To Solder or NOT to Solder
Posted on August 08, 2017
A commonly asked question is whether or not we think someone should solder their engagement ring and wedding band together. We can’t answer this question for you but we can provide you with a pro/con list.
1. Less Wear & Tear
When rings are worn next to each other they are constantly moving and rubbing against each other and over time this movement can cause the metal to wear thin. Soldering will eliminate the movement between the rings and minimize the wear and tear on the metal.
2. A Better Fit
Engagement rings are naturally top heavy because of the diamond and in most cases the engagement ring spins on your finger and can be sideways or upside-down. Soldering the engagement ring to the wedding band can help to stabilize the rings and prevent them from spinning.
3. The Perfect Look
Soldering the rings will keep them perfectly aligned and give your rings the perfect look.
1. Loss of Flexibility
You would always need to wear both rings together.
Q: Is soldering your rings together permanent?
A: No, you can unsolder rings if you changed your mind later. Solder will wear down over the years and you may need to have the solder strengthened at a later date.
Q: Can you see the solder?
A: In some cases you will be able to see the solder at the bottom of the ring. However solder should not be visible from the top view of the ring.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: We charge $35 to solder two rings together and $70 to solder three rings together.
When you solder your rings together you may also need to have them sized larger. The wider a ring the more snug the fit and soldering both rings together may widen the ring enough that you would need to have them sized up before soldering them together.
After you get married, wait for a couple of months to see how you wear your rings. Some women like to be able to wear just a wedding band at times and some women will never wear the rings separate.