(Closed) When to Take the Ring Off

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My ring comes off ONLY when I am handling raw meat/fish/chicken, or when I’m at kickboxing class.

Post # 17
962 posts
Busy bee

I wear mine always. To the beach, swimming, shower, lotion…I’m careful and twist it around when I lotion so I don’t get gunk in the prongs, though… Mostly because I will always forget where I put it or forget to put it back on if I take it off. It’s a sturdy, well-made ring, though. I’ve seen some REALLY thin, dainty ones on here that I’m not sure would hold up so well doing any and all activities. 

Post # 18
1641 posts
Bumble bee

There is also that “ring holder” necklace that you slip your ring onto.  I can’t explain it so seeing it in action is best.  It’s not just that you are putting it thru a necklace.  The necklace has a part to it that you put the ring onto.  Now there are many of them out there, I am not familiar at all with this person, but she does have a quick video:



Post # 19
87 posts
Worker bee

I’ve only had my ring for about a month now, but I only take it off to shower BCZ my hair would get all tangled in it. If my hands are in raw meat I remove it as well just BCZ cleaning that would be a pain. Otherwise it is always on. 

Post # 20
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I VERY rarely take mine off. Sometimes to shower, since i’m taking my fitbit off anyways i’ll take it off. If I swim I take it off too. Otherwise, I wear it all the time. 

I feel like once we’re married and I can finally wear my wedding band (just a plain white gold band) I will be more inclined to take off my engagement ring and just wear my band. 

Post # 21
1338 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I only take mine off to shower 

Post # 22
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I wear mine all the time except when Showering, Sleeping, or doing something that may damage it/loose it (ie:on the boat, in the pool, on a run, etc.) For those occasions I wear my band only or a dummy ring that I bought that is just a swarovski ring. 

Post # 23
390 posts
Helper bee

I keep mine on pretty much all the time.  I only take it off when I’m cooking something messy, working in the garage, stuff like that.  My ring is insured and is a solitaire on a plain band and my wedding band is a plain band so it’s fairly durable as far as rings go.  My husband places a lot of value on wearing wedding rings, otherwise I’d probably wear it less and forget to put it on more often.

Post # 24
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I take mine off when I am at home, also if I’m going to the gym, going swimming etc.

Post # 25
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I take mine off when washing dishes, handling raw meat or some other icky food; and I have a stunt-double for when I go swimming.  I keep it on to sleep and to shower.

Post # 26
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I usually take it off when I’m at home, because it bugs me to have it on (not sure why, I’m not bothered at all when I’m out or at work). I’ve learned that I need to have ring holders in every room so that I always have someplace to put it once it starts to bug me. I learned this the hard way when I had a bad habit of hanging it on my banana hook while I was doing dishes, and then one day I dumped my fruit bowl into the trash and lost it (my puppy vomitted it up 5 days later…). So yeah, if you don’t want to wear it always, have tons of ring dishes laying around.

Post # 27
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I take my ring off when I shower and when I cook otherwise it’s on

Post # 28
6474 posts
Bee Keeper

beautyandthebee : I wear mine pretty much 24/7 including for swimming and most exercise classes. I take it off for the following:

-Gym classes involving weights/handling equipment/punching (ouch!)

-Using moisturiser/fake tan/sun cream

-Certain food prep eg marinating meat/kneading dough (as it’s unhygienic)

But that’s me. I don’t notice them and I’ve also always been big into rings and wore them pretty much daily.

Other factors to consider as well as your own personal comfort are the setting (is it very thin/very high for example?), the metal (platinum is a lot ‘safer’ than gold as it bends/shifts rather than chips; so for eg you are much less likely to lose a stone due to prong chipping or breaking), and the stone/s (diamond is very hard-wearing, as is moissanite and stones like sapphire; whereas stones like morganite/pearl/opal (for example) need more babying).

You may find that the longer you’re engaged the more you get used to it and the less you take it off.

Post # 29
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I wear my rings out at work, shopping, church, walks, etc etc (but not to gym or anything where they can get damaged).

As soon as I’m home my rings go into their own little dish next to my bed. I see no reason to wear to jewellery at home. And definitely not to bed or in the shower. They also get a weekly clean on Sundays. 2 years on and my engagement ring looks exactly how it looked the day I got it. 

Post # 30
526 posts
Busy bee

I wear a bridal set, and I only wear it outside (because I feel pretty married while at home haha).

But even outside, I take my rings off if I go swimming or hiking. I also take them off at the gym because I do indoor bouldering and I’m sure that would damage my rings a lot!

In fact, I carry the ring box with me so that my rings can stay safely in the locker. I put them back on when I’m done.

Like some other PPs, I also don’t see the point of wearing rings at home. Mine look really shiny and new, and I want to keep them that way for as long as possible.

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