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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 1,151

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?

1,151 Comments

  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
    Mindy ·
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    My ring only comes off when I’m in the shower/tub, washing dishes, or doing some type of liquid based cleaning.
    Well that and making meatloaf and other hand mixed foods lol 😂
    I’ve only ever left the house without it once and it bothered me so much that I made my FH drive the 30 minutes to my school to bring it to me lol
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  • Cori
    Savvy July 2022
    Cori ·
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    I don’t wear it when I’m home. Other then that I’m wearing it.
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  • Asia
    Devoted December 2021
    Asia ·
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    I take mine off putting on lotions/oils that I think will effect the shine lol. But other than that I don’t take it off unless I’m cleaning but that’s purely because of chemicals. I even take it off when I’m washing my hair. But I do not leave the house without it. Lol 😂
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  • Krhart
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Krhart ·
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    I try not to shower or work out with it on.
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  • Molly
    Devoted August 2021
    Molly Online ·
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    I take it off when I shower, swim, do dishes, and when I sleep. I used to sleep with it on but then one morning my FH woke up and had a small scratch on his cheek from my ring! We both move around too much at night, so I'm worried about more scratches on either of us or having a stone get loose or lost from getting snagged on a blanket.

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  • Krhart
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Krhart ·
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    Showering, dishes, sleeping. Sleeping is a big one for me, if I get too warm and my fingers swell, I'll actually take a ring off in my sleep and risk losing it (almost lost a promise ring one time in high school 😂)
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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I don't wear it to bed, doing yard work, or when I'm putting hair gel in my hair. As tight as my ring is, the hair gel causes it to slip off.
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  • Brittani
    Beginner July 2021
    Brittani ·
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    I just visited my mom for the first time since I got engaged, and I got quite the scolding about taking my ring off to wash my hands or to do stuff in the kitchen!! She is convinced that I am going to lose it if I keep taking it off. I just notice that it gets dirty and loses its shine so quickly when I wear it to wash hands or in the kitchen.
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  • Ashlie
    Savvy November 2020
    Ashlie ·
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    I wear my rings all the time, even if I’m just home. I enjoy “showing it off” because I think my husband did a great job and it’s fun to feel shiny. It may seems shallow or outdated but I love wearing them. I do take them off before bed, showering, or anything I’ll be submerging my hands in water for whatever reason. But if you’re not the type to wear it constantly and if your FH isn’t offended so what? I wouldn’t change what you’re doing if that’s how you wish to wear YOUR engagement ring.
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  • Lana
    Savvy October 2022
    Lana ·
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    I had the same thing happen with my future MIL recently. She said I'm not supposed to take it off. To keep the peace, I kinda pulled the "oh, OK" and that was that. I take mine off for the same reasons you do (plus I'm new to wearing a ring in general and noticed it does annoying things, like get stuck in my blanket at bedtime or towels. I don't usually wear jewelry). I take it off to do dishes, garbage, shower, kitty litter boxes, etc. because I don't want it to get ruined. I ALWAYS wear it when I leave. I have a special little dish by my bed that I keep it in (because MY grandma yelled when I went to do dishes and stuck it in my pocket-yes I know that was REALLY stupid LOL). It's taking some getting used to for sure but I keep it safe and that's what counts most to me!!!!
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  • Sara
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Sara ·
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    I wear mine all the time unless I’m swimming, exercising (indoors or outdoors), or when I need to cook/do heavy or messy work with my hands. However, when I take it off I put on a silicone ring in its place! I hate not having a ring on that finger!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Once I got married I didn’t wear my engagement ring anymore
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  • Shelly
    Devoted January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    I take mine off when showering, cooking, washing my hands. Basically anything that requires getting too much water on it or getting it dirty, I don't wear my ring. I did purchase us both some rings from enso so that we can wear them when we work out and do other things. That way our nice rings are kept safe, but we still have the enso rings on!

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  • Jesyka
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jesyka ·
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    Honestly, I very rarely wear mine. I work in a kitchen and am not allowed to wear it at work, I do a lot of sports as well and, as it is a family heirloom (his great grandmother,) I dont want to risk damaging it. So unless I'm going out to hang out with friends, I typically don't wear it. And he understands, and that's what matters.
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  • RaylaSan
    Rockstar February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    I used to wear my engagement ring 24/7, but the diamond fell off, and I had to drop some serious cash on it just to replace it. Ever since then, I only ever wear it out during special occassions, doesn't mean I love my fiancee any less, just means I don't want to fork over a part of my rent to get a replacement diamond.

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  • Jessica
    Expert June 2022
    Jessica ·
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    I wear mine almost all the time besides taking it off when I shower, gardening, & dishes. It feels weird if I don't have it
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  • Caitlin
    Dedicated October 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    I take mine off for showers and certain other tasks that could cause it to get really gross. Easier by far than trying to clean it. As it is there’s perpetually little kitty hairs stuck in the prongs that I have to pull out of it and that’s annoying enough.
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  • Lasha
    Dedicated May 2021
    Lasha ·
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    I don’t wear mine 24/7 either. When I come home from work I take it off to shower & do whatever else around the house. I don’t always wear it work either because I am constantly washing my hands and using my hands I don’t want to knock a diamond out or something.
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
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    She should mind her business, and learn some manners. Your personal jewelry ( items with emotional attachment, like wedding or engagement rings, religious items, or gifts from family,) are for you to decide about, not anyone else. If the ring was given / accepted as a promise to marry, it has that meaning whether it is on your finger, at your neck, or in a ring box or cup on your dresser. Wear it when you think appropriate. 🙂 I frequently cannot wear a ring with a raised stone with medical gloves for work, and using electric hand tools for some work I cannot have a metal ring on, or any ring on any finger. In non- work time, I often work with my hands in dirt and stones. So my engagement ring is a high tech glass band, no stone.
    Which I wear, now alongside an enamel painted glass wedding band, when it feels appropriate. And wear my diamond earrings ( engagement) or ruby earrings ( 1st anniversary) frequently when dressed up. Tell nosy to mind her own business.
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    You caught me with the glass bands! May I ask where they are from? Or some names I can google? I'd love to get one since I am going to be working in the medical field also, with machines and chemicals that require me not to wear any sort of metals.

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