(Closed) Bees who wear gloves at work, what do you do with your e-ring? (POLL)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you do with your e-ring while at work?
    Leave the ring at home/don't wear it : (24 votes)
    23 %
    Wear ring under gloves - right side up : (57 votes)
    55 %
    Wear ring under gloves - spin stone around : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Wear ring on a chain : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 16
    110 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    When I wear gloves at work, they don’t have to be skin tight, so I just keep my rings on. 

    Post # 18
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    6696 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I leave it on a ring holder on my desk.

    Post # 20
    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2002

    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
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    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
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
    9689 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    lilsweetie:  where did you get your wishbone necklace? It’s adorable

    Post # 29
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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.

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