Do you take off your wedding band? –In a quandary

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 # 6
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I never take my wedding ring off. I just wear gloves when I am gardening.

Post # 8
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2893 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i take mine off to shower, when i’m doing messy/dirty work (baking, cleaning, etc), and applying lotion/hair products.

Post # 15
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I only wear a plain palladium wedding band, so it never comes off.

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