Engagement ring – do you ever take it off? (Poll)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you ever take your diamond/engagement ring off?
    Never : (11 votes)
    4 %
    Only for extra messy and rough activities : (95 votes)
    35 %
    Yes for quite a few activities : (96 votes)
    36 %
    As soon as I get home I take it off : (67 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 46
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    7879 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    mahadewi :  I take my e-ring off a lot because it’s high set and delicate and I don’t want to hurt it (although it is diamonds and platinum and has had it’s fair share of accidental whacks). It comes off to sleep, shower, play sports, do heavy housework, etc. I purposely chose a wedding band without stones as my leave on no matter what ring. 

    Post # 47
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    628 posts
    Busy bee

    My friend is a gemologist, not a jeweler, and she recommends only wearing it for 8 hours a day. Helps with longevity and means less maintenance is required. I follow her guideline. There are also many days I don’t put it on at all.

    Post # 48
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’m a midwife elbows deep in vaginas all day and I never ever take my ring off- even for messy deliveries. Granted, I am gloved though

    Post # 49
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    47 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I only take my ring off when I shower, or when I have to do messy cooking (kneading dough, doing a lot with raw meat, etc.)

    Post # 50
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    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I take mine off for:

    • sleeping (my fingers sometimes swell and I don’t want to snag the prongs or scratch myself/my fiancée)
    • showering/bathing (it snags in my hair and collects bath product, some of which leaves a film)
    • working out (my fingers swell)
    • messy cooking (ie kneading dough, making meatballs) but not if I’m just doing something like making eggs
    • heavy chores (if there is risk of damage or injury, like furniture assembly or flipping the mattress)
    • manicure appointments 

    generally it’s the first thing I put on after showering in the morning and the last thing I take off before bedtime.  I have ring dishes in strategic places around the house (kitchen, all bathrooms, Mrs Box on nightstand, etc) and if it’s not on my finger, it’s in one of the ring dishes.  When I travel, I bring the Mrs Box with me and use that when it’s not on my finger. 

    I clean my ring daily with hot soapy water then a quick rinse in distilled water or alcohol to prevent water spots.

    Post # 51
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee

    If I could, I would never take mine off! But I do find it best to take it off for the following activities:

    • Showering
    • While I wash my face in the morning and put on lotion
    • Manicures and massages
    • Swimming
    • When I’m deep cleaning the apartment

    Whenever I take it off, I always put it in my ring box though. If I don’t have the box, it stays on my finger. I’m nervous to use ring dishes, since my cat is kinda a brat and would most likey eat it or play with it. 

    I don’t take it off while I sleep, and would only take it off for a more “intense” workout. If I’m just going to a barre class or doing cardio, I usually leave it on.

    Post # 52
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    4910 posts
    Honey bee

    mahadewi :  I can’t sleep with jewelery so I either wear it until bedtime or when I get home. I don’t usually shower with it either. But I also have hand eczema and my fingers swell on the regular. It might be different if I didn’t have this condition. 

    Post # 53
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    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    “Only for extra messy and rough activities” is a perfect description for me. If anything, I hope to get more used to wearing it, and take it off even less often in future. I’ve lost rings in the past and that CANNOT happen with this one! My mom never (well almost never) takes hers off and it’s not a problem for her. 

    Post # 54
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    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I hate the feeling of gunk caught between my rings and my finger so I take them off any time I’m cooking or cleaning in the kitchen, which is at least once a day. I have a little bowl for my rings on the sill.

    Also take them off for showering. For that it’s mostly because the conditioner gets them so slippery they start spinning wildly on my fingers and I’m worried my hair will pull them off

    I also don’t wear them to work out. I’ll leave them on my bedside table.

     

    Post # 55
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee

    I take my ring off for:
    sleeping (hands swell when I sleep and I put my hands under my face)
    showering (don’t want to gunk it up with lotion-y soap and shampoo/conditioner)
    martial arts training (not allowed to wear metal)
    pool or ocean (to protect from chlorine and to not lose it since my hands shrink from cold)
    cooking that involves stuff that can get stuck in the prongs (meatballs or dough)

    Most of the time I’m wearing my ring though. And my finger feels naked if I’m not.

    Post # 56
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee

    jachoo146 :  Does your ring not get in the way/scratch? I’m just imagining prongs/pave near a vagina and it doesn’t seem fun

    Post # 57
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    Before I got my ring I told myself I’d always keep it on, because that’s the sure-fire way to NOT lose it.  But now that Inhave it, I take it off every time I wash my hands, use hand sanitizer, cook, shower, sleep…  I take it off for every little thing because I don’t want to damage it or get it dirty.  I know this is extremely unwise but I can’t help it.  I would DIE if I lost it.  I keep thinking once the newness wears off I’ll take it off less.  

    Post # 58
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    bumblebug :  haha nope! At least I haven’t had any complaints yet! I have a low setting 

    Post # 60
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    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Fiance and I are quite active – he isn’t even getting a ‘real’ wedding ring, he’s opting for silicone instead. I take my ring off for weight lifting, power yoga, riding my horse and working around the barn, handling raw meat and dough, etc. I just don’t think wearing my ring all the time is worth damaging the pavé on the band. 

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