Are you engaged? Congratulations! Wearing a ring to show the world your commitment to the person you love can bring joy. But when should you take off your engagement ring?
Your engagement ring is more than just a pretty piece of jewelry; it symbolizes love and commitment and should be treated with respect, but sometimes it is necessary to take it off. Here are some tips on when to remove your engagement ring:
When You're Doing Manual Tasks
When doing tasks involving manual labor, like gardening, cleaning, or repair work, it's best to remove your engagement ring for safety reasons. Doing physical activities with an engagement ring can lead to damage or accidents due to the extra weight on your finger or getting caught in tools and machinery. Also, if the stone in the center of your engagement ring is loose, manual labor may cause further damage.
When You Go Swimming
If you plan on going swimming, take off your engagement ring before entering the pool or ocean. Saltwater and chlorine can cause jewelry to erode over time, so wearing an engagement ring while submerged isn't advised.
Chlorine exposure may also change the color and clarity of diamonds and other gems. Additionally, depending on what type of metal was used for your engagement band (gold, silver, etc.), these metals can turn colors from exposure to pool chemicals over time.
Before Applying Lotions And Cosmetics
Harsh chemicals found in beauty products such as moisturizers and makeup can cause dulling or tarnishing around metals used for jewelry making, which includes gold and sterling silver (unless given a special protective coating).
Other lotion ingredients, such as mineral oils or petroleum jelly, may cause dirt buildup, making your sparkly diamonds look less bright over time unless washed off regularly by removing the jewelry before applying them onto the skin.
Taking off any type of jewelry before bedtime is recommended as lying down with rings on fingers may snag sheets or pull hair while sleeping, which causes skin irritation overnight. It’s also important not to sleep with tight rings made out of harder metals such as titanium due to potential hand swelling during sleep, which could make taking it off more difficult later on in case of an emergency.
Contact Bostonian Jewelers
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