(Closed) Should I take my ring off for some housework, shower etc? Newly engaged Bee

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 46
9350 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

The ring’s not on my finger yet, but I plan on taking it off while sleeping, in the shower, and when doing anything that’ll cause my hands to be extremely dirty or greasy. I have accumulated several adorable ring dishes over the years, so plan on putting one near my bed, one in the bathroom, and one in the kitchen so that I never misplace the ring.

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Post # 47
2509 posts
Sugar bee

MissKota1419:  I felt the same way when I first got engaged, and I have a large-ish stone so I wasn’t used to it! I was so paranoid to damage it that I took it off for everything! Shower, sleep, lifting things lol

Now I only take it off to handle raw meat or other messy cooking. Or if I’m doing a lot of greasy, hard work like working on a car.

Household chemicals shouldn’t harm it at all and if it’s real gold showering with it won’t hurt either. If it is white gold it may need re-dipped sooner if you shower and wash your hands with it but NBD.

I was so worried I’d break it while sleeping or scratch my face or something, and I would be heart broken to take it off at night! Lol! But now it’s on 95% of the time 🙂

You’ll get used to it!

Post # 48
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I definitely take mine off to do heavy cooking, cleaning, housework in general. I also don’t sleep and shower in it. Mine is a halo w/ beautiful pave stones so I baby it a little, but I move around a lot when I sleep and I’m super paranoid that I’d injure myself or Fiance (or lose the sucker or losen prongs) while sleeping.


I take off my other daily jewelry to do those things too though (Pandora bracelet and whatever earrings I’m wearing) so the ring comes off when those do usually. Keeps it nice!

Post # 49
215 posts
Helper bee

I have 2 designated ring spots:  a ring holder in the kitchen for when I do dishes/cooking–(far away from the sink and any cracks it could fall into! lol) and the ring box upstairs next to my bed for when I sleep or shower. I don’t like sleeping with any jewelry on.

Post # 50
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

BWLE:  The belief that a vein runs from your left hand ring finger to your heart isn’t true, it’s just what people thought before we actually understood how bodies work 🙂 That (erroneous) belief is where the tradition came from, though, so you are correct there! I think other countries just developed different traditions, often stemming from different beliefs about the significance of different fingers, hence a huge portion of the world wearing the ring on their right hand. 

Post # 51
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

stillme:  I find that interesting, because my jeweler advised taking it off when showering/bathing or doing dishes, because when your fingers are wet it’s easier for your ring to fall off without you noticing.

Post # 52
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

LoveMyBrit:  I know its just a myth, I was explaining where it stems from but I guess I wasn’t super clear about that. Thanks though! I’m curious to hear about OP’s specific tradition as I want to share it with my polish friends. 

Post # 53
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I take mine off when i shower, cook, clean and work out.  i dont like the feeling of grime under the band and tend to baby my jewelry.  My mom does everything in her ring though, it’s a 1ct diamond solitaire with baguettes and she even mixes raw meat with it on

Post # 54
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I always leave my rings on when I am in the shower unless my finger is swelling for whatever reason and I just want it off.

My biggest problem is that when you take it off for this kind of stuff that sometimes your nightmare can happen – you lose it. Once before a shower I had left my rings on a table and only the next day did I kick in that my ring wasn’t on my finger. When I went to the table the ring was gone, it had gotten knocked off under the couch. It could’ve been worse and knocked into the trash or something.

Post # 55
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I never take my ring off. It is hardy enough to withstand everyday use, and you might lose it if you take it off. Plus, I think having it on my finger continuously has let the ring fit better on my finger.

Post # 56
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I keep my ring on for everything and its true its when you take it off often that you lose it!

Post # 57
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I only take it off when handling raw meat (which is rarely). Also when I wash my hair and deep condition my hair. Otherwise it stays on. When I play with chemicals which is often since I am still in undergrad I wear gloves so it shouldn’t cause any damage. 

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