(Closed) rings on or off

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I don’t take mine off except to clean them

Post # 4
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wear my engagement ring (It’s also my wedding ring because I don’t have a wedding band) to bed, but I don’t wear it for anything else except daily wear around the house. If I have to wash dishes, or clean, it comes off. Comes off for the shower, never if I go swimming (Chlorine will degrade all metals except platinum)

Basically, if I’m not doing something that doesn’t involve me sitting around or just piddling about in the real world, it’s off.

Post # 5
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@littleG:  Like you, I take mine off at home, at the gym, swimming, cleaning, sleeping, etc. Or around babies as I don’t want to scratch them with the princess cut, LOL

My parents actually don’t wear their rings because they don’t fit anymore. I don’t think it makes you any less married or committed to take off the rings once in a while.

Post # 6
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I only take my engagement ring off when I’m showering because I’m terrified of it slipping off and going down the drain never to be seen again.  I sometimes take it off if I’m going to be putting lotion or something on just because it seems like it takes forever for the ring to stop feeling slimey.  Most likely I will take it off when I go swimming as well, just haven’t had the opportunity to swim yet since we got engaged.

Post # 7
1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have been married for almost a year and I keep my engagement ring, wedding band and 2 eternity rings on for everything. The only times I take them off is to clean them or if I’m working with raw meat or digging in the garden on the terrace. I never take my wedding band off – ever. (Plain 19K white gold)

(your poll didn’t work?)

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I only take mine off at the gym (mostly) and when swimming

Post # 14
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I take mine off when I clean, shower, do dishes, work out and go to the beach (or pool). I also take it off when cooking, especially if I’m working with raw meat because my setting is kinda complex and I don’t want meat parts in my ring haha

Post # 15
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ny rings never come off

Post # 16
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I do too. It’s fine jewelry – it’s not meant to be worn all the time! Especially these styles with the thin shanks and all the pave. Lots of older sets were just solitaires or channel-set with plain or channel-set wedding bands, and those are considerably more durable and can be worn all the time without showing as much damage (they still accumulate damage of course). For the love of god if you’re wearing it all the time, clean it properly every day so it still sparkles. Nothing is sadder than a big diamond so crusted with dirt and oils that it looks dead.


re: wearing it to bed – fine if you have a plain band, but if it is thin or has prongs, keep in mind that the sheets rubbing against it will remove metal and that the pressure you may put on it if your hand is under you while sleeping can deform the metal and cause prongs to bend or the ring to bend out of round (which if you have a pave band will cause stones to pop out). I’ve heard a whole lot of “when I went to sleep my ring was fine and when I woke up it was all broken!” stories.


Cross Jewelers has a very good care guide:


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