(Closed) When do you NOT wear your engagement ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always wear mine. It’s a very wide band that fits snugly so no chance it can fall off, and it’s a bit difficult to take off. (In my previous marriage I wore my enagagement and wedding rings through everything for 25 years – pools, hot tubs, beaches etc. with no damage at all)  My e-ring now is sapphires, diamonds, white & yellow gold. I clean my ring almost every day with windex and a soft baby toothbrush. I’ll wear both rings when I have the band through everything. However, I will probably ask for a plain band for when we may travel to sketchy places just for security sake.

Post # 33
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Broken Biscuit:  in high crime area you can spin the stone around so it looks like a plain band

Post # 34
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i never take mine off unless im showering…. or building sand castles at the beach with my 4 and 1.5 year old 🙂

Post # 35
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Maybe I’m the only one, but I don’t wear mine to work. Don’t want the attention and questions and judging.

Post # 36
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I used to wear mine all the time, but now that it needs to be buffed and polished I’m a little more careful even though I’ve worn it every day for two years.

I take it off when I’m cooking, cleaning, working out and showering. Sometimes I leave it off when I go to bed if I forget to put it back on after a shower or something.

Post # 37
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

anytime i’m immersing my hands in something – so bathing, swimming, mixing raw meat, etc.

Post # 38
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sleeping, cooking, cleaning.

Post # 39
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I take mine off to shower, use lotion, sleep (bugs me plus my hands swell) and also when I am cooking something messy, cleaning or using paint or glue for an order in my Etsy shop. I wear them whenever I leave the house though, even to the beach. I do have a stand-in but I just got the set of my dreams less than 2 weeks ago just before our wedding so I can’t bear to not wear them when I am out and about!

Post # 40
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

cooking, cleaning, swimming or when I’m running a half marathon or longer in distance (sweat, gatorade and rings aren’t a good combination).

Post # 41
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

  • showering
  • cleaning
  • lotion
  • sleep
  • anything involving paint or glue (i’m in art school)
  • cooking

i’ve had mine a little over a week now. i take it off ALL the time. cause i’m afraid of damaging it somehow.

Post # 42
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I take mine off before I shower, swim, put lotion on, clean with harsh chemicals, sleep, cook anything messy, etc.


Post # 43
826 posts
Busy bee

I only put it on if I’m leaving the house.  It’s almost 100 years old and belonged to my great-grandmother, so I prefer to give it as few chances to get hurt as possible.  

Post # 44
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If I’m home, my rings are usually in my ring holder next to the bed.  I put them on before I leave the house.

Post # 45
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Showering (at home) 



Cooking with raw meats etc

When I’m racing (running)- I fear reaching into my pocket for GU and losing my ring during a marathon.  My fingers get skinnier the more I dehydrate.

Post # 46
9589 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really only wear my ring when I leave the house.

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