Post # 1
I’m in medical school and am trying to help my SO pick out an engagement ring that would be suitable for my job (family physician/general practice). I’m MOST concerned about the ring snagging on gloves and also would not like any sharp edges, so no patient will be scratched!
I do have big bold taste though, and love big bold 3 stone rings, halo rings, etc. Anything with flair! Solitaires will not cut it.
Just wondering – what styles do you prefer? How does your ring do with gloves?
I know nurses may have the same problem, yet as I understand the rules are actually more strict for you guys – gloves more often.
Any help would be great!
Open to moissanite, as well.
Post # 3
@booEXcore: Just a thought, but could you remove your ring and put it on a necklace while you’re working and just wear your wedding band?
Post # 4
@beekiss: Then she would have to do that every single day…
Post # 5
I don’t know how much flair it has, but my sis wears a thick band with 3 stones set in the metal. Very modern and cool, I’ve always admired her ring. I guess technically its a wedding band, but she wears it as an e ring.
Post # 6
Not a physician, sorry, but I have a three-stone ring with four pave diamonds on either side and I’ve yet to come across a latex or rubber glove it didn’t shred. Not sure what style e-ring would work but a bezel or channel wedding band would be worn alone in gloves without incident. I just can’t think of any flashy e-ring that doesn’t have prongs or some height to it.
Post # 7
Have you thought about bezel settings?
Post # 8
Now that I’m married, I only wear my wedding band to work. I’m a pediatrician, and I had a lot of moms comment on my ring while I was engaged, and it made me feel a little uncomfortable. I mean, I’m there to care for your kid, not discuss my diamond. I didn’t like drawing attention to it, nor did I want to “flaunt” any sort of “doctor wealth”, whether real or just perceived. So now I just wear my band, and no longer get comments about my ring while I’m examining their kid. And I have a 1.2-1.3 solitaire, so nothing overly flashy. Something to consider, esp if you like lots of sparkle.
Post # 9
Not a physician, but I am a chemist, and I tend to do what @beekiss: suggests and I take my e-ring off and put it on a necklace when I am doing a lot of work with gloves. I have a 3 stone setting, and it doesn’t always shred the gloves, but it can and I’d rather not worry about it. I picked out a channel set wedding band so that won’t be any problem with gloves.
Post # 10
Great! Thank you all for all of your ideas!
I have definitely considered just wearing a wedding band to work, as I see alot of physicians do. It is preferred for me though to enjoy my ring a little more, as I would have just recieved it! I also will not be married for quite awhile more – need to finish residency!
I also have considered bezel set too – they dont really tickle my fancy but I need to look further! That 3 stone bezel is BEAUTIFUL!
I was looking at something like this style… do you think it would tear gloves/be too obnoxious? I do not want to flaunt my “”doctor wealth”” but I do like jewelery. There are also styles of this in bezel set… I just dont care for them as much. Maybe I should be less picky!
My absolute FAVORITE style is
but I think that pears might be a no go…Wish i could find this in a bezel setting!! I also like them with all radiants!
Post # 11
@ChemistryBride: I used to work in a lab too (chemistry major). I do see alot of people do that.. I was thinking about maybe just putting it on my nametag 🙁 still would love to be able to wear it though..
Post # 12
@booEXcore: I am not a doctor, but just wanted to say that my ob/gyn has a gorgeous three-stone ring and I don’t ever notice her having problems with it (and I see her a lot!) – she is wearing it at all my appointments, so I don’t think she takes it off. The center stone is larger than the two sides, and it is set fairly low, but not a bezel.
Post # 13
If I’m working with harsh chemicals I’ll wear it on a necklace. If I’m just doing things for a short time (similar to what you would be doing with patients most likely) I find flipping my ring so the stones are on the inside of my hand works well with gloves. It’s also what I do with winter gloves. My e-ring is 3 stones and the center stone sits quite high.
Post # 14
You guys are so helpful! Many thanks! I haven’t really noticed any doctors wear theirs, or I haven’t bothered to look. I will now though. I have also thought about flipping the ring on the inside if I need to with gloves.
Post # 15
I’m not a physician, but I’m a pharmacist and work at a hospital. I occassionally have to wear gloves (depending on what area I work in) and right now I have a 3 stone ring and I have really never had any problems. I think once I had a glove rip, but I usually flip the ring around so the diamonds are on the bottom. My stones are prong set, not bezel.
The biggest problem I have is having to wash my hands, My hands get pretty gross at work and the soap is pretty harsh. I always take off my ring to wash my hands because I hate the feeling of water or moisture under my ring, and am constantly putting lotion on because the air in the pharmacy is really dry.
I personally wouldn’t want a ring with a lot of pave (like the halo one above) because there’s just more nooks and crannies to get stuff caught into.
I see a lot of physicians at work wear their diamonds. One cardiologist in particular has this huge marquise solitaire. She’s really petite too so the ring looks huge on her! I commented once on how pretty her ring was. She said she worked really hard to get her ring so she loves to wear it, and she didn’t really feel as though she was flaunting, that you want people to think you’re successful.
Post # 16
@country chic: I didn’t even consider about the amount of lotion I use for my hands! I am almost in a constant state of applying it due to washing hands so often. Good advice about pave! I am relieved to hear you see many wearing their rings, as a family practitioner I will not be wearing gloves all day so it shouldn’t be as bad as I make it out to be. Also relieved to hear about that big marquise 🙂 So beautiful!