(Closed) Sleeping in your Engagement Ring

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
202 posts
Helper bee

I take mine off because I like to workout first thing in the morning and my fingers are always swollen as crap when I wake up! If it wasn’t for that I’d probably sleep in them though. I don’t think it’d really cause any harm.

Post # 18
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I never take my ring off, except to clean it. I’ve never had a problem with my ring snagging on anything, and I have a pave band.

Post # 19
1567 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I sleep with mine! I only take mine off if water is involved or if I’m getting my hands dirty cooking. 


I googled the day after my proposal about showering, and the articles said that while your ring won’t fall down the drain, it is possible for the stone to loosen and that fall down the drain. We also went on a family beach trip, and I stored my ring in its box whenever we were in the water as I had read that sharks were attracted to shiny things. Unfortunately, my sister (who NEVER takes her ring off after almost 20 years of marriage because she lost her previous ring while cleaning maybe 5 years in) heeded this advice and left it in my beach bag. I’ve had it for the past 2 months! Oops. 

Post # 20
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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makeupluvr :  I take mine off at nighttime because my fingers swell and it’s just so uncomfortable 

Post # 21
7885 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I never took off my original ER. However, once DH upgraded my ring and I wore it 24/7, it became out-of-round within about a year. I think that was primarily due to sleeping with that hand under my pillow. It doesn’t happen fast, but it can happen, especially if you have a substantial stone sitting above the ring in a cathedral-type setting. I am now just in the habit of taking my rings off when I come home and putting them on with the rest of my jewelry when I leave the house.

Post # 22
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do every night, too nervous it’s missing or something if I try with out! Platinum and diamonds are stronger than cotton so I’m not really concerned about damage. 

Post # 23
6289 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I take mine off as soon as I get home.

Post # 24
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have never taken my rings off unless I do scuba diving.

Post # 25
6362 posts
Bee Keeper

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makeupluvr :  I’ve done it ever since I got it 2.5 years ago.  Never had a problem, even in the hot summers.  Not sure how it will handle if I get pregnant again.  My friend had to take hers off at 8 months 

Post # 26
10365 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I sleep with mine on and I’ve never had a problem. It took me a little while to get used to at first but I’m terrified of losing it so I pretty much never take it off.

Post # 27
9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I can’t stand sleeping in any jewelry. I keep a cute little ring dish on my nightstand and the sparklies sleep there.

Post # 28
504 posts
Busy bee

Ok so I’m a little weird. I switch into my plain wedding band when i get home and sleep in that. Sometimes i don’t switch it  until right before bed… kind of like a “sleeping ring” lol. 

Post # 29
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I only take mine off when messing with meats and when I shower. Other then that and cleaning my rings I never take them off. Yours will be fine

Post # 30
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I sleep 😴 in mine but in the summer my fingers do swell I have a glass bowl i use on my nightstand. I have never had any issues with any of my rings snagging ever . 

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