Post # 16
I work in the lab in Structural Biology (biochemistry) and wear gloves only sometimes, when handling concentrated acids/bases or bleach, so only to protect myself but not the sample from contamination. I used to work with DNA and I might do that again in future which would mean to wear gloves pretty much all the time. So I thought about that when helping to pick out my Engagement Ring. I told my Fiance that I would not want a solitaire ring or anything that is sticking up too much, but I’d rather prefer a ring with a low profile. So we ended up picking out the ring together. I went with a split shank double halo. The split shank makes it possible to set the stone as low as possible and the double halo creates a nice transition from the shank to the center stone and plus – of course I love the look of halos ;-). It works out great, it fits under the glove and the ring doesn’t get stuck in clothes or so.
Post # 17
When I wear gloves at work, they don’t have to be skin tight, so I just keep my rings on.
Post # 18
hazelgrace: I’m a med student on rotations, currently on family med. I don’t have to wear gloves too often, but when I do, I wear my regular sized glove and my ring has fit well so far! For specific rotations I won’t be wearing my ring at all, like OB or surgery. I’m still debating if I want to get a chain like lilsweetie posted.
I think my ring has a medium profile, and like I said, no problems thus far with gloves!
Post # 19
I leave it on a ring holder on my desk.
Post # 20
lilsweetie: I have seen them on emilyc as well and would really like one but think the same about the price. Where did you get yours??
Post # 21
I used to keep them on, but recently I started to put them in the little box they came in when we bought them and keep it in my purse.
Post # 22
I’m a biology grad student working in a lab. I specifically got a low profile ring so that I could wear it under gloves. There’s no way I’d take off my rings at work, too much of a risk that I’d forget to put it back on when I left.
Post # 23
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
SithLady: Same here. Also went with claw prongs instead of posts. I have a RHR with posts that will rip through my gloves.
Post # 24
hazelgrace: Fellow immunologist bee here! On days where I know I’ll be in the lab most of the day, I leave my e-ring at home and just wear my wedding band. I found it much harder to leave the e-ring behind before I had the wedding band to still keep me company though! On days where I just need to pop into the lab for a littel while, I lock my e-ring in my filing cabinet, and the door to my office (which is within a swipe-card protected zone).
I looked at options for putting my ring on a chain, but couldn’t find anything I was completely happy with. I was worried about either the chain breaking, or the ring getting scratched.
If I end up in the lab with it on for some reason, I normally go up a size in gloves. The main reason I don’t do this all the time is because I feel like the pull of the latex puts a strain on the prongs. I would hate to weaken it and potentially loose the stone at some point. If I had a bezel set or lower profile ring then I might actually wear it all the time.
Here’s my ring for reference:
Post # 25
lilsweetie: where did you get your wishbone necklace? It’s adorable
Post # 26
BrideK2Wings: Wow, that concern didn’t even occur to me. I’ve never had a problem with other rings coming off in the gloves.
Post # 27
Miss_Mae: Awesome! There are a lot of different biologists here it seems! 🙂
Post # 28
Thanks everyone for your input! I have no idea what I will end up doing but it’s good to know what to watch out for. And beautiful rings!
Post # 29
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
Respiratory Therapist here but I work in cancer research and I wear my gloves over my ring most of the time but I do have 2 thin bands that I stack when I don’t want to wear my set.
Post # 30
I got it from Etsy – seller is SaraAndJane and was only $34. Ships from Poland so can take a while – 3 weeks – but great quality and just the right size!