Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beaches And Bling

I'm sitting on the beach right now.

I'd say it's a nice break from the usual grind, but I'm actually sitting on the beach working. And we live at the beach, so we're here at least once a week anyway.

This week is different, though, because we're spending it at a beach house a few hours north of where we live. It's also different because I've been remembering to take my ring off before I come down to the beach.

See, usually when we go to the beach, it's a part of our day. We'll go to the beach, then stay to go to dinner or watch a band. And I always want to have my ring on me on all the time. I feel naked without it. But you can't go in the ocean with it. God forbid it falls off. It will absolutely wash away forever. So I just don't go in the ocean.

But this week, it's too hot to stay out of the water. So I've been taking my ring off and leaving it in the beach house before coming out to sit on the sand. When I go in the water, I don't have to worry about it falling off. But, if I'm just coming outside to sit, like right now (I knew I'd be working, not swimming), I leave it on.

Still, though, I feel like being around the sand is making my ring dirty. Especially since I saw an advertisement in the local coupon booklet that said they would clean the sand out of your ring. So your ring must get sandy.

I didn't bring jewelry cleaner with me, so I'll clean it when I get home. I generally clean my ring often anyway (because I'm always wearing it. Actually, the only time I take it off is when I take a shower, wash dishes, wash my hands, or when I'm cooking dinner. Yes, I'm one of the people who actually sleeps with their ring on. I just can't part with it).

But that ad, it makes me feel like maybe I should be cleaning my ring after every time I'm out in the elements. Or maybe I should not even wear my ring when I'm just sitting on the beach. Maybe the sand ruins it? I don't know. Do you?

BRIDAL BABBLE: How often do you clean your ring? Do you wear it to the beach? Do you sleep with it on (I can't be the only one who does)?


  1. Mine only gets cleaned every 6 months when it gets inspected.

  2. The only time I take my rings off is when I'm cleaning the house other than that they are always on. Shower, dishes, sleep etc.

    They say that you shouldn't clean your rings too often because it will dis-color them. I usually get them cleaned when I stop by the mall which is every other month.

  3. I clean mine every one to two weeks. The only time mine comes off is when I shower and making dinner that requires me to mix up things. You mean there are people who take of their ring to go to sleep?