Pat surprised me with the engagement ring, and we went together to pick out our wedding bands. Pat was probably more picky about finding his wedding band than I was about mine. (And his cost more than mine too!) I knew that I did NOT want a wedding band that was a match to my engagement ring. I know that probably puts me in the minority and is weird. However, matching just isn't my personality, and secondly, I wanted something separate and special from my engagement ring. I did not want it to be determined by what matched the other ring, but rather to be decided upon by "what spoke to me" as Pat says about finding jewelry. I like having two distinct pieces because I feel like they stand out as separate and unique yet they still go well together.
Here is a photo of my wedding band and Pat's.
And here are my rings together.
There is one thing though about my ring that has bothered me for about 6.5 years now. Both of my rings are a bit big for my finger, and are free to slide around. I don't mind if they aren't straight, but I get annoyed that my wedding band usually slides completely around so that the pave set diamonds are facing in to my palm. People usually think my wedding band is just a solid band, which is fine, except it isn't.
So I've been researching options. I do NOT want to replace my wedding band. It is the ring that Pat put on my finger while exchanging our vows, and that is important to me. I decided today to go talk to the jeweler that we like in town. They tried to put a ring guard on which would sort of clamp the rings together, but they didn't have one that would fit around the bands of both my rings together. So the only options they left me with were: 1. Have them soldered together or 2. Use super glue to bind them together at the bottom, and if I don't like that I can use remover to separate them.
Well, there is NO way I'm going to super glue anything important together. I think that is just asking for a disaster. Pat was originally against soldering them. When I told him what our jeweler said, he is starting to come around. I'm still undecided about it.
Has anyone had their rings soldered?