If you’re engaged, you’re probably very proud of your ring. You likely love how it feels on your finger and you adore wearing it around and showing it off. That’s natural! Almost everyone who gets engaged wants the world to know how happy they are and how much they love their ring. Plus, your engagement ring is so beautiful and sparkly that you probably just enjoy looking at it all the time.
However, there are some locations and situations when you shouldn’t wear your ring. To keep it safe and looking great, here are a few tips on times when you should leave your ring at home or tucked away in its box in a safe location.
At the Gym
If you’re hitting the gym, you probably don’t want to wear your engagement ring. While it should be fine if you’re running on the treadmill or doing another sort of cardio, you’ll certainly want to remove it if you’re lifting weights. The pressure on your ring while lifting weights will be uncomfortable for your finger and it could even dent or scratch the metal.
Plus, there’s a high likelihood of your ring getting caught on equipment when you’re working out, which won’t just be annoying and potentially damage your ring, but it can also lead to serious injury. If you’re taking part in any contact sports, you’ll definitely want to remove your ring before you start, as you could hurt yourself (or someone else) very badly if you keep it on.
In the Shower
When you take a shower, take your ring off. Soaps, shampoos, and other cleaning products can cause your ring to potentially slip off and fall down the drain. Plus, they can cause buildup on the stones, or under the stone, which will make your engagement ring look less attractive.
At the Beach
Before you hit the beach, put your engagement ring in a safe place. There are a number of reasons why. One is that sand can easily wedge itself between the stones and the ring setting, which will detract from the ring’s appearance and it can even damage your ring. The same goes for sunscreen.
Of course, there’s also the potential danger of losing it in the sand or the water. If it slips off while you’re at the beach, it could be almost impossible to find.
Heading to the pool or a hot tub? Leave your ring behind. Just like at the beach or the shower, it could slip off. Plus, many pools and hot tubs use chemicals such as chlorine that can cause discoloration on the metal.
When you’re Cleaning
If you’re doing any sort of cleaning, it’s best to leave your engagement ring in a safe place. Many cleaning supplies can damage the finish of your stone or the ring itself, ruining the appearance of your beautiful ring. Plus, once again, there’s a greater likelihood of it falling off and getting lost or damaged.
If you’re washing dishes, scrubbing the shower, cleaning the oven, washing the car, or doing any other sort of cleaning involving your hands and soaps or chemicals, take off your ring.
Storing your Engagement Ring Safely
When you do remove your engagement ring, you don’t want to place it just anywhere. First of all, if you take your ring off and leave it on a random table or counter, it can easily get misplaced, fall, or otherwise get damaged or lost. We hear a lot of stories from people who put their rings down somewhere and then spend the rest of their day searching the house for them.
Instead, store your ring in a safe place where you’ll certainly remember it. A good idea is to keep your engagement ring in the box that it came in. This will ensure that it’s protected, secure, and easy to find. You can also place it inside a padded jewelry box or on a ring stand that is specifically designed for this purpose. Try to keep it separate or protected from your other jewelry so that it doesn’t get scratched.
If you remove your ring when you should and keep it safe, it will remain beautiful for a long, long time.