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Natalia
Expert October 2020

Wearing a ring 24/7?

Natalia, on August 21, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1,144

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...
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?

1,144 Comments

  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    I take mine off to wash my hands, cook, clean, do dishes, take a shower, exercise, work outside, before bed; etc. It's not good for the ring to do those things while wearing it. Soaps and lotions can form a film on the ring and anything laborious could damage the setting.. Depending on what the rings made out of of course.

    Don't let anyone make you feel bad because you took your ring off for a second.
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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    I only wear mine when I leave the house lol. I take it off as soon as I get home and I never sleep with it on.

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  • Nikki
    Expert March 2021
    Nikki ·
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    I wear mine 24/7 unless doing dishes. Other than that it’s on my hand 24/7. I have waited 9 long years for this ring 😁
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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    Going out drinking! That's a really good idea!
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I take mine off when I: shower, sleep, do dishes, garden, do laundry, clean with chemicals, or swim. I wear a silicone ring when work out, camp, fish, hunt, or go on vacations.

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Ugh yes! I’ve forgotten a few times and woke up with a swollen bright red finger 🤢
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  • Lindsay
    Dedicated October 2019
    Lindsay ·
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    I take it off hiking, swimming, working out, etc. also for dishes and showers. Basically I only wear it when I go out. I have a little white silicone ring I wear most of the time.
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  • Marcus & Marlisa
    Devoted June 2021
    Marcus & Marlisa ·
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    I keep my ring on majority of the time. I take it off when I do things in the kitchen (cook, clean) or when lm shampooing my hair or put lotion on. Basically when I'm using any chemicals. I love to wear mine but there are people who don't wear it as much and I don't see a problem in it. I feel you are considerate to make sure you aren't harming it.
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  • Mariana
    Devoted October 2019
    Mariana ·
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    I wear it all the time except for working or doing things with my hands since I'm a bartender and can easily fall inside someone's drink, but I always have a necklace on so I use that as a remedy to hang my ring while I work. I think it's more of a personal decision honestly. My mom for example, stopped wearing it a month before getting married so the feeling of having the ring put on during the ceremony by her spouse would be more special. My aunt took it off just a week before but because she needed to shine it and wore it again after the ceremony, the whole set but I know that if the ring didn't need shining, she would've worn it every.single.day. If your FH doesn't mind, you shouldn't mind what his family tells you... It's your FH and your wedding, not theirs. If you guys feel comfortable without wearing it, do so. If you feel comfortable wearing it even bathing, do so. If you want to take it off to the bathroom, work, or just because your finger hurts you should also be able to do so. A ring isn't a prison, it's something meaninful to the person who gave it to you besides obviously yourself. If you feel it, you wear it. If not, don't but at least always having in mind how he would feel about you wearing it or not during that ocassion. But bottom point here, if both of you don't mind or mind, it's your problem, not anyone else's. Best of luck and wishes! 💕
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I literally wear it ALL THE TIME but I need to stop. I do so much work with my hands and it's gotten dirty. I have to get it cleaned before the wedding next week. Honestly I just want to get one of those silicon bands after the wedding. I love my engagement ring but I'm an engineer and my hands are literally in messes all the time. I like wearing it all the time, because if it's not on me I know something's wrong haha. I'm planning on finding a sacred spot to keep it and make a habit of only putting it in that place. I just don't want to lose it but it really doesn't need to be worn all the time. It's not like you're taking it off to go to the bar lol. His family needs to chill.

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  • Destiera
    Devoted March 2020
    Destiera ·
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    I do wear my ring 24/7. I only take it off for when I am showering, doing dishes, or swimming. I have a horrible habit for forgetting where I put things and as someone who always wore rings, it drove my family nuts that they’d find my rings everywhere. So, now I just wear my engagement ring ALL the time. I don’t really do much anyway so I never have a problem with it! My FH also wears his ring 24/7, only takes it off the same ways I do. It just depends I guess! We’re a forgetful duo, can’t help it in the end!
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  • L
    Beginner October 2020
    Laura ·
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    I take mine off for showering and cleaning and forget to put it back on. I haven’t worn it a handful of days to work. No one should judge you for not wearing your ring at all times.
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  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
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    I take mine off for dishes, shower, deep cleaning, outside work and cooking (some times). I also take it off when I sleep. I leave it at home if we go hiking, kayaking, fishing or anything like that. I have a silicone ring I like to wear out when doing stuff, but if you don’t want to wear it when you get home it’s none of their business. If you wanna lock that sucker up and only bring it out once a year, that’s your choice. No one should have anything to say about when you need to wear your ring. Shoot if you don’t even want to wear it on your wedding day it’s your choice. I’d just ignore them and you do you! 😊😊
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  • Annemarie
    Devoted October 2019
    Annemarie ·
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    I take mine off for my second job where I use my hands a ton and have actually already damaged it once (and had to get it fixed), I take it off when I go to the gym and wear a silicone one. I also take it off at night a couple hours before bed just because. Don't let anyone tell you what to do!

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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
    Maggie ·
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    Enzo has great silicone rings in all different styles! Fh and I purchased one each for our honeymoon
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  • A
    Devoted September 2020
    Anna ·
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    Some people hate jewelry especially on their hands. You can’t tell someone they have to wear their ring all the time. I think it’s up to the person and their preferences. Just make sure your partner is okay with your choice. I personally only wear my engagement ring when I go to work, run errands thru the day, family dinners and special occasions. Reason for that is my ring costs a lot and I don’t want to risk damaging it or having a stone fall out or what not. I always take it off at home because I’m usually cooking and cleaning
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  • C
    Super December 2021
    Casey ·
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    I take mine off to sleep, because I worry about it snagging on anything.
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  • J
    Expert May 2021
    Jaime ·
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    I don't take it off hardly at all. Maybe if I am making meatballs where I need to get my hands all in there and don't want it to gunk up my ring I would... but that is really about it.

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    Like PP’s I take mine off to shower, clean, occasionally to cook, and for any other activities like swimming where it’s likely to get lost or damaged. Other than that it’s on all the time.
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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    The only time I take mine off is when I take a shower or if I am scrubbing something/doing something that could damage it.

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