Post # 1
Hey Bees! Newly engaged bee here! 🙂
I got into an interesting discussion with two co-workers that mentioned they always wear their e-ring and never take it off, unless playing a sport that places them at risk for a callous around ring (i.e. golf, softball) or while working in a medical setting in which they are required to wear gloves. They always waar it while they sleep, shower, wash hands, swim in pool/ocean, wash dishes, cook, etc. They report that they never take it off due to the risk of losing it/misplacing it/someone stealing it.
It got me thinking. Before I got engaged, I was in the habit of taking jewlery off, especially to sleep, shower or swim.
Just wondering what everyone else does?
Post # 3
I take my ring off to work, shower, sleep, swim, and when I go to the gym.
Post # 4
@slpbee: Congratulations on your engagement. I take mine off to swim, clean, shower etc. I have a trinket box where I put it if I’m going to be doing any of those things. My nightmare is losing it in a swimming pool and not realising until long after.
Post # 5
I only wear it when I go out. I take it off as soon as I get home from work. I don’t wear it when I clean, workout, shower, cook, go to the shore, etc., so it’s easiest to just not wear it more than I wear it.
Post # 6
I wear my ring all the time, shower, work, sleep.
Post # 7
@slpbee: I never, ever, ever take it off. Not even to play golf or wear gloves. The one exception is when my mom guilts me into helping her cook and I have to use raw meat. I don’t want that bacteria to get in my ring, because mine is actually pretty hard to clean and there are a lot of places for germs to hide. Normally it isn’t a problem since I don’t eat meat.
Post # 8
I take mine off to sleep, shower, wash dishes, put on lotion, etc. any time it would get gunky
Post # 9
@slpbee: I’m interested to see what other bees do. I think this would be a good poll!
I’m not engaged yet but I do have a promise ring and I do take it off at home. It is a little uncomfortable so I can’t sleep in it and I feel like it weighs on my finger even though really, it’s small & lightweight. I’ve told my SO that I will probably do the same with my e-ring but when we get engaged I want to get one of those frames with a hook to hook the e-ring on if I’m not wearing it, or one of those necklaces that you can put the ring on and it’s secure…or just a specific holder of some sort so that I won’t lose it. I’m bad about putting my promise ring down wherever I am at the moment I take it off & it ends up all over the house. lol
ETA: WOW a lot of bees answered while I was typing! I guess that happens when you write a novel lol
Post # 10
i never take my wedding ring off (plain band) but i take my Ering off to shower, wash dishes, do the gardening etc. oh and cooking too. it may be in my head but i dont like the idea of raw chicken germs lingering around the stone haha
Post # 11
I take it off as soon as I get home! And I never wear it at the gym
Post # 12
Congrats! I always wear mine. I think ive taken it off like twice since ive gotten it. Painting, and making homemade dough. But always wear it in shower, bed, gardening, etc.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
Only take it off to shower, do any kind of cleaning with chemicals that could get under it and irritate, and when I work out.
The showering is really just practical, it doesn’t get dirty nearly as quickly, and I’ll usually actually clean it at that point.
Post # 14
I always have it on because I have the WORST memory when it comes to putting jewelry back on! I would probably go weeks without wearing it before I finally remembered to get it.
I just like to think that since I wear it for everything, it’s gets a good bath at least once a day;)
Post # 15
i dont wear my e-ring to shower , clean , workout, garden, play sports. The jeweler explained that abrasive chemicals and sweat can scratch/ ruin the setting (even platinum)and could they could deposit on the stones which require more cleanings. To each is their own I have designated place where I put my ring every time I take if of so I always know where to find it.
Post # 16
My wedding ring comes off when I clean, swim, shower, etc. Sadly my engagment ring is only worn on weekends because I have to wear gloves at work.