Post # 1
Does anyone have one of these? Is so, how easy was it to find yours and where did you find it?
I don’t know the exact term for it so I called it a copy cat ring – but basically some couples have invested in buying a cheaper version of the e-ring for every day wear and tear and wear the real ring during special outings and events.
Post # 3
Not me. I’m a firm believer that my e-ring is meant to be worn. If there’s a reason why I can’t/shouldn’t wear my e-ring, I will just wear my wedding band. I’m not that hard on my rings on a daily basis, so I keep it on.
Post # 4
I’ve heard of people buying CZ rings when they travel outside of the country. I guess it depends on what you do for a living. I know some bees in the healthcare profession wear different kinds of rings.
There are men who wear rubber/plastic bands because of their jobs.
Post # 5
No way. That seems just plain pointless to me. This is one of the reasons I’m glad to have a smaller stone. Why on earth would I want to invest tons of money into a ring that I would have to lock up and never get to see? Just doesn’t make sense.
My ring doesn’t have prongs to hold the diamond in, so I wear it to bed, to work, everywhere, without worrying about it catching on anything. It only ever comes off during dishes/cooking messy things, showering so it doesn’t slip off, and when I clean it.
I love always having my ring on and with me. But to each their own.
ETA – If I did have a ring I could not wear at work (healthcare), and didn’t want to wear my wedding ring for whatever reason, then I would get a cheap band to wear just at work. That’s the only way I can justify it in my mind.
Post # 6
I bought a ring without any stones for foreign travel (like, 6 months trekking through Asia travel, not just beach resort travel). I didn’t want an exact replica because the point is to not get robbed – didn’t want to risk someone still thinking it was real and then trying to steal my fake ring along with my bag that has my uber expensive camera equipment inside. Wouldn’t do me much good if they stole my $10,000 camera gear because they thought my $50 ring was actually my $5,000 ring!
Post # 7
I don’t wear my ring to work. I wear my promise ring because it sits flat on my finger and doesn’t catch on anything. After we get married I’ll wear my wedding band to work. I work at a group home and there are many risks to me wearing a ring like that (getting caught on something while dealing with a situation, getting ruined somehow, etc). I have my fiance’s grandmother’s diamond that I don’t care to lose from it getting caught on something or getting ruined somehow (back in April when I had to go to the hospital because of work, I had blood all over it – sorry if that’s TMI but it’s the best example I have and after that, I started wearing my less prominent promise ring while at work). Mine isn’t a cheaper replica of what I have though, just a different ring.
Post # 8
I have a cheapy ring set. I got them from overstock.com for under $50. The only time I have worn them is on our honeymoon. Chlorine and sand aren’t good for gold and I didn’t want to loose my ring in the ocean or elsewhere in Mexico. I wear my real engagement ring and wedding band everyday but I do see benefit to having a fake ring for certain occasions.
Post # 9
i have a different ring that i wear to work. my e-ring is very dainty and has almost 100 tiny diamonds… i didn’t want anything to happen to it. in my line of work, my hands get FILTHY and banged up on the job. definitely didn’t want to ruin my ring.
however, i wouldn’t call my “copy cat” ring an investment. I bought it for $25 at Macy’s. 🙂
Post # 10
Personally I don’t see the point either. I figure that’s why I pay so much money for insurance, just in case something happens.
Post # 11
As a nurse I wash my hands a LOT and am constantly putting on rubber gloves. I have a $15.00 plain sterling silver band I wear to work. 🙂
Post # 12
I don’t think I’d get a cheaper copy of my ring, but I may invest in a simple gold band to wear on days when wearing rings with stones in them isn’t practical.
Post # 13
I have 3 rings, 1 FH proposed with thats a family heirloom. It’s a little uncomfortable to wear b/c of the size. I have tiny fingers and large jewelry tends to hurt after awhile so I only save that ring for special occasions. Then I have one that we picked out/designed together thats really my everyday ring. I do a lot of volunteering in low income/high crime areas and I don’t feel right wearing my diamonds around there so I have a small replacement ring, much less flashy that I wear. They all mean the same thing to me, they just come in different sizes for different situations.
Post # 14
I got my great-grandmother’s e-ring that can’t be worn daily, so fiance bought me a new e-ring when we went to pick our bands. I figure I’ll just wear the band when I don’t want to be too flashy or might risk damaging the e-ring ring. I still might pick up a simple silver band too. How many rings will that make?? lol
Post # 15
I’m considering this option. it wouldn’t be a copycat though. I’m a sculptor and work with my hands all day long. I love my ering but it sticks up from my hand a bunch since it’s a prong set solitare. It’s insured and everything, but I don’t want to lose or ruin the diamond because I love it. I’m thinking of getting a plain stainless steel band to wear when I’m doing messy/ dangerous things. It would also be good to wear on the trip to Thailand we’re planning do it doesn’t get lost or stolen. Although I hear diamonds are cheap over there, so I might come back with some!
Post # 16
i wear a stone that is four generations old, and i NEVER take it off. its lasted this long, nothing i do to it could be any worse than anything anyone else has done to it. im not worried about getting it dirty, thats what cleaning it is for. i take it in every 6 months to have it checked out, its insured, and i dont worry about it. i wear it in the shower, washing dishes, putting on lotion, everything. i wear it with pride, love, and passion and nothing could take that away.
if there is a situation, like traveling internationally or doing something where i woiuldnt want to wear my large stone, i wear just my wedding band.