Question: Is it proper to wear your wedding ring after your spouse dies?

A: The timetable for removing a wedding ring after a spouses death is completely personal. No etiquette can guide the “proper” time to remove it. Some widows and widowers wear their first-marriage rings to their own graves, even after theyve remarried.

Do you still wear your wedding ring when widowed?

Many widows or widowers choose to continue to wear their wedding ring for some time. Some wear it for the rest of their life. They might do it because it makes them feel safe. Its a choice that you alone should make.

Can I wear my deceased husbands wedding ring?

Some people are comfortable removing their rings immediately after their spouses die and others never want to take them off. If you feel lost without your wedding ring, then, by all means, wear it. If your wedding ring is a family heirloom, you may want to keep it in a safe place for your heirs.

What do people do with wedding rings after death?

Another way to continue wearing wedding rings after someones death without having to keep the ring itself intact is to have the rings melted down and created into a new piece of jewelry entirely. Stones can be taken from the rings, the settings melted, and a pendant for a necklace or a pin can be created in its stead.

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