5 Instances When A Wedding Ring Doesn’t Belong On Your Finger

Damaged Wedding Ring

If love is forever, does it follow that your wedding ring should be welded to your finger for life?

Many women profess that they do feel naked whenever they  remove their rings and yet, majority of married women also say that there are circumstances where it’s prudent not to wear your wedding ring.

Expensive wedding rings, designer wedding rings, plain wedding rings all have one thing in common. They’re made of soft metal such as gold, and mixed with harder alloys to retain their shapes and support precious stones, which means your wedding band needs care and attention daily, and not just once a year.

Take a look at these places and instances where your wedding ring is better off in its jewelry box than on your finger.

1. Designer wedding rings with precious stones and outdoor activity are a bad match.
Damaged Wedding Ring

If you’ve chosen an intricate wedding ring design accented with a diamond, the likelihood of damaging it grows exponentially with the intensity of your chosen activity. Trekking, skiing, rock climbing are all activities that require your focus and the use of our hands. Even if your ring is perfectly sized, all that grasping, clenching, and palm scraping takes a toll on your digits and you might not notice your ring slipping off or getting deep scratches.

2. The gym is no place even for a plain wedding band or any wedding ring design, and over the top displays of affection.

When you lift weights, box or follow a personal fitness regimen, keeping your wedding and engagement rings at home or in its proper box ensures it doesn’t get snagged on equipment, or rub against hard surfaces. Rings have been known to fly off fingers, so even if you’re just doing tae bo, why risk hitting someone in the eye with a projectile?

3. The ocean, the sea, a lake, a river or any body of water is a siren call for an unsuspecting gold wedding band.


Swimming, kayaking, white water rafting and even just having a dip in the sea at sunset on your honeymoon is hazardous to your ring’s existence. Water works its way about your fingers. One minute your ring is flushed against your fingers and the next thing you know, you can’t remember exactly where you dropped it because rings have a bad habit of sinking while water masks any of its cries for help. The likelihood of finding a ring buried in sand or silt is pretty slim, unless the gods of the known world are smiling benignly on you that day.

4. You might be safe inside your house, but your 24K gold wedding ring is not. So are all other types of rings.

Scrubbing the bathroom, spraying chemicals on counters, or essentially just the act of cleaning your home exposes your ring to harsh chemicals which can damage both metal and stone. You also risk losing your ring down the bathtub drain or the toilet, in which case, be ready with the plunger or your plumbers number.

5. Power tools and wedding bands are a bad mix.

For the sake of safety, never wear rings when you’re unleashing your creative diva while using power tools or when you’re crafting. Rings that get caught in tools often have bad results both to the ring, and its wearer. Many avulsion injuries to the hands happen because of rings worn on fingers when they should’ve been taken off for personal safety.

This post tells you there’s a place and time to wear your ring and you shouldn’t ever feel bad when someone points out its absence on your finger. A bit of common sense lets your ring keep its shine and lustre for many years, as well as keep it damage free.

How about you? When do you take off your wedding ring? What are your tips to keep them in tip top shape? Your comments are always welcome, feel free to drop a line or two! is proud of its track record of keeping rings safe as they make their way to you, nestled in the safety of our excellent selection of ring pillows.

Photo credits (in order of appearnace):
Ana Trenas

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