(Closed) Latex gloves and rings

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wear gloves at work all the time (I’m a nurse) and I’ve never had any issues with wearing my ring at work. My ring is fairly low profile

Post # 3
5107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

vdvjenna:  I have a very low profile ring. I didn’t really care for the high profile rings anyway, so it worked out. 

Post # 4
1321 posts
Bumble bee

that’s something I never thought about until after I was engaged. My e-ring is pretty high and it would hurt with the gloves on. I never took it off though because I was too scared I’d lose it. I’ve since gotten a much lower set moissy ring that I wear to work and its much more comfortable. 

Post # 5
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am a day care teacher, and we wear latex gloves for each diaper change. I can easily wear my ring with the gloves, but I have this phobia of the ring coming off and ending up in the trash with the dirty diapers… So I have a special spot in the drawer where I place it, and I put it back on after each change to make it routine. 

Post # 6
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I thought my ring would cause more problems with gloves than it actually does and I’m super pleased about that! My ring measures 7mm from the underside of the band to the top surface of the stone (.52 round) and I don’t catch it on gloves at all.

Post # 7
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I  haven’t had any issues wearing my ring with gloves but I made sure I chose my rings to be simple and sturdy just in case. My round stone is in a basket setting to keep it well protected and I have a plain wedding band without stones. I wear gloves daily. 

Post # 8
5224 posts
Bee Keeper

vdvjenna:  Bezel settings work nicely with gloves. That is part of the reason why I want my solitaire reset into one. I don’t have a problem with latex gloves at work, but my ring is also only a .25.

Post # 9
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I use nitrile, not latex gloves (highly reccomend!) It’s usually not a problem, but sometimes when I’m doing a lot of hand manipulations with them on (I’m a scientist) my ring will rip through the glove, or it will be uncomfortable and hard to manipulate what I need to.  I often will just wear my band to work and not my engagement ring if I know I’m going to do a lot of that type of stuff.  

I wouldn’t take it off during the day— god forbid something would happen to it!  It’s VERY unlikely to come off with the gloves as a PP said she was concerned about.  If it does, your size is probably too big for you.  But I would be much more afraid of a tiny human finding it in a drawer and eating it or something then it coming off with the gloves.  I like just having my band for when I need that.  Best of both worlds. 🙂

Post # 10
1553 posts
Bumble bee

I’m and RN and I don’t wear my ring at work. I’m afraid of getting it gunked up with hand sanitizer, snagged in a glove, caught in someone’s sheets, covered in blood, urine, etc (hey, stuff happens sometimes even if you’re careful). Many of my coworkers wear their rings, but I’m not willing to take the risk. I would love to wear it to work some day…maybe when I have a nice comfy office job 🙂

Post # 11
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve always felt that the gloves were more at risk than the ring. I know that sounds weird, but if you have a job where you need to wear latex gloves it’s probably for your own protection and you don’t want that compromised in order to wear something on your finger.

There’s always the option of just wearing your ring on a chain, but I think this is a much nicer option and comes in different shapes/metals: http://www.emilyc.com/shop/

Post # 12
9693 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

vdvjenna:  I wear nitrile gloves at work all day. I leave my rings on underneath. I had some rings with post prongs that would break thru my gloves sometimes, so when I designed my e-ring I got it as low profile as possible with claw prongs instead of posts.

Post # 13
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I wear nitrile gloves at work and I have a very high marquise setting. I’ve never had any issues. You can see its shape through the gloves and I have to be careful and a bit slower whan I put them on, but they’ve never ripped during wear or damaged my ring.

Post # 14
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

Day surgery nurse.  I used to wear a ring to work,  but gloves on and off all day plus lots of handwashing and sanitizers, just find it easier to wear only my plain gold wedding band.  But even at that, I prefer a bezel setting any time. My old ring was high set and I banged it so often I broke a prong. 

Post # 15
7903 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I use nitrile gloves sometimes at work (healthcare), but they aren’t tightly fit or sterile gloves. My only requirement for Fiance for the e-ring was that I could wear it at work with the gloves if needed, so the jeweler made sure to set the diamond as low as possible. I generally have simple jewelry taste, so the ring has fewer nooks and crannies. I haven’t had any problems with wearing it at work. It’s too pretty to not wear!

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