(Closed) Are you wearing your engagement ring forever? Why?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Why do you or will you wear your e-ring forever?

    Do you feel obligated to wear the ring all the time because of its price?

    Do you think it is symbolic of your love and therefore always have it on?

    Do you only have the one ring (no wedding band), so that's all you wear?

    Some other reason? Please comment. :)

  • Post # 3
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I will be married in 5 weeks and I don’t plan on wearing my engagement ring after that (well occasionally, but on my other hand).

    I very rarely wear my engagement ring indoors as it’s quite delicate and I’m always frightened of damaging it (as it is, I’ve had to have several stones replaced in it already). I can’t wait to have my plain gold band that I don’t have to worry about wearing and can just leave it on and forget about it.

    It’s a weird shape so I couldn’t wear it next to my wedding ring anyway, but in all honesty I have never been a fan of the stacked look – I love the simplicity of the wedding band and for engagement rings to stand alone (on the other hand after marriage) 🙂


    Post # 4
    9867 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    For me, it is a symbol of our love and commitment to each other, I will still wear it after we get married, I can’t imagine not wearing it (but to each their own :)) I love my ring and will wear it forever 🙂

    Post # 5
    35 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Because it’s gorgeous! And more importantly, because every time i look down at it, I think about the night that he gave it to me and everything it means.

    Until I got engaged, I’d always worn a 3-stone right hand ring, so it was very easy to get used to my engagement ring. I love my wedding band on its own, but I love it even more when it’s next to my engagement ring.

    My husband wishes I wouldn’t wear it every day because he’s afraid something will happen to it, but that seems like a waste of all that sparkle to me.

    I no longer wear the RHR though because I feel like the two together are just too much right now. 

    Post # 6
    9478 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s a family heirloom that was given to me.  It holds such a huge sentimental value to me.  It also symbolizes our love, togetherness, etc.

    Post # 7
    6994 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    honestly I was never one to wear jewelry before but my e-ring is so beautiful and so special that I just love to wear it all the time. I wear it with the wedding band as well and pretty much only take it off when I shower or exercise.

    Post # 8
    11259 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i don’t wear my ering all of the time.  it’s large and i love it but if i’m just going to the grocery store i prefer to wear my eternity band with my plain band.  i love that combo.  those are the rings that really mean the most to me.

    Post # 9
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @Spoonie:  me too!

    Post # 10
    1847 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ll be wearing mine forever because I just really love it :). It’s my perfect ring, and it has lots of great memories to go with it. I also think engagement rings have a little more variety to them than wedding rings, so I think my engagement ring is a little more personal to me than a wedding ring will be. When a shiny stone is not appropriate or safe, I’ll be wearing a wedding band by itself though. To each her own! 

    P.S. my experience with my ring is that I can’t believe how little it gets in the way. I’ve often thought rings are not comfortable, but this one is so delicate and fits so well, I forget it’s there. Once I forgot it at home for a whole day and never noticed until I actually looked at my hand. 

    Post # 11
    4710 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I wear mine for months on end then dont for a bit then wear it again…no reason for it …just change up the look

    Post # 12
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ll be wearing mine forever because traditionally, that’s what’s always been done in my family and because I friggin love it so much! I was never a ring person before I got engaged but my e ring is really simple so it wasn’t a huge transition for me.

    Post # 13
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Knowing everything that my FH went through to get the engagement ring, I will be wearing it til the day I die. It means so much to the both of us, I can’t see why I wouldn’t wear it once we get married.

    Post # 14
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    I will continue to wear it because we opted to do only one ring. I was also the sort that never wears rings, so I didn’t want to end up with two. I also didn’t want a diamond. Fiance and I decided to custom design a band that was a little more elaborate than a typical wedding band, and I would wear that as an engagement ring until the wedding, when it will be blessed at the ceremony and be the wedding ring from that point forward. Fiance has a companion custom band with a complementary design; he’s waiting until the wedding to wear his.

    You can definitely do something like this if you prefer. Engagement Ring plus wedding band is a widespread convention, but there are alternatives.

    Post # 15
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    My ER is a family diamond reset into an estate setting. It’s a more delicate ring, so I don’t wear it all the time. My band is on almost 24/7, except if I’m doing something some moving (has diamonds on it)

    Post # 16
    1841 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I plan to wear mine all the time.  Once we’re married, I’m going to have the wedding band soldered to my e-ring.  There’s not a time now that I don’t wear it.  It is in no way dainty or delicate (kinda like me LOL) and it will make me think about our journey to find this particular ring.  It’s a family thing, too.  My late mother always wore her e-ring with her wedding band, and she wasn’t a delicate flower, either.

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