I took mine off way before I started to date -- but I tend to get very long-lasting tans -- so I took mine off around the first anniversary, at the beginning of summer.... I figured that when I tan, it lasts till October, and by October, I'd probably be ready to date. Didn't want anyone to think I was cheating (or "on travel," as they say!).
Turns out my timing was nearly perfect....
About a month before my husband died we had to cut my rings off do to my hand swelling. We were planning on getting a new set and renewing our vows. We never made it to get new ones before his accident. If we would have I don't know if I would have taken them off or not.
I too moved my ring to my right hand after Jim died. We had just had a beautiful ring made with the original diamond from my engagement ring and had added some beautiful stones. We did this together as we knew Jim had an uncurable disease and we wanted to do something special to celebrate our 37 years of marriage.
I know he is still with me and would want me to wear the ring we had made, he knew I really like "sparkly" and after spending a load of cash I better darn well wear it.
So on my finger on the right side it is worn, when I see the sparkle, I smile because it like Jim saying Hi to me.
Reading this was as if I had wrote it. I did and felt the very same things. Hope you are doing okay.
Me too..I feel exactly the same way,and did the same thing, except I have mine on a heart locket necklace he gave me....
That is really beautiful :) Thank you for sharing.