Engagement rings have been a hot topic recently with celebrities and politicians popping the big question to their beauxs. Sure, nothing says “I said yes!” like a big shiny rock on your left hand but sometimes it’s better for you to not wear it.
Before anything else, do make sure that in the instance that you remove your ring, you keep it stashed in a safe place. Be it in the box it came with or on a chain around your neck, always make sure to remember where you keep it. If you feel like going the extra mile, you can even have it insured as soon as you receive it.
What this really boils down to is that you should only remove your ring when the nature of the activity poses a threat to the rock, the setting, or the band–that or if you plan on returning it (which we hope you don’t). That said, here are a couple of instances when it’s better for you to take it off.
DON’T WEAR IT WHEN SWIMMING.
Aside from the chlorine that can cause damage to your ring, swimming in cold water also causes fingers to shrink, allowing the ring to slip off. Don’t be like Rose who gave away a valuable rock to a body of water.
DON’T WEAR IT WHILE DOING HOUSE CHORES.
Ah yes, the classic tale of the ring sliding down the kitchen sink. You might argue this one out by wearing gloves but we suggest that you don’t risk it. Bleach, detergent, and other cleaners can cause damage to the setting not to mention changing the color of the rock.
DON’T WEAR IT WHEN PUTTING ON LOTION.
As previously mentioned, chemicals can alter how the stone looks. Excessive build-up of makeup and creams can dull the rocks.
DON’T WEAR IT WHEN WORKING OUT.
You wouldn’t want your rock slipping off your sweaty fingers now, do you? While trying to get that banging bod to fit in that dress, you risk the chance of adding dings and cracks to your band. Not to mention, it could possibly hurt you if you wear it while playing sports.
DON’T WEAR IT WHILE SLEEPING.
Depending on the cut of the rock and the size and setting, it’s probably best to hit the sack without your bling. Elaborate settings and stones with many edges may leave a cut in yours and your partner’s face.