A woman who sells 6-figure engagement rings says there's a common mistake people make all the time that can damage their rings

Katie Warren/Business InsiderRing Concierge founder and CEO Nicole Wegman says her clients often make one common mistake that could risk damaging their rings.
  • Nicole Wegman is the founder and CEO of Ring Concierge, an NYC-based luxury jewellery company that designs and sells customised engagement rings.
  • She says there’s one common mistake people make all the time that can damage their engagement rings.
  • Many people neglect to take their rings off while working out at the gym.
  • “I don’t care what jewellery you’re wearing on your hands, it should not be on when you’re at the gym,” she said.

Ring Concierge is an NYC-based luxury jewellery company founded by Nicole Wegman that sells customised engagement rings and other jewellery. The brand’s engagement rings start at $US10,000 and go well into the six figures.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Wegman said there’s one mistake people make all the time that can damage their engagement rings.

“A lot of clients – and we tell them this – but they just don’t like to take their rings off when they’re going to the gym,” Wegman said. “And it’s just unwise. I don’t care what jewellery you’re wearing on your hands, it should not be on when you’re at the gym. You put so much weight on your hands. Even in a pilates class, you put way more weight on your hands than you realise.”


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Wegman said that while Ring Concierge’s rings are well-made, people should keep in mind that it’s a piece of fine, handmade jewellery. While your ring may be an “everyday piece,” it’s not a “wear-to-the-gym-and-lift-weights piece.”

Whisper thin ring conciergeKatie Warren/Business InsiderThe Whisper Thin is one of Ring Concierge’s most popular ring styles.

“Especially if you’re doing a more delicate style, you’re kind of asking for trouble,” she added.

Ring Concierge will repair a client’s ring free of charge if does get damaged.

“But the easiest thing to make your ring last is to not put tons of weight and pressure on it,” Wegman said. “It’s kind of common sense, but I can’t tell you how many people don’t take their rings off at the gym. Next time you’re at the gym or pilates or whatever, look. Every girl will have a big diamond ring on.”

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