(Closed) Taking your ring off to do things?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve only had my ring about 4 months so I’m still figuring out what I should take mine off for too. So far, I wear it almost all of the time because I wanted to get used to it and because I know it makes my fiancé happy to see it. I take it off to shower because it spins and gets caught in my hair, and in the lake because I know I would never find it if it fell off. I leave it on in my parents pool. On if I’m regular cooking/baking, off if it’s really messy. On when I’m cleaning, but I should be a little more careful here. I ALWAYS keep it on when I wash my hands because I don’t think it’s terribly damaging and I have a coworker that lost it at work when she was always putting it in her scrubs pocket ( I know, crazy.) I would rather get it professionally cleaned a few times a year then worry everytime I wash my hands.  I haven’t figured out the lotion scenario yet–I agree with above posters I hate the feeling of lotion on/under my ring but I don’t like taking it off in public either. My mother never takes her ring off so I’m making this up as i go along but I think I’ll wear it for almost everything household wise except shower and working with paint or something harsh like bleach. 

Post # 48
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I take mine off when showering or putting on lotion, but that’s really it. 

Post # 49
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012


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@showmethebling:  Re – Reply # 40 where you said:

Wow I didn’t realize so many women take their rings off so often. Thats  interesting. I don’t have one yet, but I never imagined myself taking it off  ever. Aren’t you afraid of losing it, or misplacing it, or what could happen to  it when its not on your finger? Just wondering since I’m not familiar with this.

In actuality, I take mine off not very often… (see my Reply # 33 above).  I’d say it is on my finger 99% of the time, in the big scheme of things… day & night.

I don’t take it off to shower, wash my hair, or my hands.  So I for one NEVER have to worry about leaving it somewhere in a Bathroom (lots of rings evidently get lost / left behind in Bathrooms).

When I take off the “sparkly” rings (in so much as I rarely to never take off my Plain WBand) around the house I have a “specific routine”… and put them either in a ring dish in the Kitchen (if I am kneading dough etc) OR I put them into their proper Ring Boxes in my Bedroom.

And as I said if we are doing something risky on vacation, then they go in their Ring Boxes and then into the Hotel Room / Ship Cabin Safe… OR if the Destination is “sketchy” entirely, then I don’t take them on vacation with me, but leave them back home in their Ring Boxes which I then take to the Bank, and put in our Safety Deposit Box.

Easy Peasy, not a big deal.

THE KEY is having a routine you follow, so your ring never comes off, and ends up somewheres you cannot remember.

Hope this helps,


Post # 50
3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I’m at home I take it off for cooking, cleaning, handwashing, and sleeping.  It goes in vanity/jewelry box so I know it’s safe.  If I’m going to the pool or beach I simply do not wear it at all and will either use a stand-in or nothing at all.  

When I use a public restroom I usually stick it in my bra before I enter the stall and try as discreetly as possible to retreive it after I dry my hands.  LOL, I need one of those necklaces so I do not have to go dicing in my bra each time.

Post # 51
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@polkadotgirl:  +1

I wear mine 24/7. It only comes off to go in to the cleaning solution. I have a beautiful diamond solitare and a plain white gold wedding band with no additional bling. It’s gorgeous and I wear them both everywhere – even while swimming as it was sized perfectly. I specifically picked out the rings I wanted given my lifestyle, knowing that I probably wasn’t going to fuss with removing it for certain activities and risk losing it. 

I do need to have it replated every year, but that’s a $60 fee that’s so worth it. While it’s at the jeweler, the check the prongs and make sure the diamond is set correctly.


Post # 52
43 posts

I never take off my ring off when I’m out. When I get home, everything comes off including my ring.


Post # 53
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I never take mine off, even for putting on lotion, making pie dough, etc.  It’s one of the main reasons why I got a moissy, it stays cleaner longer.

Post # 54
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mhernandez5:  I take my ring off all the time. I’m very rough on my hands and I have small bowls all over our apartment for me to drop them into before I do dishes, clean something, smash something with a hammer…whatever

Post # 55
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mhernandez5:  I take off my ring when I put lotion on, or go in the ocean and pool. I don’t take off my ring when doing the dishes because I wear rubber gloves

Post # 56
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I never remove mine. In fact mines at jewerlers right now for resizing and i ordered my wedding band at the same time. and my hand feels NAKED!!! cant wait to get it back wed!

Post # 57
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I take my ring off as soon as I get home. I it in a box on top of my dresser. My German shepherds get more mouthy and try to chew on it if I have it on. It feels weird to have it on at home anymore.

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