My wedding ring fits fairly well, so the only time I’ve ever worried about it falling off is when I’m swimming. In April, I’m going to a training course down in Florida (woohoo!) and will have time in the evening to swim in either a pool or the ocean (woohoo woohoo!) So I’m wondering what I should do to make sure I don’t lose the ring.
I know I could just take it off and leave it in the motel room, but I worry about losing it or having it stolen there. And also, I really prefer not to take it off in general. So if I keep it on, how do I keep from losing it? Looking around the internet, I’ve seen some people suggest wearing a second ring in a smaller size in front of it. Depending on how much my fingers swell in Florida heat, I’m not sure I could get a smaller ring off again, and am not sure exactly what size it would need to be. I’ve seen some people suggest wrapping the finger in duct tape or electrical tape or medical tape in front of the ring. And it occurred to me that I could also just wrap a rubber band around my finger in front of the ring, which would be even simpler than tape, but I can’t find any internet record that anybody does this, so maybe there’s some hidden con I haven’t figured out.
So what would you suggest, or what do you do? For the record, this ring is a gold band with some engravings in it; there are no stones that could fall out. And my approach to swimming is gentle dog paddle and bobbing up and down in waves, not hundreds of yards of crawl stroke.
(Hey, I’m going to Florida, I’m using the poll thing with the palm trees!)