Post # 1
I am a nurse and soon to be engaged. My SO is asking what type of ring I want. I am totally going with Moissanite&Co. I want to be able to wear my ring at work. What type of ring will be durable enough? I am not interested in halos but I love side stones.
This is the one I think will be most durable.
But I love the looks of this one too!
HELP FELLOW NURSE BEES!
Post # 3
I was going to recommend a band since that will be the easiest for gloves. What about a bezel? Anything high profile like those has the potential to rip gloves and be a problem. Of course you could get whatever you like and wear just a band for work.
Post # 4
A lot of nurses I know wear a plain band at work.
Post # 5
I agree with PP, I was also going to say a bezel. Something very low profile. out of the two rings you posted, the second one looks like the band near the stone sticks up quite a bit (honestly they are both pretty high profile for someone wearing gloves regularly, butthe second one moreso than the first).
What about what said, just wear your wedding band for work? (or a standin while you’re engaged and before you’re married). That way you can get whatever ring you want!
Post # 6
I know I will be so excited, I will not want to take it off! Maybe I will chance it for a few weeks and then switch to a band.
I would hate to do a plain band like:
But do you think a stoned band would be terrible? Something like this…
Post # 7
When I was working in a hospital setting I wore a plain band with my original (now replaced as I lost it) solitaire, very similar to the first one you posted. I think that would be fine – getting gloves off shouldn’t be a problem, etc. Really, even the second one shouldn’t be too big a deal. If you’re REALLY worried about it then get a bezel like a PP said – those really protect the stone.
FWIW – I like the second one as you’d get a lot of sparkle from the band! 🙂
Post # 8
Vet tech, so I’m used to the gloves, dirtyness and everything else. I actually wouldn’t want to glove up over either of those settings. The only ring I would wear with gloves would be a bezel set or a plain band. All the techs and nurses (and I only know ER nurses, so I don’t know how it is in a quieter clinic) I know wear the engagement ring on a pin or necklace and just wear the wedding band.
Post # 9
@Engineers_Girl: With regard to the pictures of the bands you posted in your second post, I think that type of band would be fine (the jeweled one). It doesn’t stick up too high, which is good. but just make sure it isn’t “snaggy” so your gloves don’t rip. If you want a jeweled band that would be less likely to snag your gloves, maybe go for a channel set band. There aren’t really prongs on channel set bands, so it’s more smooth, but you’ll still get the bling you want!
Post # 10
I have a nurse friend who had 2 engagement rings – a stoned band for work and a classic solitaire for anything outside of work. When she got married, she added a matching stoned band to the set. So at work, she wears the 2 simple bands, and outside of work she adds the solitaire e-ring between them.
Post # 11
I have nurse friends who got the flashier ring they wanted, but also got a simple plain band for work – they can’t wear their normal rings because they invariable rip their gloves. I would just do that! Get the stone-set rings you like, and then get something simple for when you go to work (maybe you could get something with engravings if you want a little more visual interest on that one?).
Post # 12
I’m a vet tech and for this reason I requested my SO propose with a stoneless band. It isn’t just about patient safety or not damaging the stone, but I don’t want to take it off everytime I wash and moisturize my hands. Also, my hands touch some nasty stuff! You can always have a more traditional gemstone ring to wear outside of work as well.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d definitely recommend a band to wear while at work and save the rock for the rest of the time. Otherwise, a six-prong setting will be more secure than a 4-prong and you should avoid channels, pave, side-stones, etc. The simpler, the better.
That pave band you posted… bad idea. Pave stones fall out really easily. I have a pave band myself, but I’d never wear it in a high-risk environment.
Post # 14
@MariContrary: Hey fellow vet tech!
Post # 15
@Freypie: There’s 2 of us! Woohoo!
Oh, and not to be too gross here, but when you look at a setting, think about trying to clean fluids and semi-solids of questionable origin out of it, should the glove rip. I’ve seen a lot of pretty ring holder necklaces and pins though, that way you can still have the pretty ring, and you’re not risking exposure or getting it disgustingly dirty.
Post # 16
@MariContrary: That is HILARIOUS! Fabulous point.