Necklace or other safe ways to wear ring when it can't be on finger?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
7 posts

I’m a doctor scrubbing in on a semi-regular basis so I know the struggle! I tie my ring into my scrubs waist ties. I have to double tie them tightly or else my bottoms fall down so I’m not worried about my ring coming loose and I can’t get my scrub bottoms off without untying the ties so I have never forgotten my ring either. Works for me!

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Not a doctor, but an OB RN so I spend some time in the OR. Most of our docs wear their rings outside the OR, what they do with them in the OR varies wildly. Some bravely leave them sitting on the scrub sink. A few tie them into their scrub ties. And another wears hers exclusively on a necklace at work. Her necklace is long enough to tuck into her scrub top though which probably helps with the gown pulling.  Honestly they all make me nervous, but the necklace seems the safest of the choices.

Personally, if I leave the house wearing my ring I generally don’t take it off again until I’m home. I usually do wear my ring to work since we don’t scrub in, but I also have silicone rings and a small titanium ring I wear as stand ins on days I don’t feel like worrying about it. 


Post # 5
7 posts

nalastardust :  Glad I could help! Just remember to tie it in as you’re changing… I once made it into theatres still wearing it on my hand and we all had a giggle at me trying to tie it in without flashing everyone!

My consultant had a laugh too and then nicely offered to add it to his ring necklace (literally a huge manly chain with his wedding ring on) – his is long enough that it sits well below his scrub top neckline so it’s not in a grabbable position when we’re ripping our gowns off. 

Post # 6
2139 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

nalastardust :  you could get a safely pin style broach for your scrubs. 

Post # 7
2421 posts
Buzzing bee

They make necklaces specifically designed to hold rings- I’ve been eying one by Emily C lately. You kind of loop the ring over a special pendant to thread it on.  

 I think if you got a long enough chain (and a sturdy one, not a super delicate one) you’d be safe?

I’ve seen little pouches that attach to a bra, for keeping jewelry safe when traveling in unsafe locations. I don’t know if that’s osmething you could wear in the OR or not?  Something like a little fabric pouch that somehow fastens to the inside of your bra cup?  Less risk of accidentally losing it than if it was just pinned to your scrubs. I’ve also seen a small fabric wallet/pouch that fastens to your bra between the cups.  If you search amazon for “bra wallet” you’ll find a bunch of options.

Post # 9
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not a Dr but a nurse and my then Fiance got this charm enhancer necklace from Tiffany for me to hold my ring whenever I need to take them off at work. 

Post # 10
4533 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

nalastardust :  Nurse here who works in the OR. I have a long necklace that I wear my rings on. It’s long enough for me to tuck the rings into my bra cups. I figure that if my necklace breaks my rings will still be safe in my bra on that occasion.

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