Not sure how to feel about rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

@EllyG:  do what feels comfortable for you, but maybe a simple band with a sentimental engravement in it would make a nice wedding ring?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree, just get a nice, simple, plain band. It’ll be less cumbersome if you do decide to wear it to work. If you decide not to, no harm no foul since it won’t break the bank.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@EllyG:  I would definitively advise you to get one. It’s an important sign of marriage in our society. And you can get something really simple for really cheap! My w-band was $10.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EllyG:  My aunt has a beautiful sterling silver gemstone ring that she wears as an engagement ring. It’s all about what works for you!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I work in a lab and wear nitrile gloves on a regular basis, because of this we decided on a very low profile, bezel setting. If you decide you would like something with a stone, I’d recommend something like that. 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I agree with @HellaCooper!  I got a bezel solitaire setting that I love.  I also work with gloves (and taking them on and off and on lol) and I have had no troubles with it snagging or ripping through. However if you want something very simple then I think a plain or engraved band would be awesome!

Post # 10
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Honey bee

@EllyG:  Rings aren’t for everyone. And you should do whatever feels most comfortable and right for you and your SO.

If you decided to get a ring, I like the suggestion that previous posters made about a simple band. Or maybe even a band with some engraving on it. If you got a fairly thin band, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about eczema from washing your hands with it on or germs underneath it. And it would be low profile enough that you could still wear gloves for your work. You could even get a beautiful and simple band in sterling silver. I wore a sterling silver band for many years, and it held up very well. (I’m a stay-at-home mom, so there’s a LOT of hand washing involved.)

Congratulations on your engagement!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Definitely a bezel setting!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Get a cheap ring for engagement and a simple thin wedding band to wear alone when you get married

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LDay1983:  +1

 

@EllyG:  Definitely do what’s comfortable for you.  Not having a ring won’t make you any less married once you’ve said the vows and signed the marriage license.  It might be nice to have something simple to wear on special occasions, like a small bezel set stone or a cool engraved band.  You can definitely find something for a good price, and I’m sure you could find something locally made.  Your wedding band can be whatever you want it to be- it doesn’t have to be a diamond solitaire or even gold unless that’s what you want.  

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@prettyinpink11:  that’s exactly what i had in mind.

 

@EllyG:  i would suggest a bezel setting.  it would be perfect for your job.  even a bezel set eternity band may be all you want.  i have one and it’s beautiful, comfortable and practical.  i also wash my hands numerous times a day, sometimes 5-6 times in less than an hour depending what i am doing.  i always remove my rings each time.  wash your rings separately on occassion to keep them clean.

here’s a bezel set eternity band.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@EllyG:  I feel you on the rings not being practical for work thing. I wash my hands 250 times a day because I work in health care. My original ering was opal, which wasn’t practical at all. My husband bought me a .25 diamond solitaire, and I love it. It really works for me. 

I agree with PP about maybe a plain band if that is more your style. I also like the idea of a bezel set stone. It doesn’t have to be diamond either. It could be anything that is durable. Just look at what’s on these boards! 

Here are some ideas:

 

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