Post # 47
This is making me feel a lot better … Some of my friends and coworkers have given me a hard time about the fact that I don’t wear my engagement ring all the time. My fiance actually prefers that I not wear it if I’m not comfortable doing so.
Like many of you, I don’t wear it when I’m cooking or washing dishes. I also don’t wear it in the shower, to bed (I scratch myself in my sleep sometimes with my nails, so I can only imagine what kind of damage I’d do with my ring), if I’m working out, or while I’m doing laundry. I also don’t wear it to work. I work in a chemistry lab, and I know I’d constantly rip my gloves with it (not to mention the fact that I’d be extremely paranoid that my skin was exposed to the often dangerous chemicals I use regularly if my gloves kept getting ripped).
Post # 48
I take it off to sleep, shower, cook, or clean. Also when I do anything especially messy like yard work or, in most recent memory, carving a pumpkin. lol
Post # 49
I wear it everywhere except:
-handling raw meat/any cooking that makes a mess
-painting/doing crafty things that involve glue, etc.
I’ve been wearing it to the gym but have been wondering if I should stop…
My Fiance would rather I wore it less probably – he freaked out when I spilt soda on my hand and it got on my ring!
Post # 50
@jwdesiree: I haven’t found a reason to take it off yet. Maybe if I were doing crafts with dough or something I’d take it off.
Post # 51
I am in medical school, and mine only ever comes off to do dissections. There are some things I would rather not take home with me… Even then it is on a necklace under my scrubs, to put back on as soon as I wash my hands a million times!
Post # 52
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I was really overprotective of my ring when I first got engaged to. I think that’s only natural when your fiance spends a lot of money on the perfect ring for you! First off, get it insured. You’ll rest a lot easier with that alone.
As for me, I take it off any time I feel it could get hurt: showering, working out, sleeping, putting on lotion, putting product in my hair, washing dishes (unless I wear gloves), walking in a bad part of town by myself at night. Okay, I don’t really do that last one, but you get the drift. I used to not wash my hands with it on, but I’ve since gotten over that for the most part unless I just got it professionally cleaned.
Post # 53
My ring only comes off if I have to mix any kind of food things with my hands….meatballs, meatloaf, bread/cookie dough or when using harsh chemicles for cleaning.
Post # 54
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I only take my rings off to clean them. I even wear them to work, and I work in automotive (I really shouldn’t wear any jewellery, but I always have gloves on. It tends to rip the gloves, but my garage pays for them, so meh.)
Oh yea, I take them off if I’m doing something gross with my hands like making meatballs, or something.
Post # 55
When I go to crossfit or shower. The rest of the time it’s on.
Post # 56
I NEVER EVER wear mine to the gym if I’m going to lift weights.
Sometimes I’ll wear it to the pool, generally not.
Post # 57
I usually take it off to shower or wash my face because my face scrub has sand beads in it that clog up all the little ins and outs of my ring.
Post # 58
i only wear my rings when i go out. i take them off when i get home.
Post # 59
I always take it off when I’m showering, sleeping, doing dishes, or cooking with meats or something messy. I often but not always take it off when I’m just relaxing at home. Whenever I go out though, that ring is on my finger. 🙂
Post # 60
I never wear my rings or any jewelry to bed. I tend to fling my arms around and would probably hit it against the brass headboard. Skiing and gardening are also ringless activities.
Post # 61
I don’t wear mine at home, to the gym, to do anything dirty, chores, or around babies because I am afraid the princess cut will scratch them.