The moment your prince charming slips that engagement ring on your finger, it becomes one of your most treasured possessions. You may never want to take it off, but there are certain situations when it’s better to remove it than risk damage. When you do have to take off your engagement ring, follow these five tips to make sure it gets back on your finger safe and sound.
The Perfect Fit
A man planning a surprise engagement may find it difficult to sneakily get his future bride’s ring size (here are some suggestions!). In those cases, it’s generally better to opt for a slightly larger size. After all, nothing spoils a romantic moment like trying to jam on a too-tight ring for five minutes before conceding that her finger is too big for it (it’s probably just swollen from the heat…right?). While that larger ring size may make your fingers look slim and delicate, it also makes it much more likely that your ring will slip off. It’s depressing to send a ring straight to the jewelers for resizing rather than showing it off to friends and family right away, but trust us – it’s worth it in the long run. Besides, when you do show off that perfectly fitted ring, everyone will focus on how beautiful it is rather than suggesting that it might be too big for your finger.
X Marks the Spot
If you always take your ring off for particular activities (like sleeping or showering), have a designated spot for it – preferably far away from any drains! Get used to putting your ring in a jewelry box or ring holder every time you remove it, so you don’t have to try to remember if you set it on the bathroom counter when you brushed your teeth or if you put it on the dresser when you got out your pajamas, or could you have left it downstairs when you went to get that glass of water? Put it in an easily accessible spot (like your night table or a jewelry box) and before long, it’ll become habit.
Even if your ring is the right fit and you always keep it in a certain spot when you take it off, you’re still at risk of losing it when you change up your routine. Vacations are a great break from the usual work grind, but plan ahead to keep your jewelry safe. If you’re not going to take your ring with you, consider leaving it in a safe-deposit box at a bank. Thieves often target homes when the owner is away, so if you are the victim of a break-in, your engagement ring will be safe. Of course, you probably want your beautiful jewelry to travel with you. In that case, follow our tips to ensure it makes the return trip back!
Keep It On
While there are some instances when it’s important to take off your ring, there other are times when removing it is optional. A survey found that one in three women took their wedding or engagement rings off in situations other than the most practical ones, like chores or exercise. 35% took off their rings for work, 29% took them off for job interviews, and 22% went ringless when socializing with friends.
Trust us: you’re much more likely to lose your ring when it’s off your finger than if it stays on there. And marriage isn’t something you should hide; recent research shows that people who are married to conscientious partners are more likely to succeed in their careers. So wear that ring with pride!
Cover Your Assets
At some point, you’re going to take off your ring. If the unthinkable happens and it does go missing, make sure you’re covered. Jewelry insurance through Lavalier will give you the peace of mind to know that if your ring is damaged, lost, or stolen, you’ll be able to get a repair or replacement that’s every bit as good as the original. It only takes a minute to get a free online quote, and you can purchase insurance in just a few minutes more. Jewelry insurance just might be the best investment you make – besides all that time you invested in your future spouse, of course!