So I literally just got engaged on Sunday but I had worn a promise ring for the last 7 years or so so that when the time came I'd be used to having a ring on my finger. The only time the ring was ever off my ring was when I went to bed, showering, washing my hands and going to pole dance classes. Even now with a brand new ring, those are still the only times it's off of me. I think it's personal preference to how and when you wear your ring.
I have a bad history of losing jewelry - especially earrings - if I ever take it off. So I wear thin gold necklaces, diamond studs and yes, my engagement and wedding rings all the time. I very rarely remove jewelry, even when swimming, cleaning etc. For a special occasion I may swap out the necklaces and earrings for something fancier but that's rare.I had a scare with my engagement ring shortly after getting married. I took it off along with my watch & left it with my car key & sunglasses in a cupboard every day we were working on our project house. One afternoon I came back to the cupboard and the key and other stuff was swept aside. Ring missing. I knew MIL had been "cleaning" and that no one else would move my stuff but strangely she wouldn't admit to touching anything on that particular shelf. Calmly I found the massive garbage can, shop-vac, regular vacuum, emptied them and eventually found the ring at the bottom of the trash barrel. It's never left my finger since.It was strange getting used to wearing it the first few months -- it would get caught on my sleeves when I dressed and that sort of thing. I eventually got used to it and remember not to fist bump with my left hand, for example. I'm much more scared of losing the ring than slightly damaging it with everyday use.
So scary!!! That must have been such a relief to have found it again. Yikes!
I had a former coworker who would take her rings off in the bathroom to wash her hands, but forgot them on the sink counter many times. She'd usually remember within the hour and go rushing back in. Or one of us would see them there and bring them back to her, lol. But still, it's a miracle they were never lost or stolen! It was an office building with multiple tenants who used that bathroom.