Help! Engagement ring to class

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: What to do with engagement ring
    Who cares wear engagement ring proudly : (64 votes)
    94 %
    Leave engagement home : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    22 posts

    I wouldnt worry about it. Coming from a recent college grad, students and professors probably wont even notice. And even if they did notice, they probably wouldnt really care since you are several years older than them(compared to most students in the class). I say wear it!

    Post # 3
    8 posts

    I’m in the same situation as you! I just turned 30 and returning to university this Tuesday (as I have Tuesdays and Thursdays classes). I don’t have my ring yet because waiting for it to be set but was thinking about this. I haven’t decided if I will or will wear it so I’m interested in what other bees have to say. 

    Post # 4
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    It depends where you live. I live in an area where my 3ct center stone is the lower end of rings here. 

    Post # 5
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Wear it, getting robbed on a college campus is pretty slim. I wear a sizable rock and I’ve been to some very shady places with it. Also if a professor thinks you don’t need the class then that is their problem, not yours-just do your best 

    Post # 6
    336 posts
    Helper bee

    Wear it – get insurance if you don’t have it. We can’t kive our lives anticipating how others might react to us, and paranoia hinders joy. 

    Post # 7
    6302 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think your mother’s advice sounds like outdated nonsense across the board. Like when my grandmother told me “Ladies don’t run.”

    Most people aren’t going to be paying attention to your ring. And what is a faculty member going to do if they assume you don’t actually need the class? Not grade your work? And who cares if someone else is salty because of your ring?

    Wear your ring. Enjoy your classes and your return to college. I’ve noticed that folks who return to school having had some life experience often make great students because they’ve got their priorities clear and know themselves better.

    Good luck!

    Post # 9
    4604 posts
    Honey bee

    Professors don’t give a shit.  Actually very few people will give a shit, but professors especially don’t have time for that shit.  The school cares that you paid your tuition.  Your professors care that you show up and do the work.  Your classmates care that you don’t flake out on group projects.  That’s it.  No one has the time or inkling to care about anything you wear on your body.

    As for wearing it on campus – if you wear your ring other places, I don’t know why you wouldn’t wear it on campus.  

    Post # 10
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    georgiapeach11 :  Congrats on returning to school! 

    I would wear it.  College students come from all walks of life.  Some are wealthy, some are poor, and most are in between.  No professor is going to think a student doesn’t need to be at school, just because of jewelry. 

    I would also think the risk of theft is quite low as long as you don’t take it off.  

    Post # 11
    3079 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    Rock it! And good for you going back to school. I just turned 36 and have recently been considering it (I never went to college after high school) but to be honest…..I’m terrified. You are amazing in my book! 

    Post # 13
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not a professor, but I teach college classes at the university here. I can tell you that exactly 0% of my thought process in regards to evaluating students has relied on what they wear on their hands. To be honest, I can’t even tell you if any of them have ever worn wedding or engagement rings. The only times I notice their hands are when they’re up in the air asking a question.

    As for theft, you’re much more likely to get your laptop stolen on a college campus than a ring.

    Post # 14
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I can’t imagine how it would affect your grades and unless your campus is in some super bad neighborhood, I don’t see how it would make you a target for theft. I think you mom is worrying too much about it. 

    Post # 15
    53 posts
    Worker bee

    I was engaged when I was in college at the age of 20 and wore my ring.


    The only person who seemed to notice was the NP at the student health center who asked while doing my intake paperwork, “What’s your relationship status? Oh, nevermind, I see a ring, I guess you are engaged.” That’s literally it.

    Nice ring btw. 🙂

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