Anybody else thinking of a stand-in ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1864 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@loveinthelibrary:  Yup, I have and will be getting a stand in for the honeymoon. I want to be able to swim in ocean, pool, do whatever I want without having to worry about my e-ring. Also, I don’t trust hotel safes at all. Would never keep my e-ring in one. I don’t care if it was the Four Seasons. 

Post # 4
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a stand-in from Berricle that I use on vacation. It’s fun to mix it up sometimes and not worry about losing the real thing. I’d probably go with a pretty band or something though if you’re worried about theft.

Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

My “stand in” is a plain tungsten band that I wear to work.  Personally, I wouldn’t want to wear anything with stones if my goal was not to attract attention to my hand because want-to-be thiefs won’t know the difference, I don’t think!  I have worn my rings on my honeymoon and several vacations and felt very safe.  

Post # 6
1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@loveinthelibrary:  We got engaged in Mexico, so I definitely rocked my ring during our trip! It never bothered me and I never felt unsafe or worried about it. Plus, it was insured- that’s what it is for, right? Or maybe just wear the wedding band and not the E-ring? Though ring shopping for a stand-in sounds fun! There are tons of pretty rings on Etsy! 

Post # 7
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@loveinthelibrary:  I have a stunt ring!  I wear it when I go to the beach or on vacation to keep my real one at home safe and sound.  It was $20 on Amazon and looks very similar to my real ring, just larger LOL

Post # 8
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was just thinking of getting a stand-in from Berricle. Just got their email for a gorgeous set, but FI thinks I should just say no to that and wear my plain simple spacer band I have on our honeymoon in Mexico. Sigh. He wins.

Post # 9
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@loveinthelibrary:  Hi. I never thought I would but I just did the other day. My e-ring is quite large and while I wore it to Mexico and the UK last year, I’m going to leave it home this time. So as not to feel naked, I bought a much simpler band that I can wear as a RHR 99% of the time but put on my left hand when needed.

Here’s a pic of my e-ring and my new bezel-set diamond band. I am LOVING its scale and simplicity. It’s going to be the perfect, no fuss stand-in for me.



Post # 10
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@loveinthelibrary:  If you’re only going to be at a resort any never leave I would say something sparkly would be lovely. But if you’re ever going to leave the resort I’d stick with a plain band. Wearing jewelry does make you a target down there. When I go to Guatemala I won’t even bring my brand name handbag, let alone jewelry. Any jewelry. Yes, I’m aware Guatemala is not Mexico, but it ain’t that far away, just saying. Many lovely countries south of the border, but unfortunately they can also be dangerous places. Just have to be smart.

Post # 11
613 posts
Busy bee

@loveinthelibrary: +1 @HeartsandSparkles:  Also got engaged in mexico felt fine the whole time. Are you staing at a resort? if so your fine. most hotels guide you to the save areas and inform you where to stay away from. I have ben to mexico many times and never felt uncomfortable with jewlery on. 

Post # 13
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ooh I got one but haven’t needed it yet. I’ll use it when we travel to tropical places or if we did a big europe trip. My friend is a jeweller and she said salt water and chlorine water aren’t the greatest on jewellery. I didn’t want to damage my good set, so I bought a $30 narrow band off etsy that I’ll wear sometimes to protect my good ones.

Post # 14
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I honeymooned in Mexico too, but took my rings. I do have a plain white gold wedding band, so if I were uncomfortable I had the option of leaving my diamonds in the safe.

The only issue I have with stand in rings is if they are a glittery ring because like your ERing, it would also attract attention. Sort of defeats the purpose I think.


Post # 15
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@loveinthelibrary:  If it makes you feel more comfortable, go for it. More for a “don’t want to lose it” than the attention factor. Because if you wear a stand-in, someone who is looking to steal it won’t realize it’s a fake and will think it’s real.

However, I was in Mexico not too long ago and wore my rings. I took them off and put them in the room safe when we did excursions (jungle, ziplining, etc.) but wore them everywhere else. I never felt like attention was on me because of it. If I walked down a street that was iffy, I just turned the stone palm-side and you couldn’t tell there was a diamond there. No biggie.

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