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I recently had to have my wedding ring replated because it was causing irritation around my finger. I wore it for nearly two years before it started bothering me. Maybe the original rhodium plating was very thin, but then maybe it's all the time I've spent in the pool with the chlorine.<br><br>
Anyone have any issues with jewlery in the pool? Do you wear your wedding ring in the pool? I don't now.
 

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I don't wear any jewelry in the pool. My wedding ring would slide right off. I try to remember to leave it in the car. If not, I lock it in my locker.
 

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I'd avoid wearing jewelry in the pool if you can help it.<br><br>
Mostly, because of the danger of losing it.<br>
Your fingers might swell...shrink...get slippery...whatever.<br>
Then, you'd end up with a stuck on ring, or a lost ring.<br>
Stones might come loose, etc.<br><br>
Plus, remember that chlorine is a pretty strong base (as opposed to acid). If you've ever touched liquid chloring (maybe from lifeguarding way back when) you'll remember that it's slippery. Strong bases can be as caustic as some acids.<br>
Chlorine is VERY dilute in pools, but .... I wouldn't want to mess with the reaction with precious metals.<br><br>
My watch band is plastic, not cloth, too. No funky mildew to deal with.
 

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I also take my jewelery off--cause my wedding rings would slide right off---if I remember, I take them off before I head to the pool, otherwise I hide them in my car before the gym. I used to wear a necklace--and as I was getting out of the pool and walking into the locker room, my pearl pendant went rolling towards the drain--I was able to catch it (thank goodness)--and have not worn any jewelery since...
 

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I take the wedding ring off, because it slips too easy when it's wet.<br>
I keep my necklace and cross though, haven't noticed anything unusual.
 

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I've worn my wedding ring in the pool for (yikes) almost 15 years until recently. I never had a problem with chlorine or losing it. But I've done some damage catching the diamond on the lane lines. I've bent the band, knocked out a prong, and bruised my fingers quite a bit. I stopped wearing it when I swim because I have a small crack in the band that can't really be fixed. And, it'll probably be our 20 year anniversary before I can justify a new setting!
 

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I've been wearing my ring in the pool; I just make sure I get the setting checked by my jeweler every 4 months or so (he's right across the street from work-very convenient).
 

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I wear my engagement ring and my wedding ring in the pool - both are platinum. We had my engagement diamond set very low to help protect it from knocks. Right now, I can't get my rings off so the issue is academic.<br><br>
Even if I took off my engagement ring, I'd still wear my wedding ring (a simple platinum band). If it ever gets to the point where it is loose, I'll have it resized.<br><br>
I also wear a silver ring on my right hand which I always forget to take off, and a silver necklace which sometimes I remember to take off, and sometimes I don't.<br><br>
I have noticed that the chlorine tends to take the tarnish off my silver.<br><br>
(amusing note: a friend of a friend took her wedding ring and engagement ring off before a vacation because they were going to be going to the pool/beach a lot and she didn't want to lose her rings. She hid them in her house so that if they were burgled, they'd be fine. It's been two years, and she STILL can't remember where she put her rings. She's torn her house apart multiple times.)
 

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I wear a "band" on each hand [left = gold, right = silver], just in case I'm flirting with some dyslexic bimbo.
 

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I haven't worn my rings (wedding/engagement adn birthstone) in years. I lost a bunch of weight and they just slide right off.<br><br>
I used to wear my silver 26.2 necklace. However, the chlorine ruined it.<br><br>
Ironically, I used to work on a railroad. I wore my wedding/engagement ring all the time. Never had any problems even doing track work or working on the steam engine.
 

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I wear a diver's watch that's waterproof to 300 meters as my every day watch, but I never wear it in the pool. I switch to a Nike digital, mostly so I have the stopwatch function, but also so I don't drag my good watch along the wall or bash it on the side.
 

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I almost lost a diamond stud earring... I noticed it came off in the deep end of the pool (where they dive!).... ahhhhh. I really didn't want to lose it/give it up. So I dove all the way to the bottom and luckily, surprisingly found this small stud earring. I have been trying to remember take them off before hitting a pool. I don't wear a diamond engagement ring - it sticks out too much and can hurt somebody. I do wear a wedding band (Pt), though, even in open water. But again I probably shouldn't. I develop a habit of pushing it back as it moves up on my finger while swimming.
 

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I always take my wedding band off before swimming. I usually loop the band from my watch (it's cloth) through the ring, and then put both in the pocket of my pants. If I didn't so something like that, I'd lose them both for sure. My buddy's Dad is on his third or fourth wedding band - he keeps swimming in lakes with his on, and then loses it.
 

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I take mine off before swimming. Mostly because both my wedding & engagement rings are loose. They have been since I got them and I just never got around to a resize.
 

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I never take off my wedding band.<br><br>
Except that time I lost it in a Tri. Whooops. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Add $49 to that race fee.... <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I got into the habit of leaving my rings at home last summer because I didn't want to lose anything in the OW. So, I figured I needed to get used to "naked" feeling fingers. It's still a weird sensation, but no jewelry for me in the pool. So if I end up with anything at the gym, I leave it in my locker (earrings, necklace etc). I just wear my plastic Timex watch!
 

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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">When I was on my honeymoon in St. Thomas (Oct 1992)…sitting on Megan’s Bay beach one day…I saw a guy in knee-high water using a diving mask to search for something. Eventually I asked what he was looking for. Turns out that he supports himself and his family entirely by selling the jewelry of newlyweds he finds. He said newlyweds insist on wearing their rings in the water and they often loose them. If someone describes one that he has found he gladly returns it. But by the time he finds them the newlyweds have usually already left the island.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Dan</span></span>
 
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