Unfortunately,I am now far too swollen all the time to wear any of my beautiful jewellery,so it is all locked away safely.This makes me ever so sad,as some of my pieces are unique antique items which I began to collect as a teenager.
Ever since we got married, I have worn my wedding ring all the time, only coming off for operations! I used to take my engagement ring off at night though as the stones are quite large and can scratch me in my sleep..... but then I had an awful day when I thought I had lost my ring at a playground only to discover that it was safe at home as I had forgotten to put it back on that morning! So now I never take my engagement ring off and live with the occasional scratch!
I also go through phases where I leave a pair of small earrings in all the time, as my ear piercings have a tendency to get sore and half close up. So leaving the earrings in for a while helps my ears heal and stay pierced.
Otherwise, I chop and change my jewellery to co-ordinate with whatever I am wearing.
I wear chain bracelets - three gold which my husband has given me as gifts over the years and two copper to combat arthritis (and yes I am convinced they work).
I wear them day and night, although I have had to remove the copper braelets when we have been in the outback 40 degree plus heat as they tend to react with perspiration and turn my wrist green.
I wear five rings all the time. On my left hand, my wedding ring, my engagement ring and my eternity ring. On my right hand a ring my mother gave me for my 21st (a long long time ago) and a another which was Mum's before her fingers became too arthritic to wear it.
When I was a teenager I had more chains around my neck than mr T. and also never took off my 11 black bands and many bracelets. Bit over the top but it was the 80's. Now though I am a dog groomer and permanent jewellery is neither practical nor safe. : -(
I always wear 3 different gold bracelets on my left arm. 1 is from my husband, another is 1 a brother in law gave me after having some gold jewellery melted down from his pawn shop, years ago. He has side passed on. I donít know where the 3rd 1 came from.The last 2 I have to remove every time I go through the metal detector in the airports!
The next lot of bracelets I wear as well, always have to match what ever Iím wearing!
While in India for a nephews wedding nearly 3 years ago, I bought 66 or so, to match the 3 outfits I was wearing for the 3 Indian wedding nights! Even though Iím right handed, I always wear my watch on my right wrist.
For my 50th year, 18 years ago, I bought 4 rings
which have been on 3 fingers ever since. I also have other gold rings I wear when Iím going out.