Published Apr 9, 2014
I just recently got engaged, and while I love my ring, I'm afraid to wear it to work. I'm an ER technician at a relatively busy ER. My nurse and doctor coworkers wear their rings but I am afraid. It will be insured by next week and I am considering wearing it then; but this ring was not cheap; my fiancé did a great job and scored a 1ct center diamond. Any advice on whether to wear my ring or not? I'm considering getting a costume ring or something to wear in it's place.
I have a similarly sized ring, and would not personally wear it at a facility. It could get caught on a patient's skin, harbor bacteria, among other things. It could also be damaged if you are busy and bang it against something.
Right now I work in home health, and take it off when I'm transferring my patient or doing housework. Just use your better judgment.
I love my wedding set, but it has a marquis cut diamond and the points catch the gloves. So I have the Latin sterling silver version of this ring for work:
MY BELOVED RING LATIN - STERLING SILVER/14K at Floriana | KA6372
The quote is from the Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) from the Bible. My husband has the matching ring and wears it on his right hand. :)
I wear mine and i have 1.5 carat center stone. I'm just very careful with it. My wedding ring is very important to me and i never take it off.
My wedding ring is very important to me and i never take it off.
Ours are very important to us too. Before I worked in patient care, I never took mine off either. But my ring makes it impossible for me to remove gloves correctly, exposing me to infectious risks. No matter how much I love my husband or how committed I am to him, that's not worth it.
PS I feel poor. My center stone is a quarter carat.
Ours are very important to us too. Before I worked in patient care, I never took mine off either. But my ring makes it impossible for me to remove gloves correctly, exposing me to infectious risks. No matter how much I love my husband or how committed I am to him, that's not worth it.PS I feel poor. My center stone is a quarter carat.
I could see how a marquise cut would make it more difficult. And as far as the size, I started off with just a plain band with a few tiny stones. I've upgrade a few times to get what I have now. :)
With my first marriage, I had a marquise. I was always very careful as to which way my diamond was facing while providing pt care so I wouldn't scratch anybody. It would get caught on my gloves and required constant scrubbing as it had many nooks and crannies that would collect goo. I stopped wearing it because if I scratched someone with it, I was sure to be injecting some nasty bacteria into their skin. It was beautiful and very expensive, but I couldn't wear it in good conscience.
With my second marriage, my husband knew about my problems with my first ring, and bought me a beautiful diamond ring that lays flat in its band. It has absolutely no sharp edges. He even told the jeweler what I did for a living and got help to select one that didn't collect goo, wasn't sharp and wouldn't tear skin or gloves. I still have to keep it clean, but I've never tore a glove nor had problems put them on or taking them off. Very nice, Honey!
If you are concerned you will tear skin or it tears gloves, don't wear it. It's not worth it. Buy a less expensive and smooth ring for work. You're fiance should understand.
ChristineN, BSN, RN
I only wear my wedding band at work. I wear my engagement ring as a necklace on a chain around my neck. I have known many nurses that have lost their stones at work and I am not taking the chance. Mine doesn't even have a diamond but you can't be too careful
We are only allowed to wear plain wedding bands.
Can you buy a chain, remove the ring for work and wear it around your neck? After you leave work, you can replace it on your finger.
My center diamond is my grandmothers that my fiancé had re set into another setting. There is no way I would wear it to work or school, BUT ... I also have my grandmothers plain wedding band and that is what I plan to wear :)
Key Lime Pie
I used to wear my engagement ring at work, but I was having trouble getting gloves on and off with it. It would either tear the glove or the glove would get stuck on it. Now I only wear my wedding band at work. No more issues with gloves and I don't have to worry about gross stuff getting stuck in all the nooks and crannies of my beautiful ring.
NurseGirl525, ASN, RN
I would not wear one. When I was married I had a 1 ct. center round stone with 6 small ones surrounding it. I made sure I took it in every 6 mos. for cleaning and to check the prongs and after several years the prongs became so worn that the stone just about fell out. I would have been heartbroken if I had lost it. I worked in retail for a long time and it was constantly getting caught on things. The prongs just catch easily. If you decide to, make sure you get it inspected for wear and tear several times a year.
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