Post # 32
I generally NEVER take mine off. I was always taught that a piece of jewerly that expensive should be made well enough to withstand normal daily life. My mother wore hers for over 20 years before she passed away…never took it off for anything…it was as good as new to the end.
Post # 33
I take mine off to sleep, exercise, cook, clean, do dishes etc – usually I take it off when I get in from work and sit it in its dish until morning!
Post # 34
I take mine off for showering (I have long hair and sometimes my prongs get tangled), when I am cooking/baking (I’m SO messy! I’ve already had seeds, dirt and food dye on my ring), spray painting (don’t learn that the hard way), gardening and washing the car.
Post # 35
My mom doesn’t get why I take mine off cause of the same thing! She’s worn hers almost 28 years and it’s good as new.
Post # 36
I used to be really diligent about taking mine off to do dishes, etc. Now I keep mine on all the time (except when dying my hair, as another bee mentioned). Never underestimate the power of a good clean and shine from the jeweler!
Post # 37
Mine only comes off when I’m cooking something messy, like dough, or battering things.
I also take it off when scrubbing greasy pans or using chemicals.
Other than that, it is always on. I’m not concerned with losing stones as I have a warrenty, so long as I take it for inspections every 6 months.
A well-made piece of jewelry should be able to be worn without worry of prongs catching or stones falling out I would think (or hope at least!)
I know I’m forgetful, so taking my rings off a lot is just asking to lose them! When I couldn’t wear mine while I was pregnant, I was so worried I’d lose them somehow lol
Post # 38
Boxing: Because it will damage the inside of my gloves, and because having it on will not let me wrap my hands properly, risking all the small bones in my left hand. Fiance wears a ring on his right hand that’s obviously just a band, but it’s pretty flat, and even he took that off when he was doing Krav Maga- his instructor told him that if you punch wrong with a ring on, you can break your finger pretty easy.
Cleaning: chemicals will cloud it up and/or damage it.
Cooking: germs. Ick. Especially raw meat germs.
Sleeping: it’ll get caught on things, and my hands spend a lot of time around my face when I sleep (I’ve cut myself with my nails before), so I don’t need something else that will potentially cut me. Plus my hands swell.
Swimming/showering/in water: Unless I’m in a public restroom and my hands will only be under the water for a few seconds (I NEVER take it off in public), my hands tend to shrink in cool water. I’m afraid it’ll fall off down a drain or into a pool filter, never to be seen again.
Doing my hair: Again, chemicals, plus it gets caught in my hair.
Post # 39
Also, no one else has said it so I will.
During sex. Thiiiiiiiiink about it…………
Post # 40
I take mine off before I go to sleep, shower, wash dishes—mostly to prevent myself from losing it-the water could make it slip off my finger and go down the drain–and when I’m sleeping my hand swells up around it and I can’t take it off =/
Post # 41
I wore my engagement ring 24/7 even though I was advised not to by the jeweler. It wasn’t until I took my ring to be cleaned the day before the wedding that I realized how important it was to take it off. My stone was really loose and they told me it would take 10 days to repair (the day before my wedding). Luckily they worked with me but, it made me open my eyes. And my band is an eternity ring and I have heard those little stones can come out very easily so they need extra care. I bought a gorgeous little trinket box on our honeymoon and I keep it on my nightstand now. I take the rings off when I go to bed and put them back on after I shower, do my hair, and mak-up, etc.
Post # 42
Dont you wear gloves when cleaning with harsh chemicals… If its not a good idea to let it touch your ring maybe it isnt smart to let it get into your skin and toxify your system. I take mine off only when going into the shubie river (it literaly sandblasts stuff and I have a nalgene to prove it) and when I expect my fingers to swell up a lot like doing a 10K hike.
Post # 43
I take my rings off a lot, for cleaning, showering, sleeping, working out, or when it gets really hot and my fingers swell. Basically, I take it off when I get home and don’t put it on until the next morning. Because of this, I haven’t lost a diamond or anything in 3 years of having my wedding band and 5 years of having my engagement ring.
I don’t think gold is as strong as people make us believe. The backs of my rings are all torn up from just accidentally hitting my hand on things, which I do often and wearing it at the office.
Post # 44
Sometimes I take it off at work. Rings can tear surgical gloves.
Post # 45
Not all rings tear surgical gloves. I bought my ring specifically so it wouldnt tear nitril gloves even if I tried to.
I think your choice of ring is what makes people unable to wear it while doing things. My ring has a total of 60 diamonds but no claws sticking up and so nothing to wear down or catch on. Im a spinner and knitter and work with little pieces of fibre all day and it never gets stuck like my old rings with traditional settings did. Know your lifestyle and choose a ring accordingly (big diamond can mean big headache for people who are active).
Post # 46
I try to remember to take mine off when I get home before I start cooking, cleaning, and doing handiwork. I used to wear mine 24/7 until my center stone got loose and one of the stones in my halo setting fell out. I dont think it has to do with my ring not being made well, it’s just that with certain styles of ring you have to be alot more careful. I have a halo setting, with a really high center stone, so the prongs get caught on stuff, and I’m really clumsy so I used to bang it around alot. When I lost the stone, they had to send it out for SIX WEEKS!! YES SIX WEEKS w/o my engagement ring, I literally almost went insane! I told myself that I’d sacrifice a few hours in the evening not being able to wear my shiny friend as opposed to having to go six weeks without it, loll!