(Closed) When do you take off your ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@lolot:  I have no comments other than – your ring is stunning! I love your setting so much. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I leave mine on through almost anything.  Yard work (wearing gloves over), cleaning, showering, etc, it stays on.  I did take it off when coloring my hair recently, to avoid ripping the thin gloves I was wearing.  I also sometimes take it off during sexy times with Fiance.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I only really used to wear my engagement ring when I was out and about, and even then I sometimes used a stunt. Indoors I never wore it at all. It was very delicate and even though I was only engaged a year and rarely wore it, I still managed to loose stones in it several times, so it was often sent away for repair.

This is one of the reasons why I wanted just a plain gold band for my wedding ring. I can now leave it on ALL the time and forget about it, and not have to worry about i getting damaged. Plus I love the simplicity of plain bands with no e-ring but that’s another story.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I only take my rings off when I shower, clean and when I was in Mexico (Ocean shiny sharks no thank you). I think its in my head because I am so clumsy that I may loose it when I am showering but I have a designated spot that I put them so I know they will be safe. My ring is the literally the only piece of jewlery I have every worn consistantly and I want to keep it that way.

I haven’t had a problem with the stones yet but I take it every few months to be cleaned and inspected when I pass the jewler. Its also a chanel setting which I heard is suppose to be a stronger setting next to prong.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Mines comes off when Im at work and doing something that requires gloves (pre-clinical biomedical research field) as I have an untreated emerald stone in white gold. Taking gloves on and off will slowly wear down those prongs. Wish they were platinum :/. And also when Im cleaning the house and sleeping. When I sleep I tend to cover my my head/ face with my arm and my hand tends to hit the wall- emeralds dont like being hit a few times a night!

If I have a diamond set in a really hard metal I would probably never take it off…

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

When I’m home its almost never on.  I leave it in the box in the mornings and only put it on when i go out.  and when i come home i dont take it off unless im going to bed/doing something and usually if im doing something it wont go back on until i walk out the door.  Im not being extra careful with it, im just more comfortable that way

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It used to drive my now husband crazy because I was ALWAYS taking it off – to shower, wash dishes, clean anything, cook etc.  I just don’t want something to happen to it!  My hands tend to shrink really easily and the ring can spin around fast.  I’d rather take it off when I’m using my hands a lot and not worry so much about it.  Other than that, I wear it all the time.  I’m proud to wear it. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I only take mine off when I am cleaning it. I used to take it off all the time, but my husband’s uncle is a jeweler (also who we got the ring from) and he gave me some really good reasons why you should not take your ring off (other than to clean). First being that people who take their rings off are more likely to lose them or have them stolen. Your ring is always safer on your finger even when experiencing the daily “wear and tear”. Secondly, if your ring is insured it is not uncommon for your insurance carrier to ask you if you ever take it off. If your answer is yes, your insurance company can and often does drop you for the first reason mentioned above. They consider this being reckless with the ring since you are more likely to lose it and do not have to insure you. So now mine stays on my finger!

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My fiance bought me a ceramic cat to put my rings in when I take them off at night. Mine comes off to do dishes at night and pretty much stay in the cat until the morning unless we are going out somewhere.  It also comes off when I put lotion on, sleep, shower, and clean the house. I’m not worried about it – we have it insured, but I’ve banged it on things while cleaning and gotten it tangled in my hair and sheets so I’d rather just not have to worry about it when possible.

My wedding band is a prong-set 3/4 eternity ring and I am going to buy an inexpensive tungsten ring from amazon to wear when we do things that might not be good for my other rings after we are married (ie: playdoh, or when camping, etc.).

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@chillyteddy:  Can we see, pretty please?? 🙂

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Spoonie:  +1. SO says I can get anything I want for a wedding band and what am I going to pick? A completely plain 2 mm band for exactly this reason!

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chillyteddy:  I’m currently ring-less, but when I had my former set, I’d take it off to sleep and shower. 

I’ll add that I had a bezel. Prongs make me nervous, especially now that I’ve made them. If family members ask me for advice re: prongs, I always say to get the thicker ones, or go for more than 4 for the center stone.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t wear my ring to bed, shower, pool/lake/ocean, gym, running outside, cleaning. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I take it off at night, showering, anytime I’m using my hands (I love to cook and bake), I would for gardening/anything dirty messy.  I would before the gym but I currently would have nowhere to put it (except my car) so I just wear it. 

I work in an office so it isn’t a big deal

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