Both hubby and I wear rings. I don't know. I just plain like mine. I'm not really a jewelery person - bead necklace maybe - and I really felt that for the jewelery that means something, I want it to be nice. Like a tattoo, I guess. For me it symbolizes something fantastic, incredible, and something I am very proud of and ridiculously happy to have, and it's nice to have a physical show for that. I've been married 4 years, and I still notice my ring, and therefore reflect on my relationship a few times everyday - and yup, I also have a groove.
The engagement ring makes me smile every time I look at it. We had no money when I got it (still don't for that matter), and hubby correctly assumed that I wouldn't want a 'rock' (ick), so it's a sapphire, and it's so small, and nice, and well thought out - Like a bouquet of your favorite wildflowers instead of the 12 long stem roses.
Hubby had to be uber cool, and ordered a titanium ring off the internet somewhere, and it's really nice - I actually don't think I've ever seen him take it off.
And for those of you who would scoff at the 'temporary permanence' of a ring, there is also a tatt in the works - actually of the rings.