Post # 1
Just curious… Do you leave your e-ring on when washing your hands? I will be able to start wearing mine as soon as my man proposes… and I’m not sure what I should be doing when it comes to washing my hands.
Post # 3
I don’t wear my rings around the house, so no issues there. But I would never take off my rings in a public bathroom. I just make sure to wash around the bands so they don’t get gunky with soap and then dry my hands VERY carefully.
I was in a restroom once and while I was drying my hands on a paper towel my ring nearly flew off into the trash can. Lol
Post # 4
I only take it off when I wash my hands at home, never in a public bathroom.
Post # 5
FYI: Your poll question and subject line question are different, I accidentally selected “No” when I meant “Yes”
Post # 6
I answered the poll question and not the question in your post (they’re different, as a prior poster pointed out.) I NEVER take my ring off when I’m washing my hands, either at home or in public. First, I have no desire to do this, but, moreover, I’ve heard horror stories about people losing their rings in this manner.
Post # 7
@Brielle: Sorry girls, i know that was confusing 🙁 I changed it… Thanks for the input!
Post # 9
I always leave it on when washing my hands, no matter where I am. I’m pretty clumsy and I’m terrified that I will accidentally bump it and it will fall down the drain! I figure a little soap and water getting to it is much less risky. 😉
Post # 10
I never take my ring off…ever. I asked the jeweler who made it if there was any substance my ring shouldn’t be exposed to (there’s a thread here about wering rings in swimming pools & beaches). He said more rings are lost by people taking them on and off and the only danger in pools/oceans is that a finger may shrink due to cold water and a ring could slip off (not a possibility with mine). He said gold, diamonds, sapphires and most gemstones are certainly strong enough to handle most anything. Soaking hands in bleach or other harsh chemicals would of course not be recommended for jewelry or skin. I clean mine regulary with windex and a soft baby toothbrush. Did this with my former wedding rings for 25 year and never had a problem!
Post # 11
@Artificial-Sweetener: I am terrified to take off my ring just because I’m afraid of it falling or me forgetting it! So I try to keep it on as much as possible of course unless I am working with harsh chemicals or something.
Post # 12
I also never take mine off. Only when I am cleaning my ring.
One time I did loose a ring (not my ering thank god) down the toilet!!! I worked at a pizza place and went to the bathroom, and I had to tuck my work shirt in and when I tucked and then pulled my hand back out from my pants my ring flew off and right into the toliet! which I had already flushed of course and it was still flushing and down my ring went! it was like I watched it happen in slow motion.
Now I am so paraniod when I am doing anything near the bathroom with my Ering on!
Post # 13
I take mine off while washing dishes too and cleaning the house. i’m too scared something will happen to my rings if i leave them on while washing…like falling down the drain! I even take my ring off before i go to bed and put it back on when i wake in the morning. cautious huh? I am very cautious. I’ve had diamonds fall out of my rings plenty of time. I’ve even got newer erings because of the diamonds falling out.
Post # 14
I usually take my rings off at home and leave it in the same place in a ring dish. I never take my ring off in public though. I would rather get my ring cloudy than risk losing it or getting it stolen.
Post # 15
I NEVER take my ring off. Fi used to work at a jewelry store and he sayd that’s fine. Whenever I wash my hand, I kinda wash my ring (still on my finger) as well. If I’m home I use a baby toothbrush to get in the crevices, but Fiance says warm water and soap is all I need to keep it looking as clean and shiny as the day he gave it to me.
Post # 16
Not in public, the last thing I want is to lose it down a public drain! I used to take it off to put lotion on but after I dropped it on a dark bar floor that was the last of that. Talk about panic! Luckily my fiancé wasn’t there to witness!