Post # 1
I’ve only had mine for a few days now. I won’t wear it while I work because I’m a nurse and my job is very hands-on. Not to mention all the hand sanitizer I use, I don’t want it to get all gunked up. That, I believe, is a totally rational decision.
However, when I’m not working and I bump it or brush it up against something, I’m always terrified that I’ll knock the diamond loose. I know diamonds fall out sometimes and it’s constantly on my mind. Are any other newly engaged ladies terrified about this like I am, or am I just crazy?
Post # 2
Do you have a lot of little diamonds in your ring like pave or halo? Does the store where you got it from have a policy on diamond replacement? The jewelry store that sold FI my e-ring says they will replace any diamond that falls out. Sometimes stores also will do periodic inspections for you so they can maintain the setting if needed.
Post # 3
I think it’s just cause it’s new to you! I’ve had mine for 2 weeks tomorrow and haven’t worried about that! I did wear a stand in for 2 months though since my ring wasn’t ready so maybe I just got used to not worrying about it and the feel of having it there?
Post # 4
I was like that when I first got mine. Now I’m used to it and wear it pretty much everywhere.
In a few weeks you’ll probably be fine 🙂
Post # 5
That will die down over time. When I first or engaged I didn’t wash my hands without taking it off or I’d make sure I’d avoid getting soap suds on the ring and wouldn’t let my if hold my left hand as I didn’t want him to dirty it or scratch it and would take it off once I walked through the door. . Now I only take it off to sleep, shower and clean. Not that i’m not careful with it, it just becomes more a part of your outfit that you don’t always think about.
Post # 6
I’ve been married for almost a year but just recently upgraded my engagement ring. My diamond is really high set and I’ve been knocking it on things. I’m constantly looking at it in fear that I cracked or chipped my diamond. My ring is insured through our home owners but I’m still paranoid.
Post # 7
I felt the same way! But after I got my ring insured I felt a lot better. I work with special needs students who are fairly physical and my fiance can’t believe I wear my ring to work but if I don’t wear it to work (where I spend most of my days!), where else will I wear it? But I figure, he bought it for me to enjoy and be proud of – and I love wearing it! Enjoy it, and be like me and be more conscious of bumping into things 🙂
Post # 8
I was paranoid as all hell about my ring at first, I spent one evening freaking out about the girdle reflection thinking it was a crack haha. I just take it off to do heavy duty cleaning and for a minute to put on lotion. Diamonds are strong. Unless you have a severly included ring to begin with, you’re not just going to break it nonchalantly! But do get it insured.
Post # 9
I literally didnt use my left hand for the first couple weeks! I was holding it out and away from everything to protect it with my life! Ive had it just over a month and its already gone I am constanty hitting my diamond on everything. Its hard to get used to but you will get there!
Post # 10
i’m still sorta like that but when i clunk it against something i’ll just check and if it looks okay i stop panicing. i still take it off to wash my hands though. and i take it off before putting hand sanitizer. i work with little kids so it’s a definite must to hand sanitize!
Post # 11
When I first got my ring, I babied it so much!! I cleaned it everyday, would take it off to wash my hands, even bought a Tiffany charm enhancer necklace so I could put keep my ring safe while I was at work (I’m also a nurse).
Now I’ve been married 2 yrs and only clean my rings once a month if that. I still take my rings off as soon as I get home but it’s more for comfort than anything lol.
The paranoia will fade and your rings will just be a part of you. But sometimes, there will be moments where they just catch your eye. Then you will enjoy your rings again!
Post # 12
When I was in the hospital after I had my son I saw a lot of nurses wearing their rings at work with pride. They didn’t seem to mind. If you want just put in a stand in ring at work and than put your real ones on when you get home.
Post # 13
I’ve had mine about 6 months and I still knock it/catch it on stuff as it’s set quite high. I used to be really paranoid about damaging it but I’m pretty relaxed about it now…diamonds are hardy little things!
Like the OP, I don’t wear my ring to work as I’m in the emergency services. I know colleagues with lower set rings that do wear theirs but mines quite prominent and it would be hazardous and unhygienic to wear it. There would also be a risk I’d lose it 🙁
I’ve deliberately chosen a simple plain wedding band so I’ll be able to wear it all the time!
Post # 14
KMcKay: I check the diamonds in mine all the time and i’ve had it for 18 months. I’m always paranoid I’m going to lose a stone (i wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for the bee – never would have thought it was something that happens semi-regularly).
Post # 15
Haha I was the same! I was so paranoid to the point of being afraid to wear it at all! It took me about a month to relax a little, and 3 months to realize nothing serious will happen to it lol. I bump it against things sometimes but my jeweler’s repair prices are crazy cheap and the main stone is insured so now i just wear it all the time 🙂
You should get yours insured if it isn’t already.