The Top 5 Times You Shouldn’t Wear Your Engagement Ring
Showing off your engagement ring seems like “must do” on every soon-to-be-wed woman’s checklist. After all, if you got, why not flaunt it? But not all times and places are appropriate for wearing your rock. Here are the top five times you should (begrudgingly) take off your most precious possession:
When You’re Beautifying
We all want to look ravishing 24/7, but when your beauty routine involves a lot of products, consider taking the ring off and putting it aside. Moisturizers, hair care products, perfumes, and many other products can cause buildup on your rock and diminishing shine.
When You’re Cleaning
Aside from putting unneeded wear and tear on your rock, you also potentially expose your ring to harsh cleaning products when cleaning. This can damage the integrity of the setting, or even alter the color of the stone in some cases.
When You’re Going to the Beach
Beach trips are supposed to be all fun in the sun and sand. Nothing sullies this image more than the idea of your beautiful ring slipping off in the surf -- never to return. While it’s tempting to sport your rock on every fun trip, don’t give in to the possibility of losing your most valuable item.
When The Occasion Isn’t About You
Going to a birthday party? Celebrating your family members’ 30th anniversary? Maybe you’re even attending a friend’s engagement party. If guests to these big occasions don’t know about your engagement yet, leave the ring at home. It’s important to avoid stealing the spotlight when the timing is inappropriate.
When You’re Not Ready
While many people can’t wait to tell the world that they’re getting married, some people find themselves in different circumstances. As a general rule, don’t flaunt the ring if you’re not ready to discuss your new engagement with anyone and everyone.