(Closed) Am I a terrible person for this?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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521 posts
Busy bee

I think it’s fine. I would only be concerned about wearing it at work if the main stone was something kind of soft like an opal. You’re supposed to love it and wear it all the time!

Post # 4
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be most concerned about milk steaming over onto it in the middle of a rush.  Also, chemical cleaners like dazzle and spirit. They can dull the metal and weaken the band structure.

Post # 5
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i think that it is perfectly fine that you don’t take off your e-ring. my and my guy just had this conversation… he said that when his ring goes on his finger it will never come off… while i on the other hand take off my ring to wash dishes, shower, garden, etc. all the things where i think that i could lose it. i think it is a personal preference and i think that it is so cool that you dont. and i would never say that you are a bad person… on the contrary, you are quite great.

Post # 6
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i have never taken mine off in the 6 months weve been engaged but he was sure to do the lifetime warrentee for everything just in case so now im not concerened at all if anything does happen scratches, diamond falling out, ANYTHING its covered!!!! its also covered under our renters insurance if it was ever stolen, or anything also

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

oh although i take off my ring for certain things i refused to take it off when we went hiking. weird, i know… it got scratched but i took it to the jewelers and they fixed it right up….

Post # 10
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wear mine all the time.  The only time it’s been off my finger is when I was getting it sized and then again when I had to get some of my side stones tightened after the sizing.  I wear it on vacation, when I’m cooking (I do take it off if I am mixing dough just because I don’t want it to make it dirty), when I’m cleaning (chemical cleaners have no effect on gold or diamonds says my chemist husband to be), when I’m digging in dirt, or working.  I too however have insurance on my ring.  It runs like $40 annually and will more than replace my ring if something happens to it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope, not weird at all.  It’d probably be weird if you DIDN’T want to wear it all the time!!!

I’ve only JUST started taking it off a night and during showers, and doing dishes.  Any other time, my finger feels naked without it!  Well, I actually have to rings that I do this with: a tungsten carbide ring that’s black with gold-ish elvish script (look up elvin love ring and you’ll get the idea) and my engagement ring.  The tungsten band in on my right hand and the e-ring on my left.  And I also take it off when I’m baking. 

 

Post # 12
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

you’re welcome… sizing it that way is the best way to go…. mine is like that but sometimes it is not as tight. grrr….Laughing

Post # 13
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256 posts
Helper bee

I used to work at Starbucks, and my married/engaged co-workers always kept their rings on.  I can see why you might worry, since there are all those chemicals and stuff to bang it on, but I don’t think you should feel bad about wearing it. 

Post # 14
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I take mine off as soon as I get home and often forget to wear it to work.  Eh.  I’m a chemist and it’s hard for me to convince myself that it’s safe for me to get stuff stuck underneath it.

Post # 15
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m also a barista and wore my ering for about a month’s work. My heart always stopped when I’d ding it on a metal counter, but my ring has held up well. My metal is palladium, so it’s developed a patina. I have to go and get the bumps buffed out every four months or so. If you have gold, this will wear down your band over time, because each time you polish it, you remove a layer of metal. If you’re really concerned, you could purchase an excellent replica of your ring (amazon.com, emitiations and overstock have some really great rings.)  This also lets you experiement with slightly different ring styles for fun!

P.S. The milk steamer is a great way to quickly clean your ring. Just hold your ring with tongs or a cloth and steam your ring. It sparkles like mad! (only for diamonds, moissanite, and sapphires, due to high heat.)

Post # 16
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365 posts
Helper bee

I have about 4 rings on which are engagement ring rings, but I’m not engaged.  If that makes any sense…   They are gold, have big diamonds, what can I say, I like the bling.

I never ever take off my jewellery, any of it.  I shower, garden, dishes, work, sleep, eat, watch tv, swimming pool, gym, everything.   

None of my jewelery has been worn out, or lost its shine.  In fact, showering and washing dishes makes them all clean and sparkly. 🙂

I’m not paying thousands of dollars for something I can’t wear!

 

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