Post # 1
I’d never worn a ring of any kind until I got my e-ring yesterday. So, of course I’m bashing it into things, etc. However, I think I’m also getting it pretty dirty rather quickly because I’m left-handed and so that hand is always getting into things.
My questions: do rings on your dominant had get dirty quicker than rings on your other hand? And are there things that any of you specifically don’t do with one hand because of the ring that’s on it (or do you take it off for certain tasks because you know you’re going to get it dirty since it’s on your dominant hand)?
Thanks for helping this newbie ring-wearer!
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
Thanks! It’s encouraging to know there’s another Lefty out there adjusting to wearing any ring at all! I do love this ring, but I suspect I’m going to enjoy having the plain band gold instead when that time comes (will just wear the e-ring as a RH ring on special occasions) so that I won’t have to worry about getting it dirty. 🙂
Post # 6
I still smash the heck out of my e-ring and its been 14.5 yrs!!! I am a klutz tho
Post # 8
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
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 😉
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
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 # 11
Thanks! I think I’m getting used to my ring pretty fast. It’s low-set (which I wanted), and it’s starting to feel so “normal” that I don’t want to take it off at night (I thought I would want to). I HAVE bashed it a few times, though–I already have a nick in the band. 🙁
Post # 12
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 🙂
Post # 13
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. 🙁 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
i’m a lefty & i work in a barn (literally) so my ring always looks dirty 🙁 its so pretty too when its clean. My jewelry cleaner just doesn’t do it justice like the jeweler does.
Post # 15
@Mrs Young and In Love:
Wow, I think you win the “Dirty Ring Contest!”
As you wish… 😉 It’s an Asha 1ct-equivalent, btw.
And thanks for sharing what it’s been like for you. I’m pretty clumsy, too–bash my elbow into door frames, catch my bare little toe on edges of furniture when I walk around, etc. LOL!
Post # 16
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.