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

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When do you not wear your engagement ring?


    shower/washing dishes


    all of the above

    other (explain)

  • Post # 3
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always wear mine. I’d be more worried about something happening to it if I took it off all the time. I lost my high school ring that way, because I left it on the side of the sink in the bathroom in the mall to wash my hands. So with this much pricier ring on my finger, I don’t risk it; I was my hands, sleep, shower, swim, etc with it on.

    I take it off to clean it or to leave it at the jewelers for re-dipping (it’s white gold).

    Post # 4
    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    When I first became engaged, I ALWAYS took my ring off–when I washed my hands, slept, cleaned, showered. I was so paranoid and it ended up making my ring really dirty and dull because it never got cleaned! Haha!

    Now, I hardly ever take it off, except when I shower or wash my face, etc. I love seeing it on my finger, always a sweet reminder of his love! 🙂

    Post # 5
    439 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    All of the above and work. I’m a psychiatric nurse so I dont feel comfortable wearing it and work And worry about losing it or getting it dirty. Oh and when I’m at home, I usually put it back in the box when I’m at home.

    Post # 6
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I usually take my ring off to sleep and sometimes even take it off with the rest of my jewelry when I get home.  Definitely take it off for dishes and showering, but I do wear it to the gym, even when I swim. 

    Post # 7
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Same a KnisleyToBee. When I first got engaged I was so nervous to wear it to bed, I would put it in its box while I slept. I am now okay sleeping with it, it wont come off at all, I think I was mostly worried about getting it snagged on something. I usually dont shower with it on, I have before because I forgot to take it off, but it’s no big deal. I still haven’t been able to work up enough courage to swim with it on. I have a feeling that is going to take a while haha.

    Post # 8
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wear it at the gym if i’m just doing cardio…but if I am bike riding outdoors, swimming or lifting weights…heck no, that thing goes in the safe at home, but I usually put another ring that I have on my ring finger so I don’t appear to be single. I also take it off when I shower cuz I worry about it slipping off and going down the drain. However, I cannot sleep without it! I don’t like the thought of it sitting anywhere by itself (besides my safe) for long periods of time. Nothiing could happen to it while i’m sleeping….plus I just love the feeling of wearing it. =)

    Post # 9
    530 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted but I lied a little! I don’t wear my engagement ring when I’m cleaning, washing dishes, or showering OR at the gym, but I wear it to bed…I should learn not to though. It pokes me in the eye

    Post # 10
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I use to take it off for bed all the time, but now I wake up and worry about where it is if it’s not on my finger so I usually just sleep with it on.

    I pretty much only take it off when I shower and wash my face. I don’t really “do” dishes – that’s more something for Fiance and the dishwasher to handle. I will sometimes take it off when I’m cooking though.

    If I’m going from home the gym and back I’ll leave it at home, but I don’t worry about it either way.

    Post # 11
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would answer doing the dishes and sleeping. Gardening aswell. Other than that.. is perfectly fine I guess.

    Post # 12
    388 posts
    Helper bee

    I never ever take it off! My ring and I are stuck like glue! =)

    Post # 13
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I just engaged on Friday so I guess I can’t completely answer from a lot of experience yet but I take it off for EVERYTHING which is going to be a booger at work because we have to sanitize like crazy in healthcare! But mine’s a pearl so it’s a little fragile anyway 🙂 

    Post # 14
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I really only wear it when I leave the house.  I don’t wear any jewelry when I sleep or shower.  Part of my morning routine is picking my jewelry before I leave the house.  And when I come home to change off it all goes.


    Post # 15
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I usually take my ring off right when I get home….is that bad? haha. I just don’t want to lose the diamond! I get paranoid.

    Sometimes I will wear my band only to sleep though.

    Post # 16
    496 posts
    Helper bee

    I take mine off to:

    – sleep

    – exercise

    – wash my hands

    – shower / style my hair

    – clean the house

    – garden

    – enter the production area at work

    This is why I have ring holders all over my house, haha.

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