Do you sleep or shower with your rings on?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you sleep or shower with your rings on?

    I only sleep with my rings

    I only shower with my rings

    I do both

    I do neither

  • Post # 2
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I do neither. I take my rings and all jewelry off in the house.

    Post # 3
    318 posts
    Helper bee

    I dont take my rings off for sleeping or showering., cooking or cleaning. They dont come off unless im doing some very dirty work, which is very rarely.

    Post # 4
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2020

    I have ring plates in the bathrooms and bedroom. I never sleep, wash, wash my hands or shower with my rings on. 

    Post # 5
    717 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Sleep but not shower! My setting would get all kinds of soap scum it if I showered with it

    Post # 6
    10466 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I leave them on when sleeping, but take them off to shower.

    I don’t take them off to wash my hands though. I’m worried I might lose it down the sink at work.

    Post # 7
    4060 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I take all jewlery off as soon as I get home just to be more comfortable. I can’t sleep in it because my hands swell some at night and it’s uncomfortable.

    Post # 8
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2021

    Genuine question, why do people take them off to sleep?

    I kind of understand showering, although I think it’s a bit OTT as good quality jewellery should definitely be able to go in the shower and be cleaned regularly. I only ever take mine off if I’m doing heavy work, which is hardly ever. I would rather clean it more than risk losing it. 

    Post # 9
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    I don’t take mine off for anything.

    Post # 10
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    My jeweler said that my ring is strong enough to even shower with it on. So not I only take it off when using cleaning chemicals, going to the gym to lift weights and cooking with raw meat. I sleep with it on. My sister only takes here off when making meatloaf. She hikes, sleeps, workouts, cleans, gardens, etc with it on. 

    Post # 11
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

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    ariesscientist :  I’d be glad to share my reasons! 🙂 I personally don’t sleep with my ring on for two reasons: One, I have a history of scratching at my face and chest when I have nightmares and wearing a ring with prongs and a hard stone seems like an invitation to do even more damage! Haha

    The other reason is fear of damage to my ring. I guess you can blame my hairdresser for that! She slept with her engagement ring on and during the night, it caught on something and pulled a prong loose. When she woke up in the morning, her diamond was gone and it took her the whole rest of the day to tear apart her bed until she found it. That story kind of scared me into a fear of something similar happening (or, at the very least, weakening the prongs by catching them on the bedspread or something!)

    I’m sure I’m overly cautious, but I feel better safe than sorry on both counts (risk of both hurting the ring and hurting MYSELF haha)

    Post # 12
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    My habit is to leave rings in my Mrs Box when I sleep and shower. 

    Part of the problem is that they’re loose now (winter) so I’m paranoid in the shower. As for sleep, my ering has lots of intricate details/pave so it’s best to not damage it. 

    Post # 13
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I don’t do either, the showering one because I don’t like to get lots of product on my rings, and the sleeping one because I find the raised setting uncomfortable against the bedding/pillows/body pillow etc.

    I have fixed places I put my jewellery when I take it off (I have a ring holder by my bed, in the kitchen, and a jewellery dish in the bathroom for taking out earrings etc too). 

    My husband keeps his ring on all the time unless he’s doing something particularly dirty, but he just has a plain band

    Post # 14
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    When I was engaged, I’d wear my engagement ring all the time except working out at the gym, shower, and sleep.  After getting married, I only wear my engagement ring on special occasions, but never take my wedding ring off.

    Post # 15
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY

    I used to do both with my promise ring, and it was fine. I now don’t with my engagement ring because the stone is larger and shows water marks and smudges. 

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