Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I recently bought a fake wedding set off of eBay for a grand total (with shipping) of $7. It’s sterling silver with a crystal in it (I don’t even think it’s a CZ – too cheap!)
I did this because I frequently go to the gym and lift weights, and I didn’t want to gouge-up the my real ring when doing rough activities like this. However, I also didnt’ want to go ‘ringless – I’d feel naked!
Anyone else in the same boat as me?
Post # 3
I just take off the e-ring and leave on my band.
Post # 4
I used to do a lot of international travel for work, sometimes to some not-so-safe countries. I’d always leave my real rings (engagement + wedding) at home, and just wear a super cheap silver-plated band. I wore it so much that now I’m a little attached to it, and sometimes wear it on my right hand even when I’m home in the US!
Post # 5
You’re new yet, marquisemiss. I’m guessing, in a little while you’ll find it easier to just take your ring off, rather than replace it with a fake just to workout or garden. Wait until you have kids and can’t get the darn thing on your hands, LOL. Then you won’t want to get it sized because you swear you’ll fit into it again someday. (But I digress.)
Post # 6
This is silly…just take leave the ring in a safe place when you’re going to the gym or doing other "dirty" jobs.
Post # 7
Mine isn’t too expensive to begin with – less than 100$ – with my job taking me out to sea and everything else I do, I wouldn’t want the responsabilty of something worth more 🙂 That being said, I pretty much never take off my Ering.
Post # 8
I’ve heard of people doing this, and I’d probably just wear a simple band. I think it would be okay to go without for brief periods of time, but I’d prefer to have something on my hand I guess.
Post # 9
I just take it off when I do dishes or anything really dirty. I wear my ring when I work out, but not when I lift weights.
I just went in to the jeweler for my wedding band and they toild me they needed my e-ring for a week so they could custom fit my band, etc. I don’t like the thought of it though!
Post # 10
For my Jewish wedding ceremony, I will need a plain wedding band with no stones in it. That will become my ring for trips or occasions where I don’t want to risk my e-ring and matching band.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
@Tanya123 – i guess my main issue is that i get hit on at the gym a lot (at least a few times a month) if i’m not wearing left-hand bling. I still do with it on, but all i have to do now is point at it, instead of making excuses for why the guy should get the hell away from me and just let me work out!!
@HeatherB618 – no need to be snarky (and i think my reply to tanya above covers your statement too).
Post # 12
I don’t need a backup, but we bought fiance two wedding rings. One that he can wear while doing construction, house renovations or other dirty work, and another that will be a nice everyday and dress up ring. The fact of the matter is that he plays hard and if we were expecting one ring to handle it all, it would be a hot mess.
Post # 13
I am a marine biologist, so my hands are always in salt water. Alot of us have solid gold bands we wear on a daily basis and just wear our wedding sets on the weekend.
Post # 14
I have 2 engagement rings so I don’t need a fake one. I have tons of other rings though that could go on that finger in the event of a rough activty or traveling through a shady area.
We are getting my hunny the cheapest ring possible though because he is never going to wear it- he’s a mechanic so there is no point in spending the extra money on something that will sit in a drawer
Post # 15
I am going to be a 3 ring wife. My e-ring is a one of a kind vintage inspired blingy thing, and we’re getting a custom wedding band to match that can’t be worn alone. However, since blingy rings do not fit under motorcycle gloves, and I’ve lost more than one ring while riding gloveless, we’re investing in (what is likely to become a series!) a simple silver band (maybe titanium) for me to wear while riding – my main mode of warm weather transportation. Just like you, I hate not having a ring on and this is a good compromise for us. So do what works for you – not every situation is perfect for the real bling!
Post # 16
I’m not getting a "fake" ring, but I’m getting a second, plain, band (my original has channel set diamonds that match my e-ring). I wash my hands often, and am constantly pulling gloves on and off for work. I actually know someone that inadvertently pulled their wedding band off while removing gloves.