(Closed) SPINOFF! Is it disrespectful to NOT remove your ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is wearing your rings during potentially damaging day to day tasks disrespectful?



    It depends on the situation / where I am

    I'm of a different view

  • Post # 2
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I think it’s only disrespectful if your S.O. has expressed having a problem with it.

    Post # 3
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That seems like a real reach for me. I am 100% certain that my husband does not feel disrespected that I wear my ring in the shower. It’s made of gold and diamonds. Not paper mache. And it isn’t any less emotionally important if it’s a little dirty. 

    Post # 4
    6431 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    Olgarie:  I wouldn’t do anything that could damage my ring as it seems a bit silly. However, so far the only activity I’ve thought it wise to remove it for for safety reasons was diving. I swim in it, sleep in it, etc.

    Like you I take it off when I’m doing certain things in the kitchen (eg messy things like marinating meat); but that’s more for hygeine reasons (both because it’s difficult to clean properly so might transfer germs to the food, and because I don’t fancy bits of chicken stuck in it!), and also when I shower (as it slips round and gets caught in my hair). But I’ve been wearing it almost constantly for quite a while and have had no issues; it’s well-made, and it’s platinum which is pretty tough.

    Post # 5
    9575 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    The only thing he would find disrespectful is if I lost it!! Which is why I keep it on as much as possible. 

    Post # 6
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    Olgarie:  I’m like you, I take my ring off for sleeping, showering, and in the kitchen (cooking or cleaning).  I have little ring holders by the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and on my bedside table.  

    My DH has never been upset or made a comment about me taking off my rings, although he doesn’t like the ring holder by the kitchen sink, and whenever my rings are on it, he takes it and moves it to a different counter.  I think he’s afraid of seeing his jewelry investment wash down the drain! haha

    Post # 8
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am fairly certain my husband would prefer me not lose them. I don’t take my rings off for anything but cleaning the rings. Wearing it while cooking is not going to damage or dull it, if you clean it. I have 3 kids running around my house, and most of the time, they have an additional 5 or so neighborhood kids running  around my house with them. I would be terrified it would get knocked down/ lost/ moved. Or just simply misplaced in the chaos. he spent a lot of money to put a ring on my finger. I think he would prefer it on my finger lol.

    Post # 9
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nah disrespectful is going out to the club and taking your ring off so you can get free drinks from guys. Some girls are scandalous but it happens. 

    I wouldn’t want to damage my ring. I have a cheap ring that i wear to places such as water parks or to the gym. I take it off to shower and to wash my hands sometimes. 

    Post # 10
    2513 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

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    Olgarie:  I’m someone who really only wears my ring out of the house (I’m not wearing it now.  I’m taking a break from unpacking.)  

    That said, its a personal preference.  I take my RHR off at the same time.  I just don’t wear jewellery when I’m at home (I also wear lounge clothes and I take off my dress/work clothes as soon as I get home.)  I don’t think its respectful of disrespectful.  I do think I’m lazy and don’t want to deal with cleaning my ring all the time and what not. 😛 

    Post # 11
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    Olgarie:  Not sure I’d go as far as disrespectful, but it is something I consider.  We picked it together and paid for it together. While it wasn’t overly expensive it was a chunk of money, that I get to enjoy more than him. So I do take care of it and try to be considerate with it.

    I take it off if I’m doing something I think might be damaging to it. I’d feel so guilty if I did something careless and damaged it. I know thats a risk anyway, but obviously certain situations are more risky than others.

    Post # 12
    207 posts
    Helper bee

    I wear mine in the shower and to bed, but not while washing dishes or gardening. I sometimes take it of while cooking depending on how dirty it is likely to get…for example I would take it off if I was going to knead bread…who wants to clean dough out of all those little crevices?

    I don’t think my Fiance cares one way or another, but I do….I know how tight money is and I don’t want to hurt my ring and have to get it fixed!

    Post # 13
    4697 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think being disrespectful would involve tossing the ring.. Not removing it to keep it safe and clean. My husband obviously prefers my rings on my finger, but understands why I take off something with such a high monetary value when I’m doing something messy or unsanitary.


    Post # 14
    8027 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    This whole “disrespectful” thing is so puzzling to me.  Whether I am wearing my rings or not I am still in love with and committed to my husband.  I can’t imagine my husband thinking I was disrespectful regarding the rings unless I was shoving them down the garbage disposal or something.

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