(Closed) When do you take your ring(s) off?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I usually take my ring(s) off at these times:

    When I wash my hands

    When I take a shower

    When I sleep at night

    When I am doing chores/cooking

    When doing an outdoor activity (swimming, hiking, sports)

    When working out at the gym

    When at home in general (when you are just lounging around)

    When at work

    Other (list below)

  • Post # 3
    6458 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Just an FYI to those women who wear their rings ALL the time…water can damage your ring!!! Pool water, ocean water…they’re soooo bad for your rings!!!


    PLUS YOU COULD LOSE IT IN THE OCEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 5
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I never take mine off, except when I go to karate (I checked ‘the gym’ because that was the closest thing) because of risk of injury to me/others.  I currently don’t have my e-ring because my wedding band is being made to fit it.  I might start taking it off to shower/do the dishes etc because I probably ought to take better care of it, but to be honest I’ll probably forget!

    Post # 6
    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    sleeping and when handling raw meat.

    Post # 7
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I occasionally take it off when I use hand cream but not often, and to clean it but that’s it. 

    Post # 8
    2128 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I only take mine off if I’m doing something like painting or going to the gym. I do a lot of weight lifting in the gym and the barbells would really eat into the gold of my ring if I wore it .

    Post # 9
    3809 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mine only comes off when I’m working with fondant or kneeding bread, other than that it’s on all the time.

    Post # 10
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I never take off my wedding band. I take off my e-ring before I go to bed.

    Post # 11
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    There’s no option for “Almost Never.” The only time I take it off is if I am intensely cleaning the kitchen or bathroom. My rings are on tight (because my knuckle is big) so they don’t really ever come off.

    Post # 12
    9973 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I take mine off when I’m at home, in the gym, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Basically, I wear it at work, and when we go out somewhere (not outdoors!).

    Post # 13
    2468 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    swimming, when cooking certain things that involve me getting my hands dirty, cleaning (with bleach and chemicals not when i’m just vacuuming or wiping down the counters), occasionally when doing my hair and I’m dealing with goopy product, when I do my face routine which involves moisturizer, when putting on hand lotion. But I generally ALWAYS wear it.

    Post # 14
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The only time I take my rings off is when I’m cooking with raw meat, cleaning with harsh chemicals, or water activities.  If I’m just laying around by the pool and taking a swim I leave it on, but if I was doing something more extensive than that, I would prob take it off.  Sometimes I take it off when I put lotion on if I remember 🙂

    Post # 15
    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Never.  Maybe if doing some dishes our gardening, but I normally have gloves on so I just leave it on.  Esp since my house got broken into and all my other jewlery that I wasnt wearing was stolen.  I’m totally paranoid and I feel its safer on me at all times now.. god forbid I take it off and just so happen forget to put it back on and the timing is just that wrong.  It’s a diamond and platinum, I dont feel it’s in danger in pools and ocean water.  A diamond is natural, it was created under intense heat and pressure, a little salt or pool water isnt doing to do anything to it.  The process that metal goes through to get shaped and all is also quite intense, and I dont think it’s reactive to everyday chemicals – any chem majors out there that can support that?

    Post # 16
    3879 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My rings from my previous marriage – never took them off, except for maybe when I was gardening. I wore those rings for 16 years and never had a single issue.


    The rings I have now, I take off when cleaning with chemicals, showering, gardening, etc. I did wear them to the beach and the ocean when we went to Mexico. I had just gotten engaged and didn’t want to leave my ring at home or in the safe at the resort.

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