Thanks to all who answered my question about soldering little bits of gold
onto silver. The consensus seems to be to use silver solder appropriate
to whatever phase of soldering I’m in. Haven’t been able to try it yet -
hopefully I’ll get to experiment this week. Now I have a somewhat similar
I made some wedding bands with an inside band of 18k gold and an outside
band of sterling silver. The bands were obviously soldered closed, but
they were not soldered to each other - I chased the gold around the silver
to basically bezel it in place. Now, even though I sent a set of ring
sizers to my clients (they’re in Costa Rica and I’m not, unfortunately)
with good instructions to wear them for a while and make sure they found
the best fit, the rings are too big.
Is there a way to size the rings down as a whole without leaving either a
silver seam on the gold or a gold seam on the silver? Or would it be best
to remove the silver band, size the gold band, then refit and solder the
Also, is there anything else I could have done to help them figure out the
right ring size?
As always, the assistance of everyone on Orchid is greatly appreciated.
This is such a great resource. I hope I can be equally helpful to some of
you someday. ~kara