Post # 1
I have been married for just over a year and I have my gorgeous engagment ring, wedding band and eternity ring … I take them off when I’m at home, when I go swimming and wash the dishes etc … anything that i think could damage or scratch them … does anyone else do that??
Just asking coz I notice a lot of women my mums age etc wear their rings alllll the time and never take them off.
What are your thoughts bees? 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I don’t take mine off except to clean them
Post # 4
I wear my engagement ring (It’s also my wedding ring because I don’t have a wedding band) to bed, but I don’t wear it for anything else except daily wear around the house. If I have to wash dishes, or clean, it comes off. Comes off for the shower, never if I go swimming (Chlorine will degrade all metals except platinum)
Basically, if I’m not doing something that doesn’t involve me sitting around or just piddling about in the real world, it’s off.
Post # 5
@littleG: Like you, I take mine off at home, at the gym, swimming, cleaning, sleeping, etc. Or around babies as I don’t want to scratch them with the princess cut, LOL
My parents actually don’t wear their rings because they don’t fit anymore. I don’t think it makes you any less married or committed to take off the rings once in a while.
Post # 6
I only take my engagement ring off when I’m showering because I’m terrified of it slipping off and going down the drain never to be seen again. I sometimes take it off if I’m going to be putting lotion or something on just because it seems like it takes forever for the ring to stop feeling slimey. Most likely I will take it off when I go swimming as well, just haven’t had the opportunity to swim yet since we got engaged.
Post # 7
I have been married for almost a year and I keep my engagement ring, wedding band and 2 eternity rings on for everything. The only times I take them off is to clean them or if I’m working with raw meat or digging in the garden on the terrace. I never take my wedding band off – ever. (Plain 19K white gold)
(your poll didn’t work?)
Post # 8
@kerensa: I didn’t think it makes me any less married, I just wanted to know if I was being over cautious!! hehe
Post # 9
I only take mine off at the gym (mostly) and when swimming
Post # 10
@womanofsubstance: yeah I don’t know what happened with that – I didnt think I set up a poll so I think I clicked something wrong .. can I get rid of it??
Post # 11
@womanofsubstance: I should have checked it out before posting it!! I deleted it 🙂
Post # 12
Does it make a difference that all my rings are 18k gold and covered in diamonds? maybe if I had a plain wedding band i would keep it on all the time… I think it’s the fact that I love the sparkle and cleanliness of the rings I am scared to scratch them and dirty them and damage the diamonds … I think I am a little too pedantic!!! hehe
Post # 14
I take mine off when I clean, shower, do dishes, work out and go to the beach (or pool). I also take it off when cooking, especially if I’m working with raw meat because my setting is kinda complex and I don’t want meat parts in my ring haha
Post # 16
I do too. It’s fine jewelry – it’s not meant to be worn all the time! Especially these styles with the thin shanks and all the pave. Lots of older sets were just solitaires or channel-set with plain or channel-set wedding bands, and those are considerably more durable and can be worn all the time without showing as much damage (they still accumulate damage of course). For the love of god if you’re wearing it all the time, clean it properly every day so it still sparkles. Nothing is sadder than a big diamond so crusted with dirt and oils that it looks dead.
re: wearing it to bed – fine if you have a plain band, but if it is thin or has prongs, keep in mind that the sheets rubbing against it will remove metal and that the pressure you may put on it if your hand is under you while sleeping can deform the metal and cause prongs to bend or the ring to bend out of round (which if you have a pave band will cause stones to pop out). I’ve heard a whole lot of “when I went to sleep my ring was fine and when I woke up it was all broken!” stories.
Cross Jewelers has a very good care guide: