posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: WHAT SHOUDL I DO??
    TAKE IT BACK : (9 votes)
    4 %
    96 %
  • Post # 3
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    would you be okay with just getting it professionally cleaned/sanitized? at least that way you’re not looking at having to get a different ring…

    Post # 4
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Pour some rubbing alcohol over it, give it a rinse,  and you’ll be good to go.

    Post # 5
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    I think getting a different ring is pretty extreme. If the toilet was erm, flushed, that water is actually pretty clean. I’d just give it a scrub.  After all, we see dogs and cats drinking out of it all the time. 

    Post # 7
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Can you pour some rubbing alcohol in a dish and just let it sit in there? You can even change it out several times (with your gloves on, of course). That should take care of it.

    Post # 8
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @shellsphoto:if your issue with the toilet is that extreme, then there’s only one choice – go exchange it.  Most other people would just get over it.  Sorry to be this graphic, but nave you never had water splash up on your tush? Do you scrub off your layer of skin when that happens? If you can clean skin, you can clean metal….

    Post # 9
    11419 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I would wash your ring — in your hands — with soapy water — WITH THE DRAIN CLOSED in the sink — several times to remove any surface grime.  Then, I would do as PPs said, put your ring in a bowl in a safe place with rubbing alcohol for several minutes.  Then, I probably would take the ring to the jeweler and ask them to clean it for you. As you likely already know, jewelers do this all of the time for all kinds of people, so they will not ask you why you want it to be cleaned, and the cleaning only takes a few minutes.) After all of that, you should be fine with wearing it. 

    Post # 10
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @pinkshoes: Seriously, I second this.

    I definitely would suggest you just get over it. If you put it on and force yourself to wear it, you eventually probably won’t even think about it.  It seems like you’re just psyching yourself out over this!

    Post # 11
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @pinkshoes: LMAO

    Well it seems like getting a new ring is best for you! While your finger is naked , perhaps you can get a fakegagement ring from a big box store to tide you over 🙂


    Post # 12
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Aww, you remind me of my sister :). I would take it to have it professionally cleaned (make your Fiance go with you so he can be the one to touch it) and then maybe leave it in the box a few days just so you really, really, really know that all the germs are gone. Take it one more time to be cleaned, and then you’ll be fine, I promise! It’s probably dirtier on a daily basis than it is once it’s been cleaned twice :). Good luck! (And don’t exchange it, I think you’ll just regret later not having the one he proposed with).

    Post # 13
    3150 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    what wisdom are you looking for? wipe it off and put it back on.

    Post # 14
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I guess I don’t get it because I don’t suffer from germaphobia (or whatever real name there is).  Just disinfect it. Have you ever touched a shopping cart or a hotel remote control?  Because trust me, those are way nastier than your already-flushed toilet!

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