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

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a physician. My ring handles gloves and other potential snag hazzards really well. It’s a low-set cathedral style 5-prong setting. Stone is regular moissanite. Made by Izzy from Premier Moissanite. I love it. Not until I got a fever for jewelry did I start wearing other stone-set rings, and realized quickly they don’t work for me because of all the gloves. But Izzy sure seemed to know what he was doing! Here’s a profile photo to give you an idea:

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a med student too and I have seen many residents and doctors wearing large stones and it doesn’t seem to bother them.  When I was on surgery/NICU rotations I put it on a chain around my neck. I have a 1 ct. emerald cut in a halo if that helps.  Maybe I’ll just wear the band one day but for now I am still too excited and want to wear my bling!  Also, I am going into pediatrics so it’s not like I’ll be in surgery all day or anything.

 

By the way, I saw this on pinterest and was thinking about getting one…the price tag is pretty high though, but it sure beats a normal necklace where you have to keep unclasping the back.

http://emilyc.com/

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@medsie35:  That’s pretty cool! Might be useful to the preggo ladies out there whose rings aren’t fitting, too. I have a tendency to lose my rings whenever I take’em off, so this might be something to think about someday.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m in nursing school and surprisingly, my ring only bothers me with sterile gloves! It’s 18k white gold. Oh wait, I have a pic.

If I were you, take a pair of gloves with you and try it on at the jewelry store with them. 

I did get a 10k white gold wedding band and I plan to wear that more often than my engagement ring when we get married. I don’t have a pic of that on my computer though. 

Oh! and I do have a nice chain to wear it on but I haven’t used it yet!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Not a physician yet, but slowly getting there.

I work in a Neuroscience lab right now, and I have to confess:

I have a stand in ring.

For a smart girl, I am so oblivious to my surroundings. I am sincerely not responsible enough to wear my real ring anywhere NEAR my work. Other people can, I am not one of them. I went to Winners and bought a sterling silver and CZ wedding band. It’s really pretty! 

ETA: Everyone’s rings are so beautiful.

I love ring porn 🙂

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My friend is a nurse and was concerned about this. She just didn’t get a cathedral setting so it doesn’t stick out too far and she hasn’t had any issues.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am a med student right now, but when I finish school, I plan on working with low-income and underprivileged populations. I feel it would be inapprpriate to flash my rather sizeable and impressive ring in the face of people who have nothing, so I will only wear a simple band to work. Right now my ring does snag on gloves some times, but it does not bother me.

 

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did a surgery internship. During that year I mostly just wore my wedding band. Now I am in a pm&r residency- I wear an oval ruby with a halo. I turn it to face my palm when I put gloves on so it won’t snag. I do try and remember to wear a chain so that i can take it off for sterile procedures.

http://instagr.am/p/HDDdlFrXyO/

Post # 42
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Newbee

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m at the end of my medical degree now and have the kind of ring that snags everything! The rule here in Australian hospitals is “bare below the elbow” so I’m planning to wear it as a necklace at work. 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee

Best practice for infection control is no rings with diamonds, only plain bands. Can’t wash off germs that are under the diamonds unless you keep a tiny brush on you. Not to mention the harsh chemicals of alcohol and lotion. 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I found this thread pretty interesting. In the UK we’re allowed one plain band wedding ring. Anything else is not part of the uniform for multiple infection and health and safety reasons; bacteria, damage to the ring, it tearing patient’s skin, comfort during digital examinations etc. The risks are actually debatable although the evidence is actually there. I wouldn’t wear one even if I could. I would also have a member of staff remove their ring if they rocked up to work with one on.

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