Post # 31
I take my engagement ring off all the time – I even purchased a couple of pretty pottery ring dishes before my Fiance popped the question because I knew I was going to want to take it off and I didn’t want to lose it setting it down at random. I take my e-ring off for sleeping, showering, doing dishes, messy baking/cooking, working out, swimming, and some of the more yucky things I do for work where I don’t want to tear a hole in my gloves.
I did, however, pick out a wedding band that I will hopefully never have to take off. It’s an incredibly simple low-dome white gold band with no stones, and I can’t even tell when I’m wearing it.
Post # 32
I take mine off alllll the time. When I shower, apply lotions, work out, doing yard work, etc. I don’t think it’s necessary , but it’s just habit. The only thing I absolutely always take all jewelry off for is when I’m doing barn work, I’ve seen too many mishaps with rings/earrings and live animals. Other than that, you’re probably OK to leave them on.
Post # 33
Congratuations, first off!
Second, I leave mine on for showering, cleaning, sleeping, etc. Theres really only 1 thin that I can think of that I take my ring off to do and that’s to moisturize. And the only reason I take it off then is because I moisturize with coconut oil and I don’t like the residue on my ring since it makes it greasy feeling not because I’m worried about damage. I leave it on for regular lotion.
Post # 35
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
I have worn mine all day everyday for 3 years and only take it off to clean it or if I am doing something really messy like kneeding a dough or something. I have a solitaire as well and it is fine. I do use gloves when cleaning with chemicals though but that is mainly to protect my hands, and I also never take them off to work out and I do a lot of heavy weights. I think it’s more of a concern if you do contact sports or if the band on your ring is very delicate. As long as you have the prongs checked every year and clean it every now and again when it gets dirty it will be fine.
Post # 36
- Wedding: March 2015, Amsterdam Holland (the Netherlands)
MissKota1419: Thanks for asking this question! I got engaged yesterday and was wondering the same thing! Thanks all for your replies.
Post # 37
I’m Polish 😉 that’s why I wear it on my right hand 😉 in Poland wearing an ering or a wedding band on left hand means a widow. That’s quirky
Thank you 😉
Post # 38
LoveMyBrit: I take mine off every night as well. And when I shower. It always goes right in the ring box. My wedding band is plain and I’ll most likely never take that off after the big day though.
Post # 39
MissKota1419: wow I had no idea that was a polish tradition, I have a few polish friends but they wear theirs on the left hand so I never knew! i (ignorantly) assumed all wedding rings were worn on the left hand. Thanks for filling me in!
Post # 40
That’s ok 😉 actually I’m glad you asked. Many Bees might have been curious too 😉
What about tour place – NY I saw 😉 Does an ering or wedding band on the right hand mean anything special?
Post # 41
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
MissKota1419: I take mine off mainly for showering or washing dishes and any heavy duty chemical cleaning. I don’t like to immerse it in water. I do wear it when I sleep because I can’t sleep with out it.
I keep a ring box in the bathroom and over the kitchen sink so it goes right in the box and back on my finger after. This works well so it’s not misplaced.
Post # 42
I take mine off for showering, sleeping, and lifting weights… That’s about it.
Post # 43
I don’t think it’s necessary. My mom’s solitaire is in perfect shape after 30 years and she never takes hers off. I take mine off when I swim since I’m paranoid and when I’m dealing with raw meat or dough. And when I put lotion on.
Otherwise, it never comes off.
Post # 44
MissKota1419: I’m newly engaged as well (just under a month), congratulations! I only take mine off to shower because it’s a little loose and it almost falls off with the shampoo, soap and water! I usually sleep with it unless, like a PP said, my fingers are swelling. Also sometimes I take it off when I do my hair because I once hit the ring with my blowdryer and got terrified I broke it lol
Post # 45
MissKota1419: I think most women only wear it on their right hand if it’s too small for the left when they get pregnant or something along those lines. There is no specific meaning that I know of. I have always heard you wear the ring on the left because its closest to your heart (there is a vein that runs from that finger directly up to the heart). Which I guess is why I thought it was an international thing vs a cultural; the significance isnt religious or ethnicity based. What is the significance of wearing it on the right hand for you?