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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you ever take your diamond/engagement ring off?


    Only for extra messy and rough activities

    Yes for quite a few activities

    As soon as I get home I take it off

  • Post # 78
    14 posts
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I take my engagement ring off for my ballet/horsebackriding/workout classes and most showers.  I don’t want the prongs to get damaged during rough activities and I don’t want the stones to get an oily film over them when I shower/put on hair oil.

    Otherwise I wear it all the time. 

    Oh and I only started to take it off for the activities above AFTER I got my ring insurance through JM. 

    Unfortunately I have horror stories of my colleagues losing their engagement rings in the operating room or at work when changing in/out of scrubs so since then I vowed to never take it off unless I absolutely have to. Oh, and to get it insured. 

    Post # 79
    373 posts
    Helper bee

    I take it off as soon as I get home.I don’t let water or soap or anything abrasive touch it. That is easiest when its not on my finger while home.Plus, for me, an engagement ring is primarily to show the world I am taken. When I am home, that becomes irrelevant.

    Post # 81
    7979 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I never took my original ring off. It went through everything and never was the worse for wear. But DH upgraded my ring for an anniversary, and the stone was much bigger than what I was used to. I wore it the same way for several years, and the stone became loose. I had it tightened and decided that wearing it 24/7 probably wasn’t as good an idea when the torque of catching it on something was so much greater than with my previous ring. So now I put it on whenever I leave the house, and take it off as soon as I get home. That has kept it in perfect shape for a number of years now. 

    When we travel, I do not remove my ring. It is safer on my finger than off in those situations, and I know that water won’t hurt it. Heck, it took several years of contant wear for it to loosen, so I know it can withstand a few vacations and not be the worse for wear. It is also insured, so that helps with peace of mind.

    Post # 83
    973 posts
    Busy bee

    When I work out and sleep I take it off. Sometimes when I clean I’ll take it off.

    Post # 84
    3439 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I take mine off for cooking, showering, swimming, and sleeping. 

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