Post # 1
I am so incredibly paranoid about wearing my ring at work but I am just as paranoid about taking it off and losing it . If I wear it… Tiny little hairs from doing men’s haircuts get stuck in it, gross thick product like waxes and pomades get all over it.. My hands are constantly in water washing clients and putting on color (which has ammonia, and my stone is a sapphire not a diamond so that worries me). Will the excessive water make my white gold yellow faster? Will the hairsprays and products have any permanent effect on the ring or is it safe to just clean it at the end of the day every day? I don’t trust myself to even have a special place for it while at work because I know ill rush out one night and forget it in the shop. it kills me to wear it on a necklace because I’m at work more than I’m not so I feel like I’m never even wearing my ring! And that’s when most people ask to see it… So it sucks to be like oh yeah look this is my beautiful engagement ring that I’m wearing around my neck and not on my finger. -_- I guess the engagement is still new (2 months) and I’m still fascinated with having it on my finger and just want to be able to 24/7! So all you hairdressers out there… Any permanent damage from wearing your ring while working? Or should I just stop being paranoid!!
Post # 3
Not a hair dresser, but I am familiar with how busy your hands are with water and products, etc… I have a moonstone engagement ring too so I understand the concern.
My opinion may not matter, BUT if I were in your shoes I would keep it on the necklace while at work. I know it would suck, because I’m in the same boat you are about the ring still being exciting and wanting to wear it all the time. However, in the long run you want your ring to stay pretty! I would be concerned about the gold more than the stone, only because sapphires are pretty tough. Just for cleanliness, I wouldn’t want it on my hand while doing someone’s hair.
I know it’s not the same, but what about getting yourself a silver engagement band to wear at work? You can find some really cute ones on Etsy if you’re interested.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Not a hairdresser either but I will comment about what I see my hair stylist do – which is take her rings off all the time! I would be so worried if I was her because she often leaves them unattended on her work station. She’s got some serious bling too!
Most of the time she will keep them on when actually cutting and styling, but removes them during coloring to put gloves on and washing. If gloves would fit over the ring during coloring maybe you could keep them on?
A lot depends on how comfortable you feel for your own peace of mind. If you really want to wear it then try it out and see how it works for you. If you notice more wear and tear then maybe consider the necklace idea.
I work in a laboratory and I keep mine on most of the time except when really scrubbing my hands. Then I place it in a dish on a counter and put it right back on.
Post # 5
@BrieBrieGorGor: that’s a great idea, I’ve been thinking about doing that. Thanks 🙂
Post # 6
@teanybop: No problemo :] I am looking for one for myself too, as we are big on going to the beach and I won’t want to wear my engagement ring or my eternity band for fear of getting them messed up or worse, losing them!
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory
@teanybop: i wore mine to work (hair stylist) but A: mine was insured and B: it was from fredmeyers so i just popped in there once a week and had it cleaned. i dont work anymore (had a kid and am now a stay at home mom) i would wear mine all day except when i was putting in gels, palmades, waxes…. anything sticky. id just pull it off and put it in my pocket. once i was done styling and washed my hands id stick it back on.
Post # 8
im not a hairstylist but mine does not wear her rings BC she is working with hair products so much.
Post # 9
My hairstylist never wears her rings. I saw the e-ring (when she got it a few years ago), but just prior to the wedding she told me the jeweller had a terrible time cleaning it so she never wears either the e-ring or band to work. Instead she wears a plain gold band.
Post # 10
My hairdresser puts all of her rings on a chain and wears them as a necklace. I think that’s a lovely alternative 🙂