- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Thank you bees! You’ve made me feel much better about the ring I want. I was kind of feeling like I’m a bad girl for wanting to wear my rings all the time after what the jeweler told me. 🙁
I’m kind of appalled by how much everything wedding-related costs. Blah.
I have a plain, 3mm comfort fit platinum wedding band which I LOVE. Don’t get me wrong, I love diamonds as much as the next person, but I wanted something I could leave on all the time and not worry about. Since I have had kids I rarely wear my e-ring anymore, not that I don’t love it, but just doing so much stuff with my hands during the day, it’s easier to not wear it, but I love that I can leave my wedding band on all the time.
OP, personally I don’t see why you couldnt’ wear that band that you picked all the time, yes….gold will wear away over time, but that’s OVER time….it won’t be over night. The diamonds appear to be bezel set into the band…it should wear well. If you like it…wear it all the time!!
I usually wear both rings when I’m doing field work. I don’t do a ton of stuff where I’m getting my hands in the dirt or water, though. I do take my e-ring off when I’m atv-ing (which is a pretty big component of my job during part of the season) because I get incredibly dusty and filthy. My wedding band is just a thin band so it goes just about everywhere I do.
Do I remember that you do aquatic stuff? That might be a little different – lots of mud and goo.
I’d just get it and wear it, and assume that any potential wear and tear would be really gradual. If you cover it in your insurance, I think that should cover replacing a stone, and it usually only costs ~1% of the appraisal value per year.
I guess I might have mentioned wanting to get into aquatic stuff at some point, but no, I’m actually a botanist, so most of what I do in the field is hiking around, and often it involves clinging to rocks and even doing a bit of rock-climbing. I’m into working with rare plants (crossing my fingers I’ll get a permanent job doing rare plant monitoring someday), and many of them here grow in rather rocky places. But I don’t do much grubbing around in the dirt. 🙂
I just found this ring on Etsy (from Opalwing jewelry) also– I’m beginning to see that having a band with stones in it may be too expensive for us and possibly needy of maintenance. And I showed these to my Fiance and he actually really liked them (I’d been under the impression that he was only interested in a plain band, and resigned to our wedding bands not matching, but if we can compromise with something like this, I’d be really happy).
My band is platinum, 2mm. I wear it for everything. I have a diamond and sapphire band too but I always worry I will damage it. I think the band you picked will be fine to wear all the time.
ETA: My diamond and sapphire band is shared prong, not burnished set like yours, which I think is why I worry about damage.
I really like that other ring you posted! Would you wear it alone, or with your e-ring too? In another life I’d definitely have a leafy or twiggy ring, but I’ll just live vicariously through my husband’s wood grain patterned one.
(Speaking of work – I should go DO some. Hope the semester is wrapping up well for ya. I’m also editing a MS for publication right now and it’s a nightmare… just want to be done with it!)
That ring is really pretty!
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with taking off your band when needed. DH removes his every morning to shower, because he doesn’t like how it slides around a bit in the water (not loose, but he just doesn’t like it) My band has diamonds, and I’ve taken it off this week when I was making cookies, cleaning out the fish tank, cleaning the sink with a scrubbing powder, etc.
At some point I’m going to get a plain band that’s very similar to DH’s, for travel and sports. We recently did a water fall climb on a vacation, and I wore another silver band. My ring probably would have been fine, but my thought is- why take chances with it?
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