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Hi fellow dancers!

I am the happiest girl in the world and got engaged to my wonderful future husband last week. I cannot wait to finally pick up my ring tomorrow and start wearing it every day for the rest of my life.

I was wondering what is your opinion on having an engagement ring on one's finger during class? A lot of the women in my class don't take off their rings for class. My ring is very smooth with a diamond that does not stick out of the surface of the ring and it will be tight enough to not fall out of my finger even during the fiercest pirouettes so I think all other dancers will be safe. The thing I'm worried about is scratching the ring when holding my left hand on the barre (maybe this would be the perfect opportunity to learn to hold the barre more lightly?). But another thing I am worried about is losing the ring when taking it off my finger!

So, do you wear your ring during class? If not, I am more than happy to hear tips on not losing the ring during (or after in case I forget to put it back on!) class!

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You will be fine. :)

 

I have never taken off my rings for ballet class. I only take them off for work and when my fingers are swollen!

 

Congratulations!!

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Congratulations!

 

I don't take off my rings for class, and no one else does either. The only time I've taken them off to dance is for a performance where it was the policy of the theater. My ring spins (I have skinnier fingers than knuckles) so I've just gotten in the habit of checking on it to make sure the stones face up everytime my left hand is on the barre, but otherwise it doesn't bother me at all to have them on during class.

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Thank you for the congratulations and the replies!

 

I'm glad to hear you have managed to keep your rings on without damaging them. I am most worried about losing the ring when taking it off so this is a relief. Tomorrow will show how I'll feel about dancing with tit. :)

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Thank you for the congratulations and the replies!

 

I'm glad to hear you have managed to keep your rings on without damaging them. I am most worried about losing the ring when taking it off so this is a relief. Tomorrow will show how I'll feel about dancing with tit. :)

 

Nina, they're diamonds! Trust me, the rocks are harder than the barre, LOL. And gold/platinum will get scratched up anyways, it's patina. :)

 

My husband this year upgraded my original solitaire engagement ring for our 13th anniv this year, with a half eternity 3-stone ring, and I was SOOO overprotective at first, scared of scratching it. I showed him a scratch on the gold and asked him what he thought I might have scratched up the ring with. He said - "Life". Rather wise words, I thought! So, cherish those scratches and marks when you get them, as they only herald a long life with your beloved. (And your beloved passion in dance!)

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My engagement ring is my late mother's 25th anniversary ring. It's not coming off (unless I'm ever doing partnering).

 

:)

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I always wear my rings in class and have for years - however I do notice that over time, the bottom of the rings often deforms slightly - flattening out a little. I have always put this down to being rested on the barre constantly! I did wear them when I danced professionally so they hit that barre a lot - but just something to bear in mind.

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I guess I'm in the minority because I remove my rings to dance. It's mainly because when we do pirouettes at the bar. Sometimes when I grab the barre my hand hits it hard and I worry that over time the stones could come loose. I also don't like the sound when you hear the ring against the barre either. I dance primarily with young girls so no one else has rings on. There may even be a rule at the studio about removing jewelry.

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I have done both. I never had any issues with the ring getting the brunt of the damage, but I do worry sometimes about hitting my hand wrong and having a swollen finger that requires medical attention/cutting off my ring (my husband is a basketball player and he doesn't wear his ring for this reason).

 

The biggest issue I have had so far is that my tights get shredded more easily. So just watch out or you'll be buying tights by the carton! :)

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I always leave my wedding ring on during class (I don't wear my engagement ring nowadays because when I wear gloves in the lab it tears the gloves).

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Though I am very romantic, I am not sentimental about my rings. I really only wear them while out at an event and I work from home so forget to put them on most days LOL

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I wear my rings all the time and don't take them off for teaching or dancing, even though I have quite an elaborate engagement ring. My husband gave me a beautiful ruby ring for our 40th wedding anniversary and I left it behind in the hotel room, because I took it off to wash my hands and forgot to put it back on again. Thankfully, the hotel found it and returned it to me, but now I keep it in a box and hardly ever wear it, which is silly really! So congratulations - wear it and enjoy it!

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  • 6 years later...

I've been married 9 months, and for the first 7 months, enjoyed wearing my engagement ring everywhere, including ballet class. Never thought twice about it. Looked down one day and my diamond was gone. I was in a busy shopping mall around the holiday season so looking for it in the food court, the bathrooms, the shops, was futile. The jeweler said it's very uncommon to loose a diamond like that and the last time he saw something like that was 20 years ago. He said it's more common with rings that are 30-40 years old, not 7 months. So, you just simply never know. Insurance didn't help much with premiums and deductibles. Husband was very sweet about it all. When the new ring arrives, the claws will be reinforced and I'll only wear it for dinners and nights out, that sort of thing, not in my every day life, not in ballet class. 

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Oh no! Sop sorry to hear that Blue Sapphires.  As your jeweller said, very usual!  Ironically, I wear my engagement and wedding rings everywhere including ballet, but I have a set of Blue Sapphire earing that I only wear on special occasions!  I will think of you next time I wear them now.

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My mother wears her rings every day and has lost a couple baguette diamonds over the years, but never the main stone.

Ironically I have a ring I wear on my right hand that I found on a beach (it's real.  Someone probably unfortunately lost their engagement ring!), and one of my students asked if I was married!  (I wear it as my own form of fidget toy.  I like to spin it around on my finger when I get anxious.  It helps a lot!)

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