I believe that the type of work the person does affects the non-wearing of certain items.
When I used to work around heavy machinery, table or hand saws, etc., I wasn't allowed
to wear my wedding ring. Well, my hands had 'expanded' and I couldn't get my ring off.
Therefore I taped the ring on my finger, so that nothing could catch the edge of the ring.
I've seen the results of men losing fingers because their ring got caught in machinery.
Much later, I worked on a computer keyboard, typing info into the 'system'.
There, a ring was OK - no danger of it getting caught and tearing off my finger.
Same for bracelets - no danger of them getting caught in any machinery.
I think that Moonshadow can attest to the danger of working/fixing machinery,
that some jewelry items CAN be hazardous to a persons health and well being.
Most electricians don't wear jewelry (rings and bracelets) to help avoid getting
an electrical shock, or killed, due accidental contact with a "Hot" wire.
About 5 or 6 years ago, I got my ears pierced to wear ear studs. I really enjoy them.
My wife, before she passed, gifted me with ear studs and help me pick out some sets.
So - wear what you want, just be careful in what ever you're doing.
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Necklaces too... I've hovered over many-a high voltage (480) terminal blocks, the last thing you want is for that necklace to brush up against it while it's wrapped around your neck.
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A friend accidentally shorted the battery in his truck when he was replacing the batteries (24V truck), and forgot to disconnect the negative terminal first, and while undoing the positive terminal with a socket driver, contacted the vehicle chassis, the current path through the socket driver, through the ring to ground. Result: red-hot ring within about 2 seconds and quite a few unmentionable words which probably don't appear in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Also, playing hockey while wearing a ring is hazardous, and crunching a bit of soft flesh between the hockey stick and the ring is a wakeup call> I speak from experience there...
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BEWARE it is not pretty to look at the images..
Now I still do not wear rings just can't stand the rubbing of the ring on my finger.
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