6 places you should not wear your engagement ring

by Sara Gibson
July 27, 2018 / Engagement Rings


Upon receiving an engagement ring, it is unimaginable to think about taking it off, even for a few minutes. But it is our regretful duty to inform you that there are some occasions when your ring is better off than on.

Your engagement ring is made to last a lifetime or longer but to ensure that it does, it requires extra love and care from its owner. So, for the sake of your ring looking beautiful for years to come, we have put together a list of six places where your ring should be safely removed and stowed away.


1. The Gym

The gym, particularly any exercise involving weights, heavy lifting and boxing gloves, is a big no go for your diamond ring. By wearing your ring, you are putting it at great risk of unnecessary knocks and bumps that could result in scratches or the stone loosening in its setting.

2. The Shower

We have said it before and will say it again, as easy as it is to mindlessly jump in the shower with your engagement ring on you are putting your ring at risk of falling down the drain when all lathered up. Not to mention the potential damage that could be caused by exfoliating body washes and face scrubs.

3. Washing up

Doing the dishes is no safe place for an engagement ring. Firstly, like showering, your ring can accidentally end up down the drain. Secondly, handling heavy pots and metal cutlery can leave dents or abrasions on your ring and present a risk to gemstones too.

4. Gardening

Unless you are aiming for the worlds dirtiest engagement ring, keep your engagement ring clear of the weeds and dirt. This is one sure way of not only getting unwanted knocks and bumps but also a guaranteed way to get stubborn dirt under the setting and other tough-to-clean places.

5. Cleaning

This should be obvious, but it is amazing how many women will still clean with their engagement ring on. Harsh chemicals are a big no-no for your engagement ring. They will affect the appearance of your ring making it look lifeless and could even discolour the metal. Also, whilst cleaning and aggressively scrubbing, it is quite likely that your ring will be subjected to numerous bumps against hard surfaces.

6. Swimming

Whether it be a pool, spa or beach, it is a terrible idea to wear your ring whilst swimming. In a pool or spa, you will not only be exposing your ring to harsh chemicals and chlorine, but you are also putting your ring at a greater risk of falling off. You might be lucky to locate it in a swimming pool or spa, but at the beach, it is almost a guaranteed that you have parted ways with your ring forever. This is a sad story we hear time and time again, not many people realise just how much your finger shrinks in cold water and how easily your ring could slip off without you feeling a thing.

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