Back up ring? Do you have one?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Stand in ring?
    I do I use an old one with sentimental value : (7 votes)
    12 %
    I do I use a different style one : (19 votes)
    32 %
    I do I got the same style to look at but lesser value : (11 votes)
    19 %
    I don't I wear my ring, it's insured after all : (8 votes)
    14 %
    I don't wear my ring in these situations : (14 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
    505 posts
    Busy bee

    I usually wear a costume jewelery ring, we went on a cruise the following week after I got engaged, and I didn’t want to loose my ring or have it stolen in some of the more “sketchy” places we might be going. I wore an old costume jewelery ring, it doesn’t really look like my engagement ring, but it’s something to wear to not feel naked. My ring is also insured, but still it makes me more comfortable, it is worth quite a bit as well. 


    Post # 3
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I were my RHR on my left hand in those situations, or just go ringless.

    Post # 4
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    If I am at home and doing tasks,  I go Ringless. I know a “stand in” ring is quite popular, but I’m planning on wearing my band only in questionable circumstances. My ring is insured, so I’m not as paranoid (I was crazy in the week or so it wasn’t)

    Consider getting one of those ring “coozies” not sure what they’re called but they’re little pieces of plastic that fit on your ring back and wear if if it’s loose sometimes and you don’t want to be without it. 

    i wouldn’t swim with my ering tho…even now/if it fit perfect. 

    Post # 5
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I wear my promise ring, which actually looks a lot like a wedding band. Its 10k white gold and the stones are cz so nowhere near as valuable as my diamond e-ring if something were to happen. I was wearing my promise ring for about a year before we got engaged on the same hand so my finger would feel totally empty without something! 

    Post # 7
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Mojito77:  I do a lot of things that just aren’t suitable for my ring (mountain biking, skiing, swimming, high ropes, etc.)  So I have a flat claddagh ring I wear on those days.  The issue for me isn’t actually having a ring on, its that mine is pave with a high setting and I’m terrified it’ll get bashed around or it’ll come off with my glove – aside from the swimming, everything requires some type of glove.  

    I actually love my stand in as much as my e-ring.  It’s a nod to my FI’s homeland, it has a simulated ruby (in memory of my Nana) and its has engraving that we chose.  It would be cheap to replace, but I love having it on.  I wear it crown up right now, as that means you’re engaged.  I’ll be happy to flip it crown down after we get married, but I don’t think it looks as nice! 

    Post # 8
    5248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have an exact replica of my ring but it is CZ and plated metal. It was the sample ring they use at the jewellery store to showcase rings since my friend owns th jewellery stoer we got our ring at she just gave it to me. I have only wore it once when we went on vacation and when my actual ring was getting cleaned  

    Post # 9
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: An amazing castle. August 2015

    I have a cz and silver stand in ring that is as similar to my real ring that I could get. I spent £10 on it! Lol I only wear it when mine is in the jewellers. I don’t take my real one off otherwise. I hate not having a ring on so needed a cheapy to wear

    Post # 10
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I bought a stainless steel (but sort of sparkly) band on Amazon for $15. Mostly I wear it for running so I don’t get sunscreen and sweat on my wedding set. My DH certainly doesn’t think I like it as much as my nice rings!

    Post # 11
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wear both my ering and wedding band nearly all the time, but if i can’t wear the ering, I just wear the band alone. It’s very flat, small, and doesn’t slide off. If they were soldered or something like that, I’d probably just buy a plain gold band as a stand-in, as I’m a firm believer that married people should be marked as such (single girl holdover frustrations with ringless married men haha). 

    Post # 12
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Mojito77:  just explain to him how much you value his ring and choice and that you want to protect It. I’m sure he will understand. 

    Post # 14
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    Mojito77:  Previously I bought a costume jewelry ring that looked very similar to my actual ring, but it turned my finger green!  So instead, I recently bought a white gold 2mm band on Etsy that was $60.  I like it so much more!  Now when I don’t need to wear it in place of my wedding ring I wear it on my right hand because I like it so much!

    Post # 15
    941 posts
    Busy bee

    Stand in setReal set . If I am not wearing something I always feel like I lost them. 

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