Any Physicians out there (female)? What style ring do you have?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@beekiss:  Then she would have to do that every single day…

Post # 5
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

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
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you thought about bezel settings?

Post # 8
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 # 12
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@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
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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 # 15
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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