Post # 1
Inspired by another thread about taking off your ring in arguments.
When do you find it’s okay to take your ring off? Personally, I take it off for cooking, showering, sleeping, doing my hair/makeup and occasionally as an ironic play when FI makes a terrible joke. My Mother thinks this is extremely weird, and says that she wears her rings 24/7, never takes them off for any reason, even cooks and cleans with them on.. Got me thinking is all.
Post # 3
I only take it off when I clean the ring (which isn’t very often), and when I make doughs that need to be mixed by hand. I used to work at a bakery, and wore it all the time there too. Never took it off. I just cleaned it with soapy water when I got home every night.
Post # 4
@ZebraPrintMe: I always wear my ring unless I need to really ‘get in there’ and shampoo my hair LOL then I take it off. and only when cooking things like meat balls, last night I took off my ring and let it soak in ring solution while I mixed the meat. Seemed like a better option rather than getting meat stuck in the prongs… I opted to clean the prongs.
Post # 5
@ZebraPrintMe: I only take mine off to wash my hair and put on lotion.
Post # 6
I wear gloves to clean so I don’t take off my ring. I stopped taking it off to cook. I only take it off when I bathe or wash my face. I had to lessen the chance of losing it or having one of those “my heart is in my stomach because i don’t know where my ring is” moments.
Post # 7
I sometimes remember to take it off when I put hand cream on……other than that its always on.
Post # 8
I always take my ring off when I shower and sleep. I sometimes take it off when putting on lotion, doing my makeup or cleaning.
Post # 9
sleep, shower, wash dishes, garden, anything that is gross or wet.
Post # 10
@ZebraPrintMe: my jeweler told me the #1 way to lose stones is to wear your ring when you sleep. i take mine off when i’m doing anything “gunky” – cutting raw meat or mixing sauces/meats with my hands when cooking, when cleaning, showering and sleeping. also, while exercising, which wasn’t an option in your poll.
Post # 11
I take it off when I cook sticky foods by hand (ground meats, doughs, etc.), when I’m cleaning with caustic chemicals (like bleach), when I swim (I have no desire to loose it in a chlorine pool), when I run and bike (my fingers swell, so it doesn’t really fit anyway), or when I lift weights (the dumbell grips would tear it up).
My mom does the same thing. She takes if off when we train together and whenever she makes dough or does anything with pottery clay.
Post # 12
@TwoStatesBride: I dropped the option on for you 😀
Post # 13
Showering, doing my hair/makeup, cleaning, exercising, any time my hands will be getting into something.
Post # 14
When I’m in the shower, doing dishes or gardening. THat’s about it.
Post # 15
My friend said her mom takes it off to sleep because she doesn’t want the prongs to wear down in the bed. IS THIS A THING? SHOULD I BE CONCERNED!?
Post # 16
I take mine off occasionally to garden (or sometimes wear gloves, like I should) and sometimes when I’m putting on lotion. Besides that, I wear it 24/7. I clean, do dishes, shower, and sleep with it on.
And I’ve only had one mystery scratch on my forehead so far! LOL That’s the price you pay to sleep with a diamond on, I guess… 😛
@MissOtter: Sounds like nonsense to me, but everyone has their weird foibles. I would think sleeping would be the least danger a prong would experience… Plus, they all wear down over time – that’s why you get them checked and try not to worry about it too much! 🙂
@TwoStatesBride: I’m curious; did your jeweler say why that was?