Devoted October 2020

Wearing a ring 24/7?

Natalia, on August 21, 2019 at 2:47 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 13 840
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Hello all!

I’m not sure if this is the proper group for this discussion. However, I wanted to know if you ladies and/or gents wear your engagement rings all the time.

Recently, I was made to feel bad, perhaps unintentionally but perhaps not, about not wearing my engagement ring 24/7. My FHs family and I were talking about planning and my rings and such. When a member of his family said that an engagement ring should be worn at ALL times and never taken off, with quite the attitude. As if she judging me for taking it off. Mind you, I take it off right when I get home, and put it right back on when I go out anywhere. I don’t want to get it dirty, damaged, or lose its shine while I am doing my everyday tasks at home.

So tell me, what do you do? Do you wear it at all times, without taking it off? Or do you take it off for certain tasks?


  • Kim
    Super September 2019
    Kim ·

    I take it off when I am cooking, taking a shower, doing yard work.

  • Michaela
    Expert May 2020
    Michaela ·

    I take mine off all the time! Every women is different. My ring cost a good chunk of money, I don't want something bad to happen to it!

  • Meghan
    Expert September 2019
    Meghan ·

    I usually take my ring off not that long after getting home as well (I usually take all my jewelry off not that long after getting home for the day). I don't really wear it around the apartment. I always wear it out though (unless we're going swimming or something).

  • Kelsey
    Super September 2020
    Kelsey ·

    I take it off when I'm cleaning, showering or if I'm sick. My hands tend to get swollen when I am sick.

  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2020
    Taylor ·

    This sucker is glued to my hand! HAHA I wanted this ring for 4 years and when he proposed I was SO excited that I could wear it every day for the rest of my life. I have not taken it off since. There are instances that I would take it off to prevent losing it (I lost a ring snorkeling in Mexico a few years ago) but I haven't run into any since being engaged.

  • IvyAndKris
    Rockstar October 2019
    IvyAndKris ·

    I take it off if I'm using my hands to cook or playing in my herb garden. But I pretty much wear it all the time. I don't see a problem with taking it off to keep it clean and don't get why someone would tell you it never comes off. I mean, you take it off before the wedding, right? That just sounds like they think you are owned and need to be tagged. Most men don't even wear an engagement ring, so why are women expected to be branded?

  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    LOL heck no!! I’m a chef, I’m not allowed to wear rings in the kitchen. I wear my ring maybe 2 days a week. Who cares? As long as you love it.
  • Future Abrams
    Devoted August 2019
    Future Abrams ·

    I take mine off when I shower, cook, wash dishes or am working outside. There is no right or wrong here, it is your ring. Do what you see fit

  • IvyAndKris
    Rockstar October 2019
    IvyAndKris ·

    Oh, and my future daughter-in-law wears her engagement ring on a chain because it's easier to keep it safe while she's working as a doctor. So sometimes you even take it off outside of the house!

    But not judging women who want to wear theirs all the time. We all have our own way of doing things.

  • Maddison
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Maddison ·

    I take mine off while doing activities that could damage it. Along with swimming, putting lotion on, cleaning with certain bleach products etc. I also have the silicone rings to wear while traveling because I don't want to lose my real engagement ring! I also think it is what ever you prefer and what you feel is right!

  • Natalia
    Devoted October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    My thoughts exactly! As if myself and my FH at home need to know that I’m taken by someone 🙄
  • Martelle
    Devoted July 2019
    Martelle ·

    I take mine off ASAP when I get home and put it on before I leave. If I were to keep it on all the time, it would come off eventually and get lost. My husband and I both take ours off when we get home. We keep our ring box right by our keys so we can remember to put them on when we leave out.

  • Yana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Yana ·

    Don't let anyone make you feel bad about this! It's none of their business... I take my ring off to workout, cook, clean, shower so I usually just take it off when I get home from work since I do all the things I just named lol if I remember or "miss it" i put it back on afterwards but I also don't sleep in it

  • Natalia
    Devoted October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    I actually LOVE that idea of the silicone rings! Where did you purchase yours?
  • Natalia
    Devoted October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Same! I just feel super odd wearing it all the time because I’m worried about it. It’s not like my FH and I at home have to worry about someone thinking I’m single.
  • Lady ·

    I don't take mine off often anymore - but my H takes his off to do EVERYTHING. Shower, dishes, yard work, cleaning, whatever. It's no big deal, so definitely don't feel bad about it!

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I only didn't wear it when I was at home. But I hated wearing it aha. It was so cumbersome sometimes so once I got married and wore my wedding band I didn't ever wear the e ring anymore.i don't ever take off my wedding band though cus it's very thin
  • Maddison
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Maddison ·
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    I purchased a $5 pack off Amazon at first because we were going to be somewhere, were it was not smart to wear my ring, but I just got engaged!! I wanted to wear it! I found the cheap ones from Amazon began to have a film on them and felt "sticky" so I did not want to wear them. I recently just purchased a few off of and so excited to wear them!! And they are currently 25% off right now on select styles!

  • Eyonna
    Dedicated May 2021
    Eyonna ·

    I don't sleep with it hands swell. In addition to when I'm working out or showering...swimming or at the beach...I don't want to risk losing it or it getting dirty and losing its shine.

  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
    I take mine off when I shower or go swimming or wash dishes or clean, and sometimes when I cook depending on if it's messy or not. Otherwise I always have it on. Mostly because if I got into the habit of taking it off for more than a few mins at a time, I’d probably forget to put it back on or wear it at all lol. I am so not a jewelry person in general so the only way I get myself to wear my rings is if I never take them off unless it’s like, for a few mins just to prevent it from getting ruined, and then it goes right back on.

    ut, it’s totally your decision whatever you’re most comfortable with! I would never judge someone for when they choose to take their rings off.....

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