Post # 1
I’m not even engaged yet, and I’m already worrying about losing my ring. Considering how many times a week I misplace my phone, it’s justified! So I started thinking that I’d really like to get some sort of necklace to “clip” my ring onto when I’m washing my hands in public restrooms, helping with dishes at a friend’s house, whatever.
My ideal ring keeper necklace would be long enough to easily slip over my head every morning (no fiddling with clasps!), have a fairly safe holder to clip the ring into, and also hopefully be kind of cute. Do any of you know of any such product?
I searched around on Etsy, eBay, and Amazon for different variations of “ring holder necklace”/”lanyard necklace,” and here are some options I’ve found:
Bead ID Lanyards
Add a charm necklace
Just wondering if anyone else is thinking of or already doing something similar to this? And if so, where did you find your absent-minded-proof ring-keeping necklace? Heh.
Post # 3
You could DIY one. My first thought was to get a chain/cord large enough to slip over your head, then use a jump ring to attach a clasp. Then just clip the clasp onto your ring and wear it that way.
Edit: Oops, I didn’t actually look at the links you posted until after I posted. The first one looks perfect.
Post # 4
I got this one from AloraLocks on Etsy:
It’s really pretty – I took it out of the chain and put it on a cord with two slipknots so the length was adjustable. I was happy with the purchase, but ended up not using it that much. If I have to take my rings off, I usually either put them in my jeans pocket or a ring holder in my house. Outside the house, I just got in the habit of never removing my ring.
Post # 5
@abirdword: Oh, I really like those! Good find!
Post # 6
one thing to keep in mind with lanyard type holders is that some are made for health care workers who’s job require that they be “break away” for safety reasons. If you plan on using it for your wedding rings i would strongly recommend they not be “break away” so it doesn’t come off if you accidently tug on it lightly. i work in a hospital and know several people who have them and have seen them come off with very slight force (once becuase her hair got caught in it) while others stay on no matter what. the first one you posted has this safety feature. 🙂
Post # 7
The one that @abirdword: posted is so pretty, I would keep it on the shorter chain and wear it all the time as a necklace. Then when you need to take your rings off, it would be right there.
Post # 8
Thanks tons, everyone!
@danibelle: I have been thinking about DIYing or at least cobbling together a version of my own! I don’t wear a ton of jewelry so I am pretty picky, and designing from scratch does hold a certain appeal. 😉
@abirdword: Oooh, that is pretty! And thank you so much for your insight regarding the actual usefulness… I think I’ll still pick one up and try using it for a while, just to see. It’s definitely safest never to remove rings outside of the house, but I hate that trapped wetness feeling when I wash my hands with a ring on, augh!
@keetcha: Very good point, thank you! Wouldn’t that be the height of irony if I lost my ring on a chain that was supposed to keep me from losing my ring? Haha.
@KoiKove: I knooowwwwww, I’m snooping through the whole shop not. Etsy blackhole, here I come again!