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Each couple has their own practices and preferences, and the choice to wear both wedding bands and engagement rings on a daily basis is a similarly subjective decision. Some brides decide to wear their band and engagement ring together each day, while others may only slip on their engagement rings for special occasions and instead walk out with just their wedding band majority of the time. However, deciding which practice best suits your needs is dependent on three key factors: your beliefs, the perceived safety of wearing a valuable gem on an everyday basis, and the practicality of sporting the ring every day.
Before making your decision, speak with your husband-to-be about his feelings on the matter. An engagement ring and wedding ring are symbolic of the union between a married couple, and therefore should be treated as more than beautiful jewels to be removed on a whim. If your husband supports your decision to remove your engagement ring, by all means only wear your wedding band.
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Next, think about the safety of wearing your engagement ring on a daily basis. If you travel regularly for work or often find yourself in locations where pickpocketing is a concern, leaving your ring safely at home may be the more clever option.
Finally, carefully consider the size and design of your ring. A substantially sized, multi-carat ring may be too lavish for everyday wear. In such cases, locking away the ring in a safety deposit box or jewelry chest is a good option as well.