(Closed) Left-handers and e-rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@39bride:  Lefty here and never wear rings or anything other than my ering.

I think it’s just a matter of getting used to. You eventually won’t notice it’s there (which is bad when you’re putting on lotion, a knit sweater, etc.)

I don’t think it makes a difference with dominant hand, though. I move my ring to my RH when I’m knitting, and it feels completely weird there too!

Post # 4
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m not left-handed, so I can’t speak to that, but I know that I bashed my e-ring into things like crazy when we were first engaged, just because it was so new and I wasn’t yet used to it being there.

Post # 6
4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I still smash the heck out of my e-ring and its been 14.5 yrs!!! I am a klutz tho

Post # 7
4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

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@GelaMac:  oh I am a righty tho

Post # 8
5146 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Not a lefty but I never wore much in way of rings ever until my wedding ring(s).

You get a little more used to it as well as more conscious of it.

I recommend doing things like opening door handles, grabbing car keys, etc, with your non-dominant hand (or RH) to save the extra wear and tear on your ering, etc.

I always take my rings off for messier things, or more hazardous things, whatever hand it is on (putting on lotion, housecleaning, gardening, working with tools).

Clean your ring 1-2x a week and you are good to go!

Post # 9
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a lefty and have worn other rings in the past (and on my left hand since that’s what was comfortable).

Even when I first got engaged I found it was in the way a bit – I think it’s more that it’s new for you than it is your left hand.  I think mine actually stays a little cleaner since I’m typically eating with that hand or writing with it so it can’t get in any other trouble πŸ˜‰

Good luck!  you’ll get used to it soon enough where suddenly you’ll feel weird without it if you forget it one day!

Post # 10
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a righty but in my cultural background it’s the RIGHT hand that the bridal rings are worn on, and everyone in my extended family, and even my second-generation immigrant friend group wears them that way despite living in Canada.

Oddly enough, I actually find rings more comforable on my right hand – I feel like I’m more likely to bash my left hand into things because I’m not as aware and in control of it, haha I know that sounds bizarre. I’ve always worn “relationship” rings on my right hand and it feels natural, but it’s also true that I don’t have an overly large/sticky-out stone.

Post # 12
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m a lefty!! Having a ring on my left hand has been fine. It was an adjustment in the beginning .. But not because I’m a lefty, more because I had a new ring on all the time and I don’t usually wear jewelery. It definitely does not get in the way and I have banged it on a few things (but I am pretty clumsy, haha) I do notice that sometimes it snags on knit tops, so I’d be aware of that.

I have had the ring for 3 months now and the only “special” treatment I give it is: taking it off when I put on lotion, taking it off before bed/working out/showering/cooking.

I think you will be fine, and CONGRATS!!!! Please post a pic of your new sparkler πŸ™‚

Post # 13
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a lefty and a klutz…totally messed up my last e-ring b/c of it..had to return cause was a hassle to fix. πŸ™   Having a good run with the one I have so far. But I think it is a lil bit trickier for us lefties b/c obviously we will use our left hands for much more activities than a righty will. So I think it does make us a lil more susceptible to having our rings getting dirty, banged around, and/or damaged!

Post # 14
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

i’m a lefty & i work in a barn (literally) so my ring always looks dirty πŸ™ its so pretty too when its clean.  My jewelry cleaner just doesn’t do it justice like the jeweler does.

Post # 16
3147 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

after I got engaged, my right hand (which is my dominant hand)  became the one to wear my non-precious rings.  I have lots of them and wear them every day. it felt weird at first, but now I’m used to it. it’ll take some time. 

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