(Closed) Engineers – Iron Ring and Wedding Ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will the iron ring scratch the wedding band?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    79 %
    No : (1 votes)
    7 %
    I have no idea : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14309 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Wow!  That’s a much better looking engineerings ring than the plain band that I got.  I know is supposed to go on the working hand, and I’m assuming from this he’s left handed, but could he wear it on the right hand anwyays?

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    @pinkshoes:  They wear it on their working hand to “remind” themselves when they are making decisions that there are real consquences to doing shit wrong, as far as my engg buddies  have told me.  So no, its working hand. 

    I think they should be okay, the pinky ring is pretty small, and it should sit down low enough to not scrape too much.  He’ll get used to it I’m sure.

    Post # 6
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m an engineer and I don’t wear mine anymore because it got too small. I’ve been meaning to replace it, but haven’t yet. Only one engineer in my office wears one. I used to wear mine on my right hand, but then it only fit on my left, so I wore it there, and then stopped wearing it all together. 

    eagle:  Is right that it is there to remind you to be ethical, but I see no harm in wearing it on the right. Most work is done on the computer these days anyway, and you type with both hands, right? 

    @pinkshoes:  Mine was a plain band too! I’m jealous. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    598 posts
    Busy bee

    My FI will his on his right hand (or not at all…) so we haven’t thought about this. I am curious for the results. I would think they would bump each other.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My husband is an engineer and I work with engineers and I have never heard of this before.

    Post # 8
    Member
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I don’t know the relative hardness of stainless steel vs white gold, but gold is a very soft metal so I’m guessing that steel is harder (although it, too, easily scratches with daily wear). So yes, the steel will probably scratch his wedding band. But so will just about everything else he comes into contact with! Gold just scratches super easily. It’s okay, it still looks good.

    Check with a jeweler maybe, but I doubt the engineer’s ring will ruin his wedding band — not like one will bite through the other! (:

    If you’re very concerned, though, is it too late to consider tungsten carbide instead? There would be no problem with steel then, a tungsten carbide ring would never be scratched…

    Post # 8
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Oh, that’s pretty close to what my FI’s iron ring looks like. Luckily he’s right handed so we don’t have this issue. Maybe a jeweler would know?

    Post # 9
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    the pinky ring is probably not going to touch the ring on the ring finger.  the spot where the ring sits on the pinky will be lower by several mm. 

     

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MissAsB – I think it’s a Canadian thing.

    Post # 11
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    14309 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @elizabeth2004:  It’s definitely not a canadian thing.  I got mine here in MA and I know a lot of people from schools all over the states have them too, but I just dont know of anyone that wears it.

    Post # 12
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    5312 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I know a handful of left-handed engineers (a couple of them being exes…for some reason I had a run of engineers in my 20’s, ha ha) who are now married and they don’t seem to have an issue with it. Generally it will be a bit lower than the wedding ring because of the way the hand is and the iron ring is reasonably unobstructive.

    If it does start to “scratch” though, he may have to consider going to a harder metal or a stainless steel wedding ring, assuming he wants to continue to wear his iron ring.

    Post # 14
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    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    He’s a lefty?

    I know the Iron Ring it’s supposed to go on his “working” hand, but typically that’s the right hand. 

    I bet he could get away with wearing it on his right: my Dad always has, and even being a lefty he’s worn his iron ring smooth.

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