(Closed) When to Take the Ring Off

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
72 posts
Worker bee

Shower (or just anywhere there is a drain it could get in), swimming, cooking, sleeping.

Post # 32
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I take mine off when I am working out in the gym and at home I generally put it back in its box so I can cook, clean, shower, moisturise etc etc.  Tip is to only ever put it back in a box and keep it in one spot like your bedside so you never have the panic.

I personally think silicone rings are hilarious and I would never wear one, who cares if someone doesn’t know you are engaged/married when you actually are?! GASP!!  I wear my ring because its a beautiful gift from my H2b not because it marks me as ‘taken’.

Post # 33
570 posts
Busy bee

To the bees that don’t take your rings off while handling food, just think about the bacteria you’re exposing your ring to! I used to work in a jewelry store and cleaning lotion and food particles out of a ring was literally gag-worthy. 

Post # 34
650 posts
Busy bee

I put it on right as I leave for the day, and take it off as soon as I get home (unless we have guests of course). ‘Last on, first off’ is the rule of thumb for jewelry and I follow it pretty exactly. 

I wear a silicone ring camping, swimming, hiking, working out, or traveling. I like the way the silicone ring looks, and I like wearing rings, especially on that ring finger. I do have a couple other silicone rings I wear on my other fingers, but I also think in CO activewear is more of a fashion thing than in other states/countries. (Just by way of explanation to the poster who doesn’t get the point of a silicone ring). 

I have a small ring box that I keep in a zipped compartment of my purse, which is where I put the ring when working out, since I either go over my lunch break or right after work. I go to a Pilates/dance studio with secured lockers, though, so I do feel pretty safe switching it out for silicone and leaving the real ring in a locker.

Post # 35
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

Google ring avulsion and never wear it to the gym again.

Post # 36
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I take mine off to shower and when cooking messy foods. And when my finger occasionally gets irritated.

Post # 37
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I take my engagement ring off at night before I workout at home with weights. Then I leave it off while I sleep and shower in the morning and I slip it on while getting dressed.

I don’t take it off for cooking or dishes, I just try not to get it into anything messy. But I do take it off to put on lotion, that is always messy.

Post # 38
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State


1- is your ring white gold? white gold will need to redipped more often to keep it white. wearing it all of the time will hasten that process. 

2- PLEASE consider a small container with a lid if you’re going to be taking your ring off near sinks (to cook, shower, etc). i use a small (maybe 4oz?) tupperware-style container that closes tight. i’ve been soooo happy when the container has tipped, fallen over, some such.  a regular ring box wouldn’t have saved the ring. these containers come in packs of 4-6 at your average dollar tree, but it’s a serious savior. OH has been storing his ring with mine.

3- if you have diamonds on the palm side of the ring, it’ll get a lot more wear and tear than you expect. palm-side prongs can loosen or get bent, causing diamonds to come loose/ fall out.  that’s less of an issue with bezel or channel set stones, but it’s worth thinking about. 


Post # 39
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wear mine all the time actually I really never remove it unless I am having a fat hand day and then its really only to make sure I can still get it off if needed

Post # 40
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I take it off when I’m at the store to get it cleaned – that’s it.  Nowhere safer than on my finger.

Post # 41
8152 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I take it off as soon as I get home and only put it on when I’m about to leave. I’m just as married if I don’t wear a ring while working out, I don’t see the point in risking damage to myself/it for that

Post # 42
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

I don’t have my ring yet, we just finished the design it and it’s being made this month! But I always take off any jewelery as soon as I get home (except stud earrings), and my engagement ring will be no exception. I’m going to get a cute little ring dish for my nightstand and that’s where it’s going to go! However, when I’m wearing it in public, it won’t come off my finger. I would be too worried about accidentally leaving it somewhere or dropping it. I wouldn’t take it with me to the gym or if I’m traveling out of the country either. 

Post # 43
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I wear my rings at all times. Only time I take it off is to put on lotion then it goes right back on. I soak it to clean it when necessary if I can wear it while playing with my grandchildren then I can wear it to sweep and vacuum! 🙂🙂🙂

Post # 44
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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beautyandthebee :  I am also newly engaged and only wear my ring when I’m and about pretty much. I take it off to work out, shower, clean etc. I also have a Tanzanite ring so I am being super careful as it is a softer stone.

Post # 45
4633 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i take it off as soon as i get home. i wear it every time i’m out but not around the house. 

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