Post # 1
This question is being posed after a semi-heated talk with my SO about my attentiveness and care with jewelry. For those of you who do not wear a lot of jewelry on the regular, was it difficult for you to get used to wearing your e-ring?
This is the last piece of jewelry I would want to dent, chip, break, lose- you name it, I’ve done it.
Post # 3
I rarely wear jewelery beyond a pair of earrings. I found it extremely difficult to get used to wearing my e-ring. However, you eventually get used to it. I started out being super careful about dinging up my ring but then I slowly stopped being so careful. I still clean it about once a week and take if off when cleaning or cooking. I also take my ring in every 6 months to the jewlery store that FI purchased the ring from to check all the diamonds and for a super awesome polish. They cover any of the diamonds if they fall out as long as I bring it in every 6 months. As far as loosing the ring, whenever I take it off it always goes to ONE place, the box it came in. That way I know where it is and don’t have to panic that I set it somewhere and it got lost.
Post # 4
I am also a person that hardly wears jewelry. My method of learning to wear my ring every day might not work for everyone, but it was great for me. My FI and I got engaged before we had a ring. For fun, on my birthday, we went out downtown and bought a few sterling silver placeholder rings. I started off wearing that cheap ring that I wasn’t afraid of losing or harming. I managed to nearly forget it in a few places and scratch it all up and at the same time start to remember I have something on. I’m really glad I did it that way. My ring has three diamonds on them that were given to me by my FMIL (two are from her wedding band). They’re really special and can’t be replaced so I’m glad I didn’t do any bumbling around with this ring.
Post # 5
I keep leaving mine at home on accident. :/ I have made an effort to always put it in my ring dish on my night stand when I take it off. And I almost always take it off as soon as I get home. For Christmas, my FI got me a band, probably not my wedding band. I am wearing it now and probably will when I’m worried about wearing my engagement ring or thing it’s too much.
Post # 6
I have a few select areas that I put my ring when its not on my finger (one for when I’m sleeping/not in the house and doing something I shouldn’t have a ring on for, one for when I’m cooking and one for when I’m bathing the dog). When the ring is on my finger I forget about it being there. I don’t care if it gets scratched/dented (though I would be very upset if the stone was damaged). The only precaution I take is not wearing it during high risk activities (cooking, cleaning, working out, art projects, washing the dog ect.). Which makes it seem like I never wear my ring, but I wear it a lot. I wear a plain stainless steel band to work because I would destroy my ering very quickly (due to the nature of my job). A lot of wear and tear is going to happen over time and you should embrace that. Its part of the history of the ring. I don’t care how careful you are, you will have scratches on your ring. Mine has a ton and the only person who notices is me. I honestly notice when my stone is dirty a lot more than I notice the scratches. And I’ve never noticed if someone else’s ring is scratched up or dirty unless it is 3 inches from my face.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Well, I just never take mine off! I’m pretty hard on things as well, but FI bought the lifetime warranty on my ring. I shower with it, sleep with it, etc…. I know some say that might be bad for it, but it is what it is for me! And after only a few weeks, I KNEW when it was off!
A few months after I got it one of the tiny little side stones fell out. I knew I would eventually have to go get it repaired, so I went to Kohls to find a replacement. I put my actual e-ring on my right ring finger while I shopped, and after I put the first “fakie” on, and took it off, I stood for a minute browsing the other ring boxes. I must have brushed my fingers together because I swear I had a mini heart attack feeling my empty finger before my brain kicked in and went “ITS ON THE OTHER HAND MORON. YOU DID THAT 30 SECONDS AGO.” Lol.
I like a PP’s idea, if you’re really worried, buy a cheaper “fakie” and just get used to wearing that one around all the time?
Post # 8
I already wore rings (on different fingers), though my e-ring is set very high. I don’t honestly have any problems with it. I’ve hit it maybe once or twice in the 10+ months I’ve had it. I don’t get it snagged on anything. I take it off when cooking, cleaning, and showering, but wear it all the time other than that.
Post # 9
I take my rings off at night/shower and wear them the rest of the time (even when I probably shouldn’t). I didn’t wear anything befroe that but found that it didn’t take very long to get used to it at all. It helps that my ring was custom made for me and that the band is extremely thin.
Post # 10
I got used to wearing it within a day or two. I still am crazy about chipping it though, lol.
Post # 11
@philadelphiachic: I wear jewelry everyday but I’m not used to wearing jewelry in the house. I typically take everything off when I walk in. I asked my FI if he cared if I wore my ring in the house and he said he preferred it. So I found another ring box among my collection of stuff and I keep it in the kitchen. I have the original ring box sitting by my bed. I take my ring off when I’m cooking, washing the dishes, showering and sleeping. I put it in the box to get in the habit of securing it and not placing it just anywhere.
Post # 12
Thanks for all of the advice ladies! I will let you know how things go when I get the ring! Look out for pictures soon. For now, I will continue to practice with my other damanged but still wearable rings.
Post # 13
I never wore any jewelry before I got my engagement ring. Now I wear my engagement ring, my wedding band, and stud earrings on a regular basis. You will get used to wearing it
Just take it off when you feel it would be best and get insurance for any possible damage.
Post # 14
I hardly ever change my earrings but other than that, I never used to wear any jewelry, except for a necklace sometimes. When I first got my ering, I definitely noticed it, especially because it kept twirling around. When I got it resized only a week later, I also definitely noticed the phantom feeling of it still being there.
The only time I take it off is to clean it and to apply moisturizer to my hands. When I do that, I stick it in my mouth >.< I now don’t feel it at all when it’s on my finger. Sometimes I had to look at my finger to make sure it’s still there…
Post # 15
I never wear jewelry. It took me about a week to get used to wearing my e-ring. Now it feels really weird when I’m not wearing it!
Post # 16
I was definitely and still am not a big jewelry person. However, my e-ring is more than just a piece of jewelry…it’s a symbol of the love and committment my FI and I have for one another. With that said, it’s also blingtastic and I love it! I love wearing it, but I take it off when I get home because I don’t want anything to happen to it!