Being in Denver, Colorado, most of the clients that come to us for engagement rings and wedding rings lead really active lifestyles. Whether your an expert ice climbers or a weekend hiker, any level of physical activity can pose major problems to your ring. There’s a misguided but well intentioned belief that you should be wearing your engagement ring or wedding band 24/7 to honor your relationship, but realistically this isn’t practical. No ring is invincible, and unless you don’t mind damaging it there’s a laundry list of occasions where you should take off your ring and special instructions for care. Think about your daily activities, your job, and your hobbies. If you’re rough on your stuff and like to get your hands dirty, you should only consider engagement rings that are best for active lifestyles. This isn’t just for athletes and adrenaline junkies, this is what we advise to anyone who works with their hands or isn’t careful with jewelry.
What are the best engagement rings for active lifestyles?
Rings with Thick Bands
We custom designed The Sam engagement ring for a mother of two who wanted a durable ring for everyday wear.
Bezel Set Center Stones
A bezel setting protects the diamond center stone of The Andrea.
Diamond Center Stones
Diamonds are a classic for a reason, they’re the toughest stone on the market. The Dawn engagement ring features a diamond centerstone, diamond halo, and diamond band.
Large Accent Stones
The Carrie’s oversized halo holds diamonds large enough to be securely held in place.
Skip the Filagree
Intricate metal cut outs like those on The Sherri require lots of special care.
Low Profile Settings
A low profile like The Kati keeps the ring’s head protected from catching on edges.
Think your engagement ring or wedding ring designs are limited because you need a durable design? Think again. You don’t have to sacrifice style to make a ring that will last a lifetime, and all of the rings we create at our studio are engineered to last. That being said, we do employ special techniques when we know the wearer is super active, works with their hands, or is rough on their jewelry. One extra note for this special type of person: we always recommend taking off your rings when exercising, hiking, camping, swimming, crafting, cooking, bathing, and sleeping. If you forget to take your ring off, sweat and bacteria more easily get trapped inside and can result in rashes. When in doubt, take it off!