(Closed) Leaving E-Ring on to Wash Hands?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you leave your engagement ring on when washing your hands?
    Yes : (145 votes)
    81 %
    No : (23 votes)
    13 %
    Only in public : (11 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t wear my rings around the house, so no issues there. But I would never take off my rings in a public bathroom. I just make sure to wash around the bands so they don’t get gunky with soap and then dry my hands VERY carefully.

    I was in a restroom once and while I was drying my hands on a paper towel my ring nearly flew off into the trash can. Lol

    Post # 4
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I only take it off when I wash my hands at home, never in a public bathroom.

    Post # 5
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    FYI: Your poll question and subject line question are different, I accidentally selected “No” when I meant “Yes”

    Post # 6
    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I answered the poll question and not the question in your post (they’re different, as a prior poster pointed out.) I NEVER take my ring off when I’m washing my hands, either at home or in public. First, I have no desire to do this, but, moreover, I’ve heard horror stories about people losing their rings in this manner. 

    Post # 8
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    @HeatherMM:  Same! (:

    Post # 9
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I always leave it on when washing my hands, no matter where I am. I’m pretty clumsy and I’m terrified that I will accidentally bump it and it will fall down the drain! I figure a little soap and water getting to it is much less risky. 😉

    Post # 10
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I never take my ring off…ever. I asked the jeweler who made it if there was any substance my ring shouldn’t be exposed to (there’s a thread here about wering rings in swimming pools & beaches). He said more rings are lost by people taking them on and off and the only danger in pools/oceans is that a finger may shrink due to cold water and a ring could slip off (not a possibility with mine). He said gold, diamonds, sapphires and most gemstones are certainly strong enough to handle most anything. Soaking hands in bleach or other harsh chemicals would of course not be recommended for jewelry or skin. I clean mine regulary with windex and a soft baby toothbrush. Did this with my former wedding rings for 25 year and never had a problem!

    Post # 11
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Artificial-Sweetener:  I am terrified to take off my ring just because I’m afraid of it falling or me forgetting it! So I try to keep it on as much as possible of course unless I am working with harsh chemicals or something.

    Post # 12
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I also never take mine off. Only when I am cleaning my ring.

    One time I did loose a ring (not my ering thank god) down the toilet!!! I worked at a pizza place and went to the bathroom, and I had to tuck my work shirt in and when I tucked and then pulled my hand back out from my pants my ring flew off and right into the toliet! which I had already flushed of course and it was still flushing and down my ring went! it was like I watched it happen in slow motion.

    Now I am so paraniod when I am doing anything near the bathroom with my Ering on! Laughing

    Post # 13
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I take mine off while washing dishes too and cleaning the house. i’m too scared something will happen to my rings if i leave them on while washing…like falling down the drain! I even take my ring off before i go to bed and put it back on when i wake in the morning. cautious huh? I am very cautious. I’ve had diamonds fall out of my rings plenty of time. I’ve even got newer erings because of the diamonds falling out.

    Post # 14
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I usually take my rings off at home and leave it in the same place in a ring dish. I never take my ring off in public though. I would rather get my ring cloudy than risk losing it or getting it stolen. 

    Post # 15
    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I NEVER take my ring off. Fi used to work at a jewelry store and he sayd that’s fine. Whenever I wash my hand, I kinda wash my ring (still on my finger) as well. If I’m home I use a baby toothbrush to get in the crevices, but Fiance says warm water and soap is all I need to keep it looking as clean and shiny as the day he gave it to me.

    Post # 16
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not in public, the last thing I want is to lose it down a public drain! I used to take it off to put lotion on but after I dropped it on a dark bar floor that was the last of that. Talk about panic! Luckily my fiancé wasn’t there to witness!

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