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Getting to finally wear an engagement ring is so exciting: Not only is it a brand new accessory, it's one that symbolizes the love you and your fiancé have for one another, and the chapter in your lives that is about to begin. But, as you've probably guessed, this fancy bauble isn't something you can just toss into your jewelry box or slip off and leave on your desk if your fingers need a break. So where should you keep your engagement ring, to make sure it's safe? We've got a few ideas.
One of the first things you should do when you get engaged is go purchase at least two ring dishes (one for your bathroom, one for the kitchen) so you have a designated place to put your ring when you're doing things like washing your hands or making dinner. Set the dish far from the sink so there's no chance of it falling in, as well as out of the way so it doesn't get knocked over. Then remember to put your ring in the dish whenever you take it off!
Put the box your ring came in on your bedside table (or grab another ring dish) so you have a secure place to put your ring at the end of the day, and know where to find it when you get up in the morning.
You should also consider getting a ring dish for your desk at work. The last thing you want is to lose it in a jumble of papers (or accidentally slide it into a filing cabinet or the trash!) on a busy afternoon. And if you've gotten in the habit of applying hand lotion a few times a day, you don't have to worry about piling your jewelry next to your keyboard if you have a special place to stash it, instead.
If you're heading out of the house and don't feel comfortable wearing your ring at your destination, either put it back in the ring box and tuck it into a drawer, or look into getting a small safe to keep in the back of your closet. Consider one that's fire- and water-proof and large enough to fit a few documents: You'll be able to keep your marriage license in there when the time comes, too!