    I did not solder mine together. When it was cooler they would move around, and what I ended up doing was using the plastic ring sizers and attaching it to both rings. It worked great cause they were loose on my finger. Now that it's warmer I don't have to use it and can remove the ring sizer Smiley smile

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    My rings were a set and fit together in a very specific way. In order to stay aligned, they needed to be soldered; I had it done 33 yrs ago and have never regretted it. My daughter's rings weren't a set, but both rings have a lot of design, and my daughter's nature is that she likes things a certain way (balanced/symmetrical/etc.). She knew it would drive her nuts if they weren't always lined up correctly, so she had them soldered before the wedding. (She didn't want them misaligned in all the wedding photos.) If it's going to bother you that they don't stay aligned, soldering is probably your best bet.

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    I had mine soldered. I wanted them to fit together perfectly and my band is a wrap. According to the jeweler they can be unsoldered if I ever wanted them to be so that is something to consider.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Such a pretty set! I would leave it cause maybe you’d wanna wear them individually sometime
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper Online ·
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    My band and e ring sit together in exactly one way and turn CONSTANTLY so definitely spend more time misaligned than perfectly nestled anddd.....I don’t care or notice hardly at all anymore. Almost 2 years in and it’s a non-issue to me now. If I notice it’s off and am playing with my rings I fix it, if not, no big deal.


    I’ve thought a bit that I *should* solder bc my band really isn’t a stand alone as it has a specific groove to fit the e-ring. And yet, I never want to travel with my e-ring , so I separate them and wear band-only for big trips /beach outings etc , and even though my band is a little awkward alone , I’m thrillled it is there and that I can separate them
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  • Jai Butcher
    Rockstar May 2020
    Jai Butcher ·
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    Oo so pretty !
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  • Margaret
    VIP October 2020
    Margaret Online ·
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    Amazon sells plastic fitting bands which can be used to hold bands together and make rings smaller. You have two options, the set is absolutely beautiful now, but if you ever want to wear separately (while now you probably have no intention of doing that), you will want to one day. If they are soldered you won't be able to do that. If you don't, you can. Your other option is to just purchase a simple band to wear when not wearing your set.

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  • Kathryn
    Rockstar August 2020
    Kathryn ·
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    I had mine soldered together because my engagement ring is more of a wrap, and I don't regret it in the slightest. I knew I would never want to wear them separately anyway, so it was easy for me to make that call. Plus they stay together and are easy to take on/off for cleaning and showering.
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  • Rebecca
    Super January 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    At first, I was against having mine soldered together, thinking that I would wear my band alone, however, after wearing them together as a set for 5 months, I couldn't deal with my wedding band not be perfectly aligned. My band is contoured, so it looked weird when it wasn't perfectly aligned. Also, the diamonds on my band are set a little high and would rub up against my setting on my e-ring and was damaging it. I decided to get them soldered and have zero regrets!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie Online ·
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    Your set is so pretty!! 😍

    I didn't solder mine together, but my band does constantly twist on my finger!

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  • Kayse
    Devoted December 2020
    Kayse ·
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    I am getting a band for both sides of my engagement ring, and I am definitely having them soldered together. It will drive me insane otherwise. I like to run and be active, so I'll probably get one of those rubber-looking wedding bands at some point.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I often wear a silicone band, or just my wedding band, and pretty much only wear my e-ring for "fancy" times now. However I know a lot of women who always wear both rings and all the women I know who had their rings soldered together have no regrets about doing so. Soldering your rings makes them less likely to rub on one another, causing wear or damage, so if your rings tend to shift a lot and you always wear both rings together it can be a good idea.

    One piece of advice - wider bands often need to be sized up by 1/4 to 1/2 size because they compress your finger more and can be harder to work over the knuckle than a thin band. When soldering rings, you essentially fuse two skinnier bands into one wider ring.
    Before soldering your rings together, try to remove both rings together and put them on while holding them together. If you can't do that and can only get the rings on or off independently of one another, then I'd advise against having them soldered.

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  • S
    Dedicated May 2021
    Sarah ·
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    That is great advice. Thank you.

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    Daughter's soldered rings were not the same size; her wedding band is 1/2 size larger than her e-ring. I'd agree about making sure both rings, together, are sized appropriately before soldering.

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