Can't decide on a stand in ring!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What did/would you get for a stand in e-ring?
    Something similar to original e-ring : (19 votes)
    29 %
    Something totally different from original e-ring : (46 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    143 posts
    Blushing bee

    @CanadianBride456:  

    I think I’d go for something totally different but of an approximate size. The black CZ idea sounds great. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    382 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re getting my e-ring made custom so I’ve been looking for a stand-in to wear in the meantime. I’m getting something different. I love rose gold and pink stones. My e-ring will be a round moissy and platinum. I’m going to get an oval or cushion cz halo with a pink stone, either morganite or pink quartz, and rose gold. I’m hoping that since it is something I love anyway it will make me less sad that I’m not wearing my e-ring.  Plus, I’ll be less likely to compare it to my actual e-ring since it is so different and fun rather than a replica or something similar.

    Post # 5
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wouldn’t have a stand-in ering and I think if you’re going to wear a diamond-like stone because you feel unsafe while on holiday, the people looking to steal it don’t bring along a loupe.

    Post # 6
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    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I just ordered 3 stand ins from eBay. I stuck with solitairs like my Ering but picked rose gold (mine is yellow) because I always wanted it.  I also kept the stone shape of round but went down to half the carat size.  I could have gotten something the same size but I also didn’t want shrinkage    

    so my stand ins are a mix of similar and different 

    Post # 7
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i’d get something totally different and fun so that you can wear it as a rhr at times afterwards.

    Post # 8
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    1648 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    personally, I wouldn’t spend money on a stand in ring and just leave my ring(s) at home.

    Post # 9
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    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Diamondgurl:  +1

     

    Or just wear a ring you already have, if you’re worried about that “naked” feeling. No sense in spending money on a stand in ring.

    Post # 10
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @CanadianBride456

    My stand-in is totally different! Real ring is a princess diamond, stand-in is a cushion sapphire cz. It’s fun to switch it up sometimes 🙂 and it was inexpensive (like $35 with a coupon code) so like you I wear it when it could get lost/stolen/dirty. and I know what you mean about always wanting to wear a ring! 

     

     

    Post # 13
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I don’t understand why you wouldn’t just wear your engagement ring.  Insurance covers it being lost or stolen.

    Post # 14
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    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    @ddhb2007:  to most people, their rings have sentimental value – getting insurance money if it’s stolen is not exactly compensation.

    Post # 15
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    @KhaleesiStormborn:  

    The ring can also be stolen from your home when you’re on vacation, be blown away when a tornado hits your home, or be melted in a fire.  There’s no 100% safe place for the ring, so I would wear it and enjoy it knowing that the insurance company would cover the loss. 

    Post # 17
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    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @CanadianBride456:  I hear you, but I still don’t understand why anyone would chance being mugged.

    I live in a large North American city and wear my ring all the time. If I were concerned about my safety I would wear my plain gold band and not some flashy bobble.

    I really wonder why anyone would buy a ring that might attract attention while away on vacation, unless it’s to fulfill a fantasy dream ring.

    Just saying.

     

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