We’re not all rainbows and rose-tinted goggles, however. Whilst every pregnancy is fantastically unique, most can be guaranteed some raging hormones, sleepless nights and swollen fingers.
Though slightly inconvenient, swelling of hands and feet during pregnancy is totally normal, caused simply by the body retaining more water than usual. With this infamous swell one of the most common symptoms of child-bearing, a question we’re often asked is whether it’s best to remove engagement rings and wedding bands during pregnancy.
Every woman is different, and whilst some might find themselves channelling their inner blimp somewhere along the line, others will find that their swelling is barely noticeable. That being said, our blanket rule is that prevention is better than cure. To avoid any problems later on, we advise taking your rings off as early as possible.
We know that the space left behind by sentimental pieces of jewellery can feel gaping. Removing your special rings sharpish needn’t mean casting them aside. Wearing your engagement ring and wedding band on a necklace is a beautiful means of holding them close to your heart until your hands are ready to take them again.
We’ve also seen pregnancy jewellery grow increasingly popular over recent years. A pregnancy ring is a temporary stand-in, complete with a little wiggle room and worn in place of your wedding band. Once you’re able to begin wearing the real thing again, this ring adopts the role of a beautiful memento, perhaps held onto as a family heirloom or maybe even resized so you can continue to wear it with pride once your baby’s born. Get in touch today to learn more about our bespoke service.
If the worst comes to the worst and you’ve left it too late to remove your rings easily, don’t panic! There are a number of ways that you can try easing them off before they become any further stuck.