(Closed) Calling Ladies Who Work With Their Hands! E-Rings/Bridal Sets?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you get a ring that is...
    simple, easy to clean : (38 votes)
    67 %
    intricate, clean it often/have it cleaned : (13 votes)
    23 %
    other (please explain in your comments) : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I am a stylist and my ring gets in the way sometimes. It spins, but honestly I’ve gotten used to it and just use my thumb to spin it back around. My ring has kind of a filligree design so the inside of it is kind of see through, and when I clean it sometimes its filled with hair (yeah, gross I know) I have a little jar of ring cleaner and I clean it every couple of weeks. We got my ring from Shane Co and as part of the warranty you go in every 6 months for cleaning and inspection (at no extra charge).

    Post # 4
    44 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m a massage therapist and I take my ring off for work, although it’s a solitaire I don’t like the idea of the lotion getting on it, also it would be in the way since the stone is pretty big. Some therapists wear theirs on a chain around their neck at work, so it’s another option if you don’t want to clean it all the time.

    Post # 5
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I work outside in the spring and summer – my hands get super dirty and dusty. Once I’m married, I plan to wear just my plain etched band while doing field work, and both rings during other times. 

    Ive read that using a bit of dish soap and a soft toothbrush to lightly scrub your ring is a great way to clean it – and mine looks soooo much more shiny and sparkly when I do that! So you don’t have to always be taking it in to be cleaned,fyi

    Post # 6
    384 posts
    Helper bee


    I work in the medical field. Since I take on and off gloves like crazy I wanted something that would stay put. I just wash my hands before and after every patient and it stays relatively clean. Every few weeks I clean it with a brush. Also i do alot of outdoor activities, never had a problem.

    Post # 7
    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a big fan of intricate settings, so no solitaires…I prefer halos with filigree, etc. Of course if you work with your hands, you might want something that will pass the test of your lifestyle. I’m a teacher so don’t particularly work with my hands but I do keep my rings on all the time, working out, showering, sleeping, etc. It hurts my knuckles to keep taking on and off ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    My first e-ring didn’t pass the test, and the stone kept getting loose. Really annoying. I changed it to a flower double halo ring in which the center stone has 10 prongs and is set into the halo that surrounds it. It’s been great so far! I did lose a medium-sized stone but I have a protection plan that covers it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The ring that wasn’t secure enough. Smoky quartz cushion cut. 

    My ring!! Love!

    Post # 9
    8145 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I choose other! Mine is intricate but I don’t clean it too often either. I asked Darling Husband to get something low set since I wear gloves and I don’t want the stone getting caught. I’d recommend 6 prong setting for strength!

    Post # 10
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m currently in med school, so I was looking for something that wouldn’t rip gloves are get too dingy with frequent hand washings but I just fell in love with my intricate ring with all its nooks and crannies for dirt and grime to hide in! Lol I wouldn’t change it for the world now that I have it though. a family friend who’s an archeologist and works on object restoration in a museum (including ancient jewellery) gave me an amazing tip for cleaning that I now swear by : use a soft tooth brush and some of the original noxzema to clean. The peppermint oils do wonders on the ring! I do it about once every week or two and couldn’t be happier!


    Post # 12
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am a nurse and I  have a more intricate setting with halo and pave diamonds. My main concern was that the stone be set low so that it doesn’t snag on my gloves all the time.  I am pleased with it but I may just wear my band at work after we are married.  I haven’t decided.  Depending on what setting you work in, your ring may not even affect what you do.  If you are in a clinic, you will rarely use gloves and if you need to apply a gel or lotion, you can just put your ring in your pocket.If you end up in the hospital, you will end up gloving up and doing more heavy lifting more often.

    Post # 14
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsLiveOak:  I have heard that just putting a band along with the engagement ring helps too. My biggest piece of advice is don’t do a high set solitaire.  That will be such a pain.  

    As ar as cleaning, I just use a conventional liquid jewelry cleaner.  The girl at the jewelry store actually told me the ultrasonic ones aren’t any better at doing the job.

    Good luck in your career.  My Fiance hopes to do the same thing as soon as he finishes undergrad.  It’s a long road but well worth it.

    Post # 15
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My hands can be in anything from 95% ethanol to frog guts or swamp water on any given workday. My solution is a simple one, I simply do not wear my e-ring. I wore it the first few days after I got it to show it off to my coworkers and after that, I started leaving it at home. I am going to have a very plain and sturdy wedding ring that I do not plan on taking off at all.


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