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Do you ever take your engagement ring off? What are your "ring rules"? 馃拲

Lynnie, on January 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM

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Has your new bling been a permanent fixture on your ring finger since the proposal? Or do you regularly remove your ring for your job or for certain activities? Do you abide by the "Six S Rules" and take your ring off when you sleep, shower, swim, sweat (workout), scrub (clean), or saut茅 (cook)!...

Has your new bling been a permanent fixture on your ring finger since the proposal? Or do you regularly remove your ring for your job or for certain activities? Do you abide by the "Six S Rules" and take your ring off when you sleep, shower, swim, sweat (workout), scrub (clean), or saut茅 (cook)!


When do you wear your engagement ring? Do you ever take it off? Share your ring rules! 馃拵


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214 Comments

  • Brianna
    Beginner September 2020
    Brianna
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    I take it off when I sleep, shower, and sometimes when I cook/clean. It doesn鈥檛 seem dirty in the slightest, but I did get it cleaned after about 4 months of wearing it and it and it made a HUGE difference!!
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  • A
    Super February 2020
    Andrea
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    I abide by the 6 S's. It's the most expensive piece of jewelry I own so I don't want to ruin it. I was so afraid to even wear it until I had insurance. I don't ever wear it to sleep or in the shower, but I do wear it around the house.

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  • Jessica
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Jessica
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    Unknowingly I have bee abiding by the Six S Rules as well. I wore it to sleep a few times but found it be uncomfortable at certain times. Plus, before I got it resized, if I slept with it, it would fall out and freak me out in the morning when I tried to look for it and it wasn't not he stand where I usually leave it at.

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  • Devoted August 2021
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    I honestly take it off after taking off my outerwear and shoes. As a mom of teenage boys I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and can't imagine keeping it on to wash meat, cook & do dishes etc. I leave it off because I don't sleep with it or shower with it. Nor wear at the beach or the pool.

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  • Jennifer
    Super March 2020
    Jennifer
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    It stays on my finger unless at work, in which case, it is locked up. I also take it off for showers and dish washing. I'd say I only wear it about half my day!
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  • Littlebride
    Dedicated January 2020
    Littlebride
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    I wore it all the time for like the first three weeks and then it just kinda got old to put it on and off.. so I only wear it when I go out.
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  • C
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    Chelsie
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    I would like to know what the 6 S鈥檚 are?!? I tried to google it and just kept getting blogs and people's opinions on the matter. I鈥檝e been engaged for 3 months now and I wear my ring 24/7. I only take it off to shower and clean!
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  • Rebecca
    Super January 2020
    Rebecca
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    I take off my rings when I'm cleaning the house, working out, working outside, taking showers, and sleeping. I have a ring dish in the bathroom where I keep them.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain
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    I take my ring off only when showering or when cooking something like raw meats or something super messy. If I'm just saut茅ing up some vegetables, it stays!

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer
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    I abide by the 6 S rules! I also take it off when doing yard work.
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  • Natalia
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Natalia
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    I love to wear my wedding ring only on special occasions and feel special wearing the bling bling. Unfortunately due to my current student situation and so much lab work I have to preform, I prefer wearing a symbolic ring during those times. Hopefully when I graduate I will have more opportunities to wear my engagement ring.

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  • Goldie
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Goldie
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    I have waited for many years for this diamond.... I NEVER take mine off! ha!

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  • Savvy July 2025
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    I wear them 24/7! The only time I take them off is when I am either washing dishes/showering. I always were our engagement rings to work, to sleep, to clean the house , drive etc.
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  • Jasmine
    Just Said Yes May 2021
    Jasmine
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    I wear my engagement ring all the time. I only take it off when cleaning, cooking, and to go to bed.
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  • Katie
    Beginner July 2021
    Katie
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    I love the idea of the 6 S's I guess I've kind of already abided by them and didn't realize it. I keep reminding myself that the item on my finger is very expensive and I can't lose it!! So I am extra careful and have a designated spot for it on my nightstand when it's not on my finger to try and keep it safe.

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  • Ally
    Dedicated June 2021
    Ally
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    I take my ring off for work because I work in a hospital lab and am constantly taking gloves on and off, using cleaning chemicals, and washing my hands. I take it off to shower, wash my hands, do dishes, work out, swim, and put lotion on. The jeweler my FH bought my ring from said soaps and lotions can work their way between the diamonds and loosen the prongs and cause diamonds to fall off. I wear it for basically everything else though. It stays safely at home when I don鈥檛 have it on so I know I won鈥檛 damage it or lose it anywhere, which is a big fear of mine!
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  • I
    Devoted August 2021
    Ingrid
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    As soon as I change into comfy clothes after work I take all of my jewelry off. If we happen to go out, I will put it all back on. I'm not good with taking my rings off when doing dishes or washing my hands. Because of this I bought a small in home jewelry steamer. It helps with the in between cleanings from the jewelry store.

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  • Melany
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Melany
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    I take it off as soon as I get home from work and put it in its box. I generally start cooking or hit up the gym after changing so I鈥檓 in the habit of putting away while home. On the weekends if around the house I don鈥檛 wear it. I鈥檓 afraid of misplacing it or damaging it so I err on the side of caution.
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca
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    Oh, we take them off all the time.

    I take mine off whenever I deal with water - dishes, handwashing, showering, etc, so they don't get dirty or slide off. DH's ring is tungsten, so he *has* to take his off for safety reasons all the time. He got silicon rings as an alternative, but he saves them for work or other intensive activities. Neither of us wear them to bed.

    While our rings are very important, we are also both actors, and are used to taking off jewelry of all kinds for acting work.

    We were just on our honeymoon, so we'd hold each other's rings all the time. I do like to put his back on when I've been holding it - just a little moment to enjoy.

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  • Esmer
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Esmer
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    I do actually apply the 6鈥檚 rule however when I work Or workout or clean I wear My rubber rings. Do you ever take your engagement ring off? What are your "ring rules"? 馃拲 1

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