99% of the time, my Diamond Rings (ERing & Sparkly WBand) are on my fingers. As an Encore Bride who was married over 20+ Years the first time, I can tell you that most Diamond Rings are extremely durable.
When I do take them off it is for a very few select set of circumstances:
Home Renovations – Painting – Gardening – Deep Cleaning – Cooking & Baking (the type where you get in there with your bare hands, like kneading dough) – Working Out at the Gym – some Water Sports (Snorkelling, Scuba, etc)… and as Mr TTR & I travel a lot, if we are going to be visiting some more “sketchy” places
When my Rings aren’t on my finger they are in the ring boxes in which they came.
If we are travelling and doing something for the day that might put my rings at risk (Snorkelling) then I’ll put them in the ring box and LOCK THEM UP in the Hotel Room / Ship Cabin Safe.
If we are going to be travelling to a part of the world where my very glittery rings would attract inappropriate & unwanted (dangerous) attention, then I leave em at home entirely. In which case they go into the ring boxes and are LOCKED UP in our Safety Deposit Box.
When I got Engaged / Married this time round…
Mr TTR was very generous and gave me lovely rings. I knew right away, that these Rings altho lovely weren’t always going to be practical… especially when we travel (and we do LOVE to travel)
So, I thought ahead and got a 3rd Ring… a Plain WBand that I wear whenever I find myself in a situation where I feel I cannot wear my Sparkly Rings. The Plain Band was blessed at our Wedding Ceremony, and slipped onto my finger for our Vows at the same time as the Sparkly Wedding Band (2 WBands). So it truly is one of my WBands.
I wear the Plain WBand whenever I need it. Altho I’d be sad if I lost it (say snorkelling) it wouldn’t be the end of the world, as it would be inexpensive to replace. It also is ideal for travelling to “sketchy” places or parts of the world, as it attracts NO UNNECESSARY Attention… as in most of the world Married People just wear a simple band with no embellishment.
AND of course it gives me peace of mind in other ways as well… NO empty finger feeling… NO one ever misunderstanding that I am a Married Lady, and makes me happy that I can look down no matter where I am and see that reassurance / special bond that I have with my Hubby.
I highly recommend that other Bees consider the idea of having a Second WBand if they are the type who travels a lot.
Hope this helps,
PS… I wear my plain band when I am doing a lot of the other activites on my list that put my Diamonds at risk as well. Example… some paint on my Gold Band, will never ruin it, etc.