Active Girls – how do you keep your ring safe?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I take mine off as soon as I get home, and I don’t wear it for any activities or work that might bang my hands around, or get them dirty.  I have a totally plain white gold band for that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wear my ring to work, on errands, or if I’m out with DH. As soon as I get home, it comes off and is put in a container on my desk. I do not wear it to the gym, on walks with the dogs, any ‘adventures’ we go on, etc, as I have a tendency to lose or break things.

My ring is also insurance on our homeworkers insurance and I have the protection plan from the store. Definitely makes me feel a little better about it, but still, I don’t wear it around all the time.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I leave my ring at home if I think the activity I’m leaving the house to do will damage my ring.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a runner and do a lot of fitness stuff and I don’t wear it when I’m doing any of that. I also don’t wear it when I sleep and if I’m hanging around the house all day I’ll forget to put it on.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When we first got engaged I was super particular with mine (took it off before showering, sleeping etc) and when I went to visit and/or ride my horses I took it off. That eventually all stopped happening.

Unless my hands are super cold and the rings feel loose, they are on my hands 24/7. I ride horses 2-4 times per week, clean the house in them, shower, sleep, hike, bike, travel etc. I feel better with them on then off. My rings total over 4 carats and the engagement ring is quite large with over 30 small diamonds under the ‘rock’, and I’m still not worried. They are insured and I wouldn’t do anything with them that i thought could do any major damage.

Do what you are comfortable in, and if you plan on taking them off make sure you have a “safe spot” that they go in every time.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@StaceyA:  “I … clean the house in them, shower, sleep, hike, bike, travel etc.”

I’m the same way!  I rarely take mine off.  Occasionally I will for playing tennis simply because my fingers will swell and the ring gets really tight, not because I’m worried about damaging the ring.  I’ve had my e-ring for over 3 years now and my wedding band for over 2 and haven’t done any damage despite hardly ever taking them off.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I take mine off for hiking, kayaking, running, gardening, washing dishes, sleeping, showering, and messy cooking, etc. I have a little dish in the kitchen where the rings live if I’m working there, otherwise I store them in my jewelry box. I wouldn’t ever put them in a pocket, I’d bee too afraid to loose them this way. I had bought asimple  silver band to wear for active pursuits but after a while I stopped bothering with that. My hands swell sometimes so sometimes it was just uncomfortable.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

I take mine off for most active-type things… heck, I take it off even when I walk the dog! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like many PP my e-ring is probably off more then on.  I have a box at my place and at my FI’s place that I keep the ring when no wearing it.  I told him he has to buy my three wedding bands two with diamonds so I can stack them with my ring and one from Etsy that uses our thumb print in the band.   

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107118336/finger-print-wedding-band?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=thumb+print+ring&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=thumb+print+ring

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1- insure it 🙂 My hubby lost his ring for a week last week (thankfully we found it!) but it helped to know we had $ to get a new one.

2- I have a plain band to wear for my strenuous/dirty activities. I put my solitaire in its ring dish on my night stand, and wear the simple wide band for activities. I like to always have a wedding ring on (save for showering and sleeping) but I know that the wide band isn’t going to get caught on things, knock things, or lose diamonds. It’s dumb, but I like to “look married” when I’m out working out or running errands, especially if people I know see me without my regular set on (I grew up in a small town, people will find anything to comment on). Plus, who doesn’t love another piece of jewelry? 😉

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The only times I take my ring off as far as working out goes are boxing and pole. Boxing because there’s a good chance I could break a finger or hurt a knuckle with it on because I don’t usually wear gloves, just wraps. And pole because it messes up my grip and pinches.  I wear it for regular workouts and yoga and it never gives me issues.

For after we get married I bought a plain 2mm rose gold dipped Tungsten “stand in” ring for when we travel or when we do things where I could lose my ring- camping, canoing, that sort of thing.  It was like $15.  If it gets lost, not the end of the world.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I either run or go to the gym every day and I keep my ring safe the best way I can- I keep it on my finger!! I also work in a lab and wear it to work every day. The only time I take it off is if I swim because it’s a little bit too big and I have to make a first to keep it on. I wear it traveling, camping, etc. You’re way more likely to lose it than seriously damage it at the gym or in your kitchen.

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