Post # 107
I take mine off for any activity that would cause it to get wet or sticky (or take it off shortly thereafter to clean/dry it), because I can’t stand having water/liquid/any kind of fluid or gel or sticky substance (including sweat) under or in my rings, watches, or bracelets. It drives me bonkers. But other than that, I rarely remove it except to fidget with it/photograph it/etc.
Post # 109
I take it off to put on lotions as I don’t like it getting gunked up… Also to clean it.
Post # 111
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I only take my ring off to shower or to do yard work. I sleep with it on because I get paranoid thinking it will somehow walk out of it’s jewelry box at night. I seriously had nightmares the entire night I slept without it!
Post # 112
@mypinkshoes: I agree. When I come home from work and change into pj’s or comfy clothes, my ring comes off.
My Fiance got me this adorable pewter ring holder I keep on my nightstand. Heavy enough so that the cat can’t knock it over!
Post # 113
I take my rings off when I shower, put lotion on, wash dishes and work out.
Post # 114
@Kazza: I used to take mine off to sleep but now I find myself wearing it more and more. I take it off sometimes for sex, washing dishes, cooking with something messy, and putting on lotion.
I have ring holders EVERYWHERE lol; by the bed, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and in my “dressing room” (spare bedroom).
Post # 115
Oh and I take it off when we’re moving furniture. We both graduated college and have started new careers (we didn’t live together before getting engaged) so there was and will be a lot of moving going on lol
Post # 116
I take my ring off when putting on lotion, showering, putting on makeup and cooking. I sleep with it on comfortably though.
Post # 117
not-so-patiently waiting on my e-ring, but wear my other rings to bed.
My SIL works in hospital and takes her rings off at the start of shift – she works in surgical, so she has to sterilize and glove up frequently, sometimes without a ton of warning. For a “welcome to the family” wedding gift, we got her a ring holder necklace off of etsy. It looks like a plain circle, but has a hidden hinge & you just slip your rings onto the circle (sort of like the “hinged” hoop earrings, except it does not have a visible hinge and is a perfect circle). You can find them in heart shapes too 🙂
Post # 118
I never ever take it off. A couple of my cousins (3) lost their ring when taking it off to wash dishes, take a shower, etc. So, I learned a lesson through them.
Post # 118
- Wedding: October 2014 - The Heathman Lodge (Vancouver)
I do when I am handling dirty dishes (more than just the dishwasher) or raw meats.
Since I got it in January, I haven’t taken it off much at all. I was at the jewelry store day before yesterday though looking at rings for the Fiance and the lady offered to clean it for me.
OMG it made a HUGE difference. She told me it had looked kind of dull on my hand and said it was most likely “soap scum” from showering with it on. I have now vowed to remove it to shower. It also makes washing my hair less painful.
Post # 119
I take my ring off to wash dishes, or take a bath. Apart from that, it stays on my hand. I have a cute elephant ring holder we named Smeagol in the kitchen, and a little saucer in my bathroom for it to hang out in. I tried to sleep without it one night, but woke up in a panic thinking I had lost it. Since then, it goes to bed with me! Also, I have a care plan, so I can get it fixed if something happens to it.
Post # 120
I take mine off when sleeping, showering, applying cream to skin, or anything that a little messy.