(Closed) Ladies that have hands on jobs or are rough on hands.

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m a hairstylist and i wear my rings all the time at work (though i am considering getting a stand-in ring). i have a halo with a pave band.

Post # 3
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Stephy33:  Lady with a hands on job here! I’m a chef.

I have a halo and an eternity band, lots of little diamonds. It’s so beautiful and I adore wearing it. For sanitary concerns, it’s not good to wear ANY rings with stones at work for me. My work is pretty hard on my hands anyways… I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing diamonds even if I had a solitaire.

My solution: I leave my rings at home, but I bought myself a plain rose gold band for work. It’s durable enough, and it has the added bonus of being very pretty in it’s own way too. I also wear it at the gym, if I’m going to be doing anything rough, or even on vacation depending on where I’m going. 

Post # 4
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Stephy33:  I work in a lab, so am often wearing gloves and constantly washing my hands. I feel the gloves put a strain on the prongs on my setting, plus the tension is uncomfortable and I worry about it ripping through the latex, so I don’t wear my engagement ring on labwork heavy days. It used to really bother me (hated leaving it behind!) but now I’m married and can wear my wedding band, so that makes me happier!

Both my rings have pave bands and I haven’t had any issues with losing stones or wearing out the rhodium plating (white gold) with very frequent hand washing so far…

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Post # 5
589 posts
Busy bee

As a nurse I don’t wear my engagement ring to work for obvious reasons!  I do wear my wedding ring, but it doesn’t have any stones in it – just engraving around the edges.  I did contemplate about getting stones in my wedding ring, but we are not supposed to wear jewellery with stones….actually we’re supposed to be bare bellow the elbows – but I wear my wedding ring anyways!! Lol.  

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I’m a baker so I don’t wear my ring while I’m working. For sanitation reasons and it would just end up getting dirty so I end up putting it in a small felt bag in my purse. My old ring was micropave. I had no issues of the stones falling out.

Post # 7
1537 posts
Bumble bee

Well I volunteer with babies and toddlers and even though its not a rough on hands job, I don’t wear my ring for it. I get enough glue / saliva /bodily fluids on me from them as it is so I’d rather just keep it clean. But my hairdresser is 50/50 she wears it if shes only got cuts that day and if shes dying /highlighting then she doesnt. My rings a solitaire.

Post # 8
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Stephy33:  I’m a nurse and my ring is a halo and my band is a half eternity. I have been wearing them to work, but I have to be conscious of putting on gloves and taking them off because they can snag the prongs. I actually just ordered an eternity band to wear alone. I can’t wear the band I have alone because it is curved.

Post # 9
560 posts
Busy bee

I run my own factory, manufacturing doggy products (textile) and am a dog trainer too, so it is very hands on. This is not my e-ring, rather a right hand ring. But I have worn it at work on a regular basis and it’s an antique amethyst. Based on this ring I feel comfortable getting a Morganite e-ring.

Post # 10
1019 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not engaged yet, but I am a grocery store bagger who wears RHRs to work. I find that they seldom get in the way when I’m doing the actual bagging. However, my duties also include gathering carts, and that aspect of my job is tougher on my hands. I frequently pinch my fingers with the hooks (I’m still pretty new to the job), but I’ve only had that happen to my index finger and thumb, upon which I never wear rings.

Post # 11
6334 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Stephy33:  I work at a supermarket part-time (oh, the glamour!), so it’s pretty-hands on: lots of lifting/handling goos, and I have a habit of banging the til drawyer down with my left hand.. Not had any issues.

My rings are platinum, with micro-pave diamonds on my wedding band, and in the shoulders of the engagement ring, and diamond melee in a ‘halo’ surrounding the centre stones on my engagement ring.

Wouldn’t wear them if I was a hairdresser/chef/nurse etc though as they would catch on hair/gloves or just get filthy in the kitchen.

Post # 12
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Stephy33:  Hands on job here. I work in Criminal Justice. 1.) I chase criminals (in which we go hands on) 2.) I often have to move/pick up large boxes/items. I don’t wear my ring to work for those reasons. Being active in my field (& also being around dangerous individuals) would not bode well for my e-ring (which is 2.5 carat solitaire with infinity band). I did wear it a few times at work (duhhhh – dumb & even though I knew better not to) & lost 2 side stones that needed to be replaced (Luckily that was the only thing that happened to it with the people I come across). At work I wear a 3mm Tungsten Carbide band, it’s perfect,

Post # 13
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Also law enforcement. Very hands on. I wear gloves on and off, also. I have a stand in ring that I wear to work until my actual ring is finished. It is CZ and I have no problem with it even though it’s cheap. Have never had issues with my other ring I used to wear that was diamond. 

Hope this helps. 

Post # 14
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

My job is not very hands on (office job), but my hobby is. I deal a lot with horses with livestock, so I don’t wear any jewelry when doing so. First, it isn’t very comfortable when you’re dealing with something like reigns and your ring gets stuck in the little nylon hairs– and it can be dangerous if you’re trying to signal an animal to do one thing but your hands are saying otherwise! 

I have a pretty standard ring, nothing flashy. It has a halo and is around a carat or so TCW, not sure about center stone and my wedding band is pave diamonds. I just find it easier to go without.

Post # 15
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I work in a chemical lab.  My e-ring is a halo and both bands are double pave.  I wear nitrile gloves a good majority of the time & wash my hands frequently, and I haven’t had an issue with my rings at all.   

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