Post # 1
Newly engaged Bee here! I’m not a major ring wearer, are there daily activities that I should remove my ring for? Is it ok to sleep with it on? I had mentioned taking it off to sleep which surprised my mom. I also mentioned taking it off for the gym to my fiance, and he got super agitated and said he would prefer I keep it on. I LOVE my ring and would love to wear it 24/7, but I want to keep it nice and not break it. What activities are you ‘supposed’ to take it off for? I really just don’t want to damage it.
Post # 2
I wear mine 24/7 except for when I work out, because I don’t want to damage it, and when I shower, to avoid getting shampoo gunk in it. Otherwise, it’s on all the time and I’ve never had an issue!
If your fiance is worried about the ring getting lost at the gym, maybe you can leave it at home in a safe place so that you both have peace of mind in knowing where it is. If he’s worried you won’t “look engaged” or something like that, there are plenty of inexpensive rings that either look like “real” rings or are actually designed for workouts, so maybe you can compromise with one of those.
Post # 3
I take my ring off for sleep. My skin gets red and irritated if I leave it in 24 hours/day. DH has the same problem so he takes his off at night.
I take it off do showers because I don’t want soap in the ring and because I don’t like water trapped under my ring due to skin irritation issues.
I take it off for cooking. I don’t want raw meat or some kind of sauce to get trapped under the ring.
I take it off for working out. I don’t want to handle weights while I have on the ring. I workout from home. If I worked out in a gym, I’d wear a silicone ring while working out.
I take it off for the beach/pool and wear a silicone ring.
Post # 4
Ring comes off before I shower and I don’t put it back on until I’m completely done getting ready. I don’t want shampoo or hair products getting all over it. I take it off before cooking if I’m going to be handling raw meats, before DIY crafting… Pretty much any time I feel like I could get something nasty on it or damage it, I take it off. I do sleep with it on but I have a habit of checking it every morning in case I snag it on something overnight.
Post # 5
i’m pretty paranoid about my ring because i knocked a prong loose after a month of having my ring.
1 – i don’t wear it at home – i take it off the minute i get home and i don’t feel relaxed until i do.
2 – i don’t wear it to the gym (If I rememberto take it off, i don’t wear my wedidng band either. i lift weights adn it gets in the way. If i forget, i’ve been known to put my band around my necklace in a pinch.)
3 – i don’t wear ring or band while doing dishes (b/c it feels gross to have food oils potentially trapped between my ring and finger) or mixing meats or flour.
4 – as a rule of thumb, i also don’t wear it anywhere i wouldn’t be able to recover if it slide off (i.e. swimming/beach, ziplining, traveling to a new country, etc)
Post # 6
on i’ve heard stories about people scratching their face with their ring in sleeping with in, so be careful of that.
Post # 7
I take my ring off for everything basically: working out, showering, sleeping, doing the dishes, washing my hands. If soap gets in my ring I get a rash so I have to be careful.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I take my ring off to sleep, shower, swim, workout, and for really messy things like painting. Also, if you haven’t already looked into it, I recommend to insure your ring. I use Jeweler’s Mutual and keep it seperate than my home insurance because JM covers things like mysterious loss that the home insurance policy I have doesn’t. It costs me about $150 a year for my band and engagement ring together.
Post # 9
I take mine off to shower and thats it
Post # 10
I’ve also become very paranoid about losing my ring after I nearly lost it when it slipped off at my bridal shower while I was stuffing wrapping paper in the trash…so these are the precautions I take:
– I don’t sleep with it. I worry it’ll scratch my face or slip off and get lost in the sheets or somewhere.
– I don’t cook or clean with it. I don’t want bacteria getting trapped in the setting or in the engraved details, and I also don’t want any cleaning chemicals harming it (not even entirely sure if I need to be concerned about that, lol)
– I don’t shower or wash dishes with it. Again, worried that it may slip off, and I don’t want soap or water getting built up. Also, there’s a lot of bacteria when washing dishes
– And as Eliuuuu said, I won’t wear it anywhere that I couldn’t recover it if it fell off.
I generally don’t wear it around the house, since most of the time I’m doing one of the above. I basically only wear it when I go out of the house. I’d even wear it to the gym if I know I won’t be doing anything too rigorous that might damage it or fling it off my hand.
I think it’s really sweet to be able to wear it 24/7, though. I was thinking about doing that with my wedding band (which is a smooth plain band so it’s easier to care for), but my husband already lost his while washing his hands so that hasn’t exactly helped my paranoia.
Post # 11
The only time I took off my ring was when I got pregnant and it didn’t fit anymore. Other than that it’s on my finger all of the time.
Post # 12
I take my ring off when I go to bed and when I get into the shower. I will no longer wear it to gym, I am thinking about getting a silicone ring
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Everyone’s preferences are different. When we first got engaged, I wore my ring 24/7. Sleeping, in the shower, everywhere. Then I realized that too many products were getting on it so I started taking it off until I was ready for the day. Then one night I scratched my leg with it and decided not to sleep in it anymore. Now, I put my rings on once I’m done getting ready in the morning and tend to take them off when I get home and put on my comfy clothes. Sometimes I keep them on but remove them for cooking and cleaning. Either way, they stay much cleaner now than before and I’m less worried about damaging them. I would take them out for workouts because you wouldn’t want to damage the ring or injure yourself while wearing the ring and working out. Taking my rings off gives me an excuse to have pretty ring holders, which I like 🙂
Post # 14
I leave my ring on almost all of the time. I’m afraid I’ll lose it if I get in the habit of taking it off, especially in public restrooms. I have an inexpensive travel ring that looks very similar that I wear when I go on vacation or somewhere I’m worried it could fall off.
Post # 15
Thank you guys for all the responses! I was planning on leaving it on for most things (I am one of these people that would likely lose it if I take it on and off all day), but it surprised me that my fiance was so against me taking it off for activities that have a higher risk of damaging the ring. I’ll talk to him about getting a fake for the gym and places where I’m worried about breaking it.