I know a guy that did the same thing with a gold ring, but it got so hot it melted into a pool of gold. He now has a permanent scar around that finger, and carries a splotch of flattened gold slag in his wallet :D
When I was married my ring never came off. It had chunks in it from various mishaps. Only time I removed it for a period of time was when I got a chunk of torch slag stuck between it and my finger. Ouch!