(Closed) Wearing your rings during a gel manicure ?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1258 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have worn mine and nothing has happened. I go every other week…I have platinum and diamonds but I assume it would be fine for anything? My bigger concern is when they give me a hand massage and that lotion gunks up my rings. 

Post # 3
3820 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

I’ve never really thought about the light affecting my rings until now. I’m getting my gels redone next week for my engagement party and it will be my first time getting gels with my e-ring. The light never seemed to affect my other rings (yellow gold, white gold, etc.) but the nail techs do ask for rings to be removed for the hand massage, which I always did anyways because I take my rings off when I lotion my hands. Maybe I’ll ask my jeweler about the UV lights the next time I’m near by. 

Post # 4
3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have heard of morganite fading in sunlight, but some sources state that this is untrue. Nevertheless, I would keep a morganite ring out of the UV light just to be safe.

Post # 5
6417 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

No, I dont, but its because of the lotion they apply during the manicure, not the UV light!

Post # 6
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I keep mine on. 

Post # 7
1308 posts
Bumble bee

I leave my rings at home or in a ring box in my bag when I get a manicure.  I want my hand massage to be obstacle free.  

Post # 8
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I have always worn my ring or rings to manicures. Nothing affected them in any way. But I hate when they gunk up lotion all  over them. 

Post # 9
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Beaches Negril

I’d take it off JIC. It’s too soon to know the science of it on the metal yet….

Post # 10
6353 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I take my rings off.

Post # 11
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I take my rings off on the blue moon I get my nails done just bc I feel like I’m flaunting my ring in their face haha

Post # 12
2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve been a gel mani addict for the last 3 1/2 years, and I always keep my rings on (diamond and platinum) until they are ready to lotion me up at the end, then they come off for a sec. FWIW, I never wear my rings when cooking/cleaning or even hanging out at home, they stay in the box to keep them new, but I can’t imagine UV lights doing anything to a diamond and platinum set. 

Post # 13
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I dont, all that dust from filing the gel and nails, then the lotions and sugar scrub they use..imagine that all in your ring.  I am crazy about cleaning it as it is!  Thank god for steam cleaners and baby toothbrushes.

The light shouldn’t bother the ring though!

Post # 14
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I do not want any nail shavings nor chemicals near my ring, so I leave it off during the entire process.

Post # 15
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I leave mine on but they use LED lights at my salon so I dont really worry too much about the diamonds being affected. I take it off for the lotion massage! 

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