Post # 1
I’m trying to decide what sort of wedding band I should get. . . I don’t like taking rings off, and I’m pretty active and garden a lot (though when gardening I usually wear gloves). I love this wedding band (below) and I think it is practical for me because it’s pretty wide, 3mm, and therefore won’t wear out. But it is expensive! (almost $900, and we are on a budget). I am also considering a 2mm wide band of the same style since it is cheaper, but I know that would wear out faster.
I’m also told by the jeweler who makes both rings that I should take my rings off when doing manual work, or get a plain wedding band because I’d probably wear the texture off the ring, and wear the settings of the stone out so they’d fall out. I don’t want to do either of those things though. . . my mother has a 3 mm plain wedding band and works with her hands even more than I do, and after 40 years it is a little worn, but not much. Frustrated with what the jeweler told me, so wondering what you all do. . . . thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
@Creiddylad: I really like that band!! Did you know that moissaniteco has twig bands now?
For $305, I don’t think you can beat that price!!
Here’s the link
Post # 4
I never take off mine!
It’s either 14k or 18k white gold, and it’s from the late 1940s! My gratgrandmother wore it every day for over 60 years, and now I wear it every day, no matter what I’m doing (gardening, weight lifting).
It has no scratches that I can see, ad the 5 stones are still firmly in place!
Post # 5
I’ve had my eye on this necklace from etsy, which lets you hang your rings on the necklace while doing something.https://www.etsy.com/listing/167824784/heart-pendant-ring-holder-necklace?ref=shop_home_active
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I don’t ever take mine off except when I’m putting on lotion / hair stuff or weight lifting. (Which has been NEVER lately – damn you post-wedding laziness!) Do you garden with gloves? I garden with both rings wearing gloves, but I take my e-ring off when I’m not using them.
That ring looks about as solid as a ring with stones can be, so I’d probably just wear it and risk it, personally. I’m a big fan of having rings you just wear all the time – but I also tend to lose things that I am constantly taking on and off and putting in lots of different places.
PS – obviously, I love the ring! 🙂
Post # 7
I never take my wedding ring off. I just wear gloves when I am gardening.
Post # 8
I have long, fine hair and I have to take any rings off if I’m touching it lol too many painful snags!
Post # 9
I take mine off when I shower, when I do dishes, when I cook involving “dirty” methods (Deep frying, battering, etc etc) or when I’m doing manual labor. My husband and I are very fixy people so we’ll do a lot of drilling or digging. Putting a lot of stress on your ring really isn’t a good thing.
ETA: I garden with gloves, but still take my rings off. I don’t see the point of unnecessary risk.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I never take mine off, but I got just a plain white gold band so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it getting funky when I’m doing construction or gardening.
Post # 11
@Creiddylad: Only when I’m putting on sunscreen or moisturiser (because it gets into the settings.) Otherwise I wear it all the time!
Post # 12
Taking your rings off for manual work’s sort of general guideline, and it makes sense. Think of gardening, for example – if you’re digging with a shovel, your ring’s grinding against the handle – these sorts of things rough up your rings. With gold if it dings and gets worn down you do lose metal. The ring you posted will lose texture as it wears down, so it makes sense that the jeweler would recommend care that preserve the unique band texture.
The jeweler’s partially saying this to cover herself – you can do what you want when you own the ring. Also remember the bottom of the ring is what will be getting the most wear-and-tear. It’s not a part of the ring you usually look at. The texture on the top will last longer, as will the stones. Worst case scenario a good jeweler can help restore many years down the line if you need it.
Post # 13
My grandma wore her plain, gold band for almost 50 years and it looked great. She never took it off; she was a painter, sculptor, and glassblower as well.
Post # 14
i take mine off to shower, when i’m doing messy/dirty work (baking, cleaning, etc), and applying lotion/hair products.
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Creiddylad: Personally I hate wearing gloves while gardening, so I take my ring off when I’m washing my hands, cleaning, gardening and other work where theres a potential for damaging the ring. I do have a stunt ring I could wear but most of the times I’m doing these things I’m around the house so it doesn’t really matter that I don’t have my ring on 🙂
Post # 16
I only wear a plain palladium wedding band, so it never comes off.