Post # 17
I wear mine all the time, even at work. I am also a nurse. I found I never wore it when I left it at home. It has a low setting so it doesn’t ever get caught. I plan on wearing my wedding band as well.
Most people I work with wear theirs as well and some are much bugger than mine! It definitely depends on what department you work in though.
Post # 18
I work in a busy ER, and I never take it off….EVER…I also ordered it a bit snug so it wouldn’t fly off with my gloves….2 ct center, 3 ctw….
Post # 19
I work in a rural hospital, so i kinda do it all, ob, med surg, peds, swing bed, er, so idk, it depends on how high it sits, i may just try it once….
Post # 20
My sister is a nursing student and works in a hospital and she doesn’t wear her ering to work. Theres just a lot of stuff that could get on it. I vote plain band so you can clean it frequently and it can’t get caught on anything.
Post # 21
First post from a new bee!
I work in a hospital and I can’t wait to have a wedding band so I can leave my engagement ring home. I don’t even want to wear my real wedding band to work, once I have it. It rips gloves, pokes my finger when it spins in gloves, and once I thought I’d scratched a baby by accident (don’t worry, I didn’t!)
It’s all personal preference, but I don’t like thinking about what gets in the setting. I clean it frequently, besides the obvious hand washing 🙂
Post # 22
I wore my e ring to clinicals before I was married, but now I just wear my plain band. I know people who do wear their rings (big ole’ ones too!) but personally, I don’t want to get the gunk in it. I wouldn’t wear it on a necklace… my prof have some interesting stories about why they no longer wear necklaces or even their stethoscope around their necks from crazy or disoriented patients.
Post # 23
I’m a nurse too and tend to agree with the not wearing a ring/only a plain band option. I have never been able to wear my e-ring to work (3.5 ct stone + halo) but I certainly intend on wearing a plain band once I’m married. I know a lot of nurses do wear their rings to work but I just can’t help thinking what they bring home on them or the potential for scratching patients!
Post # 24
have you looked in to the prongless settings? I am an EMT for an ambulance department (I know its not quite the same but we use our hands a LOT and in gross stuff) A bezel setting was the only thing I could justify for my self (if you like the style). When I am doing search and rescue or anything where I know I am going to be getting really dirty I will typically leave it at home though and just wear my rose gold band. I love knowing there is no danger in in ring tearing a glove and becuase there are no little side stones I can scrub it as hard as I need to without feeling nervous about the little stones.
Post # 25
I’m a teacher so I wear mine all day, every day. However, as a nurse I do think your reasons for wanting a plain band or stand-in ring are accurate and if I were in your position I would go this route. I can’t speak from personal experience, but it does sound like an option I would want to explore.
Post # 26
I am really convinced we are going to get a plain band for me after were married, its just while we are engaged that im unsure of if its well strange to wear a band to work when im not married yet…
Post # 27
I wouldn’t worry ahout wearing anything while you are at work until you are married. Although it does feel strange not to have a ring on once you are used to an engagment ring I agree that it is strange to wear a plain band (which to most people will signify marriage) until then. Rock your ring at home and in private knowing htat is free from work germs!! 🙂
Post # 28
I wear a plain gold band in place of my ering and wedding band when we camp or workout. I dont ever want to lose my diamond in the woods somewhere!
Post # 29
Well right now I work at a group home and only have to wear gloves for certain activities, and that’s when I usually take my e-ring off. It’s not in danger of getting lost or stolen as I’m usually working alone or with one other person.
However, I plan on doing a phlebotomy career training program next year and by then I’ll have my wedding band (which will be plain with no stones, just milgrain edging) so I’ll just be wearing that when I have to wear gloves all the time, but I’ll likely wear both on my days off and when we go out to dinner or family events.
Post # 30
I’m a pediatric nurse and will be getting engaged soon. He’s already decided he wants to get me a “stunt ring” that’s a plain band for work. I’m good with that : ) I think he also likes the idea of picking out a ring himself, as the real e-ring/band are a family heirloom!