5 Best Ways to Protect Your Wedding Ring (and Keep You Out of the Doghouse)

“When it comes to something this important, you’ll want to take every precaution possible.”
Hey there gentlemen, this one's for you:

Congratulations on your nuptials! You are one of the lucky ones who have found love. As you know, it’s a joyous occasion and something not everyone gets to experience.

Now that you're married, I assume you want it to stay that way, am I right? If so, you better keep a close eye on that ring! It’s a symbol of your love, and if you lose it or mistreat it, your better half may see it as a reflection of your attitude towards the relationship as a whole.

Like most men, you’re likely not used to wearing any kind of jewelry, let alone something this meaningful. Let's put it this way – you have a humidor for your cigars, a head cover for your golf driver, and a case for your phone; yet all of those things combined don't equal the sentimental and monetary value of your new ring.

You need to take care of your ring, and here are the top 5 ways to do that.

1. Get At Least One Ring Keeper

The Ring Keeper was invented especially for you. Before the Ring Keeper, all my guy friends were keeping their wedding bands in some pretty precarious, albeit creative, places.

travel jewelry holder

Storing in your wallet was popular, but nowadays, it can damage the chip on your cards. Keeping it in your sock can work in a pinch as long as you keep your socks on until you get home. This method may not work for those in warm climates who wear sandals. 

Having a Ring Keeper on you at all times is the guaranteed way to keep your ring safe and sound. If you don't like carrying it, then get a couple of them and leave them where you need them the most.

Keep one in your golf bag, gym bag, glove compartment, office drawer, or home bathroom. It pays to have a Ring Keeper handy anywhere you may need to take your ring off.  

2. Buy Insurance

Having insurance on your ring is the last resort. If you’re worried that having multiple Ring Keepers is still not safe enough, then get insurance.

There are many affordable programs available; here are the two most popular avenues; 

Direct From A Jewelry Insurance Specialist

Many insurance companies will insure your ring. However, I recommend getting your insurance from a jewelry insurance company. You will most likely get the best rates, and you will for sure get the best coverage. Partnering with a company specializing in this market means they will have all the answers to your questions. 

Extension On Your Homeowners or Rental Insurance

You can also bundle your insurance together if you already have homeowners' or renters' insurance. This will make applying and paying for the insurance very easy. However, if the day comes that you need to make a claim on your ring, it could affect your premiums on the overall policy, which includes your home. 

3. Regular Maintenance And Cleaning

This probably doesn't come as a shock to you, but dirt and grime can negatively affect the integrity of your ring. If it gets dirty, try to clean it immediately, don't let dirt get caked on. 

If you know you’ll be participating in some dirty activities, then put your ring in a Ring Keeper. This will keep it out of harm’s way and save you from having to clean it all the time. 

The cleaning process is easy and only requires a bowl, soap, warm water, and a soft-bristle brush. If you're having issues, do not scrub harder. Simply take it to your local jeweller and they can either clean it for you or correct your cleaning techniques. 

4. Establish A Routine

For most of us, we have a relatively set schedule. We go to work at the same time on the same days and have dinner at the same time, and workout at the same time, etc. Now that you're married, you can also incorporate your ring into your schedule.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wear your ring ALL the time. But the times you don't wear it should be planned for ahead of time.

If you don’t want to wear it to bed, that’s fine. Have a Ring Keeper on your nightstand, so you have a safe place to keep it while you’re sleeping. If you’re on breakfast duty every Saturday, maybe keep your ring there until after you have cooked and done the dishes. 

Creating a safe routine for your ring means that even if you forget you're not wearing it, you’ll always know where it is.

5. Don’t Be Afraid To NOT Wear It Sometimes

Yes, there are times when your partner will find it totally acceptable for you not to wear your ring. 

For example, I know how hard it is to golf with any kind of jewelry on, so I have a Ring Keeper in my golf bag at all times. 

If you work in a factory, repair shop, or landscaping industry, then I highly recommend you remove your ring for those duties. I think your spouse will agree that protecting it from the dangers of your job is a worthy reason to remove it. The Ring Keeper is available in many different colours to go with any type of situation you’re in. You can peruse the shop and select which colours will seamlessly integrate into your life. 

If you don’t have a Ring Keeper or adopt any of these protective measures, I suggest investing in a thick blanket; it can get pretty cold in the doghouse.

travel ring case

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