When do you take your e-ring off?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When DO you take your ring off?
    I'd NEVER take it off. : (20 votes)
    3 %
    I hardly ever wear it as it is. : (11 votes)
    2 %
    Sometimes I forget to put it on. : (21 votes)
    3 %
    When showering/bathing : (185 votes)
    27 %
    When cooking : (92 votes)
    14 %
    When gardening : (101 votes)
    15 %
    When sleeping : (126 votes)
    19 %
    When doing hair/makeup : (77 votes)
    11 %
    When painting nails : (47 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I only take it off when I clean the ring (which isn’t very often), and when I make doughs that need to be mixed by hand. I used to work at a bakery, and wore it all the time there too. Never took it off. I just cleaned it with soapy water when I got home every night.

    Post # 4
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @ZebraPrintMe:  I always wear my ring unless I need to really ‘get in there’ and shampoo my hair LOL then I take it off. and only when cooking things like meat balls, last night I took off my ring and let it soak in ring solution while I mixed the meat. Seemed like a better option rather than getting meat stuck in the prongs… I opted to clean the prongs.

    Post # 6
    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wear gloves to clean so I don’t take off my ring. I stopped taking it off to cook. I only take it off when I bathe or wash my face. I had to lessen the chance of losing it or having one of those “my heart is in my stomach because i don’t know where my ring is” moments.

    Post # 7
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I sometimes remember to take it off when I put hand cream on……other than that its always on.

    Post # 8
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I always take my ring off when I shower and sleep. I sometimes take it off when putting on lotion, doing my makeup or cleaning. 

    Post # 9
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    sleep, shower, wash dishes, garden, anything that is gross or wet.

    Post # 10
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ZebraPrintMe:  my jeweler told me the #1 way to lose stones is to wear your ring when you sleep. i take mine off when i’m doing anything “gunky” – cutting raw meat or mixing sauces/meats with my hands when cooking, when cleaning, showering and sleeping. also, while exercising, which wasn’t an option in your poll.

    Post # 11
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I take it off when I cook sticky foods by hand (ground meats, doughs, etc.), when I’m cleaning with caustic chemicals (like bleach), when I swim (I have no desire to loose it in a chlorine pool), when I run and bike (my fingers swell, so it doesn’t really fit anyway), or when I lift weights (the dumbell grips would tear it up).

    My mom does the same thing. She takes if off when we train together and whenever she makes dough or does anything with pottery clay.

    Post # 13
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Showering, doing my hair/makeup, cleaning, exercising, any time my hands will be getting into something.

    Post # 14
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    When I’m in the shower, doing dishes or gardening. THat’s about it.

    Post # 15
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My friend said her mom takes it off to sleep because she doesn’t want the prongs to wear down in the bed. IS THIS A THING? SHOULD I BE CONCERNED!?

    Post # 16
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I take mine off occasionally to garden (or sometimes wear gloves, like I should) and sometimes when I’m putting on lotion.  Besides that, I wear it 24/7.  I clean, do dishes, shower, and sleep with it on.

    And I’ve only had one mystery scratch on my forehead so far!  LOL  That’s the price you pay to sleep with a diamond on, I guess…  😛

    @MissOtter: Sounds like nonsense to me, but everyone has their weird foibles.  I would think sleeping would be the least danger a prong would experience…  Plus, they all wear down over time – that’s why you get them checked and try not to worry about it too much!  🙂

    @TwoStatesBride: I’m curious; did your jeweler say why that was?

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