Post # 1
I’m newly engaged and love my ring. I find myself taking it off throughout the day, though. I take it off whenever I wash my hands, shower, put lotion on, or use hair products. I do sleep with it on and leave it on all other times. My main concern is that one of the times I take it off I’ll forget to put it back on right away and lose it.
Just curious how often you ladies find yourselves taking your rings off. If you wear your ring pretty much 24/7, are you not worried about it getting wet/dirty? Do you wash your hands with it on? I guess I feel like I’ll ruin it, I don’t know. This whole wearing nice jewelry thing is new to me.
Post # 2
I’m the same way. I take it off far too often for my own comfort, especially at work. I hate the feeling of water being under my ring and I put on lotion all the time. I’m trying really hard to stop taking it off because I am so afraid of misplacing it. Just know that water and lotion and hair products won’t hurt your ring. Invest in some jewelry cleaner and clean your ring every day like I do! 🙂
Post # 3
I take mine off to clean it daily, and when I use lotion or hair product, or when I’m working with fondant (leaves indents).Otherwise that sucker stays put. I panic if I look down and its not on my finger.
Post # 4
I only take off mine when I have to put my hand in my hair (so when I wash or style it), when I do heavy cleaning or super dirty work/cooking. I keep it on when I sleep, shower, do the dishes…
I installed 2 little hooks inside cabinets in my bathroom and in the kitchen so when I have to get it off its only to put in on one of those hooks. Then I know if it’s not on my finger there are only 2 other places to look for it!
Post # 5
spiffanee: When I first got engaged, I took the ring off all the time. I thought it was a little uncomfortable and that the stone was too big and was scratching my finger. I know, what a freakin’ problem to have. I don’t wear any other jewelry besides my ring, so I wasn’t used to wearing a ring day in and day out. I took it off to sleep, shower, wash my hands, do dishes, etc. The problem was that it stayed uncomfortable for over two weeks and I realized it was becuase I wasn’t getting used to wearing it full time.
Now, I hardly ever take it off. Over the summer I was taking it off to go in the pool, but even I said eff it after a while and kept it on.
Post # 6
spiffanee: As time goes on you’ll get used to it. I took mine off a lot at first, same as you I HATE having water under it. Usually when I’m drying my hands I shimmy the ring down a bit and dry my fingers then pop it back up. Ony takes a second and I feel much better.
I take my ring off to sleep, it stays in the box on my nightstand, then I put it back on after I shower. There’s only ever two places I ring will be, on my finger, or in the ‘spence’ box that it came in.
Post # 7
I never ever take mine off. I wear it no matter what I’m doing, painting, swimming in the ocean, lawn work, household cleaning/bleaching. i even have tons of pave and dont worry. The more you take it off the better chance of losing it. Since getting engaged over 2 year ago I’ve taken my ring/rings off a total of 6 times, to get the stones checked and to get them dipped.
Post # 8
spiffanee: I’ve been married for a while, and I still wear my rings most of the time. With my original ERing, I wore it all the time. Even when showering and sleeping and doing most housework. With the anniversary ring I wear now, I keep it on quite a bit of the time.
I don’t sleep in it, so it stays in its box on my nightstand at night. I also take it off to wash my hands because my skin breaks out if there is even a teeny bit of water left under it, but it goes into the pocket of my jeans. Or, if Darling Husband is with me, I ask him to hold my rings while I wash my hands. At home, there is one certain spot in the kitchen but away from the sink where it waits for me while I cook and wash dishes.
Post # 9
I take mine off alot but I think its because I havnt got used to it yet. I take it off to sleep, shower, do the washing up, put hair products on, put lotion on etc. I even take mine off to put makeup on- just incase I get foundation on it. I’m pretty paranoid about it really. I was funny about washing my hands with it on at first but I’ve relaxed about that now. I still wont get it wet though.
Post # 10
I rarely take my rings off – only when gardening, sanding, baking and travelling in third world countries.
My rings are insured.
Post # 11
spiffanee: I take my rings off when I shower, do dishes, at work (no jewellry policy), sleeping,baking etc. I guess that leaves me wondering when I do wear my rings…around the house/out when I go out to do errands etc. Anytime I can that is! I love my rings don’t get me wrong but at the end of the day for me personally its just a symbol. It doesn’t make me less married because I don’t wear them. My husband is the same way though, he works around machinery and they have a no jewellry policy at his work too. This is just us though!
Post # 12
i dont wear my rings basically all week unless im going out at night because i work as a nurse and my rings were very expensive! I dont want to damage them taking gloves on and off all day. I have a plain band i wear to work. I pretty much dont wear them if i am just around the house, i put them on whenever i leave though. Im not afraid of losing them because i have a little tiffany zip up jewelry case that i keep them in and im really good about always putting them back in it! I wash my rings every weekend with hot water and dawn soap and a baby toothbrush. Then i steam them in the jewel jet!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
spiffanee: I really only wear my rings when I leave the house. I don’t wear them when I lotion, shower, do my hair, or sleep. I also try to remember to take them off when I get dressed/undressed. I heard that most rings get damaged by getting the prongs snagged on something during sleep or changing of clothes. And because I don’t wear them when doing my hair or lotioning, they don’t need to be cleaned as often.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I don’t wear my engagement ring anymore. It was beautiful, it served its purpose, but now it’s in a shadowbox with my bouquet on my dresser. I’m not a “ring person” so it just never felt comfortable. My wedding band I wear almost every day, although I take it off any time I wash my hands/shower. There are cute little bowls I got at Marshalls all over the apartment next to sinks/the bathtub/etc for just this purpose 🙂
Post # 15
winterwoodlandbride15: good tip for drying, thanks. I need to get used to wearing it when washing my hands as thay’s what causes me to take the ring off throughout the day.