Wear your ring on a pendant to protect yourself and your ring during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wearing a ring around your finger is not a good idea right now. The corona virus can survive several days on metal surfaces. Moreover, you cannot clean your hands thoroughly if you keep your ring on. The place where your ring sits is a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. If you take your ring off to wash your hands, you also need to disinfect your ring. However, some ring materials can be damaged by hand sanitizer or antimicrobial soap.
Does this mean that you should leave your wedding ring off for several months? No, fortunately there is an alternative. You can wear your ring on a pendant around your neck. That way it stays clean and close to your heart. There are pendants on which you can attach your ring in one smooth move, without undoing the chain. They are also very useful after the Covid-19 pandemic: when you wash your hands, work out or dance. Or when your fingers are swollen.
How do you clean your rings? Natural gemstones and precious metals can be damaged by hand sanitizer or antimicrobial soap. Use mild soap or washing-up liquid, which is sufficient to break down the corona virus and most other viruses and bacteria. Rub well for 40-60 seconds. You can use a soft toothbrush to reach all nooks and crannies. Rinse your ring under running water.