Everyday engagement ring care? On vacation?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Blushing bee

At home when I take my rings off they go on a ring stand and I have one at every sink in the house as well as on my dresser. When I traveling take one of the ring stands with me put it on the nightstand and place my rings on it while showering or sleeping. If the vacation spot has a safe in the room then when I am on the beach that is where it goes. Although my rings fit well I have always feared losing them in the water or the sand where there is almost no hope of finding them again.

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

somethingbluecheese :  My stone is a tourmaline, so I am more careful with it than others with diamonds. As such, when I’m on vacation, the time is either in my finger or in my jewelry box. I am paranoid about losing it, so I also got one of those wrist wallets for runners. I keep it in my purse and if I am ever doing something physical (like lifting something heavy) I poo the wrist wallet on and put my ring in there. Finally, if I am somewhere without either of those two things, I’m always wearing a necklace that my future husband got me, so I just slip the ring on the chain if imI eating something messy.

 

Also, I got a mini bottle of Dawn soap to travel with and I bring a soft toothbrush and a eyeglasses cleaning cloth. My ring tends to get much dirtier on vacation, so I usually will clean it at least once in the hotel. I use one if the coffee cups the hitem provides, fill it up with water, move away from the sink, mix in some Dawn to make a soapy mix, drop my ring in and let it sit for 30 min, then scrub it with the toothbrush. To rinse, I’ll move back to the sink and plug the drain, and quickly run it under water until the soap is gone. Then I pat dry with a towel and finally do a final polish with the lens cloth.

I’m obviously a bit neurotic, but I love my ring and I got a stone that needs a little more TLC. Plus, I have a history – I once took off a ring at an airport bathroom to wash my hands and forgot it there 😣 

Post # 33
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Busy bee

Take it off for pool hot tub only! Chlorine will damage the metal in your ring.  Do NOT put it in hotel safe. Employees can access those safes. I would hide it in a place nobody would look in the room. Just don’t forget where you hide it. I put mine in a sock and stick the sock in my sneakers. 

I clean my set with Tiffany & Co liquid diamond cleaner.  

Post # 34
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Busy bee

MrsWRK15 :  Employees can access hotel safes. This is a bad practice. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

janedoe27 :  If you’re staying in a rough hotel, I agree with you. However, my logic with using the hotel safe is that, by putting things in the safe, you’re telling employees and housekeeping that those items are valuable and that you went out of your way to protect them. As such, they’ll think twice before stealing them, because they know you remember that you put them there.

I also, though, always put a do not disturb sign on the door to make sure no one comes into our room.

Post # 36
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Helper bee

I travel a lot for work, and I know how “unsafe” those safes are. Any hotel employee knows the default code, and even if they don’t it’s easy to override them. I always travel with nylon zip ties and I lock variables in my luggage this way. Someone is less likely to go through your things if it’s obvious they’ve done so (breaking the seal). If I have something of real value in the room, it goes in my locked bag and the do not disturb sign goes on the door.

Call me crazy, but I’d never leave something so precious in a hotel safe. I know many colleagues who have had things walk off – especially in vacation areas like the Caribbean.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I only remove my rings on Saturday that’s the day that I do house cleaning and laundry, other than that I always wear my rings

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