(Closed) Swimming with your engagement ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1732 posts
Bumble bee

jenrebmol:  I felt the exact same way when I went to the pool a few weeks ago. I ended up just swimming with it. If it fits properly, it’ll be just fine! 😉

Post # 3
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

jenrebmol:  You’ll be fine as long as it fits properly.  Just be cautious of it, and don’t flail your arms about or do laps I guess lol.  I’ve worn mine in a pool many times and it’s fine.  

Post # 4
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

If it fits properly it shouldn’t ever be an issue.

I wore my ring all weekend in the pond and didn’t even think about it. I suppose I probably should have thought about it but… I only take my ring off to mess with raw meat or do really messy things like stain/paint.

Post # 5
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My jeweler told me not to make a habit of swimming with your ring because the chlorine in the water can wear down the gold.  You would probably be fine this one time though.

Post # 6
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


jenrebmol:  when i first got engaged, i swam (laps) a few times with my engagement ring. it fit well enough but i was still worried about it falling off.  then i started leaving it in the gym locker room locked up if i didn’t leave it at home.  it is worth a lot and insured and i figured if no one saw me put in my bag in my locker, no one would know to break into my locker.


so for a pool party, you should be find wearing it.  just be careful it doesn’t slip off, fingers do shrink a little in water.

Post # 7
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado

I never take mine off, its just not worth it and I know I would loose it if I dont have it on my finger at all times. This past week at my bachelorette party I wore it in the ocean. As long as it fits your ring will be just fine in the water. 

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree that I wouldn’t feel comfortable with it lying around somewhere. If you’re concerned about the water’s affect on the ring, I would agree with ButterflyButterfly’s post: 1 time won’t hurt. If you’re concerned about it coming off your finger, another option is to take a necklace with you and just slip it on there when you want to go in the pool.

Post # 9
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

Chlorine eats away at the metal. If you do it consistently, the prongs well wear down and you could lose the diamond. Happened to my grandma. But, wearing it once in they pool will be fine. It’s extended exposure to chlorine that is the issue.

Post # 11
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I went swimming in the ocean last week for the first time since getting married/engaged. I didn’t want to leave it in the sand, but didnt want to lose it in the water either. I swam with it on, it was fine. I did spin the diamond around though so I could feel the diamond in my hand rather than on top of my hand. That way if I got nervous I could jsut clench my hand and feel that it was there and hold on to it tighter.

If its a pool, you’ll be fine. Worst case scenario, ring comes off and then you can look for it in the pool…you’ll either find it or it will come up in the pool filter. I’d be less apt to do so in a pond or something where if it fell off, you’d NEVER get it back…

Post # 12
2180 posts
Buzzing bee

jenrebmol:  The pool water is really bad for the metals that were mixed in with your gold, and could therefore make your ring brittle over time. I tend to err on the side of safety and would probably leave it at home, but you can do as you wish.

Post # 13
973 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

oh i have the best tip for this! So my ring fits fine and never falls off when I swim, however I’m super paranoid about it ESP when I’m in the ocean or a lake (much easier to find if it came off in a pool), so I always just wrap a baindaid around the top of my finger! It’s super comfortable and wont let the ring slide off.

if you will be doing a lot of swimMing this summer just try to leave it at home because as pp pointed out the chlorine isint the best for your ring, but you will be fine in this situation! 

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