Your engagement ring is the second most important ring you will ever wear, after your wedding band, but that doesn’t mean there is a good reason for you to wear it every hour of the day. Engagement ring design means it is exposed to many potential dangers that wedding rings are not. Here we’re looking at 8 cases when there is no way you shouldn’t be wearing your engagement ring.
Do you wear your engagement ring every day?
Yes. The engagement ring is worn daily. However, the engagement ring should not be worn all day at certain times. Below we have 8 examples of when you shouldn’t be wearing your ring.
1. In the gym
In all honesty, any form of exercise is a no-go for engagement rings, whether on the treadmill or on the softball field.
Aside from the obvious potential for damage from bumps, the constant extreme movement alone in most exercises can cause the ring to twist, and this can eventually cause the stones to loosen so much that you won’t notice That it’s gone until it’s too late
Add to this the damage that salt from sweat can do and the increased presence of oils secreted by the skin, causing dirt to build up. Recognize your ring for what it is and not what it is not. It is not a sporty accessory. It’s not a knee brace or a headband, it’s your engagement ring so take it off!
Learn more about exercising while wearing your ring.
2. Clean the house
Again, knocks on countertops or other hard surfaces are a real problem when cleaning, but that risk pales in comparison to the damage harsh cleaning chemicals can do to almost insignificance. Bleach, ammonia, and other solvents can permanently damage both the metal and the stones.
Even if you wear gloves, take the ring off anyway, as it can easily get caught when you put it on and take it off.
Assuming we don’t classify swimming as a sport, of course, but we might as well call it “by the pool or the beach”. Water does things to human skin, and water with salt or chlorine does things to everything it touches.
Unless you’re in a pool that’s heated to a fairly high temperature, the water will be cooler than you. This will cause your fingers to shrink slightly, but enough for your engagement ring to slip off immediately. In addition, salt and chlorine can seriously attack the metal of the band, especially if it’s treated like white gold. Salt basically rots everything over time. So if you go into the sea with your ring, get it cleaned asap.
And don’t start with what sand can do to the luster of the ribbon or the clarity of a diamond. There’s a reason they use it to clean the outside of dirt-clad buildings.
5. During your beauty regimen
Soaps, creams, gels, pastes, face packs, shampoos, perfumes, yes, all of the innumerable beauty products are long-running favorites for ring damage. Every time you apply any product to any part of your body, part of it ends up on and in your engagement ring.
Over time, this build-up does two things. Firstly, it attracts as much dirt, grease and grime as possible and secondly, it penetrates further and further into the corners and edges of your ring and can ultimately not only lead to accelerated physical decay, but also to the loosening of the stones on the increased pressure from below as it is packed closer and closer.
To quote CeeCee Chatter: “Jewelry and makeup are a dangerous combination”.
6. When you are sick
Although trillions of dollars are being spent trying to find a cure for the common cold (unsuccessfully), you still have 7-10 days to clear your system, and double that time for the flu or other viruses. related diseases.
During this time, your body goes through some crazy things that are often not immediately obvious. Weight loss, dehydration, localized swelling, and many more secondary symptoms can cause your ring to loosen or tighten on your finger. If you get sick from something that’s likely to last more than a day or two, just take your engagement ring off.
Taking them all off is actually a good idea, as illness is no respect for the values of jewelry, whether monetary or sentimental.
Click on our article on Covid-19 and engagement rings.
7. Cooking and baking
Here is a video of Ann Reardon (A famous YouTube chef) reviews one of our rare Georgian rings from our collection.
Aside from deliberately applying lotions and creams to our bodies, cooking is probably the second most common cause of debris that clings to your engagement ring.
Almost anything we touch from scratch when preparing a meal makes our hands sticky, smelly, oily, or one of a thousand things that are normally undesirable. Baking is pretty much the worst thing you can do while wearing your engagement ring as it contains the two worst ingredients imaginable for causing long-term damage: fat and flour. You are, and we are not apologizing for the pun, a recipe for disaster when it comes to your wedding ring.
The warning we give you when you take your ring off in the kitchen is to keep it in a safe place. Kitchens are notoriously cluttered spaces with lots of spots to lose a ring.
8. In bed and sleeping
This point actually depends on who you’re listening to, but we think it’s a good idea not to wear your engagement ring to bed.
Aside from the obvious risk of being snagged by pajamas, bedding, hair, or even a partner, the pressure of your weight can cause the band to deform and stones to pop out if you tend to rest on your hands. There’s an argument that you can’t lose it if you wear it, but that doesn’t mean you should just accept that the risk of damage being done is acceptable. This is what your bedside table was made for.
We know you want to wear your engagement ring all the time, but to take it off for a few minutes or a few hours, why risk it?
Here are some more insider articles to help you take care of your engagement ring.
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