(Closed) When (if ever) do you take off your ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When do you take off your ring?
    Never! It's on all the time : (10 votes)
    13 %
    I take it off at night : (5 votes)
    6 %
    I take it off in the shower : (12 votes)
    15 %
    I take it off while cleaning : (6 votes)
    8 %
    I take it off while sleeping and while doing harmful things (showering, cleaning, etc) : (31 votes)
    40 %
    I only wear it infrequently so it's off a lot of the time : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain below!) : (11 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I take it off when I’m doing heavy cleaning – like yesterday I was using a paint remover to get glue off some vases and didn’t want it to get in contact with the diamonds.


    Also when I have too much salt πŸ˜‰

    Post # 4
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I take it off quite often: shower, sleep, putting on make up, cleaning (whenever I use alot of products,) cooking (if I’m touching meat alot,) & gym. But although I take it off, I have never once forgot to put it back on πŸ™‚

    What helps me is when I take it off I only leave it one of two places, so in the morning its part of my routine to put my ring on, its like shower, brush teeth, put on ring, etc. I found that making things part of a routine is a really helpful way never to forget to do something.

    Post # 6
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I take my e-ring off as soon as I get home from work and put it in it’s lil’ bed until the morning.  The rock just freaks me out.  Also, I’m left handed so, I just feel like it gets banged up a lot. 

    I have probably only taken my wedding band off once since the wedding.  I love it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I take it off=I lose it. I don’t even worry when I clean toilets and stuff b/c i really make sure I don’t touch any of it! Even if it was part of my routine, i’d still lose it at some point. More than likely, my cats would go “ooooo shiny” and flick it somewhere faster than I coudl blink an eye. My mom is the same exact way about her rings and was always very insistent that nothing can hurt a diamond ring. My jeweler said as long as I don’t deal with mercury we’re ok. I also wear 3 bands, so taking it off is kind of a pain to make sure the diamonds don’t knock each other on accident.

    My husband takes his off a lot though, and it weirds me out. Sometimes I grab it off the counter and hide it in my pocket and go “where’s your ring?!” and watch him go “hmm it was right here”

    It DEFINITELY comes off when I use the diamond polishing solution at work. It would RUIN the diamonds, but I don’t really count that…that’s like, 2 hours every other week .

    Post # 8
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I take them off for riding my motorcycle and swimming in the ocean.  I’ve lost a number of rings on the bike (something about clutching and wind seems to take them right off) and I have an irrational fear of losing things in the ocean, so home it stays…

    Post # 9
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @ejs4y8: Ahh!  my husband does that to me when I take off my ring before bed, in the morning, or when I do the dishes.  He always acts so innocent when I know he has it.  It drives me nuts!

    Post # 10
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I take my rings off rarely–if I’m doing something super messy like making turkey burgers or painting our dining room.  I’m afraid if I take it off often, I’ll lose it, so I keep it on pretty much all of the time.

    @ ejs4y8: OMG, My husband is always taking his ring off and leaving it places.  He says that he has a couple of “safe places” (the kitchen counter?) for it, but he’ll take it off and then leave it there.  More than once, I’ve taken his ring to point out that his hiding spots aren’t as “safe” as he thinks. 

    Post # 11
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I take mine off when I’m cleaning, making something sticky, messy or gooey, or dealing with food dyes. I don’t really fancy a stained ring!

    I used to take it off while sleeping until I forgot to wear it to work one day and one of my coworkers was wanting me to show off my ring. Whoops!

    Post # 12
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I take my engagement ring off when I’m in the shower, or when I would bathe a dog at my old job. I have this nightmare of the soap and water making it slip off without me noticing and it going down the drain. So I set it in my jewelry box until I get out.

    I’ve taken it off a couple times while cooking meatballs or breading chicken. But thats it.

    Post # 13
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @Latte and Jessie, it’s so mean! I hope it works at some point. But I’m GOING to teach him not to leave it on the bathroom counter like that! I mean, we have heating vents in the floor! His slips off when it’s wet (when i post a recap when i get some pics I’ll explain how he lost it on our honeymoon…water plus volleyball equals lost ring) because he’s so paranoid now.



    Post # 14
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I very rarely take my ring off. Not for sleeping, cleaning, showering…nothing. i take it off if I put lotion or make tortillas or meatloaf. Even then, sometimes I don’t. I’d rather do a quick cleaning sith some toothpaste and toothbrush. Thats about it. I didn’t even take it off when we went tubing down the river!

    Ejs4y8 – That is an evil thing to do to your hubby! LOL I say this because once, I was making tortillas and set my ring down on the counter closest to the fridge. For some reason, my oldest son came and picke di tup to look at it. I told him to put it down before he “lost” it. I was turned perpendicular so I wasn’t paying close attention. Apparently FI went to grab something out of the fridge, saw my ring there and thought it would be funny to take it. I noticed it gone, called my son back and both of us were freaking out bc he knew he had set it right back where it was but yet the ring was not there or anything around it! Fiance had gone off to another part of the house and walked in on us frantically looking for the ring. Of course, he laughed and took the ring out of his pocket. Pure evil I tell you! LOL  

    Post # 15
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I used to take it off for cleaning, showering, sleeping…pretty much anything but going to work and hanging out on the weekend.   But then I started reading how EVERYONE seems to leave theirs on all the time!   So now…I’m attempting to wear mine all the time…with the exception of cleaning.

    I knew I was a follower at heart. πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I take mine off when I’m at home and when I’m at the gym.

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