(Closed) Do most people wear both rings post marriage all the time?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

FutureMrsGeek:  I wear my engagement ring & wedding band on different hands actually.

My engagement ring is really delicate & has micropave melee along the basket/donut & I don’t want to damage it with my wedding ring.

I wear my engagement ring on my left ring finger & my wedding band on my ring hand ring finger. Sometimes I will ditch the engagement ring for the day & just wear the wedding band on my left ring finger though.

Post # 62
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Most of the time I wear only my wedding band, a plain gold band. Occasionally I wear only my e-ring because I like the way it looks alone. Sometimes I wear both together. I don’t know anyone else under 30 who wears only a band but I’m just not a big jewelry person. I love my e-ring to pieces, but I feel like I appreciate it more when I don’t wear it all the time. 

I have a toddler who loves my sparkly e-ring and tries to pull it off my finger and/or eat it on a regular basis. There are teeth marks in the gold from her dragging it through her teeth. Sometimes I just put it on after she goes to bed so I can admire it.

Post # 63
6093 posts
Bee Keeper

For many years of our marriage, I just wore a wedding band. My ERing was put away, because it didn’t go with the band my husband picked for me. When I got pregnant, I became unable to wear the band from my wedding day, so I had various other ones (sterling silver, so not super expensive) that I switched around, depending on my mood.

My husband gave me a new set for our 16th wedding anniversary, so now I wear both those rings together, pretty much all the time … although I don’t sleep in them.

My mom has always worn hers together as a set. With other women in my family, it varies. Some wear both rings as a set, some wear a band only, some wear a band on one hand and ERing on the other.

Post # 64
1988 posts
Buzzing bee

I will wear both my engagement ring (when I have it, which might be just 6 months before our March wedding) and wedding band. Then when we go to Germany in the summers I’ll wear e-ring on left and band on the right as there the tradition is to wear your band on the right and they normally just have plain bands, no wedding sets.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by  Sporty-Bee.
Post # 65
6716 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The women in my family have always worn both rings, as do most of the women I know, both older and younger. I agree with previous posters who say that jewelry is meant to be worn, and I cannot imagine having my Darling Husband put so much thought, effort and perhaps money into a ring that spent most of its time alone in a box. That seems a shame. Why bother with two rings if a person only intends to wear one?

Post # 66
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

plum_pudding:  Well I can understand that situation. I would be paranoid too! But I would also be a bit disappointed I couldn’t actually wear my engagement ring. I would want a stand in ring if I were in her shoes. Not a hugely expensive one, but if I can’t have the toy on the shelf because it’s too fragile, at least give me a cheaper one to play with! 

Post # 67
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I always wear both rings, I love them too much not to! 

Post # 68
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wear mine all the time together and thinking of getting them soldered together.  I have a custom wedding band and love a flush look so I can’t switch things up.

Post # 69
3101 posts
Sugar bee

FutureMrsGeek:  In 6 years, I’ve never once worn my w-band alone.

Post # 70
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Costa Rica destination

I wear both everyday- but I sleep and MUST sleep with my wedding band on to keep it close 🙂

Post # 71
2681 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I’ve been married for just over a year & a half & I still wear both everyday, nearly all the time ..with my wedding band “closest to my heart” if that matters 😉

Post # 72
2982 posts
Sugar bee

I wear both all the time except when baking, decorating the house or travelling in poorer countries.  

My ring is insured.  My husband says that he’s not interested in the ring itself.  It’s only an inanimate object after all.  He is only interested in the pleasure that it gives me.  So he says wear it and if you lose it we will get you another one.

Post # 73
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureMrsGeek:  Yes, I wear just my wedding band most of the time. I am in the minority though, at least where I am (Australia).

Post # 74
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Both together always, during the day, to sleep, while cooking, cleaning and gardening! As have all of the women in my family. The only exception was while we were travelling in SA this year, I left my Ering behind and wore only my band. My eRing was designed to be wearable though, low profile, difficult to catch, easy to clean etc. with wearing it always in mind.

Post # 75
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wear both every day. I think my Darling Husband would be quite upset if I didn’t wear the engagement ring. I chose something that is pretty practical, so it’s not a PITA to wear daily.

Most people where I live wear both.

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