FUN POLL: Are you wearing your e-ring/wedding bands during quarantine?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I typically don’t wear my rings at home because I’m allergic to gold and they irritate my skin if I wear them too much but I do sometimes to add a little sparkle πŸ™‚ 

Post # 3
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Las Vegas

Not in quarantine because I work as a nurse.

I don’t wear my engagement ring at work. I wear it at home, except when I’m cooking, cleaning, showering, or sleeping. I also wear it when I go out.

Post # 4
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Hampton, VA

I’m working from home and have been since last Friday. I have been wearing either my e ring, my wedding band, or nothing…depending on my mood. Lol

Post # 5
1409 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Haha I was just thinking about this! I usually wear by whole wedding set all the time but I’ve only been wearing my wedding band for the last 2-3 weeks because it just makes all the obsessive handwashing and then hand-lotioning easier!

Post # 6
1063 posts
Bumble bee

It occured to me that my engagement ring was potentially “holding” a lot of germs and I really can’t imagine cleaning it as often as I clean my hands (100’s of times per day) so I’ve removed it. My plain gold wedding band seems less likely to “hold” onto germs, and I just put soap on it everytime I wash my hands. 

I actually miss wearing it, even in my own house, but I can’t put soap on it, and I can’t keep it truly clean.  

Not the worst issue. 

Post # 7
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin

Fun question! My engagement ring is the last thing I put on when I leave the house and the first thing I take off when I get home so I haven’t worn mine in almost a month. 

Even when I run out for random, quick errands, I don’t put it on because I know I’ll just take it off in a few minutes when I get home. 

Ready for work/social events so I have a reason to wear it again! 

Post # 8
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Not on lockdown or anything but I was told to not come to work next week (being payed though). 

I always wear my rings so I am wearing them now as well. I did switch to my plain wedding band though. My eternity band is in need of some tlc (eg prong grooming) so I took it off about 12 days ago and originally planned to drop it off at the jewelers ASAP.  Well that didn’t work out and with all the frequent hand washing and sanitizing the plain band is more practical anyhow. 

Post # 9
2819 posts
Sugar bee

I never take my plain wedding band off, but I haven’t been wearing my engagement ring. I usually take it off at home anyway, and since I haven’t been going out except to walk around the neighborhood to stretch my legs, I haven’t been wearing jewelry. I did put on earrings and a little bit of makeup today, which is more than I’ve done for most of the past week. 

Post # 10
484 posts
Helper bee

I got engaged 2 weeks ago and I’ve just been putting on my ring and staring at it, taking pictures, … haha

but mostly it’s in a jewelry box!

Post # 11
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I have several stand in sets so I’ve just been wearing a solitaire moissy not my diamond since it’s easier to wash my hands and sanitize. I never wear my ring at home either so not sure why I am now?! I actually went to the dr. yesterday because I was coughing pretty bad and my boss didn’t want me coming in to the office.  It was a crazy experience going during this time, when I walked in the receptionist yelled “everybody mask up”  and they made me put on a mask and had me separated from all other patients. They said I was only the 6th person they’ve seen with symptoms so they had to be cautious. Once I did labs and chest x-rays the doctor came in and looked at me and said flu test was negative and I have an upper respiratory and sinus infection. He said no need to test for covid-19 unless I want to since he was able to see it was bacterial not viral he doesn’t think it would be positive. Yay!!! Hope you all stay safe and don’t go to stir crazy bees πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»

sorry for the long off topic comment 🀷🏼‍β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️

Post # 12
5379 posts
Bee Keeper

No, I usually don’t even wear it on a daily basis.

Post # 13
2262 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I never take my plain gold band off (it’s 2 mm comfort fit, so I don’t ever notice it), so that’s been on. In normal life (we’ve been home for a week now, will be indefinitely), I put my full set on right before work and take it off as soon as I come home and put on sweatpants/pull my hair up. Weekends, I only wear it if we go on a date. 

I might throw the full set on here and there, depending on how long this all lasts. On the other hand, I had to remove my dip powder nails myself so my natural nails are cut super short, have some glue on them, and look pretty wrecked, so I may just wait to put my blingier rings on until I can make them look more decent. 

Post # 14
4259 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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allthatglitters14 :  I’m still wearing my wedding set and my usual jewelry. I follow my normal morning routine Monday through Friday even though I’m working from home now because that puts my mind in work mode. I also have video conference meetings daily so I do have to actually look decent, although we can dress down every day now πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I usually only wear my engagement ring in the evening or weekends, due to my job, but I haven’t worn it for a week as was advised it could hold corona germs, even if I washed it thoroughly.  And I was also concerned that frequent hand washing would damage the ring – don’t get me wrong, I’ve always washed my hands but now I’m doing it much more than normal.  Also, my hands are red raw from all this washing, so the ring wouldn’t look that great on my hand right now anyway.

I do miss wearing it though.  Especially as it now seems very uncertain if we will even be able to do the basic legal marriage bit on our planned wedding date.  But I do have a pendant that my fiance gave to me, so I’m wearing that a lot, as that has almost as much meaning as my ring.  It’s comforting.

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