When to take off your rings?

A lot of people are asking me on when to not wear their rings. I am wearing my engagement ring and wedding band almost every day. My ring range is created out of 18 karat gold, which makes them very durable. However, to keep your ring looking its best and protect it from damage it’s important to take it off for certain activities.


During your beauty routine

As a former Make-up artist I know excatly what we’re talking about J when it comes to me, most of times I am already running late and everything has to go hush hush, but I keep on reminding myself to take my rings off while getting ready. Moisturisers, lotions, cosmetics, hairspray and perfumes all cause a build up of grime which diminishes the brilliance and natural sheen of your diamond. Don't put it back on until after you're done doing your hair. Otherwise it can easily snag, which besides simply not feeling good, can work to loosen the setting.

Are you sporty spice?

Leave your rings at home when heading to the gym... first there might be some potential good lookings people... just kidding! Rings are made in gold,or platinum and even though they are hard wearing materials they are to a certain degree soft and by putting pressure on the material you could risk damaging the shape or the claws that hold the stones which in turn could lead to a stone falling out.

Under the shower or while swimming

You should never wear your engagement ring in the ocean, lake, river, pool or while showering.

My good friend Karin once lost her ring while swimming with dolphins in Hawaii – her ring is probably still swimming somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean by now. Cold water ‘shrinks’ your fingers making it easy for your ring to slip off and disappear. When swimming in a pool, there is even a bigger invisible threat for your jewelery:  Chlorine can sometimes damage or discolour the mounts of your rings. The same goes for sunscreen. Your ring can easily slip off your finger and risk falling down the drain while showering. Also oily or exfoliating body washes can damage the diamond.

While gardening and cleaning

A diamond is one of the world's hardest materials but it can still chip! Cleaning and gardening can be a very vigorous activity with lots of potential to bang your ring on hard surfaces which can damage the setting or stones. Household cleaners also contain harsh chemicals which can damage and discolour the metal. When washing the dishes you also risk the ring slipping off and falling down the drain. Better to be safe and keep the ring in a secure place until you have finished. 



Ann Schaublin