(Closed) Latex gloves and rings

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Worker bee

I am an RN and wear my ring to work as well. I get it cleaned and repolished on schedule and havenet had any issues.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I work in surgery, and am planning to buy one of those necklaces that have a clasp on each end so I can wear the ring as a necklace!  

Post # 18
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Helper bee

I am an EEG Tech and wear gloves daily for up to 30 minutes at a time and wash my hands 100 times a day. I had a fairly low set marquis cut diamond that kept cutting my nitrile gloves as I’m allergic to latex. The ring was actually another set to replace my hubs mothers 40 year old diamond that is not insured and I only wear it on special occasions. I really liked the marquis ring but couldn’t have my gloves ripping all day. Anyways this past Christmas I traded the marquis in for a yellow gold set from Zales with a whole bunch of small pave diamonds. I put them on every day and don’t worry about losing them. I have the insurance and if something happens well then it’s not like it’s my only set. I call it my no worries set. I’m fortunate to have another set because I wouldn’t want to go ringless and I want to be able to pass on the heirloom diamond. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

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vdvjenna:  I have a low profile ring.  In general, I leave it on.  However, if I’m going to be using sterile gloves, I do not wear it because I prefer a fairly snug fit and have them on for around 15 minutes if I’m prepping for a procedure.  My hands will get sweaty if it’s on for that long so I wouldn’t want to wear it anyway, and I also don’t want to risk any glove perforations.  I only use neoprenes, I know latex can be a bit more flexible but I get skin irritation with them on.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

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vdvjenna:  Some of the girls at my school wear their rings to school (dental school). A lot of them wear the gloves right over their rings. One of them accidentally threw her ring in the trash with her glove when she took them off. Fortunately she got her ring back, but now she only wears her band now, not her e-ring. You could probably do it unless it’s big, just be careful not to throw it away!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a round solitaire.  I asked the jeweler to set it low, as I never liked high settings.  It was set a little higher than I would have preferred, but I got used to it.  I had always planned to just wear my wedding band to work after the wedding.  I’m a chemist taking gloves on and off all day.  I guess I just got used to it during engagement that I still wear ering with wedding ring to work.  I’ve never had a problem or broke through any gloves.  

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Im a nurse, and I currently have a small round semi bezel setting with channel set sides. However, I intend on getting a plain band for everyday (just in case if I can’t wear anything with stones) and my future upgrade (dream emerald cut) will be a tension set as well. I understand about gloves. Never had an issue thus far although many of my collegues have pave settings and higher solitares, they too have never had an issue. I think it also depends on the size of gloves, if you go up a glove size, you don’t run the risk of tearing a glove as easily.  

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I use regular latex gloves, sterile procedure gloves (which are very tight and strategically put on if you don’t know), and I never have problems. I wouldn’t say my ring is super low set, but it is definitely not set high by any means. I don’t have a close up picture right now, but I will post one later! 

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My ring is med. In height. I just turn it towards my pinky. Boom bam no probs 🙂

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I always just turn mine in towards my palm, much easier when taking it off and on.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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Apophylite: sorry it took me forever! I think this picture makes it seem a little higher than it is. But it’s the best one I could get! 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I tried keeping my ring on at first, but I ripped through my gloves something like 1% of the time – which for me was at least once a week. Now I keep it on, but upside down for latex gloves and I leave it at home on days when I know I’ll have to be in sterile gloves. I think it just has to do with the prongs!

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

I’m a dental hygienist so my hands are always in unsanitary places or forever getting washed. I bought the cutest necklace that I wear and it works great! I even got our birthstones put on it. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AloraLocks

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Studying to be a nurse, I never bother wearing my e-ring to the hospital, when we get married I plan on just wearing my plain band and I want to get one of these necklaces to wear the e-ring

http://www.emilyc.com/shop/the-drop

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2002

I’m a RN and I don’t like to wear my rings while I am working – too much handwashing/sanitiser & risk of coming off or carrying germs home to my family so I loop them up in my nurses watch.  I plan on getting a necklace that is designed to wear it on.

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